Letter to Microsoft professes an Apple fanboy’s love for the Lumia 900
1. Quezdagreat (Posts: 378; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
it could convert me if they improve their app marketplace
38. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 236; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Pretty much this, it's really the apps that make the OS worth it or not. If I can't have all the apps I use on a regular basis on my device, then I'm not going to get that device.
2. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
Honestly.. Im really tempted to getting a windows phone
22. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 350; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
You got 6 thumbs down for wanting a Windows phone... fanboys or fandroids...stop it!
28. -box- (Posts: 3534; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Try it, you'll at least be better for having the experience.
Of all the phones I've purchased in the last 4 years, the Lumia 900 is hands down the most satisfactory. HTC Sensation 4G; acts drunk and stupid at times. Nokia C7 Astound: small screen, underpowered processor, minimal carrier support. HTC T-Mobile G2 (aka Desire Z) small screen, heavy, keyboard to short, opened on its ownm UI was pleasant though and less problematic than the Sensation. Nokia Nuron: small screen, underpowered, but surprisingly good despite, even ran circles around friends' iphones and android phones when I had it for certain tasks (especially web browsing)
3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1437; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
There's also LinkedIn app out for Windows Phone
4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I tried one and it is really very easy to use
5. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Fake! I'm not knocking WP but this letter is total BS. My wife works in marketing and this is totally marketing speak.
"Software that cannot be deleted and restarts itself? A company with questionable privacy rules. Software that terrified my poor in-laws?"
Who talks like that?
7. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Not only that but anyone who is "terrified" by software on a cell phone needs to take a step back and pop a muscle relaxer.
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Of Course this publication maybe a marketing trick.
But if it is true, then I should say "Shepherd just have lost one sheep". :)
14. SleepingOz (Posts: 2357; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
I'm pretty sure this is a marketing trick!
8. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Maybe Ballmer will get some extra chips?
9. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I call bulls**t on the letter. Either that, or the guy is a giant douche.
"Maybe it beats playing with your Star Wars dolls."
"Cannot afford for my phone to be a science experiment."
"Software that terrifies my in laws."
What the s**t does that last one even mean?
11. networkdood (Posts: 5228; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yeah, those phrases right there tell you that it is a Microsoft marketing ploy.
18. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea probably. or like sniggs said, maybe he is just a douchebag. lol... or maybe both. maybe balmer wrote it, which means it fills both douche bag and marketing ploy :)
It does verify a point ive been trying to make though that they are going more after light iphone users and new people than android users.
24. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Me thinks ya'll protest too much.....
If this turns out to be a fraud, the egg on Microsoft's face will be messy and will smell awful. But, honestly, you all do not like the way he wrote it, and that is your reasoning for calling shenanigans?? He was writing to get the CEO's attention. Of course he tried to sound more "formal" than he should have and tripped over his words. I know a ton of people who sound silly trying to talk and/or write fancy. It happens.
Not everyone likes the same things. He was an Apple fan before this, so it's no surprise his Android experience was bad. Simplicity was one of his favorite things about WP. And if his version of the Queens English bothers everyone, it is because you are too defensive.
So this guy liked WP better than Apple and Android. So now WP took .0000000001% sales from one of the big two. Only a few tens of millions more just like him, and the big two will REALLY start worrying...
26. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Fair enough, which is why I threw in the "he's also possibly a giant douche" option. I know a few people who would speak exactly like he does if given the chance. It's still annoying how unfair he is though. And of course Microsoft is going to gleefully parade his letter around.
30. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
No one who has spent any real time with Android, especially Gingerbread and ICS, would buy into the harsh words he threw at it, Sniggs. I love WP, and even I can see the great progression Google has accomplished with the last two versions. Most of the problems anyone has with the actual "lag" we hear so much about is because of either the skins that manufacturers throw on their devices (HTC really drugged their handsets harshly with the last Sense), or more likely the user does not know how to optimize their handsets.
I am pumped for WP8, but will happily move on to Android if it is not the HUGE step ahead it needs to be. I am already giving up "Flash" capabilities and some really great apps I would like for the WP experience. If Microsoft doesn't live up to the hype, no amount of letters will keep them afloat.
37. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
He is talking about the iphone lag, not the android lag. Plus, the whole point is that your handset should be optimized right out of the box. You shouldn't know how to optimize it. As Ballmer said before, you should be a computer scientist to be able to use android. You don't have to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone. It is optimized from the moment you start to use it.
29. -box- (Posts: 3534; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The dude owns a macbook pro. Of course he's a giant douche.
That being said, it doesn't make him a liar. I can't really disagree with anything he said from any perspective, excepting the terrorizing software (?!?)
31. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Yeah, but it is kinda funny. I am so working that line into a couple of comments in the next few weeks......
10. networkdood (Posts: 5228; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
We all know that this letter is a fake, but it is pretty funny.
Notice, when referring to lag that iPhone was mentioned, and not Android.
23. tedkord (Posts: 3776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yeah. Now if he'd said app crashes, I could have believed it. ;)
12. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 117; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
lol.. This guy is speaking the truth. I've a phone with softwares that can't be deleted and restart every now and then. I also like my star wars doll. It's pretty cool. Thank goodness that Lumia is there as my saviour. I will make the shift in my next....birth.
13. dhawaldamania (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
Windows Phone is Simply Amazing, My Switch from iPhone a month back was the best decision I've ever taken.
Who wants those crappy apps..
16. SleepingOz (Posts: 2357; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
"crappy apps"? Sorry but I doubt you ever had an iphone before. I'm far from being an apple fan but I gotta admit that they get most of the best apps before anyone who's using a different platform. You can't even find the half of these apps on the marketplace.
And also you're telling us that you don't need apps? So why choose a smartphone? Why not a dumbphone instead?
20. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
do not feel offended but answer me a simple question.. Are those 500,000 apps making IOS work or is the IOS structure making sure those apps work fine.. secondly... How mnay apps have u used or intend to use or try ... define quality as well..?
17. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Microsoft is really going crazy with the hype. WP challenge, Smartphone Beta Test, and now this fake letter? God Almighty, calm down Microsoft.
19. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I'm sure WP7 is truely a great product, but they have a real problem with standing on their own merits. First they designed the UI after an MP3 player that turned out to be a huge dud. Then they give us a peak of what the phone version would be like when they introduced the Kin 1 & 2, two more duds! Then they have a stupid funeral for all the smartphone OSs they were going to bury when WP7 gets released, puts out the "Smoked by Windows" campaign which we found out was rigged. They somehow managed to get a Manchurian candidate at the head of Nokia, who instantly pledges said company's unshakable allegiance to MS and WP7 above even it's own in-house developed OSs. They paid a small fortune to AT&T, their reps and also to Nokia to push the Lumia 900 as hard as possible, and they totally ignore all other WP7 devices made prior. Even the Nokia 600 and 700 series at the dismay of T-Mobile. Lastly, they put out word that no current WP7 device will get WP8 with a slight possibility that the 900 MIGHT get the update...
Now with all that said, I'm glad this guy likes his phone (if in fact he does exist), but publishing this letter has absolutely ZERO effect on how most people are going to feel about WP7. The whole "tinker with your phones" and "better than playing with Star Wars dolls" comment was kinda douch baggy and condescending to people who use the OS you're so un-cleverly referring to. To say it simply, cut the bullsh*t and just show what your stupid f*cking OSs can do. Quit bashing other OSs and just market your product or else next year this same time we'll still be talking about what it takes for Windows Phone to get out of single digest market share numbers.
21. jsoliz1985 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
To put it simply the most important factor for me has been battery life.I have tried many Android phones and the single common trait is poor battery life in comparison to the iPhone and Windows Phone. Once Windows Phone has a comparable marketplace then I can see it gaining market share very rapidly. Until then it's a great phone with exceptional battery life without some of the most popular apps.
25. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
So, in the last 2 years I have used Blackberry 6, webOS, Android(2.1, 2.2, 2.3, & 4.0), iOS 5, and WP7.5. All of these platforms have had some real advantages and disadvantages. Android kinda pisses me off because the apps are often times of poor build quality. App developers seem to take a "lowest common denominator" approach. webOS was fantastic if incomplete. And the hardware blew. I don't need to talk about blackberry. iOS was great hardware and software but just kind of boring. WP7.5 while still being young had a good mix of all of the things I liked. Some personalization. Good hardware. Goodish Apps (when you compare to webOS and BB). It was easy to use and did everything I needed....I still have a couple of "wants" that it doesn't quite deliver but nothing that was a deal breaker. I am currently using the HTC Rezound which is the best Android phone I have had to date but I was millimeters away from jumping onto my sister's AT&T plan to get a Lumia 900 because it is just an all around better experience than my Rezound. Power to the people and hooray for choice. Yo!
34. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
Here's hoping BB 10 picks up in the right place.
35. Whateverman (Posts: 3150; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I'm hoping so too. I kinda miss BBM, but not enough to go back to any of the Blackberries. But BB10 is looking good so far. Still don't trust their servers though.
32. jove39 (Posts: 1194; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Not joining windows wagon until WP8 comes!
33. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
I'm gonna call be on this, my reason being is that we all know a self proclaimed Apple fan boy would never ever touch anything that wasn't an iphone, let alone a Droid.
39. dcgore (Posts: 198; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
My iphone syncs beautifully with my mac and ipad. Im glad the guy's ford syncs just as well with his windows phone but i don't have a ford.
40. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)
How does liar sound. MS will do anything to try to get a dead horse to breath.