Letter to Microsoft professes an Apple fanboy’s love for the Lumia 900

Letter to Microsoft professes an Apple fanboy’s love for the Lumia 900
Here is something you don’t see everyday - a self-identified Apple fanboy professing his love for a Microsoft product. Scott G. recently made the jump from an iPhone to a Nokia Lumia 900. He was so impressed with the device he took time out of this day to send Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer a letter that he entitled, “Apple fanboy loves his Windows phone.”

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has published the letter to its site. A few of Scott’s praises about the device include call clarity, integration with his vehicles that utilize Sync, lack of bloatware, overall simplicity, speed, and the aesthetics of Live Tiles.

Check out what he had to say:

So what do you think? Does the Nokia Lumia 900 really have the staying power to convert even the most dedicated Apple fans or is this just a one off?

source: Microsoft

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1. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

it could convert me if they improve their app marketplace

38. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 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.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Honestly.. Im really tempted to getting a windows phone

22. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

You got 6 thumbs down for wanting a Windows phone... fanboys or fandroids...stop it!

28. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

There's also LinkedIn app out for Windows Phone

4. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I tried one and it is really very easy to use

5. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 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: Oct 07, 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: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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 unregistered

I'm pretty sure this is a marketing trick!

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also think that it is trick.

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Maybe Ballmer will get some extra chips?

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, those phrases right there tell you that it is a Microsoft marketing ploy.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

36. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Definitely a marketing gimmick.

24. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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: Jan 30, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah. Now if he'd said app crashes, I could have believed it. ;)

12. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 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: Apr 25, 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 unregistered

"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: Apr 16, 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: Mar 16, 2012

Microsoft is really going crazy with the hype. WP challenge, Smartphone Beta Test, and now this fake letter? God Almighty, calm down Microsoft.

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