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Old 01-29-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: 92037
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Not unexpected.
Windows Phone has just under 4% market share. So, one would hardly expect to see them every where. But, my 1520 is an attention getter, and I have had a few people stop me tell me that it or the 1020 will be their next phone.

I swapped the Galaxy S3, and wouldn't consider going back to it at this point.
Mike, thats awesome you got it and like it!

You are totally right about the attention part. My wife has just as many stories to share about taking pics with it and people asking 'what phone is that?'. Most freak from the size of course and the wonderment about how it fits in the pocket. I have not had any issues and most folks are intrigued after we 'demo' it for them

I am not surprised about adoption rates either. These things can take some time, but with the brutal competitiveness in the cellphone space I am sure in the long run, it will work out really well.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Mike, thats awesome you got it and like it!

You are totally right about the attention part. My wife has just as many stories to share about taking pics with it and people asking 'what phone is that?'. Most freak from the size of course and the wonderment about how it fits in the pocket. I have not had any issues and most folks are intrigued after we 'demo' it for them

I am not surprised about adoption rates either. These things can take some time, but with the brutal competitiveness in the cellphone space I am sure in the long run, it will work out really well.
I hung in there to get the red version...
People notice it. I'm 6'5", with the meat hooks to go with that height, so reviewers who get lost on the size of the device without actually doing a tech review on the capabilities really lose me.

I checked a text in an elevator the other day, and another passenger got all excited and asked me if it was the new 1520.

Him: You like it?
Me: Yes, and I got the wife the 920.
Him: Great. I have the 920 and the 1520 is soon going to be my next phone.

MSFT product placement in TV and movies is gangbusters right now. Tablets and computers mostly. I wonder when they will push Nokia phones in entertainment media, or if I am just missing it.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I had a Lumia 1020 and sold it after 3 months. Windows Phone just not for me. It feels too much like iOS in terms of work flow. I feel too boxed in and locked down by the interface and not enough freedom to configure the phone to my own taste. The camera was the best part but everything else it was decent. Not enough features and apps that would win me over.

The Outlook mail app needs to be more customize-able, Outlook mail on the desktop is great but why can't the Outlook mail app be more customize-able. It felt too locked down like iOS and didn't have as many features as some Android mail apps such as landscape view.

I hate how task switching works on this phone it is about as poorly implemented as iOS but worst. I really wished MS would made the interface more like the Win7 Start menu that you can have desktop icons and apps in a start menu instead of this use tiles and requires management to move it around.

Android has the smartphone OS won because it is so configurable.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I had a Lumia 1020 and sold it after 3 months. Windows Phone just not for me. It feels too much like iOS in terms of work flow. I feel too boxed in and locked down by the interface and not enough freedom to configure the phone to my own taste. The camera was the best part but everything else it was decent. Not enough features and apps that would win me over.

The Outlook mail app needs to be more customize-able, Outlook mail on the desktop is great but why can't the Outlook mail app be more customize-able. It felt too locked down like iOS and didn't have as many features as some Android mail apps such as landscape view.

I hate how task switching works on this phone it is about as poorly implemented as iOS but worst. I really wished MS would made the interface more like the Win7 Start menu that you can have desktop icons and apps in a start menu instead of this use tiles and requires management to move it around.

Android has the smartphone OS won because it is so configurable.

Outlook not viewable in landscape view? I have no problem with that with the 920 or the 1520. Did you have autorotation turned off?

Since I have no IOS experience at all, and like the fluidity of Windows Phone much more than the lagginess and bugginess of Android, I guess the old "That's why Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors" rule applies.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:43 PM
 
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I really wished MS would made the interface more like the Win7 Start menu that you can have desktop icons and apps in a start menu instead of this use tiles and requires management to move it around.
Swipe left? It's not at all clear what you want. Are you looking for an actual start button, like the old, terrible Windows Mobile? MS dumped that for a reason - it was nearly unusable on a phone.

It seems like Microsoft has given you pretty much exactly what you claim to want. Desktop icons (tiles) and a menu with a list of all your programs. And they've done so in a manner that isn't miserable to interact with on a small touchscreen.
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