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(Seattle Times)   Delta Airlines gives 19,000 of its flight attendants a Windows phone. 4,000 attendants immediately ask for an aisle phone   (blogs.seattletimes.com) divider line 42
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2013-08-24 06:22:31 AM
Please make sure all electronic devices are turned off...
 
2013-08-24 07:30:52 AM
too bad they are on Delta.  But it could be worse, they could be on United.
 
2013-08-24 08:49:56 AM
In 2011 I got a windows phone 7. Loved it. The only problem was the screen was too small at 3.5"
A month ago I renewed my contract and got a windows phone 8 (4.8" screen this time). It's honestly amazing. So quick. My wife has a GS3 and loathes it. She's counting  down the days until she can upgrade to an iPhone again.

If you want that "it just works" experience, but don't want an iPhone, I'm telling you windows phone is where it's AT. No memory management, no bullsh*t. Although there are some missing apps. I have no bank apps, whereas my wife has both of our banks' apps. And we're in Canada, so it'll probably be roughly half a century before we see one.

/holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill
 
2013-08-24 09:06:11 AM

sure haven't: /holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill


Then I'm a shill as well. I love my Lumia 920.
 
2013-08-24 09:12:05 AM
I'm writing from my HTC 8x, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/spent 4 years at MSFT
//glad to see WP8 get some love
///AND The Fat One is stepping down! My stock loves that news.
 
2013-08-24 09:15:38 AM
Using a GS3 now, but my next phone will be a Windows Phone, probably the Nokia 1020.
 
2013-08-24 09:27:42 AM
And 3 creepy people ask for a middle phone.
 
2013-08-24 09:31:47 AM
Bravo subby

/sent from my iPhone
 
2013-08-24 09:34:27 AM
Just joining the chorus here...I really like my Nokia 928. Exchange support is excellent and the live tiles are more helpful than I expected.
 
2013-08-24 09:49:54 AM
Great headline, subby!
 
2013-08-24 10:03:16 AM
For a minute, I thought that article was written by Jean Teasdale
seattletimes.nwsource.comwww.texasbookfestival.org
 
2013-08-24 11:03:42 AM
So Windows Phone has its best month ever! 19,002 sold!

THANKS BALLMER
 
2013-08-24 11:26:08 AM

12349876: And 3 creepy people ask for a middle phone.


Well, the Blackberry needs some loving too.
 
2013-08-24 11:33:47 AM

sure haven't: In 2011 I got a windows phone 7. Loved it. The only problem was the screen was too small at 3.5"
A month ago I renewed my contract and got a windows phone 8 (4.8" screen this time). It's honestly amazing. So quick. My wife has a GS3 and loathes it. She's counting  down the days until she can upgrade to an iPhone again.

If you want that "it just works" experience, but don't want an iPhone, I'm telling you windows phone is where it's AT. No memory management, no bullsh*t. Although there are some missing apps. I have no bank apps, whereas my wife has both of our banks' apps. And we're in Canada, so it'll probably be roughly half a century before we see one.

/holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill


Yes you certainly do...

I have had ONE Samsung Omnia Windows phone. With Windows Mobile 6.1. Not upgradeable. No apps. VERY confusing UI.

Never EVER again!! Could never get it to do what I wanted.
 
2013-08-24 11:49:47 AM

Pharque-it: sure haven't: In 2011 I got a windows phone 7. Loved it. The only problem was the screen was too small at 3.5"
A month ago I renewed my contract and got a windows phone 8 (4.8" screen this time). It's honestly amazing. So quick. My wife has a GS3 and loathes it. She's counting  down the days until she can upgrade to an iPhone again.

If you want that "it just works" experience, but don't want an iPhone, I'm telling you windows phone is where it's AT. No memory management, no bullsh*t. Although there are some missing apps. I have no bank apps, whereas my wife has both of our banks' apps. And we're in Canada, so it'll probably be roughly half a century before we see one.

/holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill

Yes you certainly do...

I have had ONE Samsung Omnia Windows phone. With Windows Mobile 6.1. Not upgradeable. No apps. VERY confusing UI.

Never EVER again!! Could never get it to do what I wanted.


Windows mobile six was terrible, and you deserved better.

Everything that I hear about their new phone is that it is awesome but there are no apps.

/used to review phones for a living so I'm getting a kick
 
2013-08-24 11:58:07 AM

Pharque-it: With Windows Mobile 6.1.


Well, there's your problem right there.  Windows Mobile 6 wasn't great.  It was an "almost blackberry" kind of OS.  Windows Phone 7 and 8 are nothing like Windows Mobile 6.x.
 
2013-08-24 12:30:50 PM
+1 Subby.
 
2013-08-24 12:30:57 PM
I have tried Windows for mobile applications since Windows CE 1.0. Tried CE thu 3.0, Windows Mobile since 4.0 and they have had years to develop something that is not just a "fly-by"! I think I have owned about five-six devices with Windows "mobile something" and all of them were CRAP! Pure and simple.
Not a single release was upgradeable, never got any usable apps beyond some kind of "micro-office", and the devices were obsolete within the year had passed.

So why the hell should I give MacroShiat another shot at my money? That will not happen, and XP is the last crippled so-called OS I will ever use from this "give-me-your-money-only" company. Let them go down in the history as the greatest scam on earth!
 
2013-08-24 01:05:40 PM

Pharque-it: sure haven't: In 2011 I got a windows phone 7. Loved it. The only problem was the screen was too small at 3.5"
A month ago I renewed my contract and got a windows phone 8 (4.8" screen this time). It's honestly amazing. So quick. My wife has a GS3 and loathes it. She's counting  down the days until she can upgrade to an iPhone again.

If you want that "it just works" experience, but don't want an iPhone, I'm telling you windows phone is where it's AT. No memory management, no bullsh*t. Although there are some missing apps. I have no bank apps, whereas my wife has both of our banks' apps. And we're in Canada, so it'll probably be roughly half a century before we see one.

/holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill

Yes you certainly do...

I have had ONE Samsung Omnia Windows phone. With Windows Mobile 6.1. Not upgradeable. No apps. VERY confusing UI.

Never EVER again!! Could never get it to do what I wanted.


The app store for Windows Phone is growing.  It is not regulated very well, though.  But... the interface for WP8 is great.  My daughter uses a Nokia 900 and she absolutely loves it.
 
2013-08-24 01:24:29 PM
something something my Galaxy S3 something something cold dead hands.
 
2013-08-24 01:32:11 PM
Can I get an emergency exit phone, please?
 
2013-08-24 01:50:45 PM
MS could fix the lack of apps if they really wanted to. Find out which apps are the 25 most popular on iOS and Android. Give those developers a wad of cash to write a Windows Phone version. If there's one thing MS has plenty of, it's cash.

Repeat as necessary. Whatever the hot new app is this week, get it on Windows Phone ASAP, and let people know that it's available.
 
2013-08-24 01:59:29 PM

bingethinker: MS could fix the lack of apps if they really wanted to. Find out which apps are the 25 most popular on iOS and Android. Give those developers a wad of cash to write a Windows Phone version. If there's one thing MS has plenty of, it's cash.

Repeat as necessary. Whatever the hot new app is this week, get it on Windows Phone ASAP, and let people know that it's available.


Seems like they are going after the corporate market, which is not a bad idea IMO.  Windows Mobile 8 is tied very well into Exchange (7 was not bad, but they didn't have encryption... like 6 and 5 did... wtf...).  Anyway, start leveraging the back end AD, Sharepoint, MS-SQL dbs you already have for a true mobile access to corporate apps.  One Note for Android is not bad, its even better on Win 8.   Its not a huge of market as pure consumer, but if your phone is good enough to be used a both, you will get a good bit of traction.
 
2013-08-24 02:34:16 PM
Also known as the WhorePhone series of devices.

Thankfully I don't give my money to that Atlanta-based airline(thank their Southern-style management of the NWA merger).  I'd rather fly American Airlines.

/Proud owner of a Captivate Glide and Nokia N900 (the last decent Nokia with a keyboard)
//Jumped off that burning ship when Nokia went with Windows instead of their Maemo/Meego platformm
///Spent ages on Nokia's "we make phones, not revenue-maker devices" platform before that
////Currently enjoying Android's relative openness compared to Windows Phone & iOS's "Compuserve-on-a-phone" lockin.
 
2013-08-24 02:39:58 PM
So Windows Phone sales are now nearing the 20,000 mark?
 
2013-08-24 03:06:59 PM

PIP_the_TROLL: sure haven't: /holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill

Then I'm a shill as well. I love my Lumia 920.


Windows phones are great.

But so are iOS and Android phones, and they have a huge sales lead.
 
2013-08-24 03:45:39 PM
Fandroid here, so dnrtfa, but that there's a HOTY candidate fer sure!
 
2013-08-24 03:52:18 PM

dionysusaur: Fandroid here, so dnrtfa, but that there's a HOTY candidate fer sure!


Yeah, that was very clever.
 
2013-08-24 04:21:00 PM

jaytkay: PIP_the_TROLL: sure haven't: /holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill

Then I'm a shill as well. I love my Lumia 920.

Windows phones are great.

But so are iOS and Android phones, and they have a huge sales lead.


I agree, the other phones are good too. But their OSes are bougie compared to Windows Phone. It's like an Edsel vs a Ferrarri.

I'm cheap, so I waited until now for the price on the Lumia 920 to go down. But every person I've let hold and use my phone (iphone and android users alike, as well as a few blackberry users) has instantly oooh'd and ahhh'd as soon as they got it in their hands.
 
2013-08-24 05:09:01 PM
Headline was HOTW material, but HOTY candidates are like this: Harvard approves a BDSM club. The safeword is "endowment."
 
2013-08-24 05:11:47 PM
in other news.............Windows phones account for 4% of the market and the Linux based Android phones account for 80% of the phone market world wide.


so suck it, Windows.   so bad you can't give it away.
 
2013-08-24 05:12:55 PM

Wingchild: I'm writing from my HTC 8x, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/spent 4 years at MSFT
//glad to see WP8 get some love
///AND The Fat One is stepping down! My stock loves that news.



and Microsoft's days of running things are coming to a close.
 
2013-08-24 05:13:40 PM

Piizzadude: So Windows Phone has its best month ever! 19,002 sold!

THANKS BALLMER



well, they're already up to 4% of the marketplace for mobile devices.
 
2013-08-24 07:05:01 PM
i'll take my nexus 7 with a prepaid mifi any day.  So many free Wifi spots to save on the bill.  But y'all keep doing your thing so that my thing doesnt become popular and pricey ;)
 
2013-08-24 08:48:47 PM
the puns are big with this one.

/hope they got enough air time
 
2013-08-24 09:09:27 PM

Pharque-it: I have had ONE Samsung Omnia Windows phone. With Windows Mobile 6.1. Not upgradeable. No apps. VERY confusing UI.


You may be surprised to know that things have changed since 2008, back when phones being upgradeable and having a library of downloadable apps was unusual.
 
2013-08-24 10:43:01 PM

bingethinker: MS could fix the lack of apps if they really wanted to. Find out which apps are the 25 most popular on iOS and Android. Give those developers a wad of cash to write a Windows Phone version. If there's one thing MS has plenty of, it's cash.

Repeat as necessary. Whatever the hot new app is this week, get it on Windows Phone ASAP, and let people know that it's available.


Developers would get used to that behavior, though.  Design for iPhone / Android for free and patiently await MS to pay you large bags of money to make a Windows version.  If Windows doesn't pay you, then biatch that they are playing favorites.
 
2013-08-24 10:52:06 PM

Cromely: Just joining the chorus here...I really like my Nokia 928. Exchange support is excellent and the live tiles are more helpful than I expected.


The whole tile thing works out pretty well and I like it a lot more than the iOS/Android layout.
 
2013-08-25 01:24:29 AM

sure haven't: In 2011 I got a windows phone 7. Loved it. The only problem was the screen was too small at 3.5"
A month ago I renewed my contract and got a windows phone 8 (4.8" screen this time). It's honestly amazing. So quick. My wife has a GS3 and loathes it. She's counting  down the days until she can upgrade to an iPhone again.

If you want that "it just works" experience, but don't want an iPhone, I'm telling you windows phone is where it's AT. No memory management, no bullsh*t. Although there are some missing apps. I have no bank apps, whereas my wife has both of our banks' apps. And we're in Canada, so it'll probably be roughly half a century before we see one.

/holy f*ck balls I sound like a paid shill


I have a Nokia 710. Love it. But the apps thing kills me. So I went to a Galaxy S2, which I also loved. I modded the crap out of it, and it worked fine. Until a week ago when it just refused to let me text without crashing. So I went back to the Nokia, and I wondered why I ever left. Besides, if I turn my Galaxy's wifi on, and the Nokia's internet sharing mode on, well, I can then use the Galaxy's apps, and leave the smooth, awesome, stable texting, Nokia Drive and GPS, and calling to the Nokia. So yeah, I'm technically using two phones, but I'm not missing out on anything.
 
2013-08-25 06:17:39 AM

bingethinker: MS could fix the lack of apps if they really wanted to. Find out which apps are the 25 most popular on iOS and Android. Give those developers a wad of cash to write a Windows Phone version. If there's one thing MS has plenty of, it's cash.

Repeat as necessary. Whatever the hot new app is this week, get it on Windows Phone ASAP, and let people know that it's available.


Actually Microsoft has been skipping the giving cash to the companies part and just writing them themselves.  That works until you hit cases like the Google products where Google is acting like dicks and actively stopping Microsoft from even writing their own apps.
 
2013-08-25 01:18:45 PM
 This is interesting news. I'm assuming they didn't sell any of the 820's so they are just giving them to Delta for some type of brand recognition.

I love Nokia devices and recently bought a 521 to test out windows phone. You can not beat this product for the price. It works so well compared to cheap androids I have used in the past. It's outstanding how fluid the device is with some low-end specs and a really low price. Of course it needs more Apps to really get going with the general public but they will get there. Android and ios need some competition. 

I'm hoping i can find an unlocked Lumia 1020 with pentaband eventually. I'd really like to upgrade since I miss my old Nokia N8 (lost it) and it's amazing camera. T-Mobiles quirky 3g bands totally suck and I'm on a grandfathered plan where I have unlimited everything for about $50.
 
2013-08-25 03:23:51 PM
iPhone rules

Everything else is a cumstain that went down the crack of Steve Jobs's wife ass after farking her
 
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