Join 200,000+ other SprintUsers for free at the #1 online community for Sprint cell phone customers! Win cool prizes in our weekly contests. Talk about the newest phones or post your question in our forums! Become a premium member and get unlimited Focus Uploads to your Sprint phone.

All visitors must register before they can post questions, contact other members or search our database of over 127,000 threads and 1.7 million posts. So what are you waiting for? Register for free today!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
perrin75
Telegraph User
 
perrin75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 11, '06
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 43
Phone: Palm Pre
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 5 Posts
SU$: 879
New Petition To Ask Sprint To Bring More WP7 Phones to the Network

Sprint's Vice President of Product Realization David Owens recently made some comments that weren't too flatering towards WP7 (http://www.wpcentral.com/sprint-not-...windows-phones). As part of this, he indicated that the Arrive has resulted in a bad user experience for Sprint Customers and as a result Sprint will not be carrying in new WP7 devices in the near future.

Needless to say, this has some folks in an uproar. Especially considering that the Arrive is one of the highest customer rated devices available on Sprint. So, in order to help convince Sprint to take a new stance on WP7, a petition has been started.

If you would like to see Sprint add additional Windows Phone 7 devices, please sign the petition. Customer feedback usually has a way of making companies rethink some of their decisions.

http://signon.org/sign/wp7-on-sprint...l&r_by=1955143
perrin75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
GoldenBlaze
Account Locked
 
GoldenBlaze's Avatar
 
Mood: Relaxed
Join Date: Nov 15, '07
Posts: 3,101
Thanks: 208
Thanked 200 Times in 151 Posts
My Mood: Relaxed
SU$: 23,236
Good luck!
GoldenBlaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
legion125
Cellular Phone User
 
legion125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 18, '08
Posts: 2,339
Thanks: 93
Thanked 114 Times in 98 Posts
SU$: 28,376
Sprint will start to carry more WP7 phones once sales indicate its moving. There's a battle between RIM & Microsoft on who will be the #3 OS. RIM keeps shooting itself in the foot and for all the critical acclaim you here about WP7, it hasn't translated to an overwhelming acceptance by the public (sorta like webOS).

I've tried WP7 on the Arrive and I'm intrigued by it. It's smooth and seemless like iOS but I don't care for the tiles or lack of changing/customizing the screens (Android has spoiled me in that regard). However, it has a good chance of success if Microsoft, the carriers and OEM's get behind it. Then it may reach critical mass with consumers and sales will begin to drive its success. Otherwise it will die a long painful death like webOS and perhaps RIM.
legion125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #4
monkeyboy
(candy)bar hopper
 
monkeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 11, '02
Posts: 4,372
Trades: 2
Thanks: 46
Thanked 287 Times in 237 Posts
SU$: 49,912
Since Sprint signed a mega-commitment with Apple for iPhones, so large that many think Sprint may end up defaulting on, Sprint really wants its customers to buy iPhones. Now I'm sure Sprint also doesn't want to lose customers over this either. But otherwise, and certainly with all things slightly equal, Sprint would then much prefer you buy iPhones.

That, coupled with the very unimpressive up take of WP7... well you can understand. Although Sprint's handling of the matter is a bit of a fumble... doesn't win any friends with anybody at all, not customers, not MS, not handset manufs, nobody...

But we live in a crazy world where MS makes FAR more money off of Android than WP7... at some point, it will only be ego/pride that causes them to continue with WP...
monkeyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
Krayzie Joe
Cellular Phone User
 
Krayzie Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, '05
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,619
Phone: HTC Evo 3D
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
SU$: 5,948
No thanks lol
Krayzie Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
legion125
Cellular Phone User
 
legion125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 18, '08
Posts: 2,339
Thanks: 93
Thanked 114 Times in 98 Posts
SU$: 28,376
Here's a pretty neat editorial on the matter on what needs to be done. Always good to be well informed.

http://www.fiercewireless.com/cesliv...les/2012-01-12

Microsoft needs to translate Windows Phone buzz into sales

LAS VEGAS--The buzz around Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone has been palpable here at the Consumer Electronics Show. The platform received a glowing appraisal in the New York Times shortly before the show started and is even getting meta-buzz from Wired. One financial analyst estimates Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Microsoft's strategic partner, could sell 37 million Windows Phones this year.
The key challenge for both Microsoft and Nokia is to turn this buzz around devices like Nokia's Lumia 710 for T-Mobile and the Lumia 900 for AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) into concrete sales. It's an enormous task, and the companies know it. But without a sustained marketing push, the platform will flounder and with it Nokia's hopes for a smartphone future. It's not as much about building up the platform as it is about sales and execution.

I believe the executives involved understand the challenges they face. Chris Weber, Nokia's president of North America, told me that the two things that keep him up at night are how the company will make consumers understand that it has a unique and differentiated product and how it will execute on the retail level. Weber said a key message is that Windows Phone is trying to be a happy medium between Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS.

"I think what Windows is trying to do is take the best of both of those worlds," he said. "A highly curated controlled environment with iPhone, and the ability to do anything you want on the other end with Android. We think there's a place in between. And I think it's about a seamless integrated experience."
I think it's a potentially strong sales pitch, but it's also difficult to distill down to 30 seconds. Microsoft and Nokia need to crack that marketing message if they want to succeed, and then deliver it through multiple channels (and hopefully with a growing list of carriers).
Windows Phone evangelists, from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop like to argue that Windows Phone, with its live tiles and hubs, breaks though the sea of applications on Android and iOS devices. But one big problem is that a lot of people have become accustomed to experiencing a smartphone that way and seem to enjoy it. The key issue is raising awareness of why Windows Phone is different and why that's important.
Aaron Woodman, director of Microsoft's mobile communication business, told me it is not just an awareness issue. He said the company needs to focus on four things: building a quality product ("People will forgive us for not selling billions and billions of phones, but nobody will forgive us for building a sub-par product," he said); finding a way to have carriers and handset makers work together to push the platform at the retail level; conducting better marketing; and leveraging the power of Windows as a brand to make it relevant in phones by making Windows Phone more familiar, something the company will try to do as it pushes Windows 8, which uses the same Metro UI as the mobile platform.

It's an interlocking set of challenges, and nobody at Microsoft or Nokia is under any illusions about what lies ahead. I'm glad--finally--that Windows Phone is getting LTE. I'm glad that Nokia seems to be getting U.S. carrier support that will be sustained. Woodman said that Nokia's devices will be devices people will aspire to buy, and that will help the platform and other Windows Phone licensees as a whole.
I hope they succeed, because I think that there are lots of people outside of Apple and Google that would like to see a strong third platform emerge (while we all wait for Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry 10 to arrive.) But no one should kid themselves about the challenges Microsoft and Nokia face with breaking through on Windows Phone. --Phil
legion125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 01:45 AM   #7
variablebinary
Cellular Phone User
 
variablebinary's Avatar
 
Mood: Lurking
Join Date: Feb 2, '06
Location: USA
Posts: 1,117
Phone: iPhone 5S AT&T
Thanks: 10
Thanked 103 Times in 79 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
SU$: 12,462
Not a big concern in Q1 and Q2.

However, I do see a spike in demand for Windows Phones after Windows 8 drops, and Metro UI becomes the norm on PC's, tablets, and even Xbox. That familiarity will extend to phones, making the adoption of Metro UI less jarring.

Though, the only Windows Phone I want is the Nokia Lumia 900...or Greater.
variablebinary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 02:50 AM   #8
blendable79
Telegraph User
 
blendable79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 18, '08
Location: New York
Posts: 19
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
SU$: 314
I'm switching to AT&T as soon as the Lumia 900 comes out. I have two lines with sprint right now and would only have to pay the ETF for one of them and I don't mind doing so for more choice, a faster network, and a company that isn't trying so hard to be different that it makes questionable choices (WiMax, $20,000,000,000 for a phone with a 4 1/2 year old UI). I've been with Sprint for over 10 years and was willing to stay with the carrier after they terminated the early upgrade incentive for Premier customers but with the lack of phones to choose from, paying an extra $10 for the same lousy data and the whole LightSquared debacle, I'd rather pay more elsewhere. I've sat back while they've made bad decisions over and over again but now I realize that they're just going to get swallowed up by Verizon or AT&T anyway.
blendable79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #9
digiblur
Cordless Phone User
 
digiblur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 4, '03
Posts: 590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 40 Times in 32 Posts
SU$: 3,831
I agree with Sprint on not wasting their time and money on these phones for now since many people are not buying them. All about demand.
digiblur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
derfnoslen
Cordless Phone User
 
derfnoslen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 7, '11
Posts: 574
Phone: Nexus S 4G
Trades: 2
Thanks: 77
Thanked 33 Times in 27 Posts
SU$: 5,686
Quote:
Originally Posted by blendable79
I'm switching to AT&T as soon as the Lumia 900 comes out. I have two lines with sprint right now and would only have to pay the ETF for one of them and I don't mind doing so for more choice, a faster network, and a company that isn't trying so hard to be different that it makes questionable choices (WiMax, $20,000,000,000 for a phone with a 4 1/2 year old UI). I've been with Sprint for over 10 years and was willing to stay with the carrier after they terminated the early upgrade incentive for Premier customers but with the lack of phones to choose from, paying an extra $10 for the same lousy data and the whole LightSquared debacle, I'd rather pay more elsewhere. I've sat back while they've made bad decisions over and over again but now I realize that they're just going to get swallowed up by Verizon or AT&T anyway.
Sprint does have options, it just doesn't have that lumnia you want so badly, so you'll pay an eft to get that phone. Just wait, Windows needs more time to catch on.

Or use the reasons you cited to justify your impulse of moving to another carrier for a phone.
derfnoslen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #11
BigLouie
Walkie Talkie User
 
BigLouie's Avatar
 
Mood: Breezy
Join Date: Dec 24, '07
Location: Houston TX.
Posts: 422
Phone: iPhone 6 Gold
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
My Mood: Breezy
SU$: 3,642
At the local Windows store I played with a Samsung (Focus?), the Windows 7 version of the Epic Touch 4G and was very impressed. Sadly it is only on AT & T. I actually liked it better than my Epic Touch 4G
BigLouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #12
nmherron
S4GRU
 
nmherron's Avatar
 
Mood: Shocked
Join Date: Jul 17, '11
Location: Northern New Mexico
Posts: 2,040
Phone: Epic 4G Touch
Thanks: 364
Thanked 195 Times in 154 Posts
My Mood: Shocked
SU$: 17,814
This thread just proves that Sprint cannot make every niche demographic happy. And they know it. So they aren't going to spend millions chasing these people. They've got bigger fish to fry at the moment.
nmherron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
BigLouie
Walkie Talkie User
 
BigLouie's Avatar
 
Mood: Breezy
Join Date: Dec 24, '07
Location: Houston TX.
Posts: 422
Phone: iPhone 6 Gold
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
My Mood: Breezy
SU$: 3,642
That may well be true but in playing with the phone I was stuck with the realization of a couple of faults of the both the industry and Samsung and Android. First there are way too many hand helds on the market. Most are crappy phones rushed out without enough testing. Second Samsung sees cell phones as just another electronic device and almost all support stops with purchase. This is why you see such a delay in upgrades on Samsung units. It is not what they are interested in. With Apple and Windows 7 phones upgrades will be pushed down on a regular basis. So in short I am more tempted to purchase the Windows 7 version of the Galaxy SII because it would be upgraded more often than the Android version.
BigLouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
nmherron
S4GRU
 
nmherron's Avatar
 
Mood: Shocked
Join Date: Jul 17, '11
Location: Northern New Mexico
Posts: 2,040
Phone: Epic 4G Touch
Thanks: 364
Thanked 195 Times in 154 Posts
My Mood: Shocked
SU$: 17,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigLouie
That may well be true but in playing with the phone I was stuck with the realization of a couple of faults of the both the industry and Samsung and Android. First there are way too many hand helds on the market. Most are crappy phones rushed out without enough testing. Second Samsung sees cell phones as just another electronic device and almost all support stops with purchase. This is why you see such a delay in upgrades on Samsung units. It is not what they are interested in. With Apple and Windows 7 phones upgrades will be pushed down on a regular basis. So in short I am more tempted to purchase the Windows 7 version of the Galaxy SII because it would be upgraded more often than the Android version.
Great points.
nmherron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #15
BZap49
Cellular Phone User
 
BZap49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 24, '11
Posts: 2,233
Thanks: 145
Thanked 272 Times in 199 Posts
SU$: 27,852
Why waste your time with a petition? Switch to another carrier who has the resources to manage multiple OS releases at the same time.
BZap49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back SprintUsers.com > Devices > Windows Phone > New Petition To Ask Sprint To Bring More WP7 Phones to the Network

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Have you had problems getting your rebate money from Sprint? netwerkjim Rants, Debates, & Farewells - All Carriers 20 05-15-2010 04:46 AM
Palm Pixi Available Nov. 15 for Just $99.99 Exclusively from Sprint garethhems Sprint Discussion 42 10-31-2009 01:28 PM
Sprint shoots for #1 Spot by 2015 *BREAKING REVEALING DETAILS INSIDE PROOF* pacman9900 Rants, Debates, & Farewells - All Carriers 42 10-27-2009 02:15 PM
Sprint eyes sale of Nextel's iDen network new2_Sprint The Tech News Desk 2 08-10-2008 10:15 PM
Unused Phones going to Cell Phones for Soldiers... SLME The Tech News Desk 0 12-03-2007 02:16 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.


- SprintUsers.com is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sprint PCS -