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opeepingtomo
Oct 29, 2012, 04:18 PM
I watched it today and I have to say it looked really nice. If I wasn't already invested in not only the iPhone but Apple ecosystem, I would probably consider switching if user adoption and app development pick up.

I think what makes the hurdle of other companies stealing some iPhone users away from Apple is the investment in Apps. I find it really hard to basically throw away the money and apps that I've spent money on to move to another platform, even as much as I have wanted to at times.

Anyways what did everyone else who possibly tuned in to the conference think?



DingleButt
Oct 29, 2012, 04:29 PM
It looks good enough to become my next phone OS, but wasnt radical or anything compared to WP7.5. Im on Verizon so hopefully more info comes about the ATIV Odyssey before I buy the 8X.

Cod3rror
Oct 29, 2012, 04:32 PM
It was a horrid conference.

That guy Belfiore is always the same... "People around me, my wife, my kids". Who are they aiming this OS at? Obviously their marketing failed multiple times, yet they keep it the same.

There are no interesting and really groundbreaking improvements in WP8.

Doesn't even have an orientation lock. While WP7 had Wi-Fi Sync, WP8 does not.

opeepingtomo
Oct 29, 2012, 04:39 PM
I haven't really kept up at all with Windows Phone, so I wouldn't know what WP7 has or doesn't have compared to WP8.

I just was pretty impressed with what I saw though. No the presentation wasn't the greatest, but I thought the product looked pretty solid.

zbarvian
Oct 29, 2012, 04:49 PM
I stopped watching when Jessica Alba came up to rave about Kid's Corner.

WP8 interface is just too boring for me: the home screen is colored squares, and the apps are mostly just text. I need some visual design to gnaw it, maybe that's just me.

hot spare
Oct 29, 2012, 05:09 PM
I stopped watching when Jessica Alba came up to rave about Kid's Corner.

WP8 interface is just too boring for me: the home screen is colored squares, and the apps are mostly just text. I need some visual design to gnaw it, maybe that's just me.

What? What was Jessica Alba doing in a tech conference?

zbarvian
Oct 29, 2012, 05:21 PM
What? What was Jessica Alba doing in a tech conference?

They wanted to see "real people's" reactions to the new features, or something.

Renzatic
Oct 29, 2012, 05:24 PM
I was gonna say boobs.

madmaxmedia
Oct 29, 2012, 05:32 PM
What? What was Jessica Alba doing in a tech conference?

Doesn't matter. ;)

Michael Goff
Oct 29, 2012, 06:43 PM
I stopped watching when Jessica Alba came up to rave about Kid's Corner.

WP8 interface is just too boring for me: the home screen is colored squares, and the apps are mostly just text. I need some visual design to gnaw it, maybe that's just me.

You find the WP interface boring compared to rows and rows of static tiles?

-_-

zbarvian
Oct 29, 2012, 06:51 PM
You find the WP interface boring compared to rows and rows of static tiles?

-_-

At least there's textures/gradients/drop shadows/reflections/DESIGN. It's interesting that Windows Phone's complete lack of design is being praised as nice design. I believe that iOS is more visually appealing to me than Windows Phone. That design language is elegant but it's just text. Windows 8 has a better implementation of Metro.

I think the WP8 home screen is the best available on any platform, though.

thejadedmonkey
Oct 29, 2012, 06:54 PM
I stopped watching when Jessica Alba came up to rave about Kid's Corner.

WP8 interface is just too boring for me: the home screen is colored squares, and the apps are mostly just text. I need some visual design to gnaw it, maybe that's just me.

Find better apps than. Most of the apps I have aren't just text.

Technarchy
Oct 29, 2012, 07:16 PM
Is the keynote online anywhere? I missed it earlier.

DingleButt
Oct 29, 2012, 07:18 PM
Is the keynote online anywhere? I missed it earlier.

Its honestly not worth watching. Your better off reading some WP8 reviews:

but here
http://www.studiosevent.com/newscenter/?id=WindowsPho0ec59&width=640&height=360&social=true

tbayrgs
Oct 29, 2012, 07:47 PM
I stopped watching when Jessica Alba came up to rave about Kid's Corner.


Got a time stamp on that point of the video? Sound like that's the point at which the presentation was WORTH watching. :D

opeepingtomo
Oct 29, 2012, 11:59 PM
I think they used alba because you could tell she genuinely had not a clue.

Rigby
Oct 30, 2012, 02:18 AM
If you want a quick impression of WP8's features, I recommend this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQZEkXCE_fY

Shorter and more to the point (even though he again brings in his kids ;)).

I think some of it looks really nice and there are some genuine innovations. But as someone else said, it remains to be seen how the ecosystem develops.

Technarchy
Oct 30, 2012, 03:24 AM
I am literally blown away by Windows Phone 8's presentation.

It looks stunning, is buttery smooth, and offers a wealth of Glance and Go information.

Apple should take note.

It does need a notification center though. I would miss that.

ReanimationN
Oct 30, 2012, 07:36 AM
If you want a quick impression of WP8's features, I recommend this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQZEkXCE_fY

Shorter and more to the point (even though he again brings in his kids ;)).

I think some of it looks really nice and there are some genuine innovations. But as someone else said, it remains to be seen how the ecosystem develops.
:D at the hand popping in and out handing Belfiore the tablet and phone.

WP8 looks very nice, I would have strongly considered getting one if I hadn't already got an iPhone 5. I'm definitely getting a Windows 8 tablet though, an x86 Windows 8 tablet + an iPhone sounds like an awesome combination to me.

spinedoc77
Oct 30, 2012, 07:52 AM
Great stuff, at least they are innovating instead of Apple IMO. Kids corner is pretty cool, although I wish they did separate user accounts like Google did. I like the live tiles concept instead of just having a grid of lifeless informationless icons. I don't know how WP will do, but I've got to hand it to them they are trying hard.

ugahairydawgs
Oct 30, 2012, 08:26 AM
If you want a quick impression of WP8's features, I recommend this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQZEkXCE_fY

Shorter and more to the point (even though he again brings in his kids ;)).

I think some of it looks really nice and there are some genuine innovations. But as someone else said, it remains to be seen how the ecosystem develops.

Is that the lead singer from Flock of Seagulls?