Long line to purchase. I tried windows 8 easy to use simple learning curve. The media must be too old. Kids and average phone users will love this. They already do, lots of sales going on here today. Already taking market share.
Driving directions to Bellevue, WA from Redmond, WA
1. Head south on 164th Ave NE toward Redmond Way
2. Turn right onto Redmond Way
3. Turn left onto Leary Way NE
4. Take the ramp onto WA-520 W
5. Take the Interstate 405 S exit toward Renton
6. Merge onto I-405 S
7. Take exit 13B for NE 8th St W/NE 8th St E
8. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for NE 8th St
9. Turn left onto 112th Ave NE
10. Turn right onto Main St
11. Turn right onto 105th Ave NE
12. Turn left
Total 7.8 mi
The Redmond campus probably sent them over there on their lunch hour, look interested and impressed, then not to come back until after the press showed up.
Probably looked pretty impressive to the average onlooker or reporter...
Sentiment: Strong Sell
The MS store in Bellevue is always populated with 90% MS employees, at least. The others are just idiots that thought they walked into the Apple Store in the same mall. NO ONE in the real world outside of Redmond WA cares about Windows 8 or their lame phones. Most don't even know they exist. I travel extensively, worldwide, on business, and have NEVER seen a Windows phone in the wild carried by anyone other than an MS employee. That says a lot.
Wy do the bashers try so hard to knock this thing. they were not MSFT employees. They were ordinary like me. I actually have a mac and plan to buy this for xmas. It's just a cool OS, AND I lover the way it works, and so did all the people purchasing at the store. You guys sound like left wing liberal media. The coolest thing was the 5 - 7 year old kids. They were taking to it the most. Very cool for kids!