Microsoft posts email praising Lumia 900 from Apple fan

We already know that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is a big fan of Nokia's Lumia 900 and of the Windows Phone operating system in general. Now Microsoft has posted up a email on its Windows Phone site which it claims comes from a self-professed fan of Apple products. In short, this Apple user also loves the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone.

The letter, which Microsoft says comes from a person known only as "Scott G.", was written to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Scott G." admits in the email that it was written on a MacBook Pro and that he has been a fan of Apple's products for a number of years. However, he recently picked up a new Lumia 900, after apparently not liking an Android device, and says he plans to keep it.

One of the thing "Scott G." likes about the Lumia 900 is that it works well as a phone. He states:

I actually use my phone as a phone. That concept seems to get lost in many product reviews. One of my employees actually thanked me for getting rid of my iPhone as it was so much easier to hear me. I apologize for the tedium but it means a great deal to me and my business.

Other pluses including having the phone just work with his car's Sync system, a lack of "junk" software, and the Windows Phone Live Tiles feature. "Scott G." writes, "It’s a minor thing but the Metro tiles are pretty cool. I just like the look."

This is a rather interesting marketing scheme on Microsoft's part and we could see even more Apple convert emails to Windows Phone devices in the coming months.

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Mr Winkle said,
Woohoo! Microsoft got an email. Fancy that!

Let's be honest ios is looking distinctly dated now. In terms of design, apple do seem to be lagging behind on both the hardware and software front.

Even the iphone 4 looks distinctly dated compared to the latest crop of Android / wp handsets.

I disagree it's not too far behind android or windows phone 7. Yes there are aspects that are behind but I don't find them too significant. Where iphone really shines is app selection which is even greater then Android fragmented ecosystem.

Mr Winkle said,
Woohoo! Microsoft got an email. Fancy that!
Even the iphone 4 looks distinctly dated compared to the latest crop of Android / wp handsets.

Funny because the latest crop of Android and WP7 phones all have the same candybar, black slate look that they've had for years. To me, none of the current gen smart phones look dated. iPhone included.

Meh, I dont like all the John bashing, its just a news article.

If anyone thinks they can continually bring news like he does, give it a try.

Scott G....so we are expecting to care what a nobody says? No thank you...will take me more than praise from an Apple fan to pick a WP device.

the constant bashing of anyone without a pro-Microsoft view really detracts from this site.. that said, Microsoft can push as many pro-Lumina/Windows Phone articles that they like, the fact is, if it doesn't start getting some serious uptake and generating money for developers, Microsoft will have to start giving them away before it ends up a wasteland like Blackberry's app store.

I am from Australia, and I have only seen one Windows phone in the wild (my boss), and even today there are ads for buy a Windows phone and get 5 months at 50% off for a phone which has only been out a few months.

I am sure it is great hardware, and there are lots of Microsoft fans who would own anything that comes out with the MS phone OS, but without the apps and the uptake, I don't see good things in the years ahead.

It is like Microsoft is always banking on the next big thing to save the OS and it doesn't happen. I wish it would actually take off, but would I own one? no

kowcop said,
the constant bashing of anyone without a pro-Microsoft view really detracts from this site..

Here here, far too often I see users in the comments section being called trolls for posting anything remotely critical of Microsoft...a freaking troll for gods sake lol, I don't think the MS fanboys here no what that term even means

Sonne said,

Here here, far too often I see users in the comments section being called trolls for posting anything remotely critical of Microsoft...a freaking troll for gods sake lol, I don't think the MS fanboys here no what that term even means

Actually, it's more like Apple fanboys crawling out of the woodwork in indignation that someone prefers a fresh new mobile OS to one which still has the same UI as when it was first released. But I'm not surprised that a Microsoft hater would see "pro-Microsoft" trolls everywhere.

When will Ballmer become open-minded? It's his narrow-mindedness and denial that a competitor can actually have a decent product that makes him do things like this.

xpclient said,
When will Ballmer become open-minded? It's his narrow-mindedness and denial that a competitor can actually have a decent product that makes him do things like this.

Because only Apple is allowed to have a "decent product", and no one is allowed to prefer a more decent phone, right?

Hypocrisy much?

xeleraph said,

Because only Apple is allowed to have a "decent product", and no one is allowed to prefer a more decent phone, right?

Hypocrisy much?

No because quoting random people's emails makes it look trivial or silly.

xpclient said,

No because quoting random people's emails makes it look trivial or silly.

Yep, and I'm sure it's Ballmer who needs to be more open-minded.

xeleraph said,

Yep, and I'm sure it's Ballmer who needs to be more open-minded.

Yes him of course. He banned his kids from using Google and iPod as did Gates.

xpclient said,

Yes him of course. He banned his kids from using Google and iPod as did Gates.

And your automatically jumping to label any pro-Windows Phone email as trivial and silly is any less closed-minded than his behavior, how?

xeleraph said,

And your automatically jumping to label any pro-Windows Phone email as trivial and silly is any less closed-minded than his behavior, how?

I didn't label the pro Windows Phone email as trivial. Windows Phone may be a good platform. I labeled the act of the CEO of Microsoft showing a random guy's email on their website as trivial and silly.

xpclient said,

I didn't label the pro Windows Phone email as trivial. Windows Phone may be a good platform. I labeled the act of the CEO of Microsoft showing a random guy's email on their website as trivial and silly.

Which is still such an act of open-mindedness indeed. Yep, you're just the perfect example to call others out for close-mindedness, triviality, and silliness.

xeleraph said,

Which is still such an act of open-mindedness indeed. Yep, you're just the perfect example to call others out for close-mindedness, triviality, and silliness.

Sorry your baseless accusations and hatred don't hold up as I have nothing to do with this.

xpclient said,

Sorry your baseless accusations and hatred don't hold up as I have nothing to do with this.

Sorry dude, as far as baseless accusations go, you're the one who's going around berating people for being "trivial" and "silly" when you feel the need to jump up and down and stamp your feet that Microsoft had the audacity to publish a positive fan email. I know it probably kills you inside that there are people who prefer Windows Phone to Apple, but do you have to make it so obvious who's really being trivial and silly here?

Poor old Apple fanboys, with Android absolutely owning iphone both in terms of innovation and marketshare, Windows Phone taking away their "but iphone iz easy to use" mantle and the rage and hate they must go through every single time a better competing product comes out. It must be really hard for them.

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