Microsoft held the Windows Phone 8 launch event on the Monday just passed where Joe Belfiore was joined by Steve Ballmer and Jessica Alba in presenting what the next version of the company's mobile platform has to offer consumers. How did everyone feel about what was presented?
We set up a poll as the event came to an end, which was also during a rather busy publishing spree on our part. Readers took part in answering the simple question, "How was Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event for you?"
The poll accumulated a number of votes, represented in the chart and data breakdown below.
As one can see in the image, four choices were available in the poll:
- It was great! Just what I expected.
- It was good, but would have liked more.
- I didn't think it was that special.
- I wasn't at all impressed with what was presented.
With these options in mind, and going by the visual representation of the pie chart, we can safely assume majority of those who took part in our poll were pleased with the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launch event. Now, that's not to say those who voted 'yes' didn't have a few concerns on-mind, such as carrier availability and pricing, but 74% to 26% is a good indication.
Of the 2,500 that participated in the poll, 29% voted that the event was outstanding and was exactly what they wanted from Microsoft. The largest 44% slice of the pie believed the event to be good, but were left wanting more, 15% didn't rate the Windows Phone 8 launch much, while a mere 11% weren't impressed one single bit.
We've still got carrier announcements to completely roll out, as well as Microsoft to reveal further detail on Windows Phone 7.8, but the next version of the mobile OS has been announced and we're to take away what was presented on-stage. It's a gradual process, that's for sure, but November will prove to be a busy month with handsets making their way into consumer hands.
To conclude this poll results wrap-up, the majority of viewers were pleased with what was presented on-stage, as well as how Windows Phone 8 was launched. Should you find yourself in a position where you don't know what all the fuss is about, you may want to check out our event summary, which contains all links to information you need to know.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.