Windows Phone 8 training resources highlight a number of new features for sales reps
Lucy! Tidy up your corner, it's a bloody mess!
Be sure to take a deep breathe before reading this - sales representatives are going through some training before Microsoft unveils its next Windows Phone release. Fancy that, eh? Neowin has been sent a number of shots showing some resources that appear to be utilised as training material.
Highlighting and running through a number of features in Windows Phone, the material will (or so it's believed) enable sales representatives to answer questions consumers may ask when browsing the collection of Lumias or huge array of Samsung hardware (we'll stop picking at Samsung soon enough, or will we?).
We've previously looked at how terrible sales staff have been with Windows Phone with Windows Phone Central reader reports. Whether it be straight out recommending Android and iPhones over Windows Phones with a strong, bias push, or damaged demonstrations units out on display. It's not been a rosy experience for any Windows Phone veteran visiting a carrier store to witness such awful marketing from retailers and carriers.
As mentioned above, the training material published by Neowin shows a handful of features we've known since (and prior) the Windows Phone 8 SDK leak. These include the Wallet app, Kids Corner and Rooms. Kids Corner will be the number one addition for parents, which will provide extra control and safeguard management to keep the little ones from accessing the depths of 4chan.
Parents will be able to set up a profile or account to access specified apps and more, which will be achieved by swiping left on the lock screen. Lastly, we have some NFC documentation and PIN screen for added security. Rooms are also confirmed, and will allow users to set up groups of contacts that will participate in group chat, calendar, notes, lists and documents.
Check out more shots below.
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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.
HTC gets worshipped for two crappy WP8 phones and an event paid by Microsoft. Nokia for one phone and some software and an event paid by Microsoft.
Samsung contributes with the Ativ S, Ativ Tab 10.1, Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Smart PC Pro, and is paying money out of their own pockets to show off their flagship Windows 8 ultra books sometime in mid october and no one appreciates it.
Backwards much? It is kind of disgusting how little credit they get actually. It seems like the only way people will learn is if they pull out of North America and take all their displays and chips with them. I would love to see that actually. Especially after that Windows Phone executive laughed and tweeted WP8 is looking good right about now after they lost 1 billion in the lawsuit. Talk about disrespecting your main hardware manufacturer.
That said, one can't forget how Nokia has a huge domination when it comes to the marketshare inside WP7 at the moment. I'm not sure what the number exactly is, but to my understanding it's well voer 50% of WP devices sold are from Nokia.
They pretty much suck compared to the competition right now.
And its not a painful process to find an alternative to Samsungs chips and displays...like apple is doing right now...i would say they ought to be more worried abt their future than N.A worrying abt a hypothetical pull out...
Luckily, more and more people can be seen walking around with (cyan) Lumias, so the awareness is improving, I`d say. And many are hogging Nokia Croatia Facebook page (myself included), demanding prices and availability of new Lumias to be revelaed. So, Microsoft should seize the moment and advertise a little bit (more, coz that Lumia 800 on the roadside billboard is getting old and sunburnt :D), providing that they even care about small-country-non-promising-markets :)
The speech Speech
The most of all, i do hope nokia can solve the purple screen problem by adopts W8.