There are numerous reports of poor sales experiences when our readers try and buy Windows Phone 7 handsets.
Robert McLaws has started a website to document bad experience at the store while trying to buy a Windows Phone. Robert is a former Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET and Windows and its safe to day a Windows Phone 7 fan.
Microsoft has gone out of their way to build an awesome experience for the phone with Windows Phone 7. But the one experience they can’t control is what happens when you walk into a retail store to buy one. And it’s too bad, because the retail experience, as handle by carriers and their affiliates, is an abomination. It’s pretty hard to try out a new device experience when the device is either broken, dead, or a plastic shell with a sticker for a home screen. Or when the response to "Can I see a Windows Phone?" is met with "Have you seen the AMOLED screen on the Samsung Charge?"
This site aims to fix that. Windows Phone Tattletale is taking the fight to the streets. We want reviews, good and bad, about your experiences with Windows Phone 7 at retail. Was the display in a visible location and working? Did the salesperson seem knowledgeable about the phone? Were you able to actually experience the phone? We want to know. We make it easy for you to add the store, and rate it. We’ll take care of making sure that the carriers see it, and maybe they’ll be embarrassed enough to fix it.
So dig in. Check out our retail maps, subscribe to the blog, and share your experience. And thanks for your support.
Read more and participate at WPtattletale.com.
Thanks Brianna for the tip.