Microsoft and Nokia’s marketing blitz is really paying off. Over Thanksgiving weekend, there were several instances where regular people off the street commented or approached me about the phone. The first time was at a diner in Union Square. The waitress recognized the phone and asked to take it to the back to show her co-worker who is obsessed with Windows 8.
Then, on Thanksgiving itself – as I was taking photos of my food (the Warren-Robertson household is not traditional, as we go out to eat on Thanksgiving) – other patrons in the restaurant recognized the Lumia and there were points and stares and murmurs about the device.
I never expected that. At all.
There is something in the air!