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Microsoft Blog-Off

Entertain colleagues by uploading interesting pictures, videos and words about phones, selling and whatnot. We have discretion over which blog posts will be published and awarded a whopping 10,000 points! Points will be awarded upon approval, so here’s a heads up on what we are looking for:

- Your blog post must be informative/entertaining without promotion, plugging, plagiarism or swearing.
- Please check the detail in your post is factually correct (e.g. the Lumia 1020 has a 5MP camera….WRONG!)
- Each post must be a minimum of 200 words.
- Please do not submit more than 2 BLOG POSTS EACH DAY.

If you stick to the rules and use images, video and captivating content you’ll find we’re a generous bunch. So get blogging!

Showing posts tagged “Hardware”

Blog posts

Lumia 530

Written by Iain McLaren (Carphone Warehouse) on 24th July 2014

The Lumia 520 is the best selling Windows Phone, not just in the United Kingdom but worldwide so it is no surprise that Microsoft have announced a sequel aimed at the same lower end of the market - the Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 has the same 4 inch screen size as the 520 but packs a few more pixels i…

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Tags:Camera, Design, Hardware, Usability, Customer reactions

The dreaded exclamation mark screen issue and how to resolve!

Written by Jason Johnston (selected) on 24th July 2014

The dreaded exclamation mark screen issue and how to resolve! Sometimes my phone keeps getting stuck on the Exclamation mark screen, Which is just after the Nokia Logo Screen. I checked out a few forums and discovered a way to fix the problem, as listed below:- So i followed the Basics * Volume D…

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Tags:Hardware, Usability

Nokia Lumia 635 : battery

Written by Ashley Tidman (EE) on 24th July 2014

So we all know the 635 has Windows Phone 8.1 which is an improvement, Strong build quality & 4G capable. I’m going to look at the battery. As with the Nokia Lumia 630, the Nokia Lumia 635 is powered by an 1830mAh battery. It’s more than enough for a smartphone with such modest specs. :) With our dem…

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Tags:Hardware, Usability

A month with a Nokia 925

Written by lee archer (Carphone Warehouse) on 21st July 2014

Ok I will admit it. I was really unsure of windows phones. After falling out with windows 8 on my laptop I avoided them I had little knowledge of them or how they worked. I have been employed by Carphone Warehouse for just over a month when the local Nokia rep called into my store. After been shown…

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Tags:Apps, Social, Camera, Design, Office, Hardware, Usability

The Heat is on!!!

Written by Nick Radburn (Carphone Warehouse) on 21st July 2014

The Nokia Lumia 930 is the phone we have all been waiting for. The 1020 was always an awesome phone but now we have a phone that competes on paper as well as on grass! The biggest struggle with selling Lumia’s is the comparison against quad-cores, 2ghz processors and screen sizes etc. Well the Lumia…

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Tags: Hardware

930 changing opinions

Written by martin walker (Carphone Warehouse) on 21st July 2014

So to my horror the store that I work in is full of people who use apple products… I know I know, it’s horrible sometimes when I sit back and watch them sell iPhone after iPhone without even considering pitching a sale for a different handset. But this last week saw the arrival of the Lumia 930 and…

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Tags:Social, Hardware

Nokia 930 wow factor

Written by martin walker (Carphone Warehouse) on 21st July 2014

So the Nokia 930 launched in our store at the end of last week and the customer reaction to it was fantastic. People literally saying wow when they see the phone in action being demonstrated to them by staff. The phone feels like luxury in your hand and feels so premium in comparison to other hands…

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Tags:Hardware, Customer reactions

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Shout outs

Written by nick sayer (EE) on 5th March 2015

congrats bethan, im not bitter

Written by Laura Bell (EE) on 5th March 2015

Well done Bethan on winning the Fitbit! You can join me and SPatts being connection geeks! ☺️

Written by Nick Barrett (O2) on 5th March 2015

Hi All, Just wanted to say what a fantastic person Tommy Cardwadine is. With his help I now have nearly all my Store to a Gold Level. :)

Written by Jayesh Patel (Carphone Warehouse) on 4th March 2015

Been handed a 1320 from Geeksquad Preston to test and roll out some training. (Windows 10) Can't wait :)

Written by The Connection (Microsoft) on 4th March 2015

Some brilliant blog posts being posted this week...keep them coming Connectionites! :D

Written by Dan Buchan (Three) on 4th March 2015

1st Blog written and posted :) and 10K points received. NICE ;)

Written by Sam Patterson (EE) on 4th March 2015

Oooo lots of new bloggers on the page this morning! Welcome!

Written by Rick Fordyce (O2) on 3rd March 2015

There was a fitbit comp that also ended. sure that's where all my points were...LOL..

Written by The Connection (Microsoft) on 3rd March 2015

Hi @Mic, we will be announcing last week's winners within the next hour... Stay tuned and keep an eye out!

Written by Mic Cottle (EE) on 3rd March 2015

Hi connection site... Have the prizes for last week been announced #eagerly waiting