Being a blogger, one might think that I am all up to date with the latest technology. Well, while it is partially true, the area that I have not been tech savvy in has been with smartphones. I still have my old, trusty cell phone that makes and receives calls. It has a camera (not a very good one) and will text, but I am extremely slow with it. While even my dad and mom have moved into using a blackberry and a smartphone, I am still in ancient land. So when Nokia asked if I would like to try out the all new Nokia Lumia Windows phone, I thought “Heck, why not!”
The first thing I noticed right out of the box was its sleek design. I love the white color of this phone. It also comes in black that my husband really likes. All I had to do was put in my T-Mobile SIM card and all of my information transferred over. I immediately started playing around with the settings and set the coloring to pink! I love the pink and white combination. For even more customization you can add a color cover.
It took me just a couple of minutes to get my Gmail account set up with the phone. The Nokia Drive app was already installed so I got to play around with that as well.
- Available in a black or white finish, with colored backs for customization, the Nokia Lumia 710 features a 3.7-inch ClearBlackWVGA scratch-resistant display (a must for those with curious children!) for outstanding outdoor viewing and a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz Snapdragon(TM) processor providing speedy access to entertainment and information on-the-go!
- It also features a 5-megapixel camera with Nokia’s leading camera technology, enabling you to take pictures in almost any light condition and then share on social networks and with friends and family in under five seconds.
- The pricing of the Nokia Lumia 710 is unmatched. Starting as low as $49.99, it’s the perfect phone for moms on a budget who need to stay connected!
- The Nokia Lumia 710 features great tools like Office Notes for to-do and shopping lists, as well as apps such as Fandango, Groupon, CNNireport, and Nokia Drive.
- Great apps for moms from Sesame Workshop, exclusive for Nokia Windows Phone users – available through the Windows Marketplace.
It has been an easy transition into the smartphone market. Since I use a lot of social media, I have enjoyed having a lot of my online tools right in the palm of my hand. I have only used Mac products in the past, so getting to know Windows all over again was a little bit of a struggle, I just say that because I have an i-pad and an i-pod touch that I have been using for travel and on the go and I am very familiar with how they operate. I have used both facebook and Twitter successfully from this phone to stay in touch with my blogging buddies.
My old cell phone only had to be charged about once a week. If this phone has a weakness for me it would be its battery life. I found that I had to charge it at least once a day. I hear that its pretty normal for a smartphone to have to charge that much, but I am not used to that and found it to be a burden. I have had a lot of mommy brain lately and I have found that the phone has shut off a lot because I didn’t charge the battery.
Downloading apps from the app store is really simple. I found that the selection of apps is great with a little of everything for everyone in the family. The camera on this phone is a 5 megapixel and is much better than the one I have currently. Surfing the web is as simple as putting in the web address. I love seeing my blog in miniature form!
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this phone to anyone looking for a smartphone that is easy to use and affordable. I think this new Windows phone from Nokia is a great alternative to higher priced phones that do the exact same thing.
Want to win one for yourself?
One (1) lucky reader will win the new Nokia Lumia 710 Windows phone for themselves!
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This giveaway will end at midnight on May 4. Winner will be picked from Random.org. Open to US residents only. Good Luck!
robyn paris says
it would help by making me connected to everyone
Betty Baez says
I love this the gps would come in handy!
susie lee wiener says
I could take better family photos and enjoy our albums more and spend more family time together.
Kimberly Schotz says
I would love the GPS
Lorrie (pinklady705) says
This phone would help me get things done on the go and I wouldn’t feel like I needed to get home to get on my computer all of the time.
Debbie W says
The GPS would be great for me. I get lost as soon as I leave the front porch
I’m awful with directions, so the GPS would really help!
lisa lo says
It would allow me to make free calls as the pay as you go phone from A t and t does not. This would be much better!
lisa kay says
It would simplify my life by giving me a phone that can do so many different things.
The one I have now is on it’s last leg..Boo!
Debbie Jackson says
the gps would help me get where i need to go
Pauline Milner says
I like that it is so compact. I have enough stuff to carry around with me. Also, I like the built in camera.
Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
It would help me stay connected to the internet and social media while on the go! Which is a big help for someone who does a lot of work online. Thanks!
Jeff Wright says
It would make my wife happy and that always makes my life easier
It would simplify my life by helping me to be connected to the internet and social media while on the go:) love the cammera feature for when i take pics scratch resistant plus for me when my kids get my phone!!!thank You for the chance!!!
D SCHMIDT says
This phone would help me simplify my life by using the notes features to create to do and shopping lists!
Winning this awesome phone would simplify my life with the apps you mentioned – love Fandango and Groupon!
stephanie rowe says
email subscriber as steffiessweetsinsations(at)gmail(dot)com
and this would really come in handy with its gps, apps to locate shopping malls, gas stations and restaurants when we are traveling with cheer! and my screen is broken on my phone, i cant access internet, i cant take pics, ect. it sucks.
Easy access to email.
Michelle Rodriguez says
It would get my son “connected”, great price too.. in case something happens to it,
Help keep track of appointments!
The tools – like office notes!!
I need it to keep me organized – Office Notes is for me!
I love this the gps would come in handy 🙂
the gps would help me get around instead of having to call someone
tcogbill at live dot com
JD Blosser says
It would help alot, my old dumb phone cant even get a good signal where I live, but everything is so smartphone based I could really use this.
Tabathia B says
It would help me stay organized and keep my kids social and school calender’s more organized
it would greatly simplify my life by eliminating the need to run back to my computer to check email or upload pics of my cutiepie!
Ashley H says
I have no phone right now so I would be greatly helpful!
As a engineering student in college, I think the Nokia Lumia 710 could help me in a multitude of ways. Juggling homework assignments, Engineers without Borders group meetings, and keeping in touch with all of my friends is kind of a mess right now with an old fashioned paper planner and flip phone. I think the Nokia Windows phone would help me keep it all together :)!
As a person who is slightly disorganzied, I could definitely use this Windows Phone to help keep myself organized and on time.
Lisa L says
Love that it has Nokia Drive since I have no sense of direction
I would love to win a Windows Phone!