This is a busy time of year for everyone, wrapping up the Holidays and preparing for the New Year! Each year we set out to be more productive and more effective in our work. If you are like me, you need your mobile devices to pull their weight in order to accomplish this goal. Last month Verizon sent me the new Nokia Lumia 822 Windows smart phone and I have to admit, I was a little reluctant to set down my Samsung Galaxy S3 and give it a whirl. As soon as I turned it on, I was intrigued by the look. I loved the large 4.3 inch screen size with the big red squares (that I soon changed to purple!).
I immediately noticed the Carl Zeiss 8-megapixel camera which is important to me since I am a photo-snapping fool posting photos and videos on our social sites and my blog. The photos are fabulous. Some of the other apps that Nokia has built into the phone include Nokia Drive, which is a wonderful navigation app with turn by turn instructions in a voice that I got to choose (mine sounds like Mary Poppins).
After setting up my email I noticed that it was showing me my messages in a very clever way, pulling the person’s photo from gmail or other social sites and presenting the messages in a way that almost makes email enjoyable! ALMOST!
What surprised me most was discovering the Microsoft Office apps. Im not sure I would ever need to create a PowerPoint presentation on my phone, but you never know. I could be stranded in an airport with nothing but my phone and realize I have to have a marketing presentation to a client in an hour. Well I would be all set. You can also edit or create a word doc or spreadsheet right on your phone! That’s productive.
I only found one flaw with this amazing phone. Because Windows is a newer player to the smartphone market, the number of apps available on the Windows platform is much lower than those available on the Android or iOS, and two of my must haves are Hootsuite and Instagram, which are not available YET. Sure they are working on it but if you are an app-hog like me, this is a touch pill to swallow. But if you are looking for a great work phone to help you be productive in 2013… you will find the Nokia Lumia 822 to be an awesome phone! As for me, my Galaxy S3 is still in my purse.
I’s love to hear from you~ What do you look for in a workhorse phone? Let us know in the comments!