Can you remember your first mobile phone? I can. It was a Nokia. And pretty chunky.
I used it to *talk* to people. And people phoned me. To talk. We’d have a conversation that didn’t require a keyboard. Strange but true.
None of this texting or Tweeting malarkey.
But I am what’s known as an early adapter in the geek department. Before long I was SMSing like my thumbs were playing pinball.
Now, I can’t seriously imagine life WITHOUT a smartphone. I started with a Blackberry, swapping to an iPhone4 last year. As a small business operator and blogger, a Smartphone is an essential tool (well that’s what I tell my husband when I’m sitting on the lounge at night Tweeting my way through an episode of Grey’s Anatomy).
So imagine how rapidly my inner geek levels rose when the lovely people at Nokia contacted me to see if I wanted play around with a Nokia N8 smartphone. Did I mention it was pink?
Yep, that’s right. Pink + geek = love at first sight.
Apart from it’s obvious good looks, does it deliver the goods as a solid “mobile office” alternative?
The short answer? Yes, it does. And, dare I whisper it in the vicinity of my iPhone … possibly more.
Get this … the Pink N8 features a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash and clever social network uploading capabilities. That’s some serious camera power in a phone. You can also edit photos and videos on the device, share them with friends and family instantly and upload them to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter straight from the home screen.
The phone even lets you organise your social life simply by syncing calendar events from Facebook to the Nokia N8 calendar.
So, what about apps? The Nokia equivalent of Apple’s App Store is Ovi Store. It works the same way – there are free apps and paid ones. Yes, the kids can still play Angry Birds while you’re buying five minutes extra to drink your coffee in peace. And yes, I can blog straight from my phone with the WordPress app. There’s no Instagram but I’m loving the look of Pocketbooth and Colorizit in the photo app department.
Now, to get to the REALLY exciting bit. Yep, that’s right Nokia and Styling You has a N8 Pink to give away to one lucky reader.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. For your chance to win a Nokia N8 Pink valued at $639, simply leave a comment below. Tell me about your first mobile phone. Was it a brick? Can you remember your first text? Entries open June 16 at 7am and close on June 23 at 8am. This competition is open to Australian residents only. One entry per person. The total prize pool is valued at $639. The winner will be drawn at random using www.random.org. He or she will be notified by email and their name will be listed here.
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