29-02-2012 06:00 PM - edited 05-03-2012 06:10 PM
We have our winners!
Great news everyone, we've laid hands on two brand new Lumia 800s from Nokia.
And I want to give them to you, well two of you.
The Lumia 800 launched today, and is Nokia's first Windows phone.
I want to know why you'd be the perfect reviewer of this brand new phone and why you want to experience the amazing everyday.
What do I get?
If you're one of the chosen two customers you will receive a Nokia Lumia 800 mobile phone to review and share your thoughts. We'll give you a thread to share here with our other reviewer to share everything with us from the moment you open the box, to when you fall in love with it.
And you'll get your very own article on our blog showing off your review, and amazing photography skills.
What do I need to do?
Reply here. And tell us why you're the right reviewer for the Nokia Lumia 800.
Are you fascinated with windows phone? Always getting lost and going to show off Nokia Drive getting you out of the city?
Share as much or as little as you like. And of course, you'll need to be a Vodafone customer.
Feel free to use the template below, or write anything you like
When do I get it?
Nominations close midnight March 4th (that's Sunday night) and winners will be announced Monday March 5th.
That's all there is too it! Get entering and we'll have this amazing new phone in someone's hands very soon!
Nomination template (use it or write your own).
My current phone is a .......
I'd love to review the Nokia Lumia 800 because.....
I'm the perfect reviewer because I......
29-02-2012 07:23 PM
That second image is of a Lumia 900, just sayin'. Planning on getting one of them in? ;-)
Name: Norman Ma
Twitter handle: @darkhorse166
Current Phone(s): Nokia N9, HTC Trophy, Galaxy Nexus (yes, I am crazy like that)
I'd love to review the Nokia Lumia 800 because: this is a phone that matters - whether Nokia and Microsoft will make a big impact in the next 12 months here in Australia depends on the success of the Lumia 800. Nokia's clearly put a lot of effort into creating their new products and services - and if they're worthwhile I'd love to spread the word to the community!
I'm the perfect reviewer because: I'm not afraid to tell it like it is - if a device is great, I'll say so, if it has weaknesses I won't shy away from pointing them out. I'm not about specs - I'm about how well a phone works for what I do in the real world. Plus I can compare the Lumia to some of the other latest phones out there and point out what makes the Lumia easier (or more difficult) to use compared to everything else. :-)
29-02-2012 07:38 PM
Name: Michael Faro-Tusino
My Current phones are: Nokia N9, Nokia N950, Nokia N8
I'd love to review the Lumia 800 as I am a huge Nokia fanboy, and would like to see whether the choice for Nokia to ditch Symbian and MeeGo for Windows Phone was a good one, as well as seeing how they differentiate themselves from other WP manufacturers, without being fragmented like Android.
I refuse to use an iPhone or Android device, just for the fact that everything that is claimed as "innovative" or "game changing" has already been introduced by Nokia in the past.
I'm the perfect reviewer because I am a huge fan boy and am quite disappointed that Nokia have "killed" their pride and joys Symbian and MeeGo, but if it was a good decision, I won't lie. I am pretty honest and have had revieweing experience before, as well as thorough knowledge of Nokia technology.
29-02-2012 07:45 PM - edited 29-02-2012 10:23 PM
Name: Jubbin grewal
My current phone is a Samsung Omnia 7 (and Motorola Milestone)
I'd love to review the Nokia Lumia 800 because so much has been said about the gorgeous hardware and build on this phone, and that's something I would love to put to the test and see if it's true. That combined with Microsoft's world class Windows Phone Operating System might just be the double knock from this killer phone from Nokia - who have reinvented themselves with the Lumia 800. The Cherry on top? Free great apps such as Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, and Nokia Music would be an amazing treat to anyone who has this phone! I could go on, but I have to save something for the review!
I'm the perfect reviewer because I own my own website - Techin5. I have been reviewing phones and other gadgets for nearly a year to thousands of people around the world, and the one phone I have yet to get my hands on is the stunning little number from Nokia - the Lumia 800! I also currently use a 1st Generation Windows Phone, so you can be sure that I already know the Operating System to a teet, and therefore can really see how well Nokia have done in the year or so since Windows Phones first came out. Also, I have a YouTube Channel too. Link can be found through the website!
Side note: Been looking forward to this phone for quite some time now!
29-02-2012 11:00 PM
Name: Gianpaolo Panucci
My current phone is an iPhone 4S
I'd love to review the Nokia Lumia 800 because I have owned a iPhones since the iPhone 3G came out(upgrading every few years) and I would love the opportunity to review something that uses the Windows Mobile Operating System so I can compare it to iOS.
I'm the perfect reviewer because I am studying IT at UTS, and I have a vast knowledge of computer software and hardware and wish to expand my knowledge of phone operating systems other than iOS. I also keep up to date with everything in the IT world by following gadget site, Gizmodo and Engadget.
01-03-2012 10:25 AM - edited 01-03-2012 11:12 AM
That second image is the wrong phone
Whoops. Thanks Norman! Not sure where I picked up the wrong picture from..... I've updated the Lumia 800 picture now. Thanks for letting me know
01-03-2012 12:06 PM
Hello! You can call me Pobj. All my friends do anyway!
I am currently an Android user on a HTC Desire.
Let me get this across early ... I am windows sceptic ... that's why I would love to review the Nokia Lumia 800. I have recently become an Apple-Android Hybrid. Is there room for Windows? I'll let you decide.
As for the perfect reviewer, well, I am not perfect. So as an ordinary Aussie, with real struggles and a real world, I may be relevant, which may be perfect for your needs
Anyway ... back to study ...
01-03-2012 12:19 PM
My current phone is an Apple iPhone 4
I'd love to review the Nokia Lumia 800 because I think Windows Phone is taking a different approach. While they don't have the App selection yet, they are getting there. Also, the way things are more fluid with live tiles seems like it would offer a great way to keep up-to-date with everything happening. Nokia hardware has always been a staple in the mobile phone industry and the Lumia 800 seems to be no exception. Finally, the Nokia maps would be a welcome improvement over the iPhone's lack lustre current offering.
I'm the perfect reviewer because I am the consummate Apple fanboy and would take some convincing that changing to the Lumia 800 / Windows Phone. It would need to be really convincing to move me away from the iPhone and the substantial investment I have made in Apps over the last 4 years...
Also, I have always had a soft spot for Nokia. Owning just about only Nokia phones from 1998 to 2007 but moving away from them to the iPhone when they fell behind with their smart phone selection.
01-03-2012 12:29 PM
Name: Chris McGrath
Twitter handle: @cpmcgrath
Current Phone: HTC Trophy
I'm the perfect reviewer for several reasons.
1. I'm unbias, many a flamewar I've stopped by adding facts and pointing out the rather obvious (but far too often overlooked) point - every phone has benifits and disadvantages.
2. I own a first generation Windows Phone. I've seen the evolution of the OS over that time, and it gives me something to compare against. To be able to tell what's faster, what's unique to the hardware and what is shared between them.
3. I'm a software developer, I've used the Windows Phone API and understand a lot of what happens under the hood. This would allow me to not only describe certain behaviours, but the reason the behaviours occur (in short not only describe what but how).
4. Being a software developer, I'm a software guy. I don't care if a phone is single core or dual core, it's the end experience is that matters.
5. I have followed the Nokia and Microsoft partnership since day one. I understand it's history, and what it could mean for the future of Nokia, Microsoft, and the mobile phone history in general.
6. With windows 8 around the corner, the review will benifit from what a perspective of what windows 8/windows phone intergration will be like - I've already got my hands on the Windows 8 Community Preview and putting it to the test.
01-03-2012 02:44 PM
My name is Melvyn Lee
I currently am using an HTC Desire HD (from vodafone, of course~!)
I'd be the perfect reviewer because I'm a heavy user of mobile phones, and I'd love the opportunity to be able to explore fully the ins and outs of a windows phone, particularly one made by Nokia. As a Uni student, I rely heavily on my phone for communication, work, emails, and staying connected to the world in general (what can I say, I'm a wired up man!).
I'd be able to tell the vast number of people reading this whether the phone fits in well with daily life. Apple fans, Android fans and other WinMo fans can expect something balanced and zero fanboy, because I believe each OS has its own pros and cons.
Plus, I'm hopeless with directions and Nokia drive could prove to be a life saver, and wouldn't you like the chance to save lives?