04-03-2012 06:33 PM
I'm Harry and I am currently running a Galaxy S2 and Desire HD. I have had A Galaxy S and iPhone 4, and used my girlfriends iPhone 4S. (all from Vodafone)
I am known within my friends and family as being something of a phone nut. It took me a while to decide between Android and iOS because i wanted to know what operating system was best for me. I run my whole life out of my smart phone. I use Maps to find my way around, I use the calander to run my uni schedules and work roster, the apps for my netbanking and memos, and of course the social media integration to run my social life. I am at the moment deciding between the touchWiz UI of the Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sense 3.0 on my Desire, which is the cleanest and most user friendly, as well as offering the most customisation so it gives me everything i need on the go. My experience with Android and iOS would, I think, give me a good opportunity to compare Windows to the two leading operation systems on the market. Similarly my experience with Samsung, Apple and HTC smartphones will give me a good basis on which to judge the abilities and uses of this new Nokia Smartphone.
I think i would make a good reviewer because I have a real need for the services that a smartphone provides. Because of this I run my phones 24/7, and cover a good range of the uses of the device. I have experience using other manufacturers hardware and other developers software so I have a solid benchmark with which I can rate the device. And because I love my phones and the operating systems, but am always looking for the best fit, I am just waiting for the chance to try Windows OS and Nokia's pairing with the OS, to see how it fits my needs, and if it offers the full solution that I need, but havent yet been able to find.
I hope I am one of the lucky ones,
04-03-2012 07:17 PM
I feel like I was born to write this review...let me paint you a picture...
One year ago I signed up to a 12mth contract with Voda to try out Android. I'm open-minded like that...I don't mind giving different things a try...
I would say that I like partying the night away or a quite night in, but realise that this isn't a dating profile...
Except...it is. I'm in love with the Lumia 800!
Since I got my Motorola Milestone 2 I've felt there's been something missing...
Sometimes things aren't as smooth as they could be, the relationship seems difficult...and call me shallow, but I wouldn't mind updating to a later (okay, and better looking) model.
Maybe I just need more colour in my life.
I want to go for weekends away, and I want Nokia Drive to take me there. I want someone that's fresh, vibrant and fun...and someone that can take advantage of the new Vodafone 850 network.
I've been waxing lyrical about the Lumia 800 for months now...just last week I got a mention in the company newsletter about my obsession. I know it's not healthy, but if I miss out on having a Lumia 800, I won't even be able to play love song dedications to myself using Nokia Music.
Your beautiful cyan polycarbonate body and clear black display are simply stunning (...you would match my eyes)...I know you have a tough exterior, but gorilla glass is actually one of the things I like about you - you can look after yourself with no bumps or scratches. I bet you feel real nice to hold too.
I went looking for you yesterday, but you're hard to find. The relationship will never be boring with the People Hub, Xbox Live, amazing camera, IE9, deep social integration...and I haven't even mentioned your Live Tiles...
...there's always something going on when I'm with you.
Nokia Lumia 800, let's get to know each other, let my find out all about you, and all the cool features you have...and let me shout out to the world how wonderful you are!
04-03-2012 09:25 PM
My name is Margaret and my current phone is a Nokia 6500 slide.
I'd love to review the Nokia Lumia 800 because I can give an unbiased, balanced review from an everyday perspective. I am keen to see what all the smart phone fuss is all about. I am constanly using social media via facebook and twitter and SMS messaging as well. I have no sense of direction so the GPS will be also in constant use. I am fasinated with photography so it will be interesting to see how well this feature compares.
I'm the perfect reviewer because I have never had a smart phone before and could therefore review this phone with an open mind as to how easy or difficult it is for a complete non tech savvy lay person to use and understand the Nokia technology.
04-03-2012 10:23 PM
My name is Megan Meyers.
My current phone is an iPhone 4S
I would love a new Nokia Lumia 800 because I'm not entirely happy with my iphone. I resisted from getting one for so long but gave in to the hype and am disappionted. I wanna see what else there is out there that will knock my socks off!
I would be a good reviewer as I'm just an average mum, who wants to keep up with the latest gadgets and gizmos out there to keep up with my 10 year old son, who already knows more about technology than me!
04-03-2012 11:42 PM
I, Lyndall Crisp, hearby swear to Vodafone that I will represent them, the 'blogging' best for the new Lumia 800 from Nokia!
As a mother of 2, I am always on the run and having a phone that helps keep me going in the 'right direction' is important. I need a phone that is simple to use, tough, durable, reliable and always there for me - unlike hubby at times (we will save that for another day).
As a current user of a Nokia E71 I would be new to the 'smart phone' technology, I would be able to provide an honest and non bias opinion to the Vodafone community, now that's power to you and me!
04-03-2012 11:51 PM
Hi, I am Nokia's number 1 fan. i have tried Apple iPhone, Sony Experia, Motorola Defy and others, but I always come home to old reliable Nokia....
As a basic user rather than a tech-head, I can give you a regular user's guide to how user friendly the new Nokia Lumia 800 is. I can't wait to get my paws around 1 so it can tell me where to go when I next get lost
05-03-2012 10:59 AM
Amazing responses guys!
Thanks everyone for your nominations.
We've now closed the nomination process and will announce our winners later today.
If you've been chosen I'll contact you via your Private Messages, you can access those here.
05-03-2012 05:54 PM - edited 06-03-2012 10:48 AM
We have our winners!
You've made us laugh, started an argument over whether or not me laughing at a post makes it an automatic winner, and at one point we picked up the wrong printout and considered a winner from another thread altogether.
But seriously, we have been discussing your posts for hours.
So many amazing responses to sift through. And we have now reached the difficult decision of choosing only two of you to play and review the Lumia 800.
For our two lucky reviewers, I'll send you a private message soon and give you our email details.
We'll get your delivery address, mobile numbers and get the Lumia 800 into your hands real soon.
For everyone else, a genuine thank you from me for such amazing content to read. And I'd like to point out that the Lumia 800 comes with a free month's access when ordered online.
Again, thank you everyone for your amazing nominations, you have all done a remarkable job