Please note that what I am telling you about here applies to ANY union member, who is (or wants to be) an AT&T Wireless subscriber. My message is geared toward actors, but is just as applicable to unions of all jobs, in all industries across the land. Now on to my regularly scheduled blog.
This is the first blog entry where I’m saving you money on technology and productivity. Yay me! How about I start it off with a quick JD video intro…
Read on to learn HOW to take advantage of the savings!
OK, you have every “must have” that all of the blogs tell you that you need. Well, I have a few here that you might never have heard of, but I have found them very useful. I use a Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900 to be exact, but some of these apps are available for Android and iOS. I’ll let you know, because I’m cool like that.
There is finally some good hardware competition going on with Windows Phone. Samsung and HTC have really been repackaging successful Android devices and Nokia is focused solely on Windows Phone. That focus seems to be paying dividends.
Nokia is now the best-selling Windows Phone device after being in the market for just a few months. The reviews have been great and the customer satisfaction has been off the charts. The greatest testament was when Siri got caught recommending the Lumia when asked “What is the best cell phone ever”. Apple has since hard-coded the answer to be more Apple friendly, but the customer satisfaction data that Siri originally based her answer on, doesn’t lie. Now let’s look at WHY Nokia is winning and elevating the status of Windows Phone.
I love my Samsung Focus, I really do. The Windows Phone 7 experience is amazing and I no longer get the “I feel sorry” look from iPhone users. Sure they still speak in terms of superiority, but the “cool gap” is closing.
Part of what makes up the “cool gap” is apps. In 6 weeks of existence, I don’t expect Windows Phone Marketplace to have caught up to iPhone and Android app stores in quantity, but I expect some quality competition. I have been active in app collection and have found quite a few; that list is forthcoming. This post is a Wish List of apps that I’d love to see. Maybe the developers will give us all a happy holiday treat in the near future.
Here is my Top 10…scratch that…Top 9 list of wanted apps
That’s not just where I sleep; it’s my new writing workspace
It’s early Saturday morning and raining outside. I haven’t mustered out of bed yet, but that doesn’t have to impede my productivity.
I am armed with my Samsung Focus, my new Windows Phone 7 device and I am ready to work. I took the picture about a week ago and tweaked it up with Thumba, a photo editing app. Not too shabby for a phone pic, but I’ll write my Samsung Focus review later.
The BIG NEWS was that WordPress released their own blogging app, which is allowing me to write and publish this post from bed. The app is well put together. It uses the panorama features of wp7 really well. You can use it to write your blog posts and also manage comments and check stats. I’m having an issue with the stats right now, but I’m not too worried. The app has only been out a few days and they’ve already had an update. Hey developers…we love that.
I’m still getting used to typing on the screen so I won’t make this a full review, but so far I am imPressed! See what I did there? I made you laugh in my bed. Wait…uh…thats not good.
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Let me start out by stating that I absolutely love my Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7 (wp7). I am a fan, but I am not a cultish type of user. I am well aware of the shortcomings and I’m confident that they will be addressed. In fact, an update is due in “early 2011” and the rumor mill says it is massive and will be in January.
I have had my hands on the phone for just under a week and have been a heavy user. I’ve put it through it’s paces. I’m not ready for a full-on review as of yet, but I do have my “Top 20 Windows Phone 7 Fixes” that I’d like Microsoft to take care of ASAP. I’m sure that Mr. Ballmer will not be reading my blog, but hey you gotta put it out there if you want something to happen, right?
OK, here’s the list: