One of the great perks to my job is all the cool toys I get to play with. This week I was given one of the new Nokia phones running Windows Phone 7. It won’t be my main phone since it’s actually a European phone and my SIM card won’t work in it. But I’ll use it to show off Windows Phone on a Nokia device when I’m out and about and have access to wireless Internet. For my everyday phone, I have a Samsung Focus also running Windows Phone 7 which I love.
The Nokia is quite nice. I would have liked to have gotten one of the cyan blue ones, but beggars can’t be choosers, so basic black it is.
Nice box. Oooooo.
Opening the box. Aaaaaaaah.
Feels good in my hand. It has a nice weight to it even though it feels slightly heavier than my Samsung.
Shiny and smooth. Nice.
But they used the same types of buttons as the Samsung. That’s the one thing I’d change and was hoping manufacturers wouldn’t implement in future versions of Windows Phones. It’s too easy to accidently brush your finger over one of the buttons and find yourself back on the home page or staring at the Bing search field. Guess they didn’t get my memo.
It’s got really nice lines, although none of the buttons on the side aren’t marked. I have a hard time not hitting wrong buttons on my Samsung and they have distinguishing markings. Hmmm…perhaps I should look at the markings more often and then I wouldn’t hit the wrong buttons. With the Nokia though it’ll be the device’s fault, not mine.
The accessories. It’s a European phone so hence the European power plug.
A rubber sheath to keep my new toy looking shiny for longer and to help me keep a grip on it. I like.
My new phone in it’s new rubber clothes.
Sleek new phone + sleek phone OS = awesome
Can’t wait to show it off.