This giveaway is now closed; it had to be short because of Christmas. Random.org picked comment #15. Congrats to Gina! Thank you to all who entered and helped spread the word.
I get to be the #attphonefairy’s assistant! I have confidence that I can assist her better than the tooth fairy because I’ve been lousy with that position. [I guess I don't know for sure that the #attphonefairy is a "her."] Anyhow…the fairy sent me an HTC HD7S phone to try. I’ve had it for 5 days. Before I tell you what I think of it here’s the official specs straight from Amazon:
- 3G-enabled Windows Phone 7 smartphone with extra-large 4.3-inch touchscreen for fast typing on virtual keyboard and excellent multimedia
- Windows Phone 7 OS provides easy access to social networking, personal/corporate e-mail, office apps, Xbox LIVE games, streaming media, and more
- 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture; 16 GB internal memory; Wireless-N Wi-Fi; Bluetooth stereo music; GPS for navigation and location services
- Up to 4.5 hours of talk time, up to 276 hours (11.5 days) of standby time; released in June, 2011
- What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB charge and sync cable, wired stereo headset (with microphone), quick start guide
- Size (LWH): 4.8 inches, 2.68 inches, 0.44 inches
- Weight: 5.76 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 276 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Now here’s what I think:
It’s a very cool phone, but I prefer Android based. I’m active with social media and online things that Windows doesn’t have apps for. The Windows based phone is great for people that:
- like to use Zune for their music,
- play games through xBox live – you can connect to it with this phone,
- play games on the phone,
- interact with other people you usually see in real life [shocking!],
- watch movies,
- and keep track of the weather, stocks and stuff.
You can even do a bit of picture editing on the phone. I’ve been having a bit of trouble with the camera button. Hopefully with more use I’ll get the hang of it. It does take great videos.
I was surprised that they include headsets in the phone box. Makes sense since the phone is very good with music and radio. I’ve also been quite happy with the battery life of this phone. The flashlight app is fun and useful, and my kids had an hilarious morning playing with the talking dog game. And that’s as far as I got in 5 days!
Sweepstakes Technical Stuff:
The prize is one HTC HD75 smartphone new in box sent to the U.S. address emailed to me by the winner.
- Leave a comment on this post for first entry. If you don’t know what to say tell me about your first smartphone or why you want your first smartphone.
- Tell your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter and link to this post for a second and third entry. Use #attphonefairy in both updates. Leave a separate comment on this post for each entry.
- Starts Dec 19, 2011 8:30am and ends 12 noon on Dec 21, 2011.
- Must live in the U.S.
- Winning comment number picked by Random.org
- A representative of AT&T will ship the phone directly to the winner.