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Win a Nokia Lumia 900, “Best in Show” smartphone at CES

[UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, comment #177, Jarvis. Thanks so all who entered.]

[UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. The winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, May 10th. If you do not see your comment listed, it is possible that you did not follow the instructions for answering the question posed in the post. There was an unusually high number of entrants for this giveaway who did not pay attention to the instructions and just commented in the manner of “pick me! pick me!” which, unfortunately, disqualified their entries. I tried to be as lenient as possible in my interpretation of the rules but some simply could not be approved.]

Back in January when I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Nokia Lumia 900 took “Best in Show” in the very competitive smartphone category. I got to play with one for just a couple minutes before the other people jostling to get a look made it clear that my time was up. But in that brief time I fell in love with it: the feel of it, and the look of it. I can’t wait to give a real try, which will happen in a few days when I get one to review. But why should I have all the fun with this amazing phone? Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win one too!

The great reviews for the Lumia 900 keep rolling in. Pretty much everyone agrees that it’s a fantastic phone. Why? Because Windows started from scratch, designed an entirely new and exciting smartphone operating system, and then worked closely with Nokia to make sure their phones were designed specifically for this new OS. I’ve reviewed three other Windows phones in the past sixteen months, but nothing from Nokia, so I’m really excited about this one.

Why do I love Windows phones so much? Here are some highlights.

The Camera

Several other phones that I’ve used recently don’t have a camera button, which frankly just sucks. It’s harder to take a picture one-handed. On the other hand, WP cameras have a nifty little feature where you can tap on the screen, and the camera will focus on that spot, then take the picture automatically. This is great for those times when you don’t want to the camera to shake at all.

The very best part about having a dedicated camera button, though, is that you can wake the phone up, bypass the lock screen, and go right to the camera by just holding down on the camera button. I can’t tell you how many times I missed shots with non-Windows phones because I had to go through too many steps to get to the camera.  But with Windows phones, you’ll be ready to take a picture in about two seconds or less. When my kids are doing something adorable I don’t have to fumble – I get the shot in time.

Uploading to Facebook and Twitter is super easy, and can be done right from the picture screen – no need to leave the camera and go open another app. Keep the grandparents up-to-date on what your kids are doing on the fly!

And if you’re worried about losing your photos before you can get home and sync them, you can choose to automatically upload to SkyDrive.

Live Tiles

Little icons are so 2009. With Windows phones you get big boxes that can show you at a glance if you have a new email or Twitter DM, which of your friends just posted to Facebook, or how many emails you have. You don’t have to open a thing to see all of this, you just look at your home screen.

Plus, you can “pin” just about anything to that home screen. There are a couple of websites I go to a lot, so instead of opening the browser, going into the favorites, and choosing a site, I simply tap that page’s tile on the home screen and I’m instantly taken to it. I’m at Disney World right now, and I pinned a Disney-related site that I knew I’d be referring to a lot. After we return home, I can unpin it in about half a second.

If you have a particular person you call or text often, you can even pin him or her to the home screen! My husband, my son, and our favorite pizza place – they’ve all been pinned.

The People Hub

We all have a bunch of different identities on the web now – our Twitter feeds, our Facebook pages, our websites…and all of that now lives in one place, with the People Hub. If I want to contact my friend Ann, I don’t go to the phonebook or open the Hotmail app or go to facebook. I go to the People Hub, and the first thing I see is the last thing she posted. From that page I can send her an email, call her on any of her numbers, go to her web page, post directly on her Facebook wall, even see her birthday. All of the various info the phone has for her is compiled into one neat page. No more searching different apps.

Great Apps

I have to laugh at this point when people compare the number of apps on iPhone to Windows phone. There are roughly a bajillion apps on iPhone that I don’t want. But I have all of the apps I need on Windows Phone. Some of my favorites (I’m using a free version, unless otherwise noted):

  • Rowi – At first I thought this Twitter app was almost as good as having TweetDeck on my phone. Now I’ve come to love it so much, I wish I had a desktop version. Could someone at Rowi please get on that? I have the paid version, which I bought with my very first Windows phone, and just like with all the other apps, you can transfer it over for free if you get a new Windows phone.
  • Runtastic – I have the free version, which keeps track of my pace, distance, calories, and more. When I’m done jogging I can see the route I took on a map, look at my split times, and save it all to the Runtastic website to track my progress.
  • HopStop – I can’t get around without HopStop. Sure, I could just go to the website, but the experience is so much easier with their excellent Windows app.
  • Amazon Kindle – When I’m at home I read books on my kindle or a tablet, but I don’t bring those with me most of the time. I love that if I’m on the subway or I have a few spare minutes waiting in line, my books are always with me.
  • WordPress – Sometimes you see something that just have to post RIGHT NOW. This app integrates with my blogs, allowing me to post, moderate comments, and see stats.
  • Netflix – If you use it at home or on your computer, you can imagine how awesome it is to have it on your phone.
  • Local Scout – This built-in app gets your location and instantly gives you a list of nearby restaurants, stores, and places of interest, along with reviews and other info.
  • Photo Studio – This fantastic app can either take pictures in different modes (like panorama or beauty shot), or edit pictures you took with the regular phone app.
  • Translator – This app can translate by typing words in, or by holding the camera up to a sign. It’s like magic. So far I’ve just been playing with it – I can’t wait to use it in a place where it might actually help me!
  • Skype – I just downloaded this one a few days ago and have barely played with it, but if you use Skype, I bet you’ll find this one to be essential. Skype is the best way I know of to keep in touch with family that’s far away, and the prevalence of front-facing cameras in smartphones makes it a no-brainer.
  • OneNote – Part of Office for Windows Phone, OneNote lets you take notes and record audio, and just like on your computer it saves as it goes along. Best of all, you can have it automatically sync with OneNote on your computer over SkyDrive, so that your notes are always up-to-date wherever you are. I keep my grocery list on my laptop, and it’s on my phone when I get to the store (and it’s super easy to get to, since I have it pinned to my home page!). I take notes in meetings in OneNote on my phone, and then I can work on them on my laptop without transferring anything myself. Aside from the camera, this is probably the Windows app I use most of all.

The Giveaway

Blue Nokia Lumia copySo, have I convinced you yet of just how awesome Windows phones are? Are you salivating at the thought of getting your hands on one? Well, somebody will get their very own gorgeous Nokia Lumia 900 in cyan (that’s “blue” for those of us who didn’t major in art).

You will also get 30 days of service on the AT&T network for the Lumia.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and as a busy mom I appreciate just how quick and easy Windows phones are. So to enter, I want to hear which Windows phone feature or app you think would save you the most time or make something you routinely do a little easier.

Just leave that in a comment on this post, and you’re entered to win.

For a second entry, you can tweet about the contest with a link back to this post. The tweet must contain “@SelfishMom” (but should not start with it), the link, and the hashtag #WindowsPhone. Or, you can just copy and paste this:

Want to win the wildly popular Nokia Lumia 900 #WindowsPhone in gorgeous cyan? @SelfishMom is giving one away!

Make sure to leave a second comment with a link to your tweet, or it won’t count (instructions on how to find and post the url of your tweet can be found here).

That’s two entries per household, please. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, and must live in the continental US.

This contest will close at noon-ish on Wednesday, May 9th (and if the winner gives me the shipping address quickly he/she will get it in time for Mother’s Day – Gift idea! Gift idea!). The winner will be chosen by See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.

Good luck!

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230 Responses to “Win a Nokia Lumia 900, “Best in Show” smartphone at CES”

  1. Jadzia on April 29th, 2012 4:16 am

    The way the camera works sounds great! I’ve been using an iPod touch for my pix and it is not nearly as user friendly.
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  2. Tiffany on April 29th, 2012 6:17 am

    You had me sold with the One Note app. I keep all of my recipes on One Note so the idea of being able to have access to them on my phone, even better. Game changer, awesome

  3. Tiffany on April 29th, 2012 6:21 am
  4. DawnV on April 29th, 2012 8:47 am

    I’m ready to move on from my BB and this smartphone sounds perfect. WordPress AND One Note- awesome!
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  5. Denise Traynor on April 29th, 2012 11:25 am

    photo studio so you can show me how to use it and i can take pictures of the bunny and turtles.

  6. Nancy on April 29th, 2012 1:40 pm

    I haave never heard of that Twitter app for Windows Phone…and it has to be better than the one I use – Seismic. I want it. So jealous that you are getting one of these. Been dying for one.

  7. Nancy on April 29th, 2012 1:43 pm
  8. Tyler Barton on April 29th, 2012 2:05 pm

    This device is an exquisite one, and I believe that it is what shall revitalize Nokia’s company. It is a shame that BlackBerry has not opted to accept Windows Phone as an operating system option. The best feature of Windows phone is the “get-in, get-out” mentality that integrates live information updates to the phone’s home screen, and the dedicated camera button makes it a smart choice for photo sharers. I should greatly enjoyhaving one of these! Apple’s co-founder, Steve Wozniak (spelling?), even carries one of these in white!

  9. Alek Pol on April 29th, 2012 3:19 pm

    I think the one note feature is where its at. i love simple native note pad apps.. Never need anything fancy, just want things to be remembered and listed.

  10. Alek Pol on April 29th, 2012 3:20 pm
  11. Lauren on April 29th, 2012 5:18 pm

    OneNote sounds fantastic. Lord knows I need every ounce of help to stay organized!

  12. Jerry S on April 29th, 2012 8:42 pm

    It’s all about Windows ..that’s the feature I like.

  13. Tabathia B on April 30th, 2012 6:40 pm

    I love the phone interface which makes it easier to manage and use
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  14. Tabathia B on April 30th, 2012 6:43 pm

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  15. Michelle Small on May 1st, 2012 6:01 pm

    The one note feature would probably help me a lot. I am very forgetful and when I write a list I almost always forget to bring the list with me. This would eliminate that problem because I would be able to make list as I go through day and never go anywhere without my phone.

  16. Michelle Small on May 1st, 2012 6:01 pm
  17. duaa on May 1st, 2012 10:26 pm

    Email the easiest thing in windows phones.

  18. Lisa T on May 3rd, 2012 8:29 am
  19. Sara on May 3rd, 2012 10:05 am

    I have never had a smartphone, so the touch screen will be new to me and should help save time.

  20. Chris Weber on May 3rd, 2012 10:18 am
  21. jules mcnubbin on May 3rd, 2012 12:18 pm

    photo studio. I use my phone all the time for taking pics.. and that would be awesome.

  22. jules mcnubbin on May 3rd, 2012 12:19 pm
  23. Desiree S. on May 3rd, 2012 12:31 pm

    Definitely Onenote since I am in the process of writing a book. That would be great for me to take voice notes and type notes I can separate in different folders according to dates. The photo studio sounds pretty neat seeing as though I am kind of a camera nazi. I take about 300 pictures a day of everything I see and do. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  24. Stacy Kurtz on May 3rd, 2012 12:34 pm

    OneNote sounds great for staying organized and keeping track of my schedule.

  25. Stacy Kurtz on May 3rd, 2012 12:35 pm
  26. Daryl on May 3rd, 2012 12:36 pm
  27. Michele Adduci on May 3rd, 2012 12:36 pm

    Make photos + share on social networks + backup on SkyDrive just in 3 touches. None can do better.

  28. Bill Reiss on May 3rd, 2012 12:36 pm
  29. ChrisK on May 3rd, 2012 12:36 pm
  30. Michele Adduci on May 3rd, 2012 12:37 pm
  31. nichol perez on May 3rd, 2012 12:38 pm

    My Android phone sucks so bad and I’m tired of replacing it over and over. I finally want something I will be happy with and I really could use this Nokia Lumia 900. It has everything I need. This would really make my Mother’s Day!!

  32. Timothy Bennett on May 3rd, 2012 12:38 pm

    The best feature of the Windows phone is the responsiveness the device. I’m tired of all the Android lags I experience.

  33. nichol perez on May 3rd, 2012 12:40 pm

    I definitely tweeted
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  34. Joel Rushworth on May 3rd, 2012 12:40 pm

    Internet Sharing & LTE will save me the hassle of hoping to find wi-fi on my laptop!

  35. sean c on May 3rd, 2012 12:41 pm

    I get a Butload of emails so im gona say the email tile would save aot of time of me sitting at the desk going thu them

  36. sean c on May 3rd, 2012 12:41 pm
  37. Sean Johnson on May 3rd, 2012 12:41 pm

    My mom is one of the most important people in my life. And I hate to see her struggle with complicated smart phones. I think the Lumia 900 would be great for her! (@BenThePCGuy sent me here)!/Seansjohnson/status/198089290192912384

  38. Stephen Robinson on May 3rd, 2012 12:41 pm

    I’d likely use the peoplehub the most to keep in contact with loved ones.

  39. JHornberger on May 3rd, 2012 12:42 pm

    Executive Caddy is AWESOME!!!!! I’m not a great golfer, but this program is wonderful.

  40. Stephen Robinson on May 3rd, 2012 12:45 pm
  41. Shawn Wildermuth on May 3rd, 2012 12:46 pm

    I guess I missed the part about Mother’s day ;)

    Well, for me the best part about the phone for Mom’s is definitely that I can set an appointment for my birthday so i’ll always get my gifts early ;) And the easy to take pictures with the shutter button is a must.
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  42. Archy NY on May 3rd, 2012 12:47 pm

    Here’s my tweet for the second entry!/CodeToGlory/status/198090518809423872

  43. SANDY on May 3rd, 2012 12:49 pm

    would love a smartphone and this is a genius- I would love photo studio

  44. Archy NY on May 3rd, 2012 12:49 pm

    As a new mom, I think I will find the People Hub to be the most exciting to share pictures of my baby with all my friends across my social networks.

  45. David Broussard on May 3rd, 2012 12:52 pm

    Tweeted at

    Love Windows Phone 7.5 for all the reasons that you mentioned. Did you notice that QR code reads are built into Bing and there are some.great apps out there that let you create QR Business Cards. No need to carry around cards in you wallet.

  46. Marc Uydess on May 3rd, 2012 12:53 pm

    The people hub would be the most useful feature to me. It will give me access to all of my contacts in one easy place and allow me to see the updates.

  47. joklucus on May 3rd, 2012 12:53 pm

    Being able to take the phone right out of my pocket and snap a picture sounds amazing! It will surely speed up the process when I need to snap a picture immediately!

  48. joklucus on May 3rd, 2012 12:53 pm
  49. GillySqueeze on May 3rd, 2012 12:55 pm

    i think the live tiles would save me the most time also the pocket to picture

  50. yehuda g. on May 3rd, 2012 12:57 pm

    Built in music finder helps me find what song is playing and if i like it i can download it instantly

  51. yehuda g. on May 3rd, 2012 12:57 pm
  52. Kevin L on May 3rd, 2012 12:59 pm

    Probably the people hub. I only actively communicate with a few friends across social networks, and I’ve heard I can set it up to do so without worrying about being overwhelmed with white noise. Plus… IT’S BLUE! =D

  53. Neil on May 3rd, 2012 1:00 pm

    Without a doubt its got to be the live tiles. Just having everything right there in one place means you can see everything at a glance without going into a lot of different apps.

  54. Neil on May 3rd, 2012 1:01 pm
  55. Gerard Williamson on May 3rd, 2012 1:03 pm

    The OneNote sync for the exact reason you mentioned. Instead of creating a jagillion reminders on my calendar I can keep a list using OneNote and have it updated at all times across all machines.

    Thanks for pointing out my earlier invalid post :)

  56. xpclient on May 3rd, 2012 1:06 pm

    The Skype is easily the most useful, time (and money)-saving app for me. I need to talk with my sister abroad once in a day and for several hours on weekends and Skype just lets me quickly video conference with her. No hassles.

    Tweet for 2nd entry:!/xpclient/status/198095537092829186

  57. Joshua Grzy on May 3rd, 2012 1:12 pm

    I would use the camera and sharing feature the most. It’s not easy to share pictures when you have a point-and-shoot.

  58. Joshua Grzy on May 3rd, 2012 1:14 pm
  59. Matt Serbinski on May 3rd, 2012 1:15 pm

    Having access to all of my files in SkyDrive (with the SkyDrive app) is a real time saver! I can easily grab the data I need anytime, anywhere and also upload data from anywhere!
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  60. Matt Serbinski on May 3rd, 2012 1:18 pm
  61. Eric on May 3rd, 2012 1:19 pm

    The Live Tiles would keep me from having to constantly open apps for updates.. timesaver!


  62. Jeremy on May 3rd, 2012 1:20 pm

    The PageOnce app is great for managing your bank account, credit cards and bills, all in one easy to use app.!/JBlack02187/status/198089756062658561

  63. Scott on May 3rd, 2012 1:20 pm

    I love the Tiles and most especially the People Tile. I also like the ME tile, that allows me to post, in one post, to all my major Social Media sites, and even tells me when I have gone over the 144 Twitter limit!! I love Mango!!

  64. Nathan on May 3rd, 2012 1:24 pm

    Tweeted in hopes to win for my wife.!/industry86/status/198099458934845440

  65. Scott on May 3rd, 2012 1:24 pm
  66. Norris on May 3rd, 2012 1:25 pm

    Sorry, trying again–this time reading rules and hoping to win for my wife…She doesn’t have a smartphone and carries around a sheet of paper for keeping track of all of our 3 kids (and ours) daily activities, etc. Having a Lumia 900 with it’s great calendaring feature would help her to more easily manage are crazy/hectic lives. She’d also love the People Hub–I use it so often and know she’d love it. Thanks for consideration.

  67. Nathan on May 3rd, 2012 1:26 pm

    As a Windows Phone owner, I find the usability of it to be far greater than my wife’s iPhone, especially regarding gathering email and social network access. Between the people hub, the ease of picture taking and pinning awesome weather apps like WeatherFlow, half the time I barely even look at my list of apps and stay within the Live Tile section.

  68. joellipenta on May 3rd, 2012 1:33 pm

    I love being able to get to the camera in a jiffy even if the phone is off! The updating live tiles are amazing, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Matt on May 3rd, 2012 1:43 pm

    Front-facing camera will make it easier to “see” Mom when calling her on Skype!

  70. Alex on May 3rd, 2012 1:44 pm

    I would use Live Tiles for quick information.

  71. s b cee on May 3rd, 2012 1:47 pm

    The Windows phone app that will save me the most time is One Bus Away. It’s an incredible transit app that looks gorgeous on Windows Phone.

  72. Alex on May 3rd, 2012 1:51 pm
  73. Wil Santiago on May 3rd, 2012 1:51 pm

    Being able to pin email folders to my start screen is brilliant. I do I.T. so having my “Tickets” folder pinned helps me distinguish if important emails have come in from not so important emails. This makes my job a lot easier.

  74. Tom on May 3rd, 2012 1:55 pm

    I think the live tiles an being able to pin contacts would be a tremendous help for me.

  75. Joe Easton on May 3rd, 2012 1:57 pm
  76. Joe Easton on May 3rd, 2012 1:58 pm

    It’s all about the live tiles! No need to enter every app for an update anymore.

  77. Tom on May 3rd, 2012 2:00 pm
  78. Chris Ross on May 3rd, 2012 2:05 pm

    Hey all, I love the 900 and can’t wait to get one (waiting for my contract to come up). With that said, please don’t enter me to win this phone as I just feel like sharing my story.

    The app I will use most on the 900 is probably the Facebook app, that’s probably not too surprising to many people.

    With that said, and in spirit of mother’s day, and my mother, who passed away at the end of March it is sometimes not so obvious how important a phone can be, apps or not.

    My mother and I weren’t on the best of terms over the past 20 years, in fact I think we only spoke 3 or 4 times during that period. Thankfully I was able to use my cell phone (off all the apps available) and reach out to her before she passed away.

    It’s amazing how a simple phone call can eclipse everything that has happened in the past, and allow people to move forward – on to better places, in peace. I love my mom and am very thankful that I was able to speak to her before she passed.

    So my story is simple. Use the apps, love the features but don’t forget to make that connection or reconnection just by a simple phone call.

  79. Joe on May 3rd, 2012 2:11 pm

    The one feature I love about Windows Phone is the People Hub, I mean, having not only your contacts but their live updates at hand is amazing!

    My mom REALLY(not shouting ;)) needs a phone and what better phone than the Lumia 900! :D
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  80. William Longmire on May 3rd, 2012 2:19 pm

    Askziggy is a speech enabled personal assistant and Windows Phones answer to iPhones SIRI. You can ask it questions, check weather, call contacts, set reminders to you calendar, and much more all with you voice. A must have app for all Windows Phone owners. Give it a it!

  81. William Longmire on May 3rd, 2012 2:33 pm
  82. Anand Bhaigade on May 3rd, 2012 3:10 pm

    I think OneNote is the app that makes windows phone a truly smart one.We can just share information effectively when we are working together on one project in real time(ppl working in office and the ones travelling).

  83. Jeffrey Young on May 3rd, 2012 3:15 pm

    For me the feature that makes my life easier is a combination of the fantastic front and rear camera paired withe the skype app that was just released. I do a lot of travel outside of the country for the Military and skype allowes me to see my wife and my puppy back home. Also the rear camera allows me to capture my travels and easily share them with my family.

  84. Jarrod Justus on May 3rd, 2012 3:24 pm

    The Live Tiles are very efficient and much better than the icons on Android, iOS, etc. That, and the ability to pin contacts and automatically see what they’re up to is a huge time saver!

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  85. Jarrod Justus on May 3rd, 2012 3:26 pm
  86. techSage on May 3rd, 2012 4:08 pm

    Windows Phone makes finding & listening to new music releases easier and cheaper than iTunes or buying CDs. You can get a Zune Pass for $10/mo & listen to anything you want the day it comes out!

  87. techSage on May 3rd, 2012 4:13 pm
  88. Ryan on May 3rd, 2012 4:28 pm
  89. Prathiraj on May 3rd, 2012 4:52 pm

    Pinning a contact is my favorite feature. With just a tap you have all the ways to connect with the person and all their updates!

  90. Prathiraj on May 3rd, 2012 4:54 pm
  91. Chris Weber on May 3rd, 2012 5:17 pm

    The large, bright screen is fantastic, and will save effort scrolling web pages. I have seen one, and it is significantly easier to see in bright sunlight.
    I think I would enjoy the live tiles and especially the People Hub on a daily basis-easier to keep up to date.

  92. Melika Nokaoi on May 3rd, 2012 5:35 pm

    Gorgeous phone! I love the idea of having a dedicated camera button because I love to take pictures of random things & sometimes you don’t have time to fumble with the phone to get the camera ready before the moment is over. Having OneNote would also be great since it’s a product I often use on my laptop, so how awesome would that be to have on a mobile phone with me all of the time? :-)
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  93. Melika Nokaoi on May 3rd, 2012 5:38 pm

    Link to tweet for second entry:!/MelikaNoKaOi/status/198164142786494467
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  94. mstiger on May 3rd, 2012 7:49 pm

    I like being able to see everything at a glance. I cannot do this with my current phone. Everything is much easier to use instead of going through multiple steps to get to it.

  95. mstiger on May 3rd, 2012 7:59 pm

    I like being able to see everything at a glance. My current phone does not do that and I have to go through a series of steps to get to everything.!/LEvans9968/status/198193575446593536

  96. Kien Giang on May 3rd, 2012 10:20 pm

    Live tiles would save the most time out of all the features of windows phones. If it were apps, the built in local scout and bing music search would be the quickest time saver since you wouldn’t have to wait for any apps to load.

  97. Kevyn on May 3rd, 2012 11:30 pm

    This would be awesome cause it would be my first smartphone and i could use Microsoft office for school projects and it would be awesome to get on the internet anywhere so thx

  98. Michael on May 3rd, 2012 11:31 pm

    Add “4th & Mayor’ to the list of Must-have apps on Windows Phone. Best client for Foursquare on WP!

  99. Joe on May 3rd, 2012 11:33 pm
  100. Ryan Saindon on May 4th, 2012 12:16 am

    I would have to say that Local Scout is one of the best time saving features. You can quickly find just about anything around you, along with directions, hours, contact numbers and even reviews. A very handy feature.

  101. Aron on May 4th, 2012 2:40 am

    I do love the photo studio, its a FUN-tastic andgreat app for capturing precious moments! And especially for the upcoming Mother’s Day! So selfish mom, hope u pick me…:)

  102. Desiree S. on May 4th, 2012 10:57 am
  103. Ron L on May 4th, 2012 12:40 pm

    I’m entering this for my wife and her horrible time wasting iPhone… She has to reset the data connection almost hourly to keep it working. I can’t narrow down my “favorite apps for her” in just one choice, so here’s a few.

    Her current favorite app is the You Version Bible – with the daily reading plans, reminders and quick lookup features, it makes staying in the Word simple and easy. That brilliant 4.7″ screen will make reading even easier.

    Although it will kill her to give up her Instagram App, Fotoroom is almost as fun, and with one touch sharing to Facebook, it’s just as fast and easy. Plus the camera with the Zeiss lens will blow away the quality of her current camera.

    And finally, Pinsation, for hooking up new pin’s on her Pinterest page. How can you be a crafty Mom without Pinterest?!/Waazzupppp/status/198097185248784385

  104. Rachel on May 4th, 2012 2:42 pm

    Rowi would help me and it’s the app I would use most. I tweet A LOT. I tweet from an iPod Touch. I wish I had a Lumia with a Rowi app because then I could tweet from my phone anywhere. Also I would have less gadgets since the ability to tweet would be already built-in to the phone.
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  105. Rachel on May 4th, 2012 2:44 pm

    Here is my tweet link!/ThatTweetThing/status/198482473062105088

    rachel @thattweetthing
    thattweetthing at
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  106. Joe on May 4th, 2012 8:26 pm
  107. Joe on May 4th, 2012 8:27 pm

    I think the calendar and organizational tools would help me the most, as a student. I have a lot of school work, club meetings and volunteering to balance, not to mention friends and family to keep in contact with!

  108. gtscout on May 4th, 2012 8:33 pm

    I currently don’t have a phone… so Windows phon would be an infinite upgrade for me!

  109. MultiplesMom on May 4th, 2012 8:36 pm

    hi… windows phone would be great for taking pictures of my two sets of twins when we play outside this summer

  110. Jane on May 4th, 2012 8:58 pm

    I’ll be honest here, I’m sick of my old iPhone 3GS! It freezes up like no other!

  111. Jane on May 4th, 2012 9:02 pm
  112. techjeff on May 4th, 2012 9:20 pm

    wp looks pretty sweet
    ill be honest i cant relate to the mom appeal of WP not being a mom, lol, but i could def use this to run my computer repair business. i havent joined the twitter craze like all of you sorry

  113. taylorsmom1212 on May 4th, 2012 9:43 pm

    I am trying 2 get my family’s restaurant off the ground

    anything that would make communication better is good news 4 me!!!!

    blessings x

  114. Miley on May 4th, 2012 9:52 pm

    Would be awesome to have that phone and at least try to be a little more organized. Really could have used it in my younger years with the kids!

  115. Maria on May 6th, 2012 9:19 am

    Love my iPhone, but this sounds interesting…maybe I can pass it on to dh for an early fathers day gift…
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  116. Aly Mashrah on May 6th, 2012 5:01 pm
  117. Janna Lee on May 6th, 2012 6:58 pm

    A phone that works would be amazing! Mine is a downgrade because me BB broke…for the 3rd time. Windows would be the best feature!

  118. Janna Lee on May 6th, 2012 6:58 pm
  119. Paul on May 7th, 2012 10:18 pm

    The Live Tiles on the home screen are the reason I want one. Just having your home screen come to life is worth the switch from the iPhone.

  120. Deirdre on May 8th, 2012 11:21 am

    I never had a smartphone and would love one!! the photo studio app sounds awesome! love taking photos of the kiddies!

  121. Deirdre on May 8th, 2012 11:22 am
  122. Jerry S on May 8th, 2012 1:22 pm
  123. Kristopher on May 8th, 2012 1:24 pm

    Easily the camera is the best, Carl Zeiss optics, 8 MP main camera with dual LED flash!

  124. Aly Mashrah on May 8th, 2012 4:00 pm

    The Skype feature on this phone will definitely make my life easier. I would be able to communicate with my husband, who is overseas, as well as my best friend who is overseas as well.
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  125. Li on May 9th, 2012 12:14 am

    The Live Tiles would save me a lot of time. Much better than what I have right now

  126. Li on May 9th, 2012 12:15 am
  127. banja bouphasavanh on May 9th, 2012 12:55 am

    The people hub and me tile will be very time saving when I need to check my Facebook and Twitter. With the integration, I will just need to check one app instead of two!

  128. banja bouphasavanh on May 9th, 2012 1:01 am
  129. Josiah on May 9th, 2012 8:43 am
  130. Doug on May 9th, 2012 9:50 am

    The live tiles seem to be a great way to get the information you need at a glance

  131. Jesse Hendrickson on May 9th, 2012 9:52 am

    People Hub is *awesome*. It makes it so much easier to keep up to date with what your friends and family are up to.

  132. Vijaya Malla on May 9th, 2012 9:52 am

    Search button on the windows phone give me access to the whole world, it can read/translate text for me, see and read images, find good food for me and directions to the restaurants as well. saves a ton of time by giving all information at one place with no app switiching..
    Love windows phone.

  133. matthew ellis on May 9th, 2012 9:53 am

    souNds fantastic!

    I’d love to have something with a proper front facing camera for Skype!

  134. Phillip on May 9th, 2012 9:53 am

    Uploading and tagging pictures to Facebook straight from the image gallery means i’m the quickest in the room every time!!

  135. Antoine on May 9th, 2012 9:55 am

    The camera and Photo Studio will make each day easier to me.

  136. JstewsMole on May 9th, 2012 9:55 am
  137. jjMustang on May 9th, 2012 9:56 am

    My spouse and I both have Windows Phones, so if I win, this would go to my mother-in-law. She needs a new phone because my oldest son threw hers into the dog’s water bowl. It still works, but has intermittent problems. Regardless, this Windows Phone would be a fantastic upgrade to her wannabe-smartphone. We could do Skype video chat when my 3-year-old and 1-week-old sons want to talk to “mamaw” and “papaw.”

  138. Antoine on May 9th, 2012 9:57 am
  139. Joe on May 9th, 2012 9:58 am

    I like to pin people to the start screen so I can get all their updates in one spot! No need to open several apps.

  140. Dawn on May 9th, 2012 9:59 am
  141. robb on May 9th, 2012 9:59 am
  142. erzhik on May 9th, 2012 10:00 am

    Lumia 900 has a great app Nokia Drive. Offline navigation. This would help me travel from one point to another without paying for navigation apps, this will make trip cheaper and easier.

  143. Gary Altman on May 9th, 2012 10:00 am

    My wife and I use the calendar function to share a calendar between both phones this a great feature of Windows Live on a Windows Phone!! That way there is no excuse when one of us forget an appointment. What she enters on her’s updates mine and vise-versa!

  144. CoopII on May 9th, 2012 10:00 am
  145. Joe on May 9th, 2012 10:00 am
  146. Rustin Horner on May 9th, 2012 10:01 am

    The feature that saves the most time with this phone is the People hub which contains both the Facebook and Twitter feeds. It’s great not having to open an app.

  147. Ivan Karacic on May 9th, 2012 10:01 am
  148. Michael Ingram on May 9th, 2012 10:02 am
  149. anthony claeys on May 9th, 2012 10:03 am

    I really like the app “Week View”. The life tile is giving me good feedback on whats planned in my agenda, and i can easily see how busy my week was :)

  150. Nate on May 9th, 2012 10:04 am

    I would definitely use the Lumia 900 to make my mother quit using a “dumbphone,” it kills me to see her SLOWLY browse the web and check her email.

  151. anthony claeys on May 9th, 2012 10:05 am
  152. Mike C. on May 9th, 2012 10:05 am

    My wife could really use the excellent camera on the Lumia. She’d frustrated by the sub-par camera on her current phone.

  153. portmatt on May 9th, 2012 10:07 am

    Two apps/abilities that I love are the ‘vision’ search. I use it to copy text from documents as well as scan barcodes to get info on products. The newest app that I’ve been using when traveling is still in beta testing. The nokia ‘City Lens’ is quite awesome and interactive. I love walking down the street of a downtown I’m not familiar with, bring up the app and seeing what is available for food/bars/fun.

  154. Mike C. on May 9th, 2012 10:07 am
  155. Nate on May 9th, 2012 10:07 am
  156. portmatt on May 9th, 2012 10:07 am
  157. Greg M on May 9th, 2012 10:08 am

    I’m glad AT&T is finally promoting Windows Phone. The Lumia is a great looking and feeling phone.
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  158. Curtis on May 9th, 2012 10:08 am
  159. Greg M on May 9th, 2012 10:11 am
  160. Michele on May 9th, 2012 10:13 am

    I already own a WP7(samsung omnia) and I coulnd’t live anymore without the zune pass! And rowi, pictures lab, taptitude, 4th & mayor, netflix… to many great apps!!!
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  161. Michele on May 9th, 2012 10:14 am
  162. Paul on May 9th, 2012 10:15 am

    The overall design would help in every facet of my life. The interface is well thought out and super efficient.

  163. Pham on May 9th, 2012 10:16 am

    I love the Lumia 900. Carbon for WP is one of my favorite twitter apps on WP.!/WinsRUs/status/200226458147360768

  164. DParana on May 9th, 2012 10:16 am

    The Built-in function to go to camera from sleep mode and upload to Facebook and/or Twitter is excellent. For work the People Hub is excellent to organize contacts by project or department. Pinning these groups to start screen allows quick group e-mails or messages to be sent and the Live Tile lets me know instantly of updates.

  165. Dominick on May 9th, 2012 10:17 am

    Having 3 kids all in travel sports, the calendar, quick way to take pictures, and live tiles will all be a huge help. Assuming my wife doesn’t steal the phone from me….

  166. Rhinoceros King on May 9th, 2012 10:17 am

    Taking pictures and posting to Facebook is easiest on WP7. No other OS comes close!

  167. Neil on May 9th, 2012 10:17 am

    Awesome fast phone when I tried it.

  168. Rhinoceros King on May 9th, 2012 10:18 am
  169. Melody on May 9th, 2012 10:22 am

    I love to be able to check the people hub and check e-mail instantly.

  170. ajhall62 on May 9th, 2012 10:22 am
  171. Melody on May 9th, 2012 10:23 am
  172. luan on May 9th, 2012 10:27 am

    Being able to take photo with just a click on the camera button is a huge time saver. That is my most favorite feature of windows phone.

  173. dherholz on May 9th, 2012 10:39 am

    I love my Samsung Focus, but I’m drooling over the screen size of the Lumia 900.

  174. dherholz on May 9th, 2012 10:39 am
  175. Josue on May 9th, 2012 10:46 am

    I was sold on the front view camera, it’s too cool.

  176. Bert Offers on May 9th, 2012 10:46 am

    I like the way its integrated with Outlook for email, calendar, etc. I also like the live tiles, very handy for quick information like weather.

  177. Jarvis on May 9th, 2012 10:52 am

    I like the live tiles feature. I can get to twitter in just seconds.

  178. Russell on May 9th, 2012 10:57 am

    The fact you can see the next appt, the number of emails and the number of messages on the lock screen make quick checks with the phone super easy and fast.

  179. Yuriy on May 9th, 2012 10:58 am
  180. Dawn on May 9th, 2012 10:59 am

    The Camera features look awesome! I take many photos of horses and animals. With my current phone, it’s so tedious that by the time I get to take the photo, I frequently lose the shot. I would also use the Photo Studio app.

  181. Brad Candell on May 9th, 2012 11:01 am

    Would LOVE to have a Lumia as an upgrade to my Trophy.. WP7 RULES!
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  182. Michael on May 9th, 2012 11:03 am

    I could only test a Lumia 800 until now – but my impression was the same: A real slick and cool phone!

  183. steve borgwardt on May 9th, 2012 11:03 am

    I also posted a comment on twitter at!/steveb51977/status/200239489518546944

  184. Carlo on May 9th, 2012 11:04 am

    The camera is one of the best

  185. James Nagy on May 9th, 2012 11:05 am

    I hate having to use Twitter and Facebook apps on my Android phone… I can’t wait to have them baked into my Windows Phone operating system…… Yum!!!!!

  186. Byron on May 9th, 2012 11:06 am

    One notes! Well design social network integration (ala metro)

  187. Trevor Moore on May 9th, 2012 11:07 am

    Windows phone is the most creative and innovative OS on the market. I hope Microsoft keeps up with the pace and makes it a top OS! That being said, the Lumia 900 is AMAZING and I would love a piece of that

  188. Trevor Moore on May 9th, 2012 11:07 am
  189. rob kopenec on May 9th, 2012 11:17 am

    I have this phone and have been very happy. Kinda wish I went with cyan instead of black.

  190. Mitch on May 9th, 2012 11:17 am

    Not sure I understand the entry instructions, but I have tweeted this (url above) and commented here. Does that meet the requirements?

  191. kim J on May 9th, 2012 11:20 am

    I love the live tiles on the windows phone. This is a beautiful phone and I would love to own one. Thanks

  192. kim J on May 9th, 2012 11:21 am
  193. James Nagy on May 9th, 2012 11:22 am

    Here is my tweet!… Big money big money!!!!! :-)

  194. Justin on May 9th, 2012 11:24 am
  195. yodani on May 9th, 2012 11:34 am

    I would love one for my mom. It us just easy to use and comes in pretty colors.
    My tweet

  196. Frank on May 9th, 2012 11:34 am

    Coming from an old blackbery, anything the lumia 900 has to offer will be an upgrade!

  197. MK on May 9th, 2012 11:36 am
  198. Michael on May 9th, 2012 11:40 am

    So, to add.. that saves me the most time is Maps! It is loaded instantly, recognizes voice commands (“main station”) and provides you with a route (even to walk).
    How nice this would be in foreign cities..

  199. Kevin Chew on May 9th, 2012 11:41 am

    I think the People Hub integration with Facebook & Twitter would make my day easier. Plus, uploading pics to Facebook would be better than my iPhone.

  200. JstewsMole on May 9th, 2012 11:41 am

    Certainly the one touch to the camera will be nice, but the ease of checking the social networks is amazing as well.

  201. Nick on May 9th, 2012 11:41 am

    I have a windows phone and my mom is looking to upgrade to one. Either way it would be put to good use!

  202. Nick on May 9th, 2012 11:42 am

    My tweet

  203. Mitch on May 9th, 2012 11:43 am

    Feature that saves the most time: Message Threading in email.
    App that makes something routinely easier: Tides App. Easy access to important tide information for kayaking the Maine Coast!
    This would make a great Mother’s Day present for the wife!
    Read the instructions again, they are clear. I on the otherhand have difficulties reading!

  204. Karel Jack on May 9th, 2012 11:49 am

    The Skydrive integration and One Note is amazing. Important information at my fingertips without having to launch multiple apps.

  205. Karel Jack on May 9th, 2012 11:50 am
  206. Mike Larsen on May 9th, 2012 11:50 am

    When traveling abroad, the new Microsoft Translator app will be extremely useful in converting signs, menus, instructions, etc. to English. And when going to multiple countries on the same trip, I ordinarily need to carry a small library of foreign dictionaries with me! Translator will eliminate all of those!

  207. Justin on May 9th, 2012 11:52 am

    The live tiles, so I don’t have to go into apps to see updates!

    rob kopenec Reply:

    I use the app grasshopper to turn on and off lights in my house. Makes my life easier.

  208. Captainmicahp on May 9th, 2012 11:54 am

    I Wish there was a way to play audio at 2x speed for podcasts and audio books. But the blue color is beautiful.

  209. Evan on May 9th, 2012 11:54 am
  210. Ashley Blackwell on May 9th, 2012 12:00 pm

    I want the people hub to make my life easier. It will let me see ALL of my social networks at a glance and quickly post to them too! Bring on that Lumia!

  211. Sheikh Adnan Abdullah on May 9th, 2012 12:00 pm

    I think it’s time for me to give Windows Phone a second look.

  212. Kelsey on May 9th, 2012 12:04 pm

    I love the people hub and the me live tile.

    I want and need this phone.

  213. Jeffrey Brown on May 9th, 2012 12:09 pm

    I love the new Lumia 900. The best feature that makes things easier for me is the People Hub. I have a lot of social networking going on in my life and the People hub allows me to get to specific contacts quick and see their latest posts and pictures without having to sort through the different social apps. And the ME tile lets me post and see all if my personal stuff immediately. The app I can’t live without is the Sirius/XM Buddy. Having Sirius on the go is my guilty pleasure

  214. rob kopenec on May 9th, 2012 12:17 pm

    I use the app grasshopper to turn on and off lights in my house using my home automation system. It makes my life easier

  215. Jeffrey Brown on May 9th, 2012 12:18 pm

    Here is my second comment with the link.

  216. justin farrar on May 9th, 2012 12:20 pm

    My gf has the black version of this phone. I would love to have the cyan to match! I think I would use the zunepass integration the most. I have it on my PC and to be able to stream any song from anywhere, and Bluetooth it to my car is like a dream!

  217. Hemanth on May 9th, 2012 12:21 pm

    here is my link. now where is my phone? :)

  218. Nina Rubright on May 9th, 2012 12:21 pm

    My husband and I can easily view both of our calendars on each of our phones by making a few simple adjustments in our Windows Live accounts! We’re also notified via e-mail when anything is changed or added! No more guesswork as to what’s on the agenda for either spouse! Huge time saver!

  219. Jeremy on May 9th, 2012 12:21 pm

    OneNote and the live tiles!

  220. Sal Chawla on May 9th, 2012 12:26 pm

    Yay for the nokia lumia 900. Its one of those phones you don’t want to let go of. Sleek!

  221. javaghela on May 9th, 2012 12:27 pm

    I want to gift my wife who is a to be mom soon with a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone for not just 1 but all the great features that Windows Phone has. She will definitely love the pictures she takes, ease to share it with everyone and see all our friends and family responses once our bundle of joy arrives. Last but not the least she will get rid of the iPhone she has been using since its launch.

  222. Arbnor on May 9th, 2012 12:32 pm
  223. Darren on May 9th, 2012 12:35 pm

    The people hub: use it to view my social feed even if I’m sitting at my computer – its that good!

  224. Josh on May 9th, 2012 12:38 pm

    I love the design of this phone and the windows phone os looks fantastic. My mom would love this phone, especially the color!

  225. David on May 9th, 2012 12:40 pm
  226. David on May 9th, 2012 12:41 pm

    It would be much easier to take pictures as I’m falling out of a plane.

  227. Josh on May 9th, 2012 12:43 pm
  228. Breanne on May 9th, 2012 12:47 pm

    I could really use a camera function like this and the ability to upload to a social network with ease is amazing since I’m a heavy user of FB.

  229. Breanne on May 9th, 2012 12:49 pm