8 Reasons to Consider a Windows 8 Phone this Holiday Season
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, November 24, 2012, 04:32 PM EST
By Esmeralda Diaz Cameron of Verizon Wireless
High-tech shouldn’t have to mean high on complications. That’s why two of Verizon Wireless’ latest offerings, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822 are designed to be both advanced and simple. There’s not much to learn because it runs on Windows – giving people the opportunity to do more than they ever imagined, simply!
Whether you’re shopping for someone else or adding something to your own wish list, here are 8 reasons to consider a Windows 8 phone this holiday season:
1. Live Tiles. Live Tiles let you customize your home screen so you can stay up-to-date with who and what is most important to you. Just pin what matters most right to your homescreen.
2. People Hub. People Hub shows you real-time updates, tweets, posts and messages from all your social networks, without separate apps to open.
3. Verizon 4G LTE. Stream videos without delay and download songs in seconds to your Windows Phone with blazingly-fast speeds of Verizon 4G LTE. With Verizon, you’ll have more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.
4. Restrictions. Moms and dads will appreciate the new Kids Corner feature, which lets kids have access to only the features their parents want them to access, with no way of getting into the main section of the phone.
5. Screen size. Sometimes bigger really is better! Windows Phone 8X by HTChas a 4.3” HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen protected from everyday bumps and scrapes by lightweight Gorilla Glass 2, while the Nokia Lumia 822 features a bright 4.3-inch display.
6. NFC. Windows Phones also can take advantage of NFC (near-field communications) for sharing data by tapping and paying for stuff at an NFC-capable point-of-sale terminal.
7. Charging simplicity. Both the Nokia Lumia 822 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC joined the wireless charging team!
8. Camera capabilities. The best camera is the one you already have with you! The Nokia Lumia 822 is equipped with an 8-megapixel shooter featuring advanced Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash and the Windows Phone 8X rear camera sports an 8MP CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved camera performance, even in low-light.