It has been a busy few weeks so I have only just had the chance to get my hands on the new Nokia Lumia 710, I am currently running the Lumia 800 as my phone at the moment, I love it, the seamless integration with our IT through Microsoft Office 365 is brilliant and I can’t face the idea of being without it now.
So the question in my head was, “would the 800’s little sibling be as good?”
First impressions are good, the materials used to build the handset are of a decent quality, there is no budget plastic feel here, it looks good and the curves fit in my hand nicely (probably better than the 800 if I am honest). It’s all going to be about the touchscreen experience and the speed of the processor when opening applications now, and I am pleased to say it is a dead heat, it is as quick as it’s big brother.
It doesn’t have the fiddly “push and slide” access to the charging port and SIM card that the 800 does which I think will help with device life and it can boast a removable back cover and battery so you can have spares for it for those heavy users amongst you.
In summary, I am impressed by the device and it’s price point that makes it an affordable option for corporate customers looking to deploy smartphone devices to their entire team fully funded by the network.
Give me some time with the device and I will provide you with a more detailed review, but from the time spent with it, YES it is a good business device.
I did get my hands on a BlackBerry 9790 this week, I like it, the full QWERTY keypad which I love, and still miss to this day, fast responsive touchscreen if you want to or you can use the trackpad, it’s lightweight, it’s thin but it appears to pack a punch. I am going to speak to our business partners Cloud Business (www.cloudbusiness.co.uk) about getting one of them active on our Microsoft Office 365 account to see how it handles my working day with Sharepoint, Exchange and Excel, watch this space.