Here in Saskatchewan, Easter vacation at school doesn’t just last a few days. It’s a full weeklong holiday and normally, I love that. Hunting for eggs outside, spending hours at the park…it’s a great way to celebrate spring. But with Easter coming early this year and Saskatchewan facing months of record-breaking cold temperatures, having fun outdoors wasn’t really an option. Then I received the Nokia Lumia 620 to review with the challenge of showcasing the fun spring activities in my town and with a little help from this incredibly feature-packed smartphone, I knew we could still have a fun-filled week off!
The Nokia Lumia 620 is a Windows Phone and I have to admit I was a little nervous about moving off the Android system that I was using. But I am a Windows user; I have a Windows 7 laptop, I use hotmail instead of gmail, Skydrive is my best friend and when I want to relax on a lazy weekend, I play Xbox 360. So within a few minutes of setting up the phone, I could see that the Nokia was going to impress, not just because of the features that were built into it, but also because it synced easily and seamlessly with all the other Windows products and services I use.
But the Nokia Lumia 620 has more than just great Windows compatibility to offer and I wanted to test it out! One of my absolute favourite features is the City Lens app. This app combines the camera and the GPS to direct users to restaurants, entertainment and shopping nearby. I live in a town of 1500 people, which means apps like this sometimes don’t show me anything of interest simply because its creator hasn’t bothered to include data about my small town. That wasn’t the case with the Nokia Lumia 620! As soon as I activated the City Lens app, I saw some of my favourite local stores on display.