I'm a longtime fan of Nokia ever since they released their 5110 and 3210. I then purchased a 3310, 1100 and 2700 classic. Nokia is known to be a durable brand of cellphone and I remember back then that we always look for the ones made in Finland.
Fast facts about Nokia Lumia
Now, Nokia partnered with Microsoft to release the Windows Phone, which includes the Nokia Lumia series. It's powered by Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft. This is Nokia's way of competing in the smartphone market and regaining their spot as the #1 mobile phone brand in the Philippines. I'm pretty impressed with the specifications and features of the Nokia Lumia series.
I tried the Nokia Lumia series at Abenson Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. One of the perks of shopping at Abenson is their proximity to my place of work. I'm currently working at Wynsum Corporate Plaza in Ortigas Center, which is just a few meters away from Shangri-La Plaza. Whenever I want to check a new gadget, I can easily passed by Abenson after work.
Fast facts about Abenson
By the way, Abenson is one of the biggest appliance networks in the country. They're also a major destination for shoppers of the latest in mobile technology. If you have credit cards, you can pay as low as P500/month for that mobile phone that you really wanted.
I met Deanne of Abenson Shangri-La Plaza and she told me the latest with the Nokia Lumia series. She also demonstrated the units to me and gave some of the features of these phones. Right now, they are selling the following models:
Nokia Lumia 920 (will be available in April 2013)
Nokia Lumia 820 at P20,990
Nokia Lumia 620 (price TBA)
Speaking of the Nokia Lumia series phones, I'm planning to purchase the 620 because I believe it’s the cheapest among these three. It comes with Windows 8 and one of its features is the Live Tiles. Other features present in the Lumia phones include the Nokia Smart Shoot, Nokia City Lens, full-versions of MS Office, Outlook and Internet Explorer 10. The Nokia Smart Shoot will let you take a series of photos with a single click while the Nokia City Lens will allow you to see your city differently.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a 7 GB SkyDrive subscription (online storage), an internal storage capacity of 32 GB, Kid’s Corner, Bluetooth, Custom Font Size, Wireless Charging, Contact Transfer, among others. The Nokia Lumia 820 and 620 comes with micro-SD capability and SkyDrive subscription as well. All these 3 phones can create, view and edit MS Word and MS Excel documents as well as view and edit options for the MS PowerPoint.
If you're from Makati, you might want to visit The New Glorietta branch at the 3rd floor near Food Choices. If you're near Trinoma, Abenson have a branch at the 2nd level beside Nike. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and try the new Nokia Lumia series at these stores!