Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Not A “Moment” Too Soon

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This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Sprint

I was once under the impression that data phones were for 3 types of people: business leaders, techies, and snobs. Although I would have loved to get my hands on one, I couldn’t justify a data plan + snazzy phone for my SAHM (Stay at Home Mom) status.  Nor did I know that data phones offer so many helpful applications and organizational tools for motherhood.samsung-moment

Thanks to an opportunity via BlogHer, I’ve been able to try out a Samsung Moment.  It’s a touchscreen phone loaded with Google Android applications including Google Talk (instant messenger), Google maps (with navigational capabilities), Gmail, etc.

So how has my Samsung Moment helped me as a mom?

A variety of ways…

~ Recipes in the kitchen without having to print a hard copy or look out of a cookbook

~ Pictures on the go and easy to share.  It takes better pictures than my first point and shoot camera. (3.2 megapixel)

~ Calendars - I’m able to sync my husband and my personal and set up reminders for the event at the interval I choose (1 day before, 15 minutes before, etc.)

~ Navigational turn by turn directions and maps. (Lifesaver!)

~ Weather Forecast/Current Conditions for Any Location

~ Bible – multiple versions, subject look up  

~ Toddler LockAllows the kids to “play” with the phone without causing any damage, all while they play with shapes/colors/music

~ Pandora – Streaming music based on your own preferences (Because good tunes can make your day.)

~ Connections – text messaging with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, Twitter Applications, Internet, and very clear voice quality (you can’t tell it’s a cell phone)

And when in a real bind entertaining the quads there’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the SprintTV application.

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The only real downside to my new Moment? Battery Life. (Which I hear is the downfall of ALL data phones.) I have to charge it everyday or more if I use it continuously. I’ve recently discovered that using wireless over the 3G and a task killer application helps reserve battery life.

Overall, I’m super pleased with the capabilities and connection perks that come with a Smartphone. And it all happened not a “Moment” too soon!

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