Goodbye Big Apple: Seeing the Light & Getting App-limated w/ Nokia Lumia 635 #lumiaswitch

Not only did I grow up in the big apple, but I’ve always been an apple girl. Meaning, Apple computers. Remember those gigantic candy colored macs that were so awesome then, and seem so gigantic now? I loved my pink one so much I almost cried when I finally parted ways with it. And I never thought I’d be anywhere or be on anything but the big apple. So when I was given the opportunity to switch and try the new Nokia Lumia 635 to test out what makes it so darn amazing, I figured, why not change things up.

Typically I hate change. Lets face it, most of us do. But sometimes, change can be great. If I had never left the corporate life of hell to become a writer, then I would be somewhere completely different right now. And I’m pretty happy where I am. Yes, sometimes change can spark not only new chapters, but new successes in life, work, and love. So I decided it was time for a change and made the #lumiaswitch.

Right now, as we learn more about each other, our future is unclear. I do know though, I’m certainly enjoying living in the present.

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My essentials for the week: My bible Day Designer daily planner, my reading materials, and my new Lumia 635 phone.

First off, it’s so light it almost feels like you’re not even holding a phone. And that’s kind of nice. Especially when it seems like it is in our hands all day long! Everything is right there on the home screen which makes accessing your daily necessities a breeze. It also includes Skype, app store, news, weather, the Lumia camera, and so much more including the personal assistant, Cortana. But more on her soon.

First, I downloaded the major tools I use everyday, like Twitter, Facebook and Gmail.

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Adding all my info was a breeze. I just signed into all my accounts, and they were immediately on my home screen. So easy, and somehow felt faster then before.. as if we needed to do things faster! And yet, I admit the speed and smoothness of the screen did make a difference.

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Creating a Microsoft account takes 5 seconds. Once you’ve done that, the possibilities are endless.  Then, just like a move, it was time to fully transition over; adding all my leftover belongings to my new pad, or phone in this case.

With the Appswitch app, finding, bringing and replacing old apps for your new phone is simple.

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 Next, it was time to fully transition over, and add all my other downloaded apps. This simple step allowed me to find and move everything over without any stress.

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I added a few necessities for my weekly routine which included Starbucks, Dunkin Doughnuts, Duane Reade, and Chase. The main apps I use in a given day. I found other ones I used, like Myfitnesspal, but since my working out status is on hiatus, I think I’ll wait just a tad bit longer to integrate that one.

For now, I’m going to continue to nurture this new, budding partnership with Lumia. As in any relationship, I’m curious to see more and find out what else she has in store for me. Follow along in our journeys to see what happens!

I’ll be trying out new things, and learning how to get the most out of my new phone through challenges and stories…What will she show me next? What will she enable me to do? And how will it all end??!

What are some of your favorite apps you can’t live without? Which would be the first ones you moved over in your own #lumiaswitch? 

 

 

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This is part of a #sponsored campaign with Microsoft in which I received a Lumia phone. All ideas expressed and written are my own


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