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New @NokiaUS Lumia 830 And @HTC One Windows Powered Smartphones Arrive At @ATT

November 3rd, 2014 by Christen

 

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AT&T currently offers the largest and most advanced portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices – all connected to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,6 covering more than 300 million Americans. Today AT&T announced two new Windows – powered smartphones (one exclusively) available at AT&T stores nationwide and att.com.  If you love the Windows operating system and looking for a new smartphone for as little $0 down on the AT&T Next Plan check out the new Windows powered Nokia Lumia 830 and HTC One (M8) below.

 

 

 

NOKIA LUMIA 830

The thinnest Lumia smartphone to date, the Lumia 830, available on Nov. 7 online exclusively at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores. The Lumia 830 has an attractive design blending metal and polycarbonate that feels slim and sleek in your hand. Built for a life on-the-go, the smartphone takes outstanding pictures with the 10 MP PureView™ camera and allows you to enjoy your favorite Windows experiences, including Xbox, Skype, Office and Bing. You can also sync your digital life with OneDrive, while sharing special moments on your favorite social media networks and enjoy popular Windows Phone apps.

Want to add a little personality to your device? Cortana, available on Windows Phone 8.1, is the only smartphone assistant who learns your interests and can set reminders by people, in addition to time or location. Plus, with Fitbit you can tap into a custom Cortana experience inside the Fitbit app to make tracking faster and easier. By speaking to Cortana, you can quickly log any of the 350,000 foods in the Fitbit database by saying things like, “Fitbit, I ate lasagne for dinner,” or “Fitbit, I had coffee with breakfast.” You can also create silent alarms for Fitbit trackers and, coming soon, you’ll be able to use Cortana to log activities.

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Online exclusively at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores on Nov. 7 and for a limited time (while supplies last) anyone who purchases a Lumia 830 will also receive a free FitBit Flex! The Fitbit Flex is an activity and sleep-tracking wristband that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and sleep, helping you to achieve your fitness goals.5 You can wirelessly sync and view your data with the top downloaded Fitbit app, available for free from the Windows Phone Store.  
You can purchase a Lumia 830 for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $18.75 a month with Next 182 and $22.50 a month with Next 12.2 You can also purchase the Lumia 830 for $99.99 with a two year commitment3 or $449.99 with no annual commitment. 

HTC ONE (M8) WINDOWS

The HTC One (M8) for Windows can help you take amazing pictures with the HTC Duo camera, which features two cameras that work together so you can choose what parts of the scene you’d like to highlight, even after you’ve taken the shot. You can blur backgrounds, change focus, or add 3D-style dimension and depth.

The Windows powered HTC One (M8) also includes key features such as:

  • Storage –32 GB of on-board storage (portion of memory occupied by existing content), with the option to expand it by 128 GB via MicroSD card slot packs a serious memory punch.
  • Display – Made for making the most of your entertainment experience, the HTC One (M8) for Windows has a 5-inch full High Definition display with 440 pixels per inch. 
  • Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office super users can stay productive outside the office with the suite of Microsoft Office mobile apps. You can view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the move without losing important formatting when you switch from your computer to your smartphone. 

 

Windows powered HTC One (M8)

 

For more information on Windows powered HTC One (M8) visit: att.com/OneM8forWindows or watch this video

The all-metal HTC One (M8) for Windows will be available on Nov. 7 online at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores. You can purchase the HTC One (M8) for Windows at $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $27.92 a month with Next 182 or $33.60 a month with Next 12.2 You can also purchase the smartphone for $199.99 with a two year commitment or $669.99 with no annual commitment.

Are you thinking about upgrading to your next Windows phone soon?  What are some of your favorite features of the new Windows powered devices available at AT&T?  Share your thoughts below.

The Twelve Diva Days Of Christmas Holiday Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

December 17th, 2012 by Christen

As we come to the end of one of our most successful year’s yet, we’re so happy to share in the giving spirit of this holiday season by announcing the winners of one of our biggest promotional giveaways ever!

 

Over $2,000 in cash and prizes in this year’s Diva Days Of Christmas giveaway and with fabulous prizes from our sponsors: Case-Mate, Plantronics, Boy Meets Girl USA, XBox, Windows, HTC, Windows 8, Lane Bryant, Sears, Fabulous Furs, Sprayground and General Motors.

 

 

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Thank you to all our loyal readers that entered, shared and supported Divas And Dorks in 2012!  We can’t wait to bring you exciting promotions, giveaways and more in 2013!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Take On The Holidays With These @Microsoft Holiday Gifts (Video)

December 10th, 2012 by Christen

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Last week, I got the opportunity to check out the new Microsoft speciality store in the intersection of the world – Times Square! Check out a few of this holiday’s top gift picks and more below…

 

 

Glamour, Lucky & Windows 8: Conde Nast Magazines Take On The Face Of Windows 8

November 19th, 2012 by Christen

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Did you rip open your December issues of Lucky or Glamour Magazine & surprised to see that the covers have been replaced by a replica of the Windows 8 desktop?

For 14 of Conde Nast‘s December issues of magazines including Wired, The New Yorker, Vogue and Glamour, the covers won’t look anything like the standard ones.

Instead, they’ll look like Windows 8 Start screens, as part of the company’s initiative to inform readers about its content on the new platform. The cover attachments aren’t paid ads for Microsoft — those can be found inside the magazines — instead, the covers are coordinated with them. Ad Age reports that the full pages show the Windows 8 Start screen tailored for some of the magazines’ editors:

Glamour, for example, depicts a Start screen for Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive with items such as highlights from a magazine event, a tweet that Windows 8 pulled in from @glamourmag, a December Issue Sampler for Windows 8, the Windows camera app, a special edition of the magazine and a holiday-party reminder from the new Windows 8 Calendar app.”

 

Looks good to me, I can’t wait to dig into my December issues of Glamour & Lucky and start my holiday Christmas wish- list off right!

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Unleash Your Inner Creative From The Comfort Of Your Seat With Fresh Paint

November 16th, 2012 by Christen

 

Ever wonder why social games like Words with Friends or Draw Something have become a huge hit with people of all ages?  It’s because people enjoy expressing themselves creatively! No matter if it’s via words, music, dancing, painting or more – unleashing a person’s creativity is huge and if it’s socially or among friends then it’s even better.  If you’ve not yet had the chance to try Fresh Paint, the new painting app for Windows 8, it’s available for free in the Windows Store and has over a 4 star rating (out of 5). In short though, it’s a revolutionary paint application that has a level of realism that has to be seen to be believed. I blogged about it back in August but having played with it more, and seen my daughter fall in love with it, I wanted to know some more about the magic behind the application.

 


Fresh Paint is about tapping into and expressing your creativity. Whether it’s through our online posts, blogs like this one, photos, doodles and sketches, or something else, we all have an inner creative. The Fresh Paint team was curious though about just how many people felt like they were missing a creative outlet, a way to express their ideas, inspirations and thoughts. So we commissioned a global survey designed to find out how many people are looking for ways to express their creativity. The research shows that a large number of people are looking for creative outlets in their lives. The majority of people surveyed wish they had a creative outlet. In the U.S. alone, 87% of people surveyed said they wish they had a creative outlet.

 

Fresh Paint infographic – An infographic by the team at Fresh Paint infographic

 

Have you unleashed your inner creative recently?  How do you de-stress using the power of your creativity?  Share below! 
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Two Windows 8 Highlights That’ll Impact Your Work & Play!

October 29th, 2012 by Christen

Looking for a few highlights on how Windows 8 can impact your daily life?  We’ve got two of our favorite highlights that’ll affect your effective mobile and desktop use of the new Windows 8.  From syncing your office life with home life to a unique way to protect your precious work…check out a few highlights that have already caught our attention…

Ready to sync your office, home & play life?  There’s an app for that!  Microsoft has released an app for syncing Windows Phone 8 phones to Windows 8 and Windows RT.  Today Windows will officially launch its new mobile operating system. The launch will focus on new developments with Skype, Facebook and Internet Explorer. HTC will be a premier partner of the launch and has already announced its HTC 8X and 8S Windows Phone 8 handsets back in September.  So what should you expect?  With the new app, users will be able to:

  • Get your music, photos, and videos from your computer to your phone (and vice versa).
  • Quickly share things from your phone with Windows 8 apps (like Photos, or Search). You don’t even have to open the Windows Phone app to move things around.
  • Automatically save photos and videos you take with your phone to your PC.
  • See at a glance how much space you’re using for each type of content, so it’s easy to make sure you never run out of room on your phone.
  • Get to WindowsPhone.com to download apps, learn more about your phone, or find it if it’s lost.

 

 

Secondly, if you’ve ever lost track of any security passwords for your desktop, tablet or smartphone – then you know how difficult it is keeping track with the uppercase, lowercase and special characters that sometimes protect you from, well…YOU!

 

Windows 8 offers a new twist on security by letting you log in with a picture password as an alternative to a text password or PIN.  A picture password seems better suited for touch-screen tablet users, but PC users can also tap into the feature and use a mouse to create and re-create the gestures. Here’s how to set up a picture password in the Windows 8 Release Preview.

 

Does your office plan on upgrading to Windows 8?  Are you becoming more and more intrigued by Windows new mobile, computing eco-system?  Still trying to figure out if Windows 8 is right for you?  Sound off below…

 

 

 

The Microsoft Surface Could Be The Tablet That Dominates Them All…

October 25th, 2012 by Christen

After a morning filled with Windows 8 news, views and reviews from Pier 57 in New York City – we’re surprisingly astonished at how impressed we are by the new Microsoft Surface tablet.  With a full review coming soon, we wanted to give you a taste of the new Microsoft & how it’s stepped up it’s “coolness” factor with the new lively commercial ad for the Surface tablet below…

WARNING: This video may contain pop-locking schoolgirls inappropriately dancing to a dubstep beat… (You’ve been warned.)

 

Have you heard the latest buzz about Windows 8 or the Surface? Are you interested in upgrading or waiting it out for reviews first?

Social Girls Night Out – Gaming & Social Media Event Debuts in Atlanta!

September 26th, 2012 by Tiffany

DivasandDorks.com hosted our first ever ‘Social Girls Night Out’ – Gaming and Social Media Etiquette event Monday in Atlanta, GA. Microsoft of Atlanta sponsored the ‘Social Girls Night Out’ kick off as a part of their ongoing community outreach initiatives.

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For this event we partnered with Microsoft and Windows specifically to reach an audience that has a growing thirst and necessity for technology at an earlier age than any other generation. Girls from ages 10 to 18 showed up to test new phones & gadgets, play girl powered games, and learn about internet safety and social media responsibility & etiquette. It was a fun filled night of education and entertainment just for girls!

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Microsoft techs demonstrated the versatility of Xbox Kinect while giving important tips on how to be safe and protect your privacy on the newest gadgets, games and social media sites.  The ‘Bing It On’ challenge tested the accuracy and differences of a Google search versus a Bing search.  Cloud 9 Cupcakes came to share mini red velvet cupcakes with gamers & guests.  DJ Zen kept the store filled with a great mix of music perfect for gaming & having fun (Special thank you to her for contributing to such an awesome environment for young women!)  And of course, an assortment of prizes were awarded to lucky drawing winners.  Congrats to Jessica & Candace our Radar 4G and Titan II prize pack winners!

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If you missed out on our Atlanta event – don’t worry! Social Girls is coming to a city near you. Next stop is Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by D.C., Detroit, New York and more city announcements to come. Knowledge is contagious and we are excited to spread it & create an environment where girls are able to be themselves, discuss social media / cyberbullying and just hang out and have fun! Keep checking DivasandDorks.com for upcoming Social Girls events and locations. Thank you again to our sponsors Microsoft and Windows for their support and dedication!

If you missed Social Girls ATL – here’s a peek at what you missed:


  

Windows x HTC SIGNATURE Smartphone(s) Has Arrived…

September 19th, 2012 by Christen
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Today’s Windows HTC 8 Announcement Event in NYC

 

 

A truly simplistic & design focused smartphone has arrived compliments of Windows and HTC. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Windows Phone 8S by HTC are a unique mix of the majority of features that consumers know, love & lust for today. These phones have eye-catching designs, Beats Audio technology for studio-quality sound, and an impressive set of front and back cameras. “Pairing HTC’s beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I’m thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level.”

 

 

Windows Phone 8X by HTC 

 

 

Windows Phone 8S by HTC

One of my favorite features of the Windows phones are the easy to use Live Tiles. HTC created the Windows Phone 8X and 8S to blend the virtual and the physical utilizing a three dimensional, pure uni-body design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles. Perfectly sculpted with a smooth taper making them feel unbelievably thin in your hand from every end, angle, top and bottom. Even the home & side camera buttons are flush & fluid in design making this device feel absolutely uniform in the palm of your hand. We all know how much customization is important when owning a smartphone device. Since your device is usually an extension of it’s owning, it’s only right that HTC is bringing bold, sophisticated and adventurous colors in a premium matte finish.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC bursting in color

“We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.” As the first ‘SIGNATURE’ devices with “Windows Phone” right in the name both Windows Phones were designed to match Windows and HTC’s design and personality. Nothing screams personality quite like Beats Audio – exclusively available on HTC smartphones, provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1MP, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that captures more people at once and also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8MP CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical and almost invisible shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.

 

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. No pricing is available yet, but will be announced soon.

 

What do you think? Is this a Windows phone fit for your personality and style?

See more photos from today’s Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC announcement event below…

 

 

Calling All Teens & Parents! Social Girls Night Out Is Coming To ATL! (EVENT)

September 17th, 2012 by Christen

In an effort to foster social media awareness, responsibility & overall growth in teens and young adults – DivasandDorks.com has partnered with Windows Phones and The Microsoft Store to bring you Social Girls Night Out: Social Media and Gaming Event!

 

On Monday, September 24th from 6pm – 8pm we will host Social Girls Night Out for girls ages 14 – 18 and their parents for a variety of games, information and overall tips on managing social media etiquette.  How many times have you seen cyber-bullying, explicit photos or other forms of inappropriate behavior coming from teens & young adults on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more?  Social Girls Night Out is a place where girls can socialize with their peers and their parents while learning not only about great gadgets, apps and programs – but also develop social media etiquette, integrity and skills to make social media work for them!

Parents this event is for you too!  Come out and discover the latest in internet security & monitoring for teens, we’ll have plenty of demos, games and prizes for all!

 

 

If you’re interested in having your youth group, mentees, siblings or children attend this event, please rsvp to RSVP@DivasandDorks.com. (Space in limited)

See you soon!

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