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