The Lumia Family of devices from Nokia signals the long awaited arrival of Windows Phone devices in East Africa. To celebrate this long awaited event, WinPhansEA is embarking on a 8 days Blitz of Lumia related articles across 4 tech blogs in the region. We will cover device reviews (Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820, Lumia 620, Lumia 510), Windows Phone features, Nokia app reviews (Nokia Music, Nokia Maps, Nokia City Lens etc) and more.
The 8 Day Timeline
WinPhansEA was priviliged enough to get Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, to review for a month. We’ve been waiting a long time to get Windows Phone smartphones here and to be honest we have been giddy since we got our hands on these beautiful gadgets.
As a departure from the usual phone review by bloggers, WinphansEA will approach the Lumia arrival in E.Africa differently:
- We will have 3 reviewers of coming from 3 different mobile backgrounds.
- Latiff Cherono (@NairobiWP) has been a Windows smartphone user since the days of the Pocket PC and a Windows Phone user since it was launched in Nov 2010. A self described Microsoft junkie, Latiff will compare Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 7, letting us know what has changed. Device to Review : Lumia 820
- Robert Kunga (@Mwirigi) A Nokia fanatic who evangelizes about the Phones from Espoo to such an extent that many in Kenya still think he is a Nokia Employee. Robert will cover the reviews based on the person coming from Symbian feature phones and the S40 smartphone platform. Device to review: Lumia 920
- The Wamathai (@wamathai) An Android devotee who swears by his trusty Galaxy S3. The Wamathai will review the Lumia 820 from the perspective of the person crossing over from Droid Land to the Wonderful world of Live Tiles. Device to Review: Lumia 820
- WinPhansEA will post across 4 blogs, the WinPhansEA Facebook site and 3 Twitter accounts.
- Interactive Public participation: If there is a particular aspect of the Lumia and Windows Phone that the Public wants reviewed, we will be happy to do so.
Enough of the pre-amble, let’s get down to the business at hand!