So of course it is always a pleasant surprise when there's something out of the ( completely unordinarily) ordinary. That surprise came in the form of an e-mail from the lovely Shira at WOMWorld/Nokia asking me if I wanted to play around with the Nokia N97 for a couple of weeks. As I am a tech geek wrapped up in the layers of fashion fiend, I could not say no!
I love trying out and playing with new gadgets and when I got this little creature (which I have named JouJou Bon) in my possession the first thing I loved about it was the fact that not only does it promise to be perfectly capable to do everything one needs tech-wise, it also cute to boot! Call me superficial but I love when style meets function, it's like having a chocolate center bom-bom all in a pretty wrapper - eye-candy and perfect palate pleaser in one :)
I admit it took me a little time to get used to the menu after coming from my iPhone and the touchscreen responds to pressure and not just a little tap (scrolling through the menu was one of the things that I personally found a bit hard to do without accidentally opening an application) but as soon as I got the hang of it, it felt quite okay. I've always had a soft spot for QWERTY keyboards and I thought it was much easier to use than a normal touchscreen one the grammar mistakes in my text messages seemed to decrease slightly.
It fed my need to stay online 24/7, fast internet browsing and twitter (once I installed my twitter client of choice) at my fingertips. I was also extremely pleased to have PDF reader installed! Magazines were a bit hard to browse (too many photos slowed it down, I think) but I enjoyed quite a couple of good books during study breaks.
And, lest we forget what it was actually suppose to be in the first place, it is a really great, easy to use phone!
All in all, I love the N97 mini. It's stylish and lived up to my expectations, even if it did stumble around in certain areas. I'm not sure I'd give up my current phone for it but if in the future I was offered one, I would certainly not pass that opportunity.
Thanks Shira for the opportunity to play around with this little creature. Check out the other reviews from District of Chic, C'est Girl so Chic and the incredibly adorable La Couturier.
The day I realized that pathology would be, quite ironically, the death of me. Also, the day after I died my hair, making my head proudly representative of the entire spectrum of reds and oranges.
The celebration of the very first exam this season took place outside the university, between mountains of snow. I was viciously attacked two to one and could not get away! I blame the hair that makes it impossible for me to hide in this goddamn white scenery. Thankfully, I will always be found if ever caught in an avalanche.
Andy looked like a frozen polar bear so she was spared the snowing. Maria and Irina snowball fighting before realizing they'd rather team up and attack me.
Like I said, those two girls are evil, utterly evil I tell you ;)
dress: Kotton, sweater: Mango, tights: Accessorize, belt: Zara, boots: Nine West, coat: Mango.
Song of the Day: Nelly Furtado & Chris Martin - All Good Things