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Nokia X7 Phone

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Representatives of Nokia Canada approached WonderMoms to participate in an Xplore Challenge, using the new Nokia X7 smartphone. I knew friends that attended the Nokia #NokiaUnfenced event in Canmore, Alberta and heard great reviews about the phone. The first thing that impressed me was the drop challenge with an Apple iPhone 4 and the Nokia C7 - Thank you My Organized Chaos for the link. 

 

 

I received the phone a week prior to the event and was able to set up my email, FacebookTwitter, FourSquare , Ovi Maps and Ovi account to download Nokia apps. Nokia also provided us with a webinar to teach us the built in technology. Wednesday, July 27th was our Nokia Xplore Challenge and I headed to the streets of Toronto for the day geared with the new X7. 
 
Nokia X7 features include:

Distinctive silhouette designed to highlight the large 4-inch

AMOLED touch screen

LED screen that provides brighter colours and darker blacks because it is not lit from behind

Kinetic scrolling

QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode

Galaxy on Fire HD and Asphalt 5 HD games pre-installed

Transformers: Dark of the Moon" trailer pre-installed

8-megapixel full-focus camera that offers 720p HD video recording and comes with a dual LED flash

8GB memory card pre-installed, with up to 350MB built-in operating memory

New themes, backgrounds, wallpapers and smooth effects

Multiple home screens (my fave part) 

 

I loved the walking maps, with Ovi maps. They were very helpful as I was in a part of Toronto I have not explored before. Simply enter your destination and the handy guide appears on the screen. Another great app I loved was the JoikuSpot. The JoikuSpot app turns your phone into a WiFi HotSpot, bonus when you are in a location that does not provide WiFi accessibilty. 

 
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Pictures taken during the Xplore Challenge on the Nokia X7. 

"The Nokia X7 comes equipped with the most updated version of Ovi Maps, a free global navigation system with maps covering 80 countries in 46 languages. New features include improved search engines and WiFi positioning, a drive assistance mode that provides real-time traffic updates, maps of transit lines including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and the ability to upload reviews and photos of places and share them with other Ovi users.

Canadians can also use the voice-guided turn-by-turn Drive or Walk navigation to easily get from A to B and view over 7,500 3D landmarks on Ovi Maps. Thanks to free premium content like Lonely Planet guides and TripAdvisor, users won't miss anything along the way.

Canadians can also visit Nokia's Ovi Store to discover new apps, games and themes to customize their phone. Each week, Ovi Store continues to grow and add more great content that supports more than 30 languages in more than 180 countries."

Thank you to Ketchum and Nokia Canada. To be transparent we were approached by Nokia Canada to take part in this activity and that all activities and Nokia X7 phones were provided by Ketchum Public Relations Canada on behalf of Nokia Canada.