Windows Phone 8 Works Smoothly on Nokia Lumia 810 Smartphone
Nokia is following its successful launch of the Lumia line of Windows Phones earlier this year with a series of Windows Phone 8 devices, starting in November 2012. One of the first of these new Lumias is the 810 from T-Mobile. I got this phone delivered before I expected it, and as a result, got an entire weekend to play with it before the time came for formal testing. Once testing began, I found the Lumia 810 to be a rock-solid device that worked as intended. Like earlier Windows Phones, the 810 works with most email systems, including Internet email and Microsoft Exchange. It’s easy to hold and use because Nokia avoided the physical bloating that seems to have struck Samsung. Windows 8 is as smooth and fluid in its action as earlier versions, but a faster processor makes it even smoother. Windows Phone 8 is very similar in initial appearance to its predecessor, Windows Phone 7.5. It uses the tiled interface along with a list of icons for apps that are installed on the phone. Users get complete control over the start screen, and can choose what tiles appear, how large they are and whether they show live content. Using this phone is a snap.
The Opening Screen
Windows Phone 8 starts with an opening screen that tells basic information even before you start using the phone, including the type and strength of wireless connections, the state of the battery charge, and the time, date and the number of emails you have waiting. An upward flick of the finger slides this screen out of the way so you can see the start screen.