I have been living in the dark ages. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but trust me when I say that blogging without a smartphone is not easy! So when AT&T wrote to us asking if we would be willing to try out their brand new HTC OneX smartphone to see how it could help simplify doing projects and blogging, I didn’t even give Monica a chance to say yes. I jumped all over it so fast, she didn’t know what happened (Sorry Mo!) I’ve been moaning and complaining that blogging without a smartphone is difficult because you can’t connect with your readers on Facebook, Twitter or through emails unless you’re physically at the computer, which for me doesn’t happen often. I mean, who wants to sit at a computer all day instead of playing and interacting with their kids?! Not me. Anyway, let’s just say that when I received this package in the mail, I literally jumped up and down, clapping.
Not only did they send this awesome phone, they included a gift card to use for a project to demonstrate how much this phone can help you get things done. Ummmm, yes, count me in, please. I can’t wait to show you what project I did tomorrow and how this phone helped me along the way! AT&T’s mottos is “It’s what you do with what we do”, and I can’t even tell you how much I’ve been doing with what they do. However, I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about smartphones or technology in general, so I’d never heard of the HTC OneX, but I figured that I would take anything over my old-school cell.
This phone far exceeded my expectations! It is so sleek, has a huge screen (4.7 inches) and is easy to use. The only problem I’ve had so far, is that when I’m texting, the phone autocorrects in Spanish, which is pretty darn funny. Just ask Monica. By far, my favorite feature of the phone is the camera- it’s 8MP (same as the iphone) so the pictures are clear, even in low light (which happens all the time when you do all your projects at night). Here’s the proof:
Of course, I’ve put the camera to good use documenting projects and showcasing amazing stuff we found at Clover Market.
I can’t even tell you how valuable the camera is to me, though, because of the amazing pictures I can take of my kids at a moment’s notice. I mean, seriously, I would-and probably will!- hang these on my walls.
The camera is just one feature of the many things I love about this phone. It takes HD video, my kids love watching Veggie Tales on youtube on the big screen, and the Beats audio is incredible. I’m telling you, this phone is no joke. And want to know something cool?
AT&T gave us an extra HTC One X smartphone to give away to one of you!
Yay! That’s right. All you need to do to enter is leave us a comment telling us how technology helps you get stuff done. For extra entries, like us on facebook and twitter.
This giveaway will be open until Sunday, September 30th, so make sure you tell all your friends! The winner will be announced Monday, October 1st. And don’t forget to come on back tomorrow for a tutorial on one of my most favorite projects I’ve done to date!
And don’t forget that we’re in the running to be the New Face of Proctor & Gamble Home! Please head over and vote for Monica. You can vote once a day, now through October 3rd. We SO APPRECIATE you taking the time to vote each day!