Arriving today – the Nokia Lumia 720

You may remember my review of the Nokia Lumia 920 posted a couple of months ago.  

I liked the device a lot, particularly the display, the camera and some of the features of Windows Phone 8.  However, I found the size of the handset and screen simply too large for my way of working – constantly having to adjust my grip on the handset to reach the buttons or the extremities of the screen. Also disappointing was the breadth and depth of apps available in certain areas – particularly in the Social Business space.

I’m therefore excited that a Lumia 720 is arriving today at the McCottage to test over the next few weeks.  

Nokia Lumia 720

Smaller, slimmer and lighter than the Lumia 920, the 720 is definitely a mid-range rather than range-topping device.  Nevertheless I have a feeling that this will be a much better fit for my working practices than the 920 was.   Look out for a report soon.

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!
  • Darren Adams

    Which apps in particular did you feel were missing?

    • I listed a few on the original post… (Sonos, Spotify, Runkeeper). Also, I couldn’t find a half-decent Twitter app, and believe me, I tried a good number…

      • Darren Adams

        Sonos… true, there’s no official app, but there are a few 3rd party. Spotify is there but says it’s beta. Runkeeper, no.

        There are quite a few Twitter apps, I’ve tested a number of them. I like gleek! and Cowlick! (the exclamation marks are part of the names), Mehdoh is very good, but my current favourite is MeTweets. A lot of people like Rowi and Peregrine.