After Four Months, I Lost my Laptop in Favor of the HTC Tilt2!
At the beginning of the Lose the Laptop campaign, I was skeptical. I wondered aloud if a completely connected tech savvy mom-on-the go, such as myself, could really abandon my laptop and iPhone in favor of a the HTC Tilt2 that supposedly did it all.
Slowly but surely I cut my ties to my beloved phone and discovered that my Tilt2 was indeed so much more than a phone. I used it to keep in touch with my kids while my husband and I went on a long weekend getaway to New York City by sending them emails with photos of the things that we were seeing and doing so they wouldn’t miss us too much. While there, I documented my favorite places to eat and dishes and was surprised by the quality of the photos I was able to take with the phone’s camera upon putting together my blog post.
My Tilt2 accompanied me on many trips over the past four months, lightening my load lots thanks to the many great features. I used the AT&T Navigator help me chart my course from Fort Lauderdale to Miami meet friends for dinner, took it to a conference at Georgetown University where I used social networking apps to live tweet U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s speech, and threw family rules out about screen by allowing my kids to watch streaming Sesame Street videos with me while I was sick in bed! I was so glad that the Tilt2 comes with parental controls so my kids were watching age appropriate content!
I also found that my Tilt was a great shopping companion. While it may not have provided outfit advice like a bunch of girl friends could, my husband and I definitely relied on it when shopping for our new hybrid. Thanks to the ability to pull up our Excel spreadsheet that compared costs and features of different makes and models of hybrids using Windows Mobile and accessing TrueCars.com through Internet Explorer, we were able to make an educated decision when we bought our Altima.
I’ve spent the last four months filling my phone with tons of apps to enhance my productivity, locate the best our city has to offer, and keep my kids entertained whether on the go or at home.
Whether or not I’m the chosen blogger to win the grand prize at the conclusion of the Lose the Laptop campaign, I’ve walked away with a great experience thanks to my HTC Tilt2.
Best of luck to my fellow competitors! It has been an eye opening four months and I thank AT&T for inviting me to share in the experience of the Lose the Laptop campaign
To vote for Leticia, scroll to the top of the screen and click on the blue VOTE button that will help her win the grand prize of $5000 and make you eligible to win the prize money plus an HTC Tilt2 of your very own!
Leticia Barr founded her Tech Savvy Mama site to assist parents in finding the best technology products, websites, and resources for children. She serves as Chief BitMom onBitMoms.com where she advocates for internet safety and security for families and can always be found on Twitter.
August 1, 9:29