Many families are planning or already have their vacation plans this summer. Whether you’re hitting the beach, visiting family or staying local it is important that families are packing light for travel and only pack the necessities. Luggage can get very bulky; add children, their activities, car seats, maps, guides, cameras to the mix, plus technology and the car can become jam packed and uncomfortable. Luckily, using your Windows phone as your “everywhere concierge” will help take the burden off and allow you to pack lighter with many apps and features ideal for traveling.
Camera: With high quality cameras that are fast, and up to 16MP, grab the camera, snap a picture (or video) and post to all your social networks in a flash. Don’t worry about forgetting the digital in your hotel room, the Windows Phone camera will download photos in 4 seconds flat-quicker than it takes to turn on that digital camera!
Live Tiles: A unique feature of the Windows Phone, Live Tiles lets you customize the start screen to reflect your travel plans. Great for checking local weather, pin your boarding pass for easy access or creating a travel group to email or text everyone at the beach! Get easy access to:
-Fly Delta: Pin boarding passes to your start screen for quick access while navigating the airport
-My Trips: View flight details at a glance from your start screen
-GasBuddy: Pin individual gas stations to your start screen for real-time pricing updates
-AccuWeather.com: Pin your destination to your start screen for an at-a-glance look at the local weather
-Skype: Pin Skype to your start screen for quick access to free video calling with friends and family while traveling
-Thumb Cam: Windows Phone takes the ultimate photo editing app to the next level – go straight into the app right after you take a photo, no need to go searching on your phone
Local Scout: This handy app allows you to live like a local to find nearby restaurants, shops, and activities. With the tap of the screen you’ll find information on local businesses wherever you’re staying with ratings, tips, directions and more. Best of all? This is already built-in with your Windows Phone!
Bing Vision: Possibly traveling abroad or wanting to try a certain international cuisine? Bing Vision will scan text on a menu and translate for you in over 20 languages. There is no need to ask for help or to pull out the pocket translator. This would be handy for reading papers, magazines or other areas that may not be in English.
See… much less complicated than stopping and asking for the best restaurant to eat at, going to the hotel room to Skype with family and friends and so much more. So why not travel light (and smart), save time and relieve stress of losing items on vacation, by traveling with your Windows Phone. Windows Phone is available with every major carrier or visit www.windowsphone.com for more information on hardware and pricing.
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The Samsung Focus 2 brings your social circles into clear view at 4G LTE speeds. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen and AT&T’s 4G LTE network; you get the best display and picture quality, plus fast web access and movie, app, and game downloading.