Hook Up Your Mom this Mother’s Day with Microsoft Goodies!

What?! I can’t believe Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 12. If you’re like me and just realized that it is literally right around the corner, have no fear! I’m here to make sure you hook up your wonderful mama to the 21st century!

I’ve raved numerous times about the Windows Phone, but it is seriously a dummy-proof gift. What mom wouldn’t want a cool looking phone in some pretty hot colors? (Face it, black and white are just plain boring.) Plus, the bigger screen makes it really easy to use, the browser is really sleek and simple, and the keyboard is more responsive than the iPhone. Win-win!

Better yet, there are so many great family-friendly features perfect with moms in mind, such as:

Kid’s Corner: Only Windows Phone gives little ones their own space within mom’s phone – and away from her stuff – so she can take a few worry-free minutes for herself while the kids are off playing.

Rooms:  This feature lets you create a private space to stay in touch with your family. Rooms lets you share a family calendar, group chat, upload and share photos, videos and even grocery lists via OneNote built-in.  

Camera: Equipped with an easy-to-use camera that lets you snap and share to your social networks in less than 5 seconds flat, the Nokia Lumia 920 camera offers PureView technology that takes in five times more light per picture than other smartphone cameras without the use of a flash, which helps when you’re trying to capture clear memories at a dark concert or at your kid’s ballet performance.

And check out these must-have apps for every multitasking mom:

AboutOne Organizer: Your one-stop family organizer that makes it easy to store notes, receipts, doctor’s contact info, and precious memories so it’s all available at your fingertips whenever you need it.

Pandora: Take a break from the little ones and pop on your favorite station and listen to your favorite tunes, ad free and with free unlimited monthly streaming throughout 2013 – exclusively on Windows Phone.

ShopSavvy: The busy mom is always a bargain hunter! Search for the best prices both online and in store with ShopSavvy. You can even pin your favorite products to your Start screen for real-time updates on the lowest prices.

Baby Monitor: Save the cash set aside for a baby monitor by turning your Windows Phone into one! This app allows you to keep a watchful eye on your little one via audio and video so you can set your mind at ease when you’re in the other room.

Fashion: Follow all your favorite fashion blogs in one place with Fashion app on Windows Phone. Stay on top of all the latest fashion buzz and find your favorite looks straight off the runway.

Allrecipes: Getting tired of those quick and easy kid friendly meals? Find something fun and unique to make the family for dinner. Search from hundreds of recipes and pin your favorites right on your Start Screen. It’s the easiest way to stay organized in the kitchen.

Chase Mobile: Managing the finances can be difficult, but now with Chase Mobile you can keep track of your spending, pay bills, transfer money and deposit checks directly on your Windows Phone.  

Delta: Facing the ins and outs of travel, need a girls weekend or pre-planning your summer vacation with the family, Delta can help provide you with all the latest up-to-date flight information to keep you on track.

MyFitnessPal:  Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest calorie counter available on Windows Phone. With the largest food database of any calorie counter, and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, you’ll be summer ready in no time!

So, head to your local Microsoft retail store or microsoftstore.com to score your perfect Mother’s Day Microsoft/tech gifts like the Windows Phone. If mom needs help setting up her phone with all her favorite apps and features like those above, she can swing by the Answer Desk at her near-by Microsoft retail store, where any of the store associates would be happy to help her.

You are so hooked up, Mom! But you ABSOLUTELY deserve it! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Also, I want to fill you in on a fun twitter contest @MicrosoftStore that just kicked off. Just follow the Microsoft Store and tweet a picture of your mom with her old phone to @MicrosoftStore using the hashtag #CallMom for the chance to win a Windows Phone (choice of Nokia Lumia 920 or Windows Phone 8X by HTC). You can find the full contest rules here.  Go for it! You may score your mom a fab new phone!


Happy Mother’s Day! Me and my beautiful and wonderful mom in Isla de Mujeres, Mexico


Mom, what color Windows Phone do you want?? It also comes in purple and a cool yellow!

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