Windows Phone 8X HTC – Using #HTC8 To Keep On Track #Troop8X

I’ve been waiting for my Windows HTC 8X Phone.  I have felt like a little kid at Christmas time, lol.  It’s finally here, and I’m one happy mommy blogger!  Most of you already know that I am a sucker for anything techy.  I have been excited to have a phone that can help me with my blogging job.

In my opinion this is the best phone available today!  The HTC 8X Phone is the only smart phone that passes the iPhone in terms of looks.  It’s beautiful, mine is blue!  The HTC 8X comes in three brilliant colors – deep blue like the one I have, red and yellow.  You can also pick one up in black.  The HTC 8X has a wonderful feel, it is soft and has rounded edges, and fits perfectly in your hand.

Can you tell I am super excited!  I’m not going to give you the complete rundown, like I said I just had everything set up today!  So what’s the first thing I did when after I had it set up?  Called my husband, he knew how excited I was.  Then I immediately started downloading apps.  You know I’m a blogger, it’s what we do!  Download stuff, lol.  Not really, but there’s plenty of apps that will make my job easier!  Not to mention I will really be able to test drive this phone so I can bring you a great review.

Next I wanted to focus on something that would make my job easier, as a blogger.  After all it was my New Years Resolution.  To become more organized, and find things that help save time, and make my life easier as a blogger.  Next on my list to try, the camera.  If you’re a blogger YOU TAKE PICTURES!  The Windows HTC 8X Phone, takes awesome pictures.  Check it out, it’s gloomy and snowing, and I HAVE AN AWESOME PICTURE take by my new Windows Phone.

Since we’re talking about pictures.  Have I mentioned the photo editing apps?  I’ve just started using them, but so far so good!  I can take my picture from my phone, edit it and use it on my blog, or post it to social media, the list goes on and on.  I cannot wait to try more apps tomorrow.

I love how I can personalize it just the way I like it!  The live tiles are awesome, and I can easily pin my favorite apps right on my home screen.  Yes, I can see your face on the front of my phone if I wanted to.

Customizing my home screen is one of the most important features to me.  The personalization of the HTC 8X is something you can only experience with this phone, there’s seriously nothing else out there like it.  It’s easy to drag and drop widgets, apps, or shortcuts to the home screen and make your phone stand out from the rest.  It’s seriously you’re phone, that fits your personality.  Dressing up the HTC 8X is fun and takes the personalization a little deeper.  Choose from almost 50 different scenes, skins, and wallpapers.  Cannot find one that fits, I’m sure you’ll find something to download.

Arranging you home screen panels is great!  Point, touch, and you now have the flexibility to arrange your widgets the way you want.  You can also view all 7 screens as thumbnails, this is called Leap View.  No wasting time flipping from screen to screen.  Look at me saving time already!

Now I can see my friends updates without unlocking my phone.  Yes, now to see my buddy Diva Fabulosa’s updates all I have to do is look.  I know what’s going on with my children, husband, and friends.  It’s a techy world out there, joining in is loads of fun.   Another fabulous feature is the People lock screen which allows you to add any group from the people widget to help customize you’re phone.  This is really a phone made for each person!

The HTC 8X includes a built-in amp, which makes it nice for listening to music while you type up posts.  Which is what I’m doing right now.  I’m surprised by how loud and clear the it is.  I can also plug-in headphones or speakers to really jam.

One of the features I’m really looking forward to learning more about is the SkyDrive.  You’ve heard of it?  It’s fabulous!  SkyDrive allows users to automatically sync files across your computers, yes and you’re Windows HTC 8X Phone phone!  You can install the app on both your phone and computer free.

With SkyDrive you can access your photos and other files from anywhere, store them, and share them.  Yes you can now access everything on your SkyDrive, regardless of where you are.  Your very own personal cloud, I love the sound of it!  If you’re on Windows 8 you’ll have the ability to view all your photos and files, edit and share Office documents, or share!

The overall appearance of the Windows HTC 8X Phone cannot be beat!   I wanted to do something fun with this phone.  My New Years Resolution is to become a more organized blogger, and to work smarter not harder.  I use my phone for everything, having the perfect Smartphone could make my job easier. 

Here’s an awesome video that helps explain how personal the Windows HTC 8X Phone allows you to be, and how easy making your phone person is.

I cannot wait to post a little more information for you tomorrow!  You know it, I will be trying out my new phone to the fullest.  I was too excited to wait, I really think this phone will help me reach my goal of being more organized!  Isn’t technology awesome, I love it!

I am super excited to try the Windows Phone apps to help you lose weight!

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  • heather c

    would love to try one of thesee…..nice review…

  • Jenn Huey

    Love the colors. This is the first time I have heard of Skydrive

  • Huguette English

    I like the built-in amp.

  • Rich Hicks

    really like that the screen is customizable

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  • http://[email protected] Jenny P. Esplana

    how I wish to have that kind of cellphone. i`m just a student only so that I can`t afford that now :)

  • She

    these new phones are awesome and I wanna play with one. I have an Iphone and to me these rock..gotta find someone who has one to let me play..but good review.

  • Patricia Mohl

    This would be an awesome upgrade from my Blackberry. Great review.

  • Rich Hicks

    Nice review of the HTC. I am in the market for a smart phone and will certainly consider this one!

  • heather c

    love review….i want one!!

  • pollylee

    love how you can personalize it and love the vibrant colors! thanks for sharing

  • Huguette English

    I like the customizing home screen feature.

  • Anna Johnson

    I need a new phone, better start saving now, great review

  • peggy fedison

    you made the phone sound exciting and interesting and no so very hard to use! ty for the great review

  • Mitzi Fisher

    Love the review…. I would love to try one of these :)

  • willis flanagan

    I would love to have a smart phone. I think it has some great new apps.

  • Tammy Allgood-Hemmerling

    This phone looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for the review of it. Tax season is coming up and I planned on buying a new phone. This one may be it!

  • tami s

    My son just got the HTC oneX and loves it. I use Iphone but will definiely check out HTC when I’m due for a phone

  • Huguette English

    Thanks for the review, with so many out there, choosing one can be overwhelming.

  • marthalynn

    I love the concept of SkyDrive! And I love that it’s a free app. What did we do before all this technology?!?! I just love this phone.

  • Nig Reyes

    i really love the smell of a newly opened gadget. and it really feels different when you hold it just after you’ve removed the protective film. sniff!sniff! (sorry maybe that’s weird) hope you enjoy your new phone.

    • Jenn


  • June Isbel

    i could not figure out how anyone can use these untill now! Thanks for sharing. Opens up a new world for me!

  • heather c

    great review thanks…….i want a smartphone….lol

  • Angela Patterson

    I would so love to have a phone like that!

  • Melissa Elgin

    I love my smartphone and don’t know what I did before I had one. Plan on getting a Samsung Note 2 next week and can’t wait.

  • Julie Sullivan

    I would love to have this phone especially if it takes awesome pictures…Im really diggin that neon blue color above!

  • Emily

    you seem like you have a great family and a lot of enthusiasm about this new phone

  • Kati

    HTC is such an underrated brand. They were one of the first cell phone manufactures and are extremely strong machines!

    • Jenn

      sooo agree with you on this statement!

  • amy lovell

    very interesting

  • Huguette English

    I love how some phones take such great pictures.

  • Dorothy Boucher

    what an awesome phone, love the colors and love what it has to offer, wish me had one :) great review Thanks

  • Adriana S.

    Thanks for the great review!

  • Sonya Sparks

    I love my smartphone, you are going to really enjoy yours too!

  • Debbie Gibson

    Thanks for the review it was very insiteful, Now i wish i had one of these cool new smart phones. :o)

  • ashley okeefe

    I had the HTC I loved it til mine pooped out 2 days are the warrenty :/ im a iphone gal now 😀

  • Gina Johnson

    Coming from someone that still uses a basic cell phone this would be an absolute wonderful thing for my busy schedule. I hope to be able to buy a phone that has the other capabilities like these on it.

  • lisa

    Love the review. You sound like a kid at Christmas!

  • Huguette English

    Sounds like a great phone, someday I’ll get a good phone.

  • precious mae

    Love this one! Never had my own smartphone because of the tight budget. This is a really great review!

  • Rachel Smith

    Looking good. I have an iPhone 4 that my hubby bought me for mother’s day. I am still trying to figure it all out. I will have to check into this for my next phone upgrade. Thanks for the great review!

  • Bianca Jones

    I always thought windows phones were a thing of the past, looks like i was wrong, lol. I mean they came out and then it seemed like they disappeared. this sounds like a nice phone though but i am a little unsure of using a windows phone as i had one before and didn’t like it very much.

    • Jenn


  • Charlotte Raynor

    Wow! Sounds like you really like the new HTC. I just got a new iPhone and I do really like it. I might have to check out a Windows phone the next time I get a new phone. Thanks for the great review!!

    • Jenn


  • desiree

    congrat on the new phone and hope you like it me i do not do phone i do not even know how ot do mine it a simply one

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    I am happy for you. Your excitement about your new ophone is contagious. I don’t have a smart phone, just a regular cell phoneand I’ve been thinking about getting a smart phone. I shallhave to look into the HTC

    • Jenn


  • Casey M

    Thanks for the great review! I’ve been curious about this phone!

  • Pamela Halligan

    I’d love to have a smartphone. I’d like to be able to access the Internet, take pictures on a whim, and keep myself a bit more organized. Thans for the review.

  • marthalynn

    Organization is always a great New Year’s resolution! Definitely sounds like this phone could help with that. I love when our gadgets make life a little easier. Thanks for the review!