By peoplestaff225
Updated May 29, 2011 03:00 PM

In this age of everyone and their uncle owning a smart phone it can be pretty tricky to know what kind to get. So many choices, so little time, right? Well, maybe it will help if we tell you that we’ve never seen a phone that’s more fun than a Windows Phone 7.

We love what a time saver this phone is. It’s designed to get you where you want to go in as few steps as possible. So the start screen of a Windows Phone 7 displays all your options up front, and it updates regularly. Pictures of friends change as they update their Facebook status, e-mail counts are displayed as they change, every bit of info you might need is right there for you to see when you turn on your phone.

We also love the easy-to-access search button. Whatever you happen to be doing on the phone, you’re always just one tap away from a search. Which is oh-so-handy when you’ve got a whining, hungry kid and you’re trying to find the nearest food place!

Now, what’s a parent’s favorite thing to do with a smartphone? Why, take pictures, of course. And this phone has a great camera (including a flash option, which we love) and even greater photo storage and access. Like everything else on the phone, photo access is fast and easy. And so is sharing photos via Facebook and Twitter.

Of course, there are also the games. Oh, the games! Windows Phone 7 offers the only official Xbox LIVE experience on a phone. And great music and video options, too. There’s even a built-in FM radio so you can play kid-friendly tunes for your kids while out and about.

Now, this will sound strange, but one of our favorite features of this phone is how it feels as you use it. It’s hard to describe, but there are little sounds and vibrations that somehow make it extra cool. And the screen flips and dances around as you scroll through.

So, if you’re looking for a great phone that’s easy to navigate, fun to browse and perfect for a busy parent, look no further than a Windows Phone 7. Trust us, you’re going to have so much fun!

Stephanie Phoenix