Help Mom Select a Mobile Phone That Fits Her Lifestyle

One of the best Mother’s Day gifts is the gift of keeping in touch.  A quick phone call to say hi, a text to check in, or an email with a photo featuring grandchildren is always welcome.  If your mom is in dire need of an upgrade to stay in touch but is like mine and easily overwhelmed by the many smartphone choices on the market, show how much you love her by selecting a device that is just right for her and helping her learn to use it!

But how do you go about selecting the right device?  Here’s a handy quiz to help narrow down the many smartphone and tablet choices to one that will fit the lifestyle of the very special woman in your life this Mother’s Day.

When your mom texts you it’s usually:

a)  An emoticon you’ve never seen before followed by TTYL

b)  A long paragraph followed by “Love, Mom”

c)  A handwritten card because she has no idea what a text is.

Your mom loves to share photos with:

a)  Friends, coworkers, the next door neighbor. Pretty much everybody!

b)  Immediate family only

c)  The refrigerator. She loves visiting the local drugstore to get photos printed!

A perfect game night for your mom would be:

a)   Angry birds since she loves to multitask, get to the next level, and of course win!

b)   Words with Friends because it reminds her of all those family vacations playing Scrabble or sitting on the couch sending you her latest Draw Something creations to guess.

c)    Playing charades in the living room.

If you answered mostly A…

Your mom is quite the techie! This Mother’s Day take her skills to the next level! Android familiar moms will enjoy a Samsung Galaxy Tab which is not only thin and lightweight but also features fast 4G LTE for connectivity and a beautiful HD display. Mac loving moms will appreciate the new iPad with 4G and wifi.

If you answered mostly B…

Your mom is just getting used to her smartphone so any help you can provide is a great gift.  Besides a coupon for a in-person tutorial or one via Skype if she lives far away, get her gifts that will help her accessorize her device.  Some great headphones like the iFrogz Lux Earphones in Pink, the environmentally-friendly Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery, or a smart case to protect her device are all fantastic gifts!

If you answered mostly C…

It’s time to bring your mom into the 21st century with an easy to use device that will help her text, take amazing photos, and access the internet in a simple to use style. The Nokia Lumia 900 is the perfect first smartphone for mom. The easy-to-use touchscreen Windows Phone interface features tiles that put her most used applications front and center on her phone while the incredible camera will let her share photos with you and the grandkids with ease.  If she’s an on-the-go mom who worries about her precious device, the Samsung Rugby Smart features durable Gorilla Glass, built in case, and is waterproof making it perfect for moms with an active lifestyle and need a phone that can keep up with their every move. Or if you think she needs a big glossy screen in a small package, you can’t go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S II.

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