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Slideshow: Samsung Focus, a Windows Phone 7 powerhouse

Samsung Focus, in hand

Get an in-depth look at the Samsung Focus, one of the leading Windows Phone 7 devices, in this gallery of hands-on photos and screenshots.

Photo credit: Jason Hiner/TechRepublic

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Samsung Focus review: The first great Windows Phone 7 device

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10 comments
jerry
jerry

Had mine for a while now and still learning how it works. I wish they would provide a real manual with thing as it would have saved a lot of time. Compared to the Moto Q with Windows Mobile this thing is a great improvement. If you use MS Office, MS Outlook, and Windows Live then you'll be happy. Otherwise look elsewhere. Many things still don't work (or I haven't learned how to), copy/paste, file transfer, browser history, email attachment access, images with email, and a file manager (ala Windows Explorer) so it would be easier to find things.

daledagee
daledagee

Purchased the device through AT&T last weekend (27 Nov 2010). As with any new OS I found it cumbersome scrolling through the new menus. 5 days later I love the phone. Menus are easy to navigate with one hand, all my contacts are easlily organized through my Windows Live account and facebook. The clarity of the large viewing screen is breath taking, it's like owning a miniture Sony Bravia. After haning owned an Iphone, and numerous Blackberrys I'd recommend the Focus to everyone

pfroggatt
pfroggatt

DO NOT BUY a WINDOWS 7 Phone! ...if you make the stupid presumption as I did and many more it seems, that Windows mobile 7 works like the other 6 versions have. That is sync by cable to you desktop and work with MS Outlook, it dosn't. Time and legal restraint limit the abuse I can heap on Microsoft. I'm sure that this phone/browser like the HTC is a great bit of kit but it's the same old MS crap.

PrestonSwann
PrestonSwann

I've been testing one for a day now, and I'm not all that happy with the lack of customization. For example, in Outlook, I can't change the way the inbox appears, such as the font size, whether I want to see only the sender instead of part of the message, etc. I'll admit that I could easily be over looking where to make changes, but I can't find where to customize things such as Outlook anywhere. Is it just me???

TrubbleMaker
TrubbleMaker

@pfroggatt AAAAH! Obviously you're suffering from an error ID Ten T *lol*

Gerbilferrit
Gerbilferrit

only an idiot would make that presumption, and shows you never did any research beforehand and have totally ignored months worth of press before you even picked one up. more fool you!

Nsaf
Nsaf

pfroggatt@...Thank you for your input. We will not buy Windows Phone 7.

jasondlnd
jasondlnd

Welcome to Windows Phone 7. Hopefully any issues will be fixed in the next patch.