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The Samsung Focus is a high-end smartphone featuring the Windows Phone 7 OS.

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Pros

microSD/microSDHC card slot for external storage expansion

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1GHz Snapdragon CPU

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comes with Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 smartphone operating system

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very thin and light at 0.39 inches thick, 4oz (114g)

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3.5mm headphone jack

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GPS

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high quality 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording capabilities

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4" capacitive multitouch AMOLED display, 800 x 480px resolution

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8GB of internal storage

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Very intuitive interface

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WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G connectivity

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Excellent off angle viewing

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Cons

slightly cheap feeling - all plastic build, lightweight

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Inferior marketplace when compared to IOS and Android

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only 256MB of memory

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Feels too plasticy

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The Samsung Focus is a high-end smartphone featuring the Windows Phone 7 OS available exclusively through AT&T at the time of its release. It sports a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon processor and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD/microSDHC). Additionally, the Focus features a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera.

The Focus' 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display provides greater clarity and contrast than traditional AMOLED screens for greatly improved display quality while requiring less energy than standard LCD phone displays, saving battery life. Its 1GHz Snapdragon processor provides the Focus with smooth performance with little to no slowdown even when running demanding apps such as games. Meanwhile, the Focus' 5 megapixel camera not only allows for high resolution image capturing, it also allows for 720p video recording.

Features
  • 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon processor
  • 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD/microSDHC)
  • Rear-facing 5 megapixel camera
  • 720p video recording
  • Battery offers up to 300 hours standby time, 6.5 hours of talk time
  • Windows Phone 7 operating system
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ScottP
11/05/2010 05:03

The #samsung_focus is supposed to be released next Monday. I'm growing concerned since Rogers (in Canada) has been awfully quiet about the release. I'm getting the feeling that they are going to have stock issues. As usual I'm sure AT&T will launch the product without a hitch.

Rory Kw

Rory Kw

11/05/2010 06:23

Yeah I just assumed WP7 will get here some time next year... At least that'd be true if we're gonna go by their Android treatment thus far.

Erik

Erik

11/05/2010 07:57

I'm so sick of our lackluster mobile situation in Canada. We're tortured with all these great smart phones being released south of the border, with maybe 10-20% ever released in Canada, and when they do they're always much later.

Why is it this way? Is it because Canadian carriers are spending so much effort in getting exclusives and rebranding phones as their own? Blarg

Rory Kw

Rory Kw

11/05/2010 11:41

I wonder how much of it is the fault of the Canadian consumer, though; most people I talk to want a Blackberry or an iPhone. Nobody knows what my Galaxy Spica is (actually when I bought it, the sales consultant was perplexed because he didn't know they even sold that phone). And to be fair, the average Canadian consumer doesn't know what Android or WP7 is because these things haven't been readily available in Canada... Sort of a chicken/egg situation, I guess.

It's a really good sign that Bell is posting Galaxy S ads everywhere, though.

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