Samsung Focus S w/ Windows Phone 7 - initial thoughts
Posted on 2011-12-21 15:01:00
Last night my Windows Phone developer device came in (thanks, Jared!) - it turned out to be a Samsung Focus S. I was initially a little disappointed that I didn't get a Nokia Lumia phone, but I was still eager to play around with Windows Phone on a real device.
(some of my impressions are probably colored by the fact that my main phone is still an original Sprint Palm Pre, which is a bit long in the tooth...)
Even so, this phone is quite nice. Setup was painless, and I like the fact that I didn't have to jump through any extra hoops to use it without a SIM card.
The screen looks quite nice - even though the resolution's only 800x480. Scrolling is very, very smooth.
I'm liking the whole live tile home screen thing, although I'm looking for more apps that have interesting/fun live tiles.
Anyway, point is I'm quite happy with the phone/OS, and I'm looking forward to getting one of my own! Hopefully tonight I'll get a chance to try my apps out on it...
Comment from kernelm:
I'm really thinking about getting a WP7 phone (specifically one of the Lumias, probably). I like that Microsoft actually worked with unlockers to set up an official unlocking tool. Still though, as far as I know there's no way to sync or even transfer files with Linux, which would be a deal breaker. *sigh*
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