Samsung Focus S w/ Windows Phone 7 – initial thoughts

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 800×480. 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…

1 thought on “Samsung Focus S w/ Windows Phone 7 – initial thoughts”

  1. 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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