| Wednesday, January 25, 2012
- Windows Phone 7
- Rogers, AT&T
There’s nothing like a new phone with all the bells and whistles to make a tech lover happy. Especially when it works. And while the Samsung Focus isn’t exactly new by today’s standards (it is already a year old, after all), and it certainly does work. Except when it doesn’t… but that’s not exactly a hardware issue. It’s in the software, which means it affects all Windows Phone 7 devices, and shouldn’t factor into my thoughts (or yours) on the phone as a whole.
The Focus is a sturdy, slick-looking, powerful piece of hardware. In many ways, it reminds me of the LG Optimus Quantum, without the bulk and with a better screen and camera, and… well you get the picture. It has expandable memory, up to 32GB, and works handily as an all-around Wi-Fi enabled portable media player when you’re not using the phone functions. The only place it falls short is my personal pet peeve with touchscreen phones, the lack of a QWERTY keyboard. That leaves the Focus only just above the Quantum in my personal rankings of the WP7 devices, but that is the top of the heap. So congrats Samsung. Even without the keyboard, this phone rocks.