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I saw a Samsung Focus tonight and MAN, I'm going to wait for you!

Nov 8

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Monday, November 08, 2010 10:41 PM  RssIcon

Samsung Focus WP7 phoneI was lucky enough tonight to meet some VERY cool people and one smooth phone, or was it the other way around?  Either way, read on for my review!

Samsung Focus WP7 phoneTonight, I met some cool new people,Mark Arteaga, Anthony Bartolo, and Mitch Garvis.  These cats are WP7 GURUS!  I learned MORE in the two hours I talked to these guys than in the last two months!  I was floored at how much info they just breezed on about!  I was in complete awe!  These guys are also doing TechDays in Ottawa tomorrow and Wed.  I CAN'T WAIT!  If you're going please watch these guys, if they are as engaging with the audience as they are talking to them personally, you WON'T be sorry you watched!

But the main reason why you're probably reading is about the Samsung Focus.  Ok, ok, like Wes Macdonald said today "you just tweeted on and on about how Rogers this and not that!!!!!!!!!"  Yup, guilty!  I did give Rogers my mind with BOTH BARRELS-A-BLAZING!  But without ANYTHING from them, they weren't innocent bystanders in all this!  I MIGHT have been a bit...uh...."passionate" about my opinions, but I wasn't alone.

Ok, back to the phone, Anthony had one, and under threat of theft, he let a few of us hold it (Brad Bird even tried to give "back" his WM 6.5, no Anthony didn't buy it LOL), play with it, touch it, massage it.......yes, we did fall in love with it!

I've read reviews on Engadget, and a couple of other places talking about it's cheap feel.  I have to tell you, I don't agree.  Yes, it's made of plastic, but no, I don't think it feels cheap.  It feels LIGHT, but not cheap.  CERTAINLY less hefty than the Surround Anthony had with him as well.  Truth be told, Anthony did mention his fondness for the Surround, but me, I'm waiting for the Focus.

How long?  Oh man, that's a tough one!  Waiting on Rogers is going to hurt!  Yes, I'm NOT going to like it, but if you're like me, you've waited THIS long, what's another two or three or (......oh man, I hope it's not this) four weeks?  I'm really hoping it's NOT going to be a long wait, but for the phone I saw tonight, it'll be worth it.  I know you can't take my word for it, but if you're able to check out a local Microsoft WP7 presentation, ask to touch/hold the Focus.  I think you'll agree, it's an awesome smartphone.

Now it's time for a coffee and get coding.  (I had an expresso tonight for the first time, thanks Mark, now I can't sleep! DOH! LOL)

 

Resources

Mark Arteaga: Exploring the Mobile World

Anthony Bartolo: Wirelessly Obsessed

Mitch Garvis

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Re: I saw a Samsung Focus tonight and MAN, I'm going to wait for you!

Anthony is a good guy! I get to spend time with him and go over phones as well. Great you were able to meet up with him and check a Focus out man. I had the chance to play around with one as well and it is impressive.

By Paul Spenard on   Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:47 PM

Re: I saw a Samsung Focus tonight and MAN, I'm going to wait for you!

Hey Paul! You've met Anthony before? Ya, he's a very dynamic guy! Tall too! haha Ironically he's not indimidating, well, except when you (jokingly) try to take his Focus away! LOL They are nice phones eh? Yup, I'm definitely waiting for mine! I saw it again today (another Roger's emp had one) and I'm STILL waiting!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

By phenry on   Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:00 PM

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