08-11-2011 01:03 AM
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  1. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    You might want to look at the HD7S too. Actually I'd get the Inspire and sell it. Fetch a pretty penny. Lol.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    08-06-2011 02:42 AM
  2. jackpro41's Avatar
    anyway, Window phone is upgrading from time to time.
    but the thing that i most disappoint about that not much apps are available for phone.
    i mean was like free apps variety.
    compared to android, there are over 500++ news and free apps available.

    of coz, i would like to wait what is coming up in MANGO. maybe a better performance will be showing over there.

    SO I DECIDED TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER LESS THAN A MONTH.
    hopefully it won't disappoint all the user in the WORLD.
    08-07-2011 11:02 AM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    Just wait yes, new phones will be much better.
    08-07-2011 11:53 AM
  4. justop26's Avatar
    I got a new Focus like two months ago and haven't regretted it at all. I absolutely love this phone :)

    If your next upgrade is only ten months away, I say give it a go and try WP7.
    08-07-2011 02:54 PM
  5. krst's Avatar
    Beeing for many years an early adopter of brand new phones, symbian in the past or android now the problem with buying units the first months has always been issues (braking down) with units and lots extra $ for getting them the first weeks after release. Now buying my win 7 phone just recently i got it for less than 40% of the original price it was in november without contract. The phone also runs great with mango uppdate. The veridict is that i dont really see the (large) possiblity performance uppgrade in gen2 phones if not really into gaming maybe. Perhaps it can come smaller units however...

    Now got this phone so cheap, I will afford to buy i guess 2nd gen win phone in early spring pretty cheap again. Thus I will in theory, the tech buing geek I am during the next two year period have nevwer hardware for the same price as one super new the first week which i would had to use for 2 years...
    08-07-2011 04:18 PM
  6. Averry's Avatar
    You know, AT&T does offer 1 year contracts for what I believe is an extra $100 on the Focus.


    Normally I go that route...but.......I took the 2 year deal this time because if I upgrade at all I'm gonna go Nokia unlocked........that said. Windows Phone is pretty damn slick on 1 Ghz.To this point, nobody is even sure if any of the manufacturers are going to put faster processors in it anyways. The resolution isn't getting any higher. The Super AMOLED is still damn fine screen, and I personally don't feel the need for the Super AMOLED Plus as I think 4 inches is just fine.

    I donno, I'm feelin pretty comfortable about my Focus assuming I get Mango in a timely fashion.
    08-07-2011 10:24 PM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Hmm, didn't know AT&T offered 1 year contracts. I might have to start going that route. Wp7 runs smooth right now, I want to see how smooth it runs when 3rd party apps start running in the background.
    08-08-2011 09:46 AM
  8. thed's Avatar
    Hmm, didn't know AT&T offered 1 year contracts. I might have to start going that route. Wp7 runs smooth right now, I want to see how smooth it runs when 3rd party apps start running in the background.
    I wouldn't worry about background tasks affecting performance. MS has been very careful (restrictive) about the resources background tasks are allowed to use. There's only a few types of background tasks apps can do: background audio, background file transfers, scheduled alerts and scheduled tasks.

    We already know the phone can handle background audio and file transfers just fine. Scheduled alerts barely consume any resources. Scheduled tasks are only allowed to run for a max of 15 seconds every 30 minutes (OS is allowed to move the time by 10 minutes either way to optimize performance). There is another type of scheduled task that is allowed to use more resources, but there is a big list of requirements that must be met to even allow these to run (phone must be plugged in and over 90% charged, on wifi, screen locked).

    So I wouldn't expect to notice a difference. Hopefully that can put some people's minds at ease.
    08-08-2011 11:12 AM
  9. Averry's Avatar
    Hmm, didn't know AT&T offered 1 year contracts. I might have to start going that route. Wp7 runs smooth right now, I want to see how smooth it runs when 3rd party apps start running in the background.
    Yeah, they aren't very open about it. But there is a fee you can pay. At least there still was back when I bought my focus. Verizon at least used to as well.
    08-10-2011 11:50 AM
  10. 3migo's Avatar
    Yeah, they aren't very open about it. But there is a fee you can pay. At least there still was back when I bought my focus. Verizon at least used to as well.
    I'm definitely going to ask about that when I go to redeem my upgrade. I'd be willing to pay a little bit more if it meant a new phone every year.
    08-10-2011 12:30 PM
  11. Averry's Avatar
    I'm definitely going to ask about that when I go to redeem my upgrade. I'd be willing to pay a little bit more if it meant a new phone every year.
    What's funny is that they have it, but they will do everything in their power to talk you out of it.
    08-11-2011 01:03 AM
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