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  1. RumpRoast's Avatar
    Of new Focus owners :) I've had my eyes on WP7 since release and have been following WP7's progress and saw alot of potential. I came from a Palm Pre Plus and loved every aspect of Webos except the hardware itself. I love the "cards" and swipe to throw away feature and was finding myself constantly swiping on the Focus. I was only a year into my 2yr contract when the Pre started to fall apart on me.

    My wife and kids took me around town at the beginning of the month for my birthday for dinner and a walk around town and decided to stop at the ATT store to get a charging cable for her iPhone. Told her that I can find it cheaper online if she would be patient but she insisted that we go in.

    Soon after we walked in the salesman knew my name and walked me to the counter to present me my birthday present :) She apparently took half the day off and planned this ahead of time and used her upgrade to get me the Focus. The salesman told me that she knew exactly what she was looking for and could not be pursuaded into the iPhone4 or the HTC Inspire. That's my girl

    It looks like I got the phone just in time for all the new official apps that's starting to appear in the Marketplace like Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies, Kik and Allrecipes. Mango has me excited to see new stuff that i was missing from Webos and more. Plus the wifey is playing with my phone alot more than when I had the Palm Pre +

    Anyway sorry for the long intro, just excited to have something that I been wanting.

    This phone is retardedly smooth and snappy
    blackbriar511 and justop26 like this.
    06-28-2011 04:20 PM
  2. mworsham's Avatar
    Congrats! That was a very cool birthday setup; kudos to your wife. :)

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    06-28-2011 08:47 PM
  3. foosball's Avatar
    Your wife is a keeper! Similar to you my wife is using my Windows Phone alot more than she ever used my Pre. So has she enjoyed the Focus enough to ditch her iPhone?

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    06-28-2011 08:59 PM
  4. RumpRoast's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome guys

    WP - Although she loves playing with my phone and the apps or just plain stare at the screen I don't think she's ready to leave the Apple camp just yet. Especially since everyone in her family and her friends all have iphones. I'm the only one that's "different" in her family.

    Both her and I find ourselves staring at the screen due to how vibrant it is and how the color just pops out at you. She's fascinated at the live tiles and would update her status and grab my phone to she it updated on the live tiles. I think come feb 2012 she might change her mind once my upgrade is up and newer WP7 devices are out. She's constantly comparing her phone's apps against mine so I think she's getting her feet wet with something other than what she's used to. She even took my phone to work one night to play with it.
    06-29-2011 07:33 PM
  5. aLx0064's Avatar
    That's really an awesome wife haha and I'm glad we got to add you to the growing Windows Phone community instead of just following everyone and getting Android/iOS.

    Glad you love the phone, and the Focus is one if not the best! So good choice :) Mango is going to be huge, so hang in there...the apps have been flooding in like crazy this month!!
    blackbriar511 likes this.
    07-01-2011 01:06 PM
  6. blackbriar511's Avatar
    Hello, I just joined a few minutes ago. I'm also a former webos fan, got frustrated when I got the news that the pre 3 was gonna be delayed until the fall, my early upgrade was this past June 16th and I've been researching wp7 for several weeks now. The samsung focus caught my eye and I've been doing extensive research on it. I will be ordering it from Best Buy tomorrow. I'm glad to be a part of the community and hope to lean a lot from you guys and gals. Best of all I get the Focus for free with my contract renewal!
    Last edited by blackbriar511; 07-05-2011 at 04:53 PM. Reason: wrote the wrong date concerning upgrade
    07-05-2011 04:52 PM
  7. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Glad to have you all aboard welcome to WPC enjoy.
    07-05-2011 08:06 PM
  8. foosball's Avatar
    Hello, I just joined a few minutes ago. I'm also a former webos fan, got frustrated when I got the news that the pre 3 was gonna be delayed until the fall, my early upgrade was this past June 16th and I've been researching wp7 for several weeks now. The samsung focus caught my eye and I've been doing extensive research on it. I will be ordering it from Best Buy tomorrow. I'm glad to be a part of the community and hope to lean a lot from you guys and gals. Best of all I get the Focus for free with my contract renewal!
    Welcome from another former webOS user and PreCentral renegade! This platform is definitely a good choice since you are moving from one user friendly platform to another. Have fun.
    blackbriar511 likes this.
    07-05-2011 10:42 PM
  9. RumpRoast's Avatar
    Welcome BlackBriar511, and thanks everyone for friendly welcome
    blackbriar511 likes this.
    07-06-2011 01:41 AM
  10. jfa1's Avatar
    Greetings and welcome BlackBriar511.
    07-06-2011 11:35 PM
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