1. spacerobot's Avatar
    When I first saw screenshots of WP7 I was not really that blown away. But over the past few months I have stopped into ATT stores and checked out the windows phone 7 devices. When I used the samsung focus I really liked everything about it. The screen, the OS, performance, everything.The idea of WP7 started to grow on me at that point.

    I've had the iPhone 3GS for the past 2 years and my contract recently ended. I really thought about it made the plunge and got the Samsung Focus.

    Man this phone is amazing! It is seriously one of the most slickest devices I have ever used.

    I was a little bit bummed after reading about the NoDo issues with the samsung focus rev 1.4 phones but it wasn't anything that would sway to not get the phone. I installed the zune software and it prompted me for the feb. update. After that was done it said I had a march NoDo update available! So I got lucky and got the rev 1.3 I guess.

    I also purchased a 32 gig SD card for extra storage. After reading a ton of info on which ones work and which ones do not I ended up getting a sandisk 32 gig card. I Put it in first and reset / formatted the phone before I did anything else. It then showed the appropriate 38 or 39 gigs of available space. I have synced 10 gigs of music to it without any problems so far.

    So all in all my experience so far with WP7 has been great. I cannot wait to get into this phone and get more familiar with it.

    One question:

    Does this phone remember wifi networks you connect to and the connection settings or will I have to log in to my work and home wifi networks each time manually?

    Can't wait for Mango.
    05-20-2011 07:08 AM
  2. pikacz's Avatar
    good decision :) the phone remembers wi-fi logins, it will connect you automatically
    05-20-2011 07:14 AM
  3. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It remembers and will automatically connect. Welcome to the world of WP7!

    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    05-20-2011 07:15 AM
  4. foosball's Avatar
    Welcome to the WP7 experience and good for you that you took a chance on this new platform. I know exactly what you mean about it growing on you.
    05-20-2011 07:21 AM
  5. awarner's Avatar
    Good the hear, I have to say WP7 and my HD7 is the best phone I've ever had.
    05-20-2011 07:23 AM
  6. spacerobot's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys. That is good news about the wifi settings.
    05-20-2011 08:37 AM
  7. Winterfang's Avatar
    Welcome to awesome. Now wait with us for Mango =)
    05-20-2011 08:51 AM
  8. spacerobot's Avatar
    "Welcome to awesome" should be their marketing slogan for this phone.
    05-20-2011 08:57 AM
  9. starblade876's Avatar
    Glad you had a smooth ride. *knock on wood* Refreshing change from all the Focus horror stories. :P
    05-20-2011 10:16 AM
  10. jimski's Avatar
    Welcome back from the dark side, young Jedi.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    05-20-2011 10:30 AM
  11. kevynpm's Avatar
    Welcome to Awesome, indeed! I would highly suggest that you give Zune Pass a try with a free 14 day trial. Unlimited music streaming AND downloading on the go on mulitple devices, including your phone! More info at zune dot net.
    05-20-2011 01:58 PM
  12. spacerobot's Avatar
    Yes I plan to check out the zune 14 day trial. Speaking of zune I can't believe how much easier it is to use and sync with than iTunes. There are so many restrictions and weird rules with iTunes. Everything seems so much easier with Zune.
    05-20-2011 02:26 PM
  13. Duvi's Avatar
    Welcome to WP Central and congrats on your new device. You went from a 3GS and me from the 4 and still think the Focus was/is a better choice. The UI is just silky smooth like Adam Sandler in "You Don't Mess With the Zohan".

    I like it more than all my devices now and one thing that has helped me love the device even more is the back feature with the lack of 3rd party multitasking. For example, I'm using twitter and I get an SMS, I'll hit the notification to go to the messaging app, reply and then hit back a couple times and go right back to the app I was using. I've had this phone for so long, but only recently started using it and noticing how useful the back feature was. If it's multiple things I want to check, I'll hit the home key, select the app, do whatever, then hit the menu key again, select the next app, complete the task and then hit back as many times as it takes to get to the original app.

    I'm one of the lucky ones who got rev 1.3 as well. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask away!
    05-20-2011 02:57 PM
  14. astraith's Avatar
    Yes I plan to check out the zune 14 day trial. Speaking of zune I can't believe how much easier it is to use and sync with than iTunes. There are so many restrictions and weird rules with iTunes. Everything seems so much easier with Zune.
    You can also sync your phone over a wife network assuming you have windows (might be able to with a Mac never tried). I just bought the HTC Arrive and loving it as well. ^_~ Enjoy the world of getting in and out of your phone quickly. And btw the keyboard is better I think than IOS.
    05-20-2011 03:02 PM
  15. enahs555's Avatar
    You can also sync your phone over a wife network assuming you have windows (might be able to with a Mac never tried). I just bought the HTC Arrive and loving it as well. ^_~ Enjoy the world of getting in and out of your phone quickly. And btw the keyboard is better I think than IOS.
    Wife network eh? Sounds like it is probably a bloated old network protocol that causes more problems then it is worth....!
    05-20-2011 03:06 PM
  16. wolfman-fu's Avatar
    Wife network eh? Sounds like it is probably a bloated old network protocol that causes more problems then it is worth....!

    Well only if you try to install the mistress network will it take half of your resources.
    05-20-2011 03:28 PM
  17. cdook's Avatar
    Welcome! What made you choose the Focus over the iPhone 4? I've recently had a few friends jump to iPhones from texting phones and I can't picture them leaving the platform.

    Also check out BoardExpress for an easier time browsing the forums.
    05-20-2011 03:28 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    wife network eh? Sounds like it is probably a bloated old network protocol that causes more problems then it is worth....!
    well only if you try to install the mistress network will it take half of your resources.
    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    05-20-2011 03:37 PM
  19. enahs555's Avatar
    Well only if you try to install the mistress network will it take half of your resources.
    I am pretty sure the wife network takes half or more of your resources as well; it just installs a root kit and tricks you into thinking you still have access to those resources....
    05-20-2011 03:47 PM
  20. WayCool's Avatar
    I just got the GoPhone option on my Focus.. You can get 250 minutes for $25 (.1/min) and its good for 90 days. Then add features like 1000 texts for 9.99 (good for 30 days) and 500 meg for $25 (good for 30 days)

    Will be interesting to see how the data usage pans out.. I've been using mostly WIFI.. but going to let the data flow .. just to see how much I use...
    05-20-2011 04:35 PM
  21. spacerobot's Avatar
    Welcome! What made you choose the Focus over the iPhone 4? I've recently had a few friends jump to iPhones from texting phones and I can't picture them leaving the platform.

    Also check out BoardExpress for an easier time browsing the forums.
    Quite a few people I work with have smartphones. I would say around 6-7 Droids and around 10 iPhones. Most of the people with iPhones have the iPhone 4 so I had a lot of time to check them out.

    I think when the iPhone came out it was a revolutionary device. When I looked at the jump from the 3GS to the iPhone 4 there really was not a lot of features that made me want to get one. Hearing small rumors about the iPhone 5 and some of the features didn't really get me excited either. I think they are making very small increments each year.

    Android to me seems like a cool sort of open source platform that you can do all sorts of things with. It has also given some of my coworkers problems since they are constantly messing with it. The hardware specs are not bad at all, but at the end of the day I seriously want a solid phone.

    Here comes Microsoft with a completely different experience than the other two offer. WP7 has a crazy slick UI, and great performance. I chose it over the iPhone 4 because currently it is in a league of it's own, and MS is going to push this all the way until it is a pillar in the smartphone world.

    I highly recommend WP7 over iPhone 4.
    05-20-2011 05:45 PM
  22. gibbyhome's Avatar
    Quite a few people I work with have smartphones. I would say around 6-7 Droids and around 10 iPhones. Most of the people with iPhones have the iPhone 4 so I had a lot of time to check them out.

    I think when the iPhone came out it was a revolutionary device. When I looked at the jump from the 3GS to the iPhone 4 there really was not a lot of features that made me want to get one. Hearing small rumors about the iPhone 5 and some of the features didn't really get me excited either. I think they are making very small increments each year.

    Android to me seems like a cool sort of open source platform that you can do all sorts of things with. It has also given some of my coworkers problems since they are constantly messing with it. The hardware specs are not bad at all, but at the end of the day I seriously want a solid phone.

    Here comes Microsoft with a completely different experience than the other two offer. WP7 has a crazy slick UI, and great performance. I chose it over the iPhone 4 because currently it is in a league of it's own, and MS is going to push this all the way until it is a pillar in the smartphone world.

    I highly recommend WP7 over iPhone 4.
    Welcome to our world,
    I have to agree with you on microsoft pushing this until the very end ..I think you will see them taking big risks to be in the top 2 or 3 ..
    05-20-2011 06:13 PM
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