AT&T has unveiled its first round of smartphones running the new Windows Phone 7. The Samsung Focus is the model in this lineup that puts the greatest emphasis on its display.
This upcoming model is going to have 4-inch touchscreen, giving it the largest display of the three models unveiled today.
OLED screens are also thinner than LCD ones, and the Focus will be the slimmest of Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7-based devices: just 9.9 mm.
Like all of the models announced by AT&T today, the Samsung Focus is going to run Windows Mobile 7 on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
It will have 256 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot.
This GSM phone is going to offer 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Stereo Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
According to AT&T, the Focus' 1500 mAh battery is going to offer 6.5 hours of talk time.
Overall, it is going to be 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches and 4.0 ounces.
More about Windows Phone 7
Despite its name, this new smartphone operating system has little in common with its predecessors. It will have a completely different user interface and won't run applications written for the earlier versions nor will any current models be upgradeable.
Just about the only significant similarity between old and new is that both include Microsoft Office Mobile and support for synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange.
Pricing and Availability
AT&T is going to introduce all of its Windows Phone 7 models on November 8, including this one.
The Samsung Focus is going to cost $200 with a two-year contract.
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