Pros AMOLED screen incredible.
Hubs interesting and simple to use.
"People" hub is fast
Personalize main screen .
One Note, Live account, and SkyDrive.
Excellent sound on calls and music.
Cons The battery life dwindles a little fast probably due to the screen. Few cons for me on this phone. Had a little kink with my wi-fi connection and using Zune wireless sync but once I figured out everything, I was running full blast within minutes.
Summary I am a Microsoft Windows user. I started in computers with DOS and though I have been disappointed with Microsoft in the past on occasion, they have come through with a winning product. I know that the IPhone is great and Android is the current wave, but Windows Phone 7 can't be easily dismissed. For a 1st version of a new OS, it surpasses both of the aforementioned products. The first update should only increase my liking of the software. Kudos to Samsung as well, for the display on this phone.
The people hub was an awesome start to getting into the phone. All contacts were loaded and linked with the right cell phone numbers in half the time that was expected. Zune also gives a much better first impression for me than ITunes did. Love the presentation style of the software.
Pros Quick, intuitive, sleek, and seamless.... I might use the basic features of phones but this was a no brainer upgrade. I loved my Zune HD, and when Microsoft decided to port it to a wireless phone, awesome! It has integrated seamlessly with my Sync
Cons I don't like the preloaded ATT apps, but that is ATT and not the device itself. I have not run across anything I've disliked on the device after using it for two full days
Summary I love this phone!! I have had Windows Mobile phones for the past 4 years for personal preference of having a UI that is recognizable. While Windows 7 Phone is a huge step from the standard "Start" button windows, it is simple and intuitive, at least to myself. I've enjoyed the capabilities my Fusion's Sync has with the new phone that the previous Windows 6.1 did not have and I love only having to carry one device. It has seriously lightened the load in my purse, infact I might just be able to ditch the purse! It has been very handy at work for scheduling and tasking in this short time. I love having Office on the phone since I work primarily in powerpoint and excel all day at work, this makes work much more portable. The UI is clean and fast, and many co-workers of mine are astonished at it. I can see for those who like to download tons of apps and fill their contacts that the organization may be an issue, at this point in time I've not faced any problems however and I'm not an app fanatic. Downloaded an xbox live game, Need for Speed, which surprising on the ATT network out here was decent! Most of my complaints are against the servicer and not the phone. As my husband is also a developer for the phone I'm constantly up to date on what will be changed, so perhaps that makes me even happier. Overall...I'm estatic and I'm in love with this phone. I chose it over the HTC which I have had problems with in the past with their hardware and service and over the LG which proposed the hardware keyboard, to reduce the number of moving parts on the phone and cut down on weight! I can do most things one handed with this phone as well which is fantastic as I have a little one and another one the way so my hands are full.
Pros camera. screen. bing search. call quality. ease of use. zune player.
Cons lack of apps. no visual voice mail. only 8gb of storage space...sd cards don't work (yet).
Summary i have been an iphone user since day one. i finally parted ways with my last iphone, the iphone 3g, since apple made it basically unusable with their 4.x updates and i don't like the iphone 4. btw, i was on my third 3g...as the first two broke and were replaced under warranty. there were a few bumps along the way to get switched over. my contacts did not completely come over...the phone numbers and names did...but not all the additional information like pictures and other details. that kinda sucked, but then again, anytime i have switched phones my contacts have never completely come over to the new phone. anyway, i got that taken care of by using my gmail and hotmail contacts. also, there's some apps that like that are missing...but other than that...the phone is great. the interface is awesome. it's fast and responsive. it looks and works great. i love that i can hold down the camera button to start the camera and take photos. my iphone 3g camera sucked. i missed so many photo opps, especially after upgrading to 4.x iOS. this camera is easy and fast. the photos look great, for a cell phone. my friends and family say my calls to them sound better. it seems like i have better call quality everywhere. the zune player is great. i normally use mp3s, so 90% of my music collection works. only my purchased itunes don't work. but i can fix that by creating mp3 versions. i like that artist photos become wallpaper for the song you are playing. it's fast and doesn't get in the way my enjoyment of music. there's no universal email inbox, but the email is great. i have two pins, one for hotmail and one for gmail. syncing works great. no problems at all. plus, there's a way to show only unread messages, which is nice. the bing search is awesome. i use the voice search all the time. this is a great example of how one app eliminates the need for additional apps. with bing, i can say "american food" and it finds and suggests restaurants near me. no need for urban spoon, or the like. plus it give me directions, phone numbers, etc...and it's not just for food. the voice search works really well, even in a loud, noisy area. i am continually amazed by how well it works. this is a great phone. it even syncs on a mac. i synced my photos and music using microsoft's windows phone connector.
Pros the screen(of course) the os its a nice contrast to the constant flick through screens of iphone and android 5 screns and limited apps on just the screens
Cons little bulky, plasticky, when dropped battery is quick to pop out almost like the battery doesnt want to be inside the phone
Summary The Focus Enforces at&t's line to now host the iphone,captivate,and now this at&t has the most versatile line up yet, with tmobile in second(only because it doesnt have iphone), sprint in third(mostly android with i think only 1 window phone), and verizon in dead last(offering only android phone), atleast in different types of phone os's availible
Pros 1) its very responsive
2) the look and feel of it is very easy on the eyes and hands
3) access to all programs is very easy
4) anyone can make it "their" phone
5) easy use even for those who are not tech savvy
Cons 1) poor placement of lock/power button. I am constantly hitting it by accident
2) screen is fingerprint magnet and if not cleaned will impede the touch screen
3) not a plug and play phone YOU NEED ZUNE
4) windows 7 approved micro sd cards only
Summary Great phone for those who are not tech geeks like me. Okay phone for those who demand perfection from a high tech phone like this. I love the phone, but sometimes these design flaws and high maintenance really turns me off. I am constantly cleaning the screen so I can use it. I have changed my hand positioning when I make a call or hold the phone because of the power/lock button. The issue of not being a plug and play still haunts me. Zune syncs things into my phone that I don't want it too. Sometimes the integration of my facebook into my phone isn't what I want. I still don't like the fact that the micro sd card is internal and you HAVE to use a windows 7 approved card, which means it's going to be expensive. The apps are great to have and use. There are litterally thousands of free apps and pay for apps available. I wish people left more comments on the apps to see if it's worth downloading. The music and video app is great, but you can not use an mp3 in your data base to turn it into a personal ringtone. These are just some issues that I have encountered and I have had this phone for only a week. I hope that windows 7 people come out with a patch relativley soon to fix some to all of these issues. It is a great alternative for the Apple phone for normal people, but I don't recommend it for tech geeks like me. There are too many flaws and too few redeeming qualities to make it a end-all-be-all phone.