Friday, May 11, 2012

Samsung Focus 2, A Reasonably-Priced Windows Phone

Samsung Focus 2
Samsung Focus 2
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The Samsung Focus 2, the latest Windows Phone offering of Samsung and AT&T, was introduced during the CTIA 2012 recently.

The LTE-enabled smartphone will cost around $50 with a two-year service contract with the mobile service provider. The Samsung Focus 2 will be available in the market by May 20. The all-white slim design of the device suitably contrasts with the bright colors of the Windows Phone OS.

The Samsung Focus 2 features a four-inch Super AMOLED display, the Windows Phone 7.5 OS of Microsoft, and supports the 4G LTE network of AT&T.

The slightly-rounded chassis of the Samsung Focus 2 is similar to the design of the first version of the device although this recently-unveiled model has its own distinctive features.

Some industry watchers have indicated that the display of the latest smartphone offering of Samsung is adequate enough for running applications and surfing the net despite the fact that it is smaller compared to other devices that were released into the market recently

The Samsung Focus 2 also features a five-megapixel camera at the back that is capable of recording 720p HD videos aside from taking decent pictures. The device also features a VGA camera in front that can be used for video chatting. The Samsung Focus 2 also has a shutter button, similar to other Windows Phones.

Among the apps loaded into the Samsung Focus 2 include the AT&T Navigator, the U-Verse Mobile application, the SkyDrive cloud storage, the MS Office Mobile, Bing Search and the Xbox Mobile.

Some industry watchers were not surprised with the introduction of the $50 Samsung Focus 2 as it adds another Samsung device in the lineup of AT&T. The latest smartphone offering of Samsung appears to run smoothly according to an industry watcher as it did not show any signs of freezing or stalling.

The Samsung Focus 2 may be the first Windows Phone that is priced under $100 as industry watchers expect more devices to be unveiled within the year.

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