- Get your #baseball cap on! MLB Extra Innings is on free preview until May 5th. ^eo
Happy Thanksgiving! Not to tear you away from your turkey, but we’re excited to tell you Samsung has announced its much-anticipated Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Samsung Focus, will come to the Rogers network.
Rogers was first to bring Canadians the BlackBerry, first to bring the iPhone, and the first to launch an Android smartphone. We know our customers want to experience video entertainment, information and communications on the latest devices. With Windows Phone 7, we continue to build on our smartphone leadership and provide unparalleled choice. Click here for more information on what Windows Phone 7 can do.
As for the Samsung Focus, it’s a beaut. The super lightweight smartphone comes equipped with Samsung’s 4-inch Super AMOLED display, which offers unparalleled picture quality (even in the harshest lighting conditions) and smudge and scratch resistant technology. It is powered by a 1GHz processor, contains 8GB of internal memory, expandable by 32GB micro SD. It comes with a 5MP camera with flash, capable of capture high resolution video and images. The Focus also offers a completely re-designed user interface as well as applications such as Music Hub, People Hub, Office Hub and the ability to play games with Xbox LIVE.
Pricing and availability details aren’t available yet, but we’ll update you here when we have them.
UPDATE (October 13, 2010, 2:35 PM): Rogers.com now has a microsite with more information on Windows Phone 7. Find it at www.rogers.com/windowsphone.
UPDATE (November 8, 2010 9:53 AM): Rogers is excited to announce the exclusive online launch of the new Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 smartphone. Starting today, the Focus is available in limited quantities exclusively on Rogers.com for $199.99 on three year voice and data plans, backed by Rogers Handset Protection Guarantee Program. Full in-store launch to follow later this month.
Rob Manne is a regular contributor to RedBoard.