Hands-On with Windows Phone 7: Clean, Intuitive, But Missing Key Features

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At a Glance

The Samsung Focus is beautifully designed with a gorgeous display and solid 5-megapixel camera, but it remains to be seen if Microsoft can win over customers with Windows Phone 7.

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Pros

  • Great camera
  • Beautiful Super AMOLED display

Cons

  • Call quality is a mixed bag
  • Windows Phone 7 has some key features missing
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At a Glance

The Surround is a solid Windows Phone 7 phone with a regrettable "boom box" gimmick.

Pros

  • Touchscreen looks good and responds well
  • Dedicated button for camera functions

Cons

  • Pull-out speaker system sounds tinny
  • Maximum upload speed on AT&T is too slow
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Jul 17, 2014 3:00 AM

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