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Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash are now available on AT&T, huge event in NYC celebrates their launch

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Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash are now available on AT&T, huge event in NYC celebrates their launch
Well, it turns out that the big NYC surprise that team Windows Phone was working so hard on is the announcement of the retail availability of the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash from AT&T. And to make sure that everyone is aware that the smartphones have been launched, the guys have done something pretty extraordinary.

Showing off Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will be an enormous, six-story tall display, which now stands in the middle of Herald Square in New York City. Appropriately dubbed “The Big Windows Phone”, the contraption  will deliver 8 hours of live performance and digital entertainment, which will be projected on it for the amusement of everyone attending. The show will be kicking off at 12:00PM sharp.

The Big Windows Phone now stands in the middle of Herald Square in New York City

The Big Windows Phone now stands in the middle of Herald Square in New York City

As far as the newly-launched smartphones are concerned, the Samsung Focus S is a high-end offering equipped with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and a 8-megapixel camera. The Focus S is also extremely thin measuring just a third of an inch at its slimmest point. A fair $199 is what the smartphone will cost you, as long as you do not mind the 2-year contract with AT&T that comes along with it.

The Samsung Focus Flash, on the other hand, is a cheaper alternative to the Focus S. It comes with a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 5-megapixel shooter. In terms of pricing, the smartphone comes with a tempting $49 price tag after signing a 2-year agreement with AT&T.

Both of these devices are “capable of 4G speeds”, run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and come with a $25 prepaid card that can be spent in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Is anyone thinking about getting one of these smartphones? Or are you thinking about waiting for the mighty HTC Titan to be released? Feel free to drop a comment for us below.

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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:58 2

1. Jyakotu (Posts: 818; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I remember going to a Sprint store and they had a HUGE Samsung Nexus S on display. Haha, it's actually pretty fun to mess around with larger than life version of mobile phones. I think more carriers should do that more often. LOL :P

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:56 1

2. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)


I think AT&T should announce a release date for the Galaxy Nexus... preferably Nov 17th!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:48 1

5. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


That would make me take my GS2 back.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:04 1

3. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


It is amazing- on WP Central, most of the posters were thinking this would be a "huge surprise" in that Nokia phones would be announced. Instead, it is a two story Windows Phone. I find that kinda funny!!

Good to see Microsoft and AT&T getting behind WPs. I have heard great things that AT&T is going to use WP to differentiate themselves from Sprint and Verizon by touting more selections of more devices and have really spent time with reps getting them trained in at least the basics of Mango. What a nice change it would be. They do not have to be all knowing on WP, just can we get reps to not ignore them or outright bad mouth 'em?

Okay- when is the Titan coming, AT&T?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:28

4. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Already has a huge Windows phone....by HTC...forgot the name, though....:-(

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 18:30

6. nameless1521 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Focus S is definitely one of better WP out there. but can they justify the price tag? No sd card like Titan?

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 01:47

7. Shadowman38 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Waiting for the Titan, but does anyone know if T-Mobile might be getting it. I would hate to get it from AT&T. Would hate to get dissapointed. The Titan sounds good and looks good on paper, lets see how it really performs.

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