AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

Summary: Will these Windows Phone 7 "Mango" phones from AT&T make it to a stocking near you this holiday?

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AT&T's Windows Phone 7: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash. Image from Windows Phone Blog
Microsoft's Phone President Andy Lees showed off  three AT&T-branded Windows Phone 7 (Mango) phones at the All Things Digital Asia conference in Hong Kong this morning.

While you may be able to recite the features of Mango by heart, you probably couldn't tell these WP7 handsets apart, especially when they're all displaying the same 'Metro' home screen (see right). Well, consider this as your cheat sheet to AT&T's upcoming WP7 offerings: the HTC Titan (left), Samsung Focus S (center) and Samsung Focus Flash (right).

Image from Windows Phone Blog
AT&T's HTC Titan with WP7. Image from Windows Phone Blog

HTC Titan

True to its name, the HTC Titan from AT&T has the biggest display of the bunch at 4.7 inches, which beats yesterday's largest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, by 0.05-inch. According to the Window Phone Blog, it has a 9.9-mm profile, a 1.5 GHz processor under the hood, an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash (plus a front cam), and offers a brushed aluminum back with the curves (and build) that HTC phones are known for.

AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup. Image from Windows Phone Blog
AT&T's Samsung Focus S with WP7. Image from Windows Phone Blog

Samsung Focus S

The Samsung Focus S may be the middle child in AT&T's WP7 portfolio but there is nothing middling about the phone. It serves up Samsung's specialty: a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, powered by a 1.4 GHz CPU that is capable of 4G speeds, along with a 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front camera, in a svelte 8.55-millimeters package. What's not to like about these specs?

AT&T's Window Phone 7 lineup. Image from Windows Phone Blog
AT&T's Samsung Focus Flash with WP7. Image from Windows Phone Blog

Samsung Focus Flash

It's easier to differentiate the Samsung Focus S from the Focus Flash as the latter has a more modest 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, sharper lines and a slightly slower 1.4 GHz processor under the display. It'll likely be the most budget-friendly WP7 from AT&T so bargain hunters should keep their eye out on the Focus Flash rather than its flashier brothers.

AT&T has yet to announce a ship date or pricing for these phones so no need to lineup at your local store for now. There's still plenty of time until the holiday.

[Source: Windows Phone Blog and here]

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  • HTC? Samsung? Hmmmmm?

    Is there an Android OEM that is NOT coming out with a Windows phone? Cause "IF" a given OEM is doing great guns with Android and has to pay MS at least something in a licencing fee to supply a Windows phone then those two seem to point to good reasons NOT to do Windows phones and yet here they are putting out Windows phones? Odd?

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

      @James Quinn
      Why is it odd to offer your customers choice?
      From all reviews, WMP7 is a real competitor, and interest in it seem to be there.
      Why not let the end user decide?
      mdemuth
      • The TRUE business model does not care about choice.

        @mdemuth ... Unless that choice is them:) Actually I'm not even sure on any real humanitarian level business cares about it's customers? To go to the expense to design new phones with an alternative OS and to risk each phone model on a market fairly crowded already when you already have established models and new models running under that old OS Android that you've been using for a few years now would seem strange to me "IF" all was well in the house of Android. I actually don't think anyone sitting in a board room of these companies say an HTC and says things are going great guns with Android but there is this alternative that will expand our customers choices so let's spend some development money and take a risk on return but hey we will be giving customers a choice bully for us!!!! Don't see it happening.

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
      • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

        @James Quinn

        -> "The TRUE business model does not care about choice."

        So what you're *really* saying is that Andriod and WP7.x should follow the iPhone model and offer only one device model each per year and let the cards fall where they may?

        No thanks, don't want to live in your monochrome world.
        PollyProteus
      • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

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        sreeseche
    • Its called diversification.....

      @James Quinn
      Its pretty easy to grasp the business decision around this. What company wants to be stuck with one platform especially when they do not own the platform like Apple does. I also think Windows Phone is impressive and is why they are giving it some attention. Plus they also like the fact that Microsoft is more of a backer in litigation and such than Google is and is why they want to partner with Microsoft. Its also not like a Windows Phone and Android phone are designed seperatly from the ground up so its not much moe effort to get a Windows Phone out the door that is just slightly different than the Android one. If they both used completely different hardware platforms and had no common components then things would change, but the phones just aren't much different than having to test the OS on the hardware.
      OhTheHumanity
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

      @James Quinn

      Android OEMs are already paying licence fees to MS for IP. The fees are not too far off the cost of a wp7 licence
      imaginarynumber
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

      @James Quinn

      Well, they already have to pay $10-15 to Microsoft for every Android phone they release, so why not offer an WP7 device.

      And HTC has had a good relationship with MS for a long time. I don't think you have an ounce of understanding what is behind those relationships.
      spaulagain2
  • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

    Curse you AT&T for getting the good phones first. I hope Verizon gets something equivalent to this.
    LoverockDavidson_-24231404894599612871915491754222
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

      @LoverockDavidson_

      I would be happy if Verizon got a <b>second</b> Windows Phone. A phone with a front-facing camera would probably satisfy my needs for the next year.
      Rich Miles
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

      @LoverockDavidson_

      yeah at&t has the galaxy s2 and i hear they wll be getting the nexus

      android really does seem to get the premium hardware
      DejaVu2
      • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

        @garyc2011
        What does the "C" stand for in your name. I have an idea.
        Blogsworth
  • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

    I want my Titan now!
    dlangdon01
  • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

    I can't wait, all i want to know is when? I want the Titan Now!!
    candowango
  • The future of Windows Phone

    I really like WP7, especially the Mango version. It really is a nice alternative to existing mobile OSes. But I do wonder when some of the specs and features that iOS and Android take for granted (dual-core CPUs, 8 Mpix cameras, front-facing cameras, 4G WiMax/LTE support) will be available in WP7. At this rate it may happen just as I'm planning to upgrade my phone.
    the.ksmm
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

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  • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

    Conspicuously absent: no hint of Nokia Windows Phones.
    Theseus
  • the reality

    all these phones are so 2008

    no Amoled HD, single core, virtually no memory add to that the buggy windows os with disappearing keyboards and hard crashes, who will buy these ?

    ballmer has said android is for computer scientists so i think windows is targeted at less intelligent users
    DejaVu2
  • well

    all these phones are so 2008

    no Amoled HD, single core, virtually no memory add to that the buggy windows os with disappearing keyboards and hard crashes, who will buy these ?

    ballmer has said android is for computer scientists so i think windows is targeted at less intelligent users
    DejaVu2
    • RE: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 lineup: HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S & Focus Flash (first look)

      @garyc2011
      i personally own a windows phone first gen phone, it isnt buggy at all runs smoother than android phones with 2011 hardware, NEVER a hard Crash, ive had the disappearing keyboard but Microsoft has been responding to the issues the phones have rather quickly so it should be solved within a month. apparently the focus s is thinner than the iphone 4. People will buy them i just hope they aren't people like you.
      vidwa