Samsung Announces the Samsung Focus™, With Windows® Phone 7

Oct 11, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Allows users to see everything that matters most without lifting a finger

Samsung Electronics Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, announced today the release of the Samsung Focus, offering consumers leading edge design and hardware features, combined with completely new operating system from Microsoft – Windows Phone 7.

The super lightweight Focus comes equipped with Samsung’s famed 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 and comes with a 5MP (Mega Pixel) camera with flash, capable of capturing high resolution video and images while also offering superior battery utilization.

“The Samsung Focus smartphone offers Canadian consumers an extraordinary multimedia mobile experience through one of the most clever user interfaces,” said, Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile Canada. “And what better way to maximize the Focus’ distinct entertainment, gaming, video and business functions than Samsung’s famed 4-inch Super AMOLED display, the highest picture quality in the category.”

Based on Windows Phone 7, the Focus offers a completely redesigned user interface (UI) as well as applications such as Music Hub, People Hub, Office Hub and the ability to play games with Xbox LIVE.

“Smartphone customers are excited to experience their video entertainment, information and communication connections like never before anytime, anywhere,” says Raj Doshi, Vice President, Mobile Products, Rogers Communications Inc., “Rogers is proud to bring the exclusive new Samsung Focus, featuring Windows Phone 7, to customers looking for the best high-quality entertainment viewing on the best mobile screen and enhanced productivity on Canada’s reliable network.”

Samsung Focus will be available exclusively from Rogers.  Pricing and availability details will be announced at a later date.

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products. SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value.

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1998 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008.  Also through Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada.  Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada.

For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/ca/.

About Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 is a different kind of phone designed to bring together what you care about most.  It’s a phone that finds information and presents it at the right time, making it glanceable.  A phone that organizes what you love so finding those things is easier and faster.  Windows Phone 7 simplifies basic every-day tasks – like managing email or taking and sharing pictures – so you can do more in fewer steps.  With Windows Phone 7, the things that matter most like people, such as games, music and video, photos and office productivity are organized through integrated experiences known as Hubs and fuelled by the rich experiences of Xbox LIVE, Zune, Bing, and Office.

For further information:

Jennifer Stein – APEX Public Relations – 416-924-4442 Ext. 227 [email protected]
Brock Penner – APEX Public Relations – 416-924-4442 Ext. 226 [email protected]

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