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Samsung Focus makes #4 spot on Wired's Most Significant Gadgets of 2010

Although it should come of little surprise to those who have tried all the WP7 devices out there, the Samsung Focus (see review) has caught the attention of Wired Magazine's Gadget Lab, coming in at #4 on their "Most Significant Gadgets of 2010", beating the popular HTC EVO.

Considering how new the device is to market when compared to others, it's a nice tip of the hat to what truly is an amazing phone. Wired notes the following about the Focus:

Based on a fresh tile-based interface, Windows Phone 7 is an impressive start. It shines brightly on the lightweight Samsung Focus smartphone, which has a beautiful AMOLED screen and a solid overall construction.Microsoft is pinning its mobile hopes on Windows Phone 7. If the Focus is any indication, it's got a good shot at getting back in the game.

We agree. Our hopes for 2011? Samsung brings some of their magic to Verizon and Sprint. Related: Microsoft's Kinect made the #3 spot and #1 belongs to...eck.

Source: Wired's Gadget Lab

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

6 Comments
  • Yeah man! Get that Samsung to Verizon!! I cannot wait! I'm due 1/5!! Come to papa!
  • I wonder if there's any chance that more WP7 phones will come over to Tmobile. I have an HD7 and it's great. But everyone has been telling me that the focus is a little bit faster, and that the camera is a lot better.
  • True on both accounts re: HD7 vs Focus. Plus the screen is much better on the latter as well. I'm sure T-Mo will get more WP7 phones at some point, hopefully the Focus is on there too.
  • I'm waiting, Sprint.
  • Should be #1, most revolutionary device and OS combo this year.
  • Does Wired include all available phones internationally or only US centric phones? Because "Based on a fresh tile-based interface, Windows Phone 7 is an impressive start. It shines brightly on the lightweight Samsung Focus smartphone, which has a beautiful AMOLED screen and a solid overall construction. Microsoft is pinning its mobile hopes on Windows Phone 7. If the Focus is any indication, it's got a good shot at getting back in the game." is a pretty generic statement commenting mostly on the WP7 OS rather than specific phones. I would have thought that they might have reviewed all available phones not just phones available in the US.