Monday was a big day with a few of us trekking around to find ourselves a new Windows Phone 7 device, including the elusive Samsung Focus.
Richard Mungeer was deemed by Microsoft to be the first person in the U.S. to pick up the phone, similar to Jourdan Templeton in New Zealand from the international launch.
We thought it was a cool honor by Microsoft, even if technically some AT&T stores broke the embargo and allegedly sold some devices on Sunday (curses!). Anyways, we had a chance to speak with Richard about the whole thing, including how it happened and about his phone choice (Focus), and about camping out at 1am in front of the store, in anticipation. That's right folks, he has us beat for dedication.
Take a read after the break for six short questions with the only person who can say "First!" here at WPCentral!
What store was that where you bought your phone? Did someone from Microsoft approach you about the photo?
You chose the Samsung Focus, any particular reason?
You previously had an iPhone. What made you consider Windows Phone 7 considering the strengths and popularity of Apple's device?
What's your favorite part of the Focus/Windows Phone 7 so far?
Any favorite apps or games yet?
How does it feel to be famous, even if for a day?
Thanks Richard for your time!
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.
First! In soviet Russia WP7 bought me 20 days ago!
Great interview! Congrats to Richard (and Marco)!
Any person who calls another platform incorrectly, obviously never did his research. He was just a guy who thought "This looks cool" and camped out, just like he did for his iPhone. If he really considered Android, he would've known that the Android dev community is HUGE, with A LOT of ROMs and apps constantly made. If anything, Android is the "geek phone" it has a completely different design concept, it is different than any other OS I have used.
Man was talking about phones, after all, he bought a phone, not OS.
i wanna be the first to let everyone know richard mungeer returned his windows phone for the new iphone . (sorry rick but apple paid me to rat you out ahahahah )
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