I've been testing both the Blackberry Torch and the Samsung Focus over the past number of weeks. I've nearly completed blog posts for each of them, but thought I'd put a short post out to set the context for these two devices; a high level introduction to what I've done.
Being a long time iPhone user, I wanted to see how each of these devices worked for me. On some days I carried just the Blackberry. Other days I carried just the Windows Phone 7 Focus. At other times, I carried all three on my belt (yes, I looked like Batman with his utility belt). I really enjoyed going through the process of stress testing each of these phones through my normal working day and in my personal time. I think that this is really the only way to get a sense of what works and what doesn't. I tried hard to structure my thoughts in two categories: 1) how did the device fair on its own (no comparison to the iPhone or the other device) and 2) how did the device fair in comparison to other smartphone choices.
The experience was an interesting one and I look forward to sharing them with you. I will post my thoughts on the Focus early next week, then I will post my thoughts on the Torch in the latter half of next week. Finally, I'll have a short video blog come out to talk about them both and show a little of the pros and cons to you. If there are specifics you'd like to see, don't hesitate to drop me an email or post a comment.