Just got the new Samsung Focus from Klout for being an influential tech person in Chicago. First impression: the OS is gorgeous, but man, the autocorrect is awful. Perfect example – type oh-space-e as if you wanted to type “one” and the phone just leaves it as “o e”. I could forgive that if the space bar wasn’t THE BIGGEST KEY ON THE ENTIRE KEYBOARD and it’s located right next to the N, just begging my finger to hit it by accident.
I’d post pictures of all the wonky app user experience problems, but Windows Phone 7 doesn’t have the built-in ability to take screenshots. Folks on Twitter suggested a few workaround apps that all seem kludgy, and I just gave up. I’m only willing to put so much work into playing with a phone that’s driving me crazy.
On the plus side, I’ve got a free phone with a data plan and app purchases, and that’s too much fun to ignore, so I’m going to try to use it as my primary phone this week. I’ve given up on the apps side of things after losing an hour trying to find an Instagram replacement, so let’s just see if the phone part works first. For the record, Instagram lets you post a picture and status message to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, and Foursquare (including a checkin) all at once just by taking that picture, plus has geolocation built in – it shows nearby places to attach the photo to.