First I wanted to say that I’m loving my new Windows Phone.  It’s a Samsung Focus from at&t.  I’ve been holding out for the Windows Phone 7 release date for months counting down the days until November 8th, 2010.  Yes I was at the at&t store at 9am to make sure I got one.  There isn’t anything wrong or OCD with that is there?   

Over the next few weeks it’s going to be a learning experience using this new device.  Currently there isn’t a lot of documentation out there so my goal is to learn one new thing per workday and blog about it for the next few weeks.


I decided to get a phone that didn’t have a physical keypad.  I’m a touchy feely kind of person so this was a difficult decision for me.  I felt in time most phones would be 100% touchscreen so I better make the change now than later.  It took me about 15 minutes of typing to get use to the on-screen keypad.  I thought it would take days.  Windows Phone 7 has predictive text so when you’re typing it gives you some choices at the top of the keypad.  I also noticed when you type it clicks but every once in a while when I would hit the space button it would click two times.  It turns out it was automatically correcting my misspellings when I would hit an incorrect letter to two.  That is nice, very nice.  Blogs are boring without screenshots so take a look below.  I’m not aware of any screen capture application from the Microsoft Marketplace as of yet so please excuse my photo.