It’s almost the one day of the year solely dedicated to dads, and if we know anything about the topic it’s that dads are notorious technology lovers. Every dad has their favorite category of gadgets, but certainly one of the best gifts is always the latest tech toy out there. As far as phones go, if your proud pop hasn’t caught on to the smartphone trend yet, maybe it’s time to help him along in the process. If you’re already a dad yourself, we suppose you could buy (or win) yourself a present, too. As for my dad, whether he would ever use all of the features or not, he would sift through the weekend newspaper ads, circle all of the touch-screen smartphones, and not-so-subtly remark “yeah, those are nice.” If your dad has given you any similar hints, you’re in luck! We have a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 ready to be shipped out to one lucky giveaway winner.
Your dad might be in-the-loop and already have an iPhone or Android device, but if he’s waiting for the perfect gift, a new Windows Phone 7 is a great, user-friendly choice. The Samsung Focus has a large 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel camera with HD video, and 8GB of internal storage. The huge display screen is perfect for running Windows Phone 7, which uses a customizable home screen of active “live tiles” instead of the static icons seen on most smartphones. This means that you can arrange your most important apps and features on your home screen and they will automatically update instead of having to be opened first. The interface is being talked about as one of the most user-friendly designs out there, with clean visuals and intuitive features, making it ideal for tech-savvy dads. For business-oriented dads, the thin and lightweight Focus has Microsoft Office Mobile built right in. If that isn’t enough to convince you, add in a weight of 4.2 ounces, a 1GHz processor, integrated social networking, Xbox Live, and access to AT&T Hot Spots and navigation.
If you’d like to win a brand new Samsung Focus for your dad (or yourself, but only if you’re a dad), write a comment below telling us a funny story about your dad (or yourself) and technology. We’ll pick a winner on Father’s Day and promptly send out the spankin’ new phone.