Samsung: Omnia Goes Windows
With the recent launch of its Android-packing Galaxy S hardware, Samsung has proven to the world that it can make a mean smartphone. While the company is certain to keep up its efforts with Google's Android and its own Bada OS, Samsung is also taking the plunge with WP7.
Samsung is bringing two WP7 phones to market in 2010 - one for America (Focus) and one for Europe (Omnia 7). The two phones have very different looks, with the Focus maintaining a very rounded body and the Omnia being a perfect rectangle. Both are touchscreen-only, so no QWERTY keyboards here. Aesthetics aside, both phones share the same internals, which include a 1 GHz processor, 8 GB of storage, and a beautiful 4-inch 800x480 AMOLED display (the same as on the Galaxy S line).
If the recent Android hardware is any indication, then the Omnia 7 and Focus are worthy of the Samsung name. Their respective displays will be among the best around, and the other hardware specs are nothing to sneeze at, either.