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Here Comes Windows Phone 7

Samsung: Omnia Goes Windows

Image via Engadget

Image via Engadget

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.

  • WM7 looks horrible, this is not yet finished product, MS brings iPhone parody, the good from wm6.5 is lost and the bad from iPhone is here - I think wm7 will not last long, maybe there will be newer version soon (simmilar to vista -> win7) or better: ms will leave this segment.
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  • L0tus
    I'm mostly looking forward to the connectivity with my current windows platform. It can be such a pain to get other types of phones to talk to my PC.

    As for the spammers...can you not just ban the IP addresses, send them viruses or something. These f***ing w*nkers are seriously degrading my online experience at Toms.
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  • back_by_demand
    The Mozart or Trophy are looking most likely for me
    Neither skimp on the hardware, but aren't too large to handle easily
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  • d_kuhn
    Wow I don't think I've ever seen a site infested so quickly... apparently spammers have sorted out your registration process.
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  • darkwingz24
    The Samsung Omnia and LG Optimus look better than their US counterparts. Maybe it's just me but I don't like the excessive roundness and prefer the more rectangular look. It (the rounded design) makes the phone look bulky since visually there's more 'dead' space around the screen. I'm really looking forward to more choices and as L0tus said more integration and connectivity to my Windows PC.
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  • I love the HD2, does everything I need and some, there are tons of apps and utilities to really make it a useful and very nice,I can't wait to get my hands on the HD7. People need to get rid of their bashing and wait and see, that fanboy mentality gets old, WP7 is looking good but I won't know for sure until I get it in my hands on it.
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  • IM0001
    Cannot wait for the HTC 7 Pro. Looks like HTC is bringing fantastic TP2 design to WP7 and I love that. The HD7 and HTC Surround also look pretty fantastic but I am not leaving Sprint for one of those.

    The one thing you can tell is all the device partners have solid yet similar hardware sine they all want to have a step above the minimum requirements, but does not want to throw out a killer phone just yet. More than likely early or mid 2011 we will start seeing some awesome killer phones with duel core cpu's and more memory, better cameras, etc. For now they all look solid and again, I cannot wait to get my hands on a Pro.
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  • Can't wait for these, hopefully some will make their way to canada soon!
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  • According to this link by MS the Samsung Focus actually had 512MB of Ram. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/glance.aspx
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  • The Dell Venue Pro review says its going to AT&T, but the comparison chart and every other site says it's going to T-Mobile.
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