Samsung Omnia 7
As much as other manufacturers want, this week is Windows Phone 7 Series week. Microsoft's long-awaited mobile phone operating system officially lands and the first phones to integrate it are already seeing the light.
The Samsung Omnia 7 has been the earliest. From the outset, and looking at its design and appearance, the pint is great, with a great finish and its 4-inch SuperAmoled screen as great attractions.
Samsung Omnia 7, complete specifications
If Windows Phone 7 Series wanted to make some noise, the first thing it had to offer was to partner with the big manufacturers and have them provide you with the most advanced equipment on the market. The top of the range.
The Samsung Omnia 7 is a very clear example. Its screen is a giant SuperAmoled print with a 4-inch size and 800 × 480 pixel resolution that is accompanied by a Qualcomm QSD8250 1 Ghz processor and a 5 megapixel camera as the highlight. Missing to check in situ how does that processor behave with the new Windows Phone 7 Series and its high graphics load.
With that screen size, the risk of excessive thickness and weight were real, but Samsung has solved it quite efficiently and has left the Omnia 7 only 11 mm thick and weighing less than 140 grams, something acceptable for a super phone like this. In addition, the construction is metallic.
Connectivity is also very complete, offering us the Samsung Omnia 7 network access HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, more than enough for the current coverage of 3G networks. It also incorporates Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth that stays at 2.1 and Gps.
Of the rest of the specifications of this Samsung Omnia 7 we must mention the 1,500 mAh battery, the internal memory of 8 GB (it is not indicated if it is expandable by microSD cards but it is logical that it includes it) and the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash LED and video recording function at 720p and 25 fps.
Samsung Omnia 7 and the intrigue of the new Windows Phone 7 Series
Few reproaches can be made to the Samsung Omnia 7 in its specifications section. The same thing happens to most advanced smartphones on the market. The doubt comes with the operating system.
What we have been able to see so far is quite promising, but we are left wondering if it still arrives on time. Power users have already opted for the majority of Android or iOS, so Windows Phone 7 Series has the hard mission of starting market share or directly introducing new users to the advanced phone market.
Although we will review it in depth soon, the strengths of Windows Phone 7 Series will be its interface based on panels instead of icons, integration with Zune and Xbox Live for gaming, and synchronization with computers via WiFi.
The availability and price of the Samsung Omnia 7 are still unknown. Movistar is the operator that has shown the most interest in the new Windows Phone 7 Series, because with both the iPhone and the best Android, Vodafone and Orange have an advantage.
The Samsung Omnia 7 must be released before the end of 2010.
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