Samsung's Omnia W: A 3.7" Mango-Based Smartphone With A 1.4GHz CPU - HotHardware
Samsung's Omnia W: A 3.7" Mango-Based Smartphone With A 1.4GHz CPU

Samsung's Omnia W: A 3.7" Mango-Based Smartphone With A 1.4GHz CPU

Whoever said that all new superphones had to be powered by Android? Exactly. Samsung has placed all of that noise from the ongoing Apple patent battles on hold for a moment, long enough to launch a Windows Phone 7 device that will certainly make waves across the industry. The Omnia family is gaining another member with the Omnia W, their first smartphone to be based on Mango. The company's prior WP7 offers were long before the newest version of the software, and users have been eager as ever to get their hands on the newest iteration.

Like some other high-powered Samsung handsets, this one also has a 3.7" Super AMOLED display, an enriched content and social communication experience enabled by People Hub, 5MP camera, 1.4GHz processor, integrated 14.4Mbps HSPA+ connectivity and access to Windows Live Sky Drive, which provides 25GB of free storage and allows documents and media files to be easily stored and accessed anywhere.


Seamless access to entertainment is afforded by the integration of a Picture Hub, Music & Video Hub – powered by Microsoft Zune – and Game Hub, which provides the latest in social gaming experiences through Xbox live, meaning that friends can chat with each other while gaming. Users can stay up-to-date with the latest news and events through the Now 2.0 app, which provides up-to-the minute current affairs, stock market and weather information on the go. RSS Time allows RSS feeds for newspapers, magazines and blogs to be downloaded onto the device. The device features enhanced social network integration, with Twitter and LinkedIn weaved throughout the Omnia W in addition to Facebook.

The Omnia W will be commercially available starting in Italy from end-October and gradually rolled to globally including Europe, CIS, Latin America, Africa, South East and South West Asia, and we're guessing America won't be too far behind.

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I'm guessing that this is an alternative to the Android market smart phones, but like in an earlier Hot Hardware article that mentioned, is that Android seems to have the largest marketshare for itself & is even getting larger.Wink That was the Nielsen stats for August marketshare of operating systems for the smartphone. I think that there is still a market out there for these Windows phone 7 devices, but it seems to be a dieing market though. Although they could of given this Samsung the same specs as their Samsung Galaxy S II did. Then maybe they would have a better share of the market, unless they have already conceded defeat & thought that it was better to go with cheaper parts than to go to the more expensive hardware parts for this articles samsung smartphone.Wink

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The Focus S will be close enough in specs to the Sii which will be fine for most users plus anything larger than 4.5" should not be considered a smart phone.

Just my 2 cents.

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Those are good points 3lack I don't know although 4.5" I also consider to be the largest I would want for a smart phone others opinion may differ. Some of the other screen designs such as longer but thinner I have seen and others are nice to, but one thing is going with the HD display format, where some of those design go off of the HD screen formatting map. That to me is a bad idea as it is the widest used and known HD (IE:norm) that most consumers are going to relate to.

As far as Windows phone goes they still have a massive chance to get in the market and that is because they own the largest percentage of devices connected to the internet still. One thing you have to consider is that almost every person with a smart phone also has at least one computer. Yes some of them may be Apples but percentage wise that is low (such as 10-12% of the world if that maximum have a MAC), like 60-70% of the world population that owns a computer it is a Windows machine. With Windows 8 the tie in is direct. Your Microsoft Home Group then becomes your personal home network, and has office 365 which is cloud based, an app store etc.

I am not saying Microsoft still owns the world although in home pc's they still hold a very large percentage. The thing is they can tie Windows phone into that very easily. When they get it all worked out home Windows PC's, Notebooks, Phones, Tablets, Office etc will be a package available to anyone. Many consumers have no idea what there choices are beyond Windows. So Windows phone still has an open path to probably 20-30% of all home PC users still.

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