The recently announced Samsung Omnia 7 (GT-I8700) is Samsung's first and yet only Windows Phone, running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Powered by a Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU at 1 GHz, the Samsung Omnia 7 supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE but also triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/1900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS, an FM RDS radio plus a motion-, proximity and ambient light sensor. The 4.0" - Samsung unique - Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen supports the Windows Phone 7 typical 800 x 480 pixel and the 5 megapixel autofocus camera comes with a LED flash and allows 720p HD video recording at 25 fps.
At a size of 122.4 x 64.2 x 10.99 mm, the Omnia 7 weights 138 g and features an inbuilt flash memory of 8/16 GB (carrier dependent). On the front, the device sports the Windows Phone 7 typical Start, Back and Search buttons and while the Back and Search keys are touch sensitive, the Start key is a physical key. On the right side, the device sports the Windows Phone 7 typical camera shutter on the lower part and the power button on the upper part. On the left side, the device has the volume up/down rocker. The 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and the standard mini USB port, which is protected/hidden by slider, are located on the top.
All this is packed into a sleek, slimline design with a brownish/black metallic finish.
The Samsung Omnia 7 will be available across Europe and Asia from October 21.
Cheers ~ Arne