Samsung's latest Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Samsung Omnia W - which was announced back in September - will feature Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7.5 version, code-named Mango. The Omnia W is powered by a 1.4 GHz single-core Snapdragon CPU and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA (14.4 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.76 Mbps) at 900/2100 MHz as well as WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. It sports a minimalist contemporary design featuring a metallic finishing, comes with a 3.7" vivid Super AMOLED (without Plus) WVGA touchscreen and features a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with supporting flash LED on the back as well as a front facing VGA camera for self portraits and UMTS video telephony.
Also typical for Windows Phones are GPS and the yet untypical support for GLONASS (see bellow), the accelerometer sensor, the proximity sensor, the gyroscope, the digital compass and the FM radio. Including the 1500 mAh battery and at a size of 115.6 x 58.8 x 10.9 mm, the Omnia W weights 115.3 g and comes with the Windows Phones 7 typical 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal flash memory.
The overall Windows Phone experience is significantly enhanced with the inclusion of a set of Samsung-exclusive productivity apps. This includes Samsung AllShare, which provides seamless content transfer between the smartphone and other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTV's, monitors and digital cameras. Video Call is an easy-to-use app which allows ultra-fast vivid 3G video conversations with friends and family. Additionally, Mini Diary enables users to capture their experiences in multimedia formats and create their very own personalized digital journal while on the go. Meanwhile, an upgraded Samsung eBook client is available from Samsung Zone. Furthermore, 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 and read in an easily digestible format, while eye-catching articles can instantly be shared via email or Facebook.
Furthermore does the Samsung Omnia W features Internet sharing/tethering via WiFi, the long awaited features Microsoft has just introduced with its Mango-update, as well as Samsung added out of the box support for Russia's GLONASS satellite positioning system, in addition to GPS, to enhance the location availability even further.
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.
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