Windows Phone 7 on Samsung Prototype Spotted

Back in March a Samsung Omnia HD was seen showing off the newly announced Windows Phone 7.

The same device was spotted at the Microsoft ReMIX event where MobileTechWorld were allowed to get some hands-on time with the prototype smartphone. Just to clarify a few things first though, the Samsung Omnia HD will unlikely be used to run Windows Phone 7 when the OS launches later this year. This specific device is a modified unit that runs a Qualcomm SnapDragon chipset rather than the TI OMAP 3430 that is normally found in this unit.

Either way, the 1GHz Snapdragon runs Windows Phone 7 very smoothly with the MobileTechWorld going on to say that the experience offered by the Omnia HD was as good as what the Apple iPhone can do in that it’s very smooth and no lag at all.

All features on the modified Samsung Omnia HD were fully working which included GPS, data and the camera.

The video below (in French), shows a demonstration of the guys at MTW navigating through the various menus. Scrolling is smooth, transitions are smooth and the whole experience looks far better than previous Windows efforts in the mobile arena.

Lets hope to see some good things later this year when the new Microsoft [MSFT] Windows Phone 7 OS is launched. Next year is set to be a good year for the new OS in terms of some decent hardware from companies like Dell who announced (or leaked) some Windows Phone 7 handsets a few months back. LG are also building a handset.

Via: Geeky Gadgets


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    wow! this is cool! 🙂

  2. the interface is cool.
    but i confused whether android or wp7..
    any suggestion? plus or minus..

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