Samsung has announced the launch of the Omnia W, its first smartphone based on the latest version of Windows Phone mobile operating system. Called as Mango, the Windows Phone 7.5 is the latest and most advanced version of the mobile operating system that provides better performance and enhanced features including the IE9 browser.
Samsung Omnia W is powered with a 1.4 GHz processor for better and faster computing along with a 3.7 inch Super Amoled 800 x 480 pixel resolution based display. The phone also features a 5 megapixel rear camera and along with a VGA resolution based front facing camera for video conferencing.
In term of memory, the device features a 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage space for storing all the users content on the device itself. If that’s not all then with Microsoft Windows Phone Mango users will get an additional 25 GB of Cloud based storage space courtesy Microsoft Sky Drive.
“We are excited about the potential for Windows Phone and the possibilities it opens for Samsung customers. Mobile consumers increasingly expect to be socially networked through their phones anytime, anywhere, and instantly. They are looking for high-performance devices that are easy and intuitive to use, look great, and enable them to create and share rich multimedia content with ease. The Samsung Omnia W delivers on every count,” said JK Shin, resident and head of Samsung’s mobile communications business.
Along with the regular Windows Phone features, the Samsung Omnia W will also feature a couple of Samsung’s content and multimedia services for the users that include Marketplace Hub for application including both free and paid apps; People Hub for social media connectivity via Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; Picture Hub for sharing pictures with popular photo sharing services; Music & Video Hub through the Zune service of Microsoft; and Office Hub powered by Microsoft Office for better business collaboration and tools.
Samsung will roll out the Omnia W globally starting with Italy from end-October and is expected to be available in India by the end of this year.