Samsung is working on a Windows Phone 7 based smartphone having similar specs as its flagship Galaxy SII model, according to a report.
The basis of this speculation is the Bluetooth SIG certificate that has been awarded to a device named Samsung i937, which has been concluded as a Windows Phone 7 Mango handset as “it has the same Bluetooth profile as the Mango Windows Phone 7 stack and also due to the fact that the device has shown up on Occasional Gamers list of Windows Phone 7 handsets running its games”.
The speculations further gains ground considering the statement of a Samsung spokesperson, during the launch of the Galaxy SII smartphone in India last month, that the company will “not just be focusing on one operating system as far as its smartphones are concerned and will be working on all available options”.
Considering the minimum hardware requirements laid out by Microsoft for the usage of Windows phone 7, the new smartphone is likely to feature a 1Ghz processor along with a dedicated GPU and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. It might have a screen size of over 3.6 inches with a WVGA resolution.
With the Mango update, the Windows operating system is fast catching up with Android and other mobile operating systems. Further, with manufacturers like Nokia and Samsung adopting Windows Phone 7 at a faster pace, odds are definitely now in favour of WP7.