Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Samsung Omnia W - India's First Windows 7.5 Smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has launched the Samsung Omnia W, its first Smartphone based on the latest release of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, code-named Mango. The Company also launched its first bada 2.0 device Wave III (GT-S8600) and its Android based entry smartphone targeted at younger audience, the Galaxy Y (GT-S5360).

Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Mobile and IT, Samsung India, was quoted in a press release as saying, "We are very proud and delighted to be announcing the launch of India’s first smartphone based on the Windows 7.5 platform. The potential of Windows based phone and the possibilities it opens for Samsung customers are endless. 

The Omnia W (GT-I8350) reportedly sports a minimalistic contemporary design with a metallic finish and features a 1.4GHz processor, 3.7-inch SuperAMOLED display, a 5MP camera, and integrated 14.4Mbps HSPA+ connectivity.

Mango’s unique user interface lays out applications in mosaic 'Live Tiles' which flow and move on the screen in response to the users touch. The interface provides the benefits of a user environment usually associated with a larger display within the portability of a smartphone screen, delivering a flexible and intuitive experience.

The Windows Phone People Hub is reportedly integrated with social networking services built-in Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ensuring that users always stay in touch with their social community.

Office Hub provides enhanced productivity on-the-go and includes access to Windows Live Sky Drive, which provides 25GB of free storage and allows documents and media files to be easily stored and accessed anywhere. Users can also create and edit documents through mobile versions of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as utilize One Note, a note-taking platform allowing the easy sharing and storage of voice memos, images and text-based notes.

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