Posts tagged with: Omnia 7

Announced in October 2010, Samsung Omnia 7 runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software. It is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM and has 8/16GB internal storage. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480x800) S-AMOLED screen and packs a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Other features of Samsung Omnia 7 include Bluetooth 2.1+, FM-Radio, GPS and more. Read our coverage of Samsung Omnia 7 for latest news, reviews, and videos:

  • by | May 12, 2011 8:13 AM

    In a blog post last week where Microsoft announced the distribution of the 7392 security update for SSL certs, Eric Hautala also mentioned that some AT&T Samsung Focus owners did still not receive the NoDo update besides the update for the Samsung Omnia 7 being halted. One week later, things seem appear to be wearing the same status tag. Microsoft's GM, Customer Experience Engineering, updated again bringing unfortunately no good news: "I know some of you are eager for news on the Omnia 7 and Focus issues I discussed last week. We're making progress, but I don't have anything new to report ...

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  • by | April 21, 2011 5:29 PM

    Existing Windows Phone 7 smartphones feeling a little played-out to you? Anxiously awaiting for the next round of devices to arrive? It looks like several such models are very much real and currently undergoing testing, at least according to the logs one WP7 developer was able to generate of devices used to play his games. Elbert Perez gathered the data from users who have downloaded the apps he's coded for the platform. While the lion's share of the numbers reported come from existing WP7 hardware, a few outliers show that some companies have been testing out their new WP7 smartphones ...

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  • by | April 4, 2011 6:44 PM

    A new app brought to us by developer Heathcliff74 allows registry, filesystem, and other low level access to Samsung Windows Phone 7 smartphones via developer-unlocked .xap install. The program is called "WP7 Root Tools" and aims to be compatible with all Windows Phone 7 Smartphones in the future. The alpha version grants higher access privileges on the smartphone, currently allowing registry access with further abilities such as a file explorer and certificate store access coming. The tool utilizes Samsung-specific functionality and so will only operate on smartphones such as the Samsung ...

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  • by | March 11, 2011 5:16 AM

    The Samsung Omnia 7 is not your Nokia N8 and thus not a surprise when it comes to the quality of images and video captured with the aid of its five-megapixel auto-focus camera -- check out our Samsung Omnia 7 hardware tour. While outdoor pictures and indoor close-ups with flash fired are decent and above-average, we are not impressed by the images produced indoors with no flash. Also, we are not impressed at all by the video capturing quality and, speaking of that, while shooting 720p video -- regardless if it's inside or outside -- the image reproduced on the screen, acting as a ...

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  • by | March 10, 2011 9:50 AM

    We know this device has been available for a while -- almost since T0 -- but we wanted to be sure to cover it for you. The Samsung Omnia 7 is considered to be the European version of the popular AT&T Samsung Focus, even though the looks are rather different but the internals are roughly the same -- as with any Windows Phone 7 smartphone on the market. The Omnia 7 sports a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen which offers great contrast and vibrant colors, a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and 8GB of internal storage which is NAND. At the bottom it has two capacitive buttons for Back and ...

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  • by | March 5, 2011 4:29 AM

    After pulling the Windows Phone 7 update for Samsung devices and resuming the roll-out process, some users still reported problems while trying to apply the NoDo prerequisite platform refresh. Microsoft said that only 100 users were reporting problems worldwide and, through their own Michael Stroh, declared that Redmond has figured out and issued a workaround. The 800705b4, according to Microsoft, could be fixed by users removing all media and erasing all content from their smartphones prior to applying the update. We really hope that the 100 number is a real one as many people are rather ...

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  • by | March 4, 2011 4:36 AM

    Long story short: Windows Phone 7's first update -- the one before NoDo -- generated a couple of issues with Samsung devices and Microsoft pulled it. Yesterday Redmond re-released the update after "the engineering team has pinpointed and fixed problems" but it looks like some users are continuing to have difficulties applying. Contrary to our reader Alex Bustamante -- who told us his Focus successfully updated to build 7008 -- some other Samsung Windows Phone 7 owners have difficulties applying the update. WindowsPhoneSupport tweeted that they are aware of the error code, 800705B4, and ...

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  • by | March 3, 2011 2:15 AM

    The pre-NoDo update for Windows Phone 7 didn't go butter smooth at least for some Samsung Omnia 7 users that reported bricked devices after trying to apply the February update. Microsoft has put the update on hold "for Samsung phones in order to correct the issue" and now, one week later, is letting the update loose again upon Samsung Windows Phone 7 users. "During the past week the engineering team has pinpointed and fixed problems that were preventing a small percentage of Windows Phones from installing the February software patch" -- is this the 5% we don't know anything about? If your ...

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  • by | March 1, 2011 7:38 AM

    Mobile analytics provider mtiks has made some Windows Phone 7 related numbers public on its blog regarding app statistics by device, country and usage. According to the figures, the US market is the number one market for Windows Phone 7 applications with 57.3% -- which is to be expected as a home country with a vast population and two carriers to start off the platform -- followed by Germany (18.48%) and UK (7.49%). Both app number and app usage-wise, the Samsung Focus is the most popular Windows Phone 7 device followed by the HTC HD7. From a centralized point of view, the top Windows ...

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  • by | February 24, 2011 2:41 AM

    Even if you are not a Windows Phone 7 user, you most probably learned by now that Microsoft has started pushing out a first Windows Phone 7 update, a prerequisite if you will for the upcoming NoDo to be out in March. On the same note, you probably also heard that there were some issues involved and Microsoft has made its stance public on the first ever Windows Phone 7 patch roll-out process. According to Microsoft, 90% of the people who actually got the update notification and started the process have managed to finalize it with success. 90% is a good number if you refer to nine people out ...

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  • by | January 28, 2011 2:24 PM

    Samsung owners who have unlocked their device using the ChevronWP7 method should be acutely aware that when you sync your device with Zune, it gets relocked and you have to go through the unlocking procedures again. A new hack (with source code included for those who want to know how it works) prevents this from occuring. The hack deploys to the device as a .xap using the usual sideloading methods, and uses some Samsung-specific APIs to edit the registry. There are a few additional features of the application such as removing the usual sideloading limit of 10 applications, and running Auto ...

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  • by | January 3, 2011 4:26 AM

    Two new ROM updates have been leaked for the Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 handset -- namely I8700XENJK1 and I8700BSEJK1 -- and, while they are not containing Copy/Paste functionality, they bring some performance improvements according to reports. Before proceeding we need to make it clear that there are major risks when playing with Windows Phone 7 firmware that is not released through Microsoft or the Zune client. Nevertheless, MobileTechWorld reports that they have flashed I8700XENJK1 ROM and the device seems to have a better overall performance, both apps and radio (Cellular and ...

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  • by | December 13, 2010 5:39 PM

    One of the odder quirks of Windows Phone 7 to appear since the platform's launch has been the absence of Automatic Data Configuration for users who swap SIM chips and network-hop with their unlocked handsets. The capability most affected by ADC being disabled seems to be the ability to use MMS messages. While HTC and LG users have been able to get by with work-arounds, there wasn't much owners of a Samsung WP7 device could do. Now a hacked app has been released that will restore MMS functionality to affected Samsung models. ADC should let the phone communicate with the network it's ...

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  • by | November 22, 2010 12:16 PM

    Just a couple of days back we posted about some high magnification pictures of several display types employed by different manufacturers taken with a microscope to uncover the differences in pixels when it comes to different screen types and today we're given a look at AMOLED vs. LCD on two Windows Phone 7 devices. The two devices in the video are the Samsung Omnia 7 and LG Optimus 7, with the first one employing an S-AMOLED screen and the second an LCD screen. What you can clearly see in the video is that, besides the advantages of S-AMOLED screens (like contrast, deep blacks and ...

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  • by | November 15, 2010 2:47 AM

    Australian developer Chris Walsh recently found a method to run so-called native code on the platform indicating that jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 could be possible, though it's a first step in a huge process. Same developer seems to have conquered another OS tower as he now tweeted that he's got registry and file system access. The tweet also mentions that this was achieved on Samsung and HTC devices and the developer is committed to getting that on LG handsets too. Are these hacks device dependent? Normally they shouldn't be but, as with the case of USB tethering on the Samsung Focus and ...

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