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 Daniel Webster | November 11, 2010 4:00 AM
For months now Microsoft has stated that Windows Phone 7 will not be able to do tethering without the approval of the carrier. Of course that wouldn't stop us from finding the back door, and it seems as though Samsung left the door wide open. The Samsung Focus already has an accessible storage card slot, why not an accessible USB tethering ability too? Although the device will not do Wi-Fi tethering at this time it is more than capable of doing USB tethering. To set up this on a Samsung Focus you will need to go into the diagnostic menu: 1) On the Focus go to the keypad and dial ##634# and ...
by Evan Blass | November 2, 2010 11:44 AM
All may not be well in Windows Phone 7 land, as the HTC 7 Trophy is currently the subject of inquiry regarding both its speed and screen quality. Specifically, a side-by-side comparison video (embedded at the bottom of this post) with a Samsung Omnia 7 shows the Sammy device loading a game noticeably faster, while a separate comparative shot between two Trophies seems to depict a significant different in viewing angles (pictured above and below). In a thread translated from the original Dutch on site Tweakers.net, user spenky provides several photos comparing a pre-release Trophy with one ...
by Anton D. Nagy | October 22, 2010 3:25 AM
The first ever regions for Windows Phone 7 handsets to be available for the masses were Australia and New Zealand where customers were able to buy the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 platform operated devices many hours before the rest of the world (except U.S. where the date for that is November 8). Whether the demand in handsets was higher than expected or stocks of devices were lower than they should have been, one thing is for sure: there are reports according to which the region is fighting severe shortage in handset stocks. From the 11 locations of Telstra where Windows Phone 7 is ...
by Evan Blass | October 18, 2010 11:59 AM
Samsung's Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 will support Orange UK's improved-quality HD Voice service, a company representative has revealed via Twitter. HD Voice is Orange's implementation of so-called wideband audio (specifically the AMR-WB codec as defined by the 3GPP standards group), which increases the range of frequencies being transmitted -- compared to standard 'narrowband' telephony -- and thus improves overall call fidelity. Currently, Orange is the only major carrier to institute a large-scale rollout of this technology, and only a few compliant handsets exist. One of those handsets is ...
by Brandon Miniman | October 13, 2010 11:54 AM
The Omnia 7 is the European version of the Windows Phone 7 Samsung Focus coming to AT&T. The Omnia 7 actually has the proper bands to do AT&T 3G right out of the box, so you can have your choice between the two (as long as you're OK with paying the unsubsidized price for the Omnia 7). What's different between the two? The main difference is the design: the Omnia 7 is more squared around the edges, and the Start button is a physical button. Also, the Omnia 7 wil be free of carrier bloatware. Clove has the device listed at £425, which is about $675, with a shipping date of sometime in November.
by Evan Blass | October 13, 2010 10:15 AM
We're still catching our breath from the whirlwind of news that swept across the smartphone plains yesterday in the form of Windows Phone 7 launch details, and we imagine that some of you are a little overwhelmed as well. Therefore we thought we'd recap all of our coverage for you in this handy guide, along with charts detailing specs of all the initial devices plus distribution plans broken down by country and carrier. We hope that you enjoyed our WP7 articles as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you, and we'd like to thank everyone for tuning in to Pocketnow for such an exciting event. ...
by Evan Blass | October 13, 2010 9:57 AM
Telus will not be the only provider bringing Windows Phone 7 devices to Canada, as both Rogers and Bell have signed up to stock the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum (pictured left to right), respectively. With Telus scheduled to offer the HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7, Canadian consumers now look to have a decent four-device selection to choose from. AT&T will be selling the Focus, Quantum, and Surround in the US, although the Optimus 7 will not be available from any domestic carriers at launch. With the US in general receiving the lion's share of handsets at launch, we wonder if European ...
by Anton D. Nagy | October 11, 2010 6:24 AM
Not to be far behind one each other, looks like Samsung has made official their I8700 Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 on the same note as LG "mistakenly" published a live page of the Optimus7, leaks which are happening hours before the start of the official Microsoft launch event today. We've previously seen the Omnia 7 in a leaked video which was then taken down and replaced by another video walkthrough of the device. The Omnia 7 - featuring a 1GHz Qualcomm's QSD8250, 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and HD recording capability, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi ...