Samsung Announces Its Omnia W Smartphone

Samsung, the biggest Android smartphone maker has just announced their latest Windows 7 smartphone, the Samsung Omnia W.  It will be Samsung’s first device with the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS Windown Phone 7.5 Mango.

The Omnia W will be commercially available starting in Italy from the end of October and then gradually rolled in Europe, CIS, Latin America, Africa, South East and South West Asia.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director of mobile at Samsung said, “We are extremely excited about the Samsung Omnia W. As our first device to feature the latest Windows Phone update, we have ensured that it has something for everyone whether they are using it for personal or work purposes; from the superb screen quality to the huge range of apps and multimedia available,”

The Omnia W will come equipped with Mango, a 3.7-inch AMOLED Display, a single-core 1.4 GHz processor and 512MB of RAM.  Other specifications include a 5MP rear facing camera, a front facing VGA webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1500mAh battery and 25GB of Windows Live Skydrive cloud storage for free.

The 10.9 mm thin device weighs 115.3 g only.  A number of exclusive Samsung apps will also appear on the handset.  AllShare enables content to be transferred between the device and HD TVs, monitors and digital cameras.  Video Call  for video conferencing in 3G and E-book Client for e-reading

The Samsung Omnia W is expected to go on sale some time in October, there are no details on pricing as yet.

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