Samsung has unveiled the Omnia W, its first smartphone based on the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, 7.5 or ‘Mango’. The device will be available in the UK later this year.
The Omnia W features a Super AMOLED display coupled with a minimalist contemporary design and a stylish metallic finish. The 1.4GHz processor and integrated 14.4Mbps HSPA connectivity allows high-speed data browsing so that videos and pictures can be instantly shared with friends and family.
Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland MD Simon Stanford 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.’
Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, Mango, has been developed to offer customers an easy, intelligent and socially connected smartphone experience. Owners can easily connect and share experiences with their friends using a variety of communication mediums, while a superior web browsing experience is further enhanced with the integration of Internet Explorer 9 and Bing.
Mango’s unique user interface lays out applications in mosaic ‘Live Tiles’, providing the benefits of a user environment usually associated with a larger display with the portability of a smartphone screen. The tiles cover: People Hub - Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; Picture Hub; Music & Video Hub – Zune Experience; Game Hub – Xbox Live; Office Hub – Microsoft Office; and Samsung’s Enriched Apps.