HTC Omega renders show front-facing camera
The Windows Phone Mango-powered HTC Omega is expected to be part of the big announcement at the HTC event that will be taking place on September 1st across four European countries. But, we've gotten leaked render images of what the Omega is expected to look like a little ahead of time thanks to Pocketnow.
HTC Omega, which may be called the HTC Radar upon launch, is expected to be packing a single-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon SoC, a 3.8" S-LCD screen, 512 MB RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, and based on the renders, a front-facing camera as well. It was just leaked by Windows Phone NZ from the TechEd event in New Zealand that front-facing camera support would be part of Windows Phone Mango, and would include Skype integration.
This is the first image of a WP7 phone with a front facing camera, and it is looking nice. It has the standard two-tone design from HTC, and looks to be either aluminum or just silver and white paint. It's definitely a nice looking device though. It'll be fun to see how well Skype works. We're hoping Microsoft isn't rushing it into WP7 since the acquisition of Skype just went through last month. That doesn't seem like a lot of time to "deeply integrate" Skype as has been advertised.