Apart from all the developer stuff that Microsoft officials talked about at MIX10, the company also showcased three of the Windows Phone 7 Series devices that will hit the market some time by the end of the year (or maybe early next one). We have already seen two of them – the Asus phone, which was used during the introduction of the new operating system, and the LG Panther side-slider that got unveiled a bit later. The third phone surprisingly turned out to be some kind of a WP7S version of the Samsung OMNIA HD. The phone looks exactly the same, and Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore mentioned that it has a “terrific camera”, so this could really be a new, “reloaded” version of the smartphone.
WP7S minimum requirements
Unfortunately, other than the video below, where you can see the three handsets, there are no additional details or specs. What we can show you though is a list of Windows Phone 7 Series’ minimum requirements, so all of these three smartphones (and the rest that will follow) will surely have the following features.
Capacitive touchscreen with 4 or more contact points
Two screen resolutions: 480x800 and 480x320 pixels
A-GPS, Accelerometer, Compass, Light and Proximity sensors
5MP camera or more with flash and dedicated camera key
I agree...Like, I saw the preview to it and I was excited, but seeing it on the phone and stuff just doesn't look very pleasing... Well, we'll just have to wait and watch more updates, but from the looks of it, I'm gonna have to stick with Apple's and Google's OSs.
If Apple makes a few more models, or at least one with a hardware keyboard, MS might as well just close up shop and focus on something else. Rumor has it that iphone will be getting multi tasking in the foreseeable future, and MS is taking that out?! Everything from WP7 is basically a rip from iphone's initial play book. Well they did require a better camera with a flash...