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Samsung “Omnia W” is expected to employ a 1.4GHz CPU and NFC support?

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Samsung “Omnia W” is expected to employ a 1.4GHz CPU and NFC support?
With summer finally coasting to a finish and the onset of fall being right around the corner, the arrival of the new season signals something good coming down in the pipelines with Windows Phone 7. As we’re all aware by now, Mango is expected to arrive to breathe fresh life into the mobile platform, but equally so, newer devices are expected to arrive as well.

For those eager to find word about Samsung’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 offerings, we’re hearing some news regarding the Samsung Omnia W. Specifically, SamFirmware is reporting that the Omnia W is going to be featuring a 1.4GHz processor and support for NFC. Even though it’s not confirmed, the news actually supplements the handset’s previous speculations of featuring a 3.7” display, 512MB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel camera.

Clearly, the 1.4GHz processor is indeed eye-catching amongst its specs and might prove enough to become a decent successor to the Samsung Omnia 7 from last year. As we get closer to fall, we have no doubt we’ll be getting to know this phone a bit more.

source: SamFirmware via WMPoweruser

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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 09:44 5

1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


"Clearly, the 1.4GHz processor is indeed eye-catching amongst its specs"
Ahem phonearena.

The Wave 3 also has a 1.4 ghz processor and you only said "Nothing terribly exciting" about hte wave 3.

Come on...don't be biased...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 09:58 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it all depends on whos writing the article, peter. :)

the wave3 looks nice though.. ill give it that much.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:01 2

4. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


hmm, i see, some article writers probably have iphone, while others have android or WP7 (and maybe bada ?) and they can write different articles about the same thing, as they prefer a OS over the other i guess.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:29 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


everyone interjects their own bias into their writing.. thats natural. thats also one of the reasons i like michael, he is normally pretty objective compared to some of the other writers. that and he gets in the dirt with us and defends his writing.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:02

5. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nice catch, Peter.

As this article was written by John V., and the Wave 3 article was written by Daniel P, my guess is the two authors have different opinions on spec sheets. Daniel goes on to say that the Wave 3 will not steal from a GS2 device, so he feels a dual core is a difference maker. For Android, it is. Google is preparing to optimize the Android experience to use dual core tech. However, W7 Mango is optimized to the single core tech, and runs just fine. I am sure Bada is designed to run on single core as well. It does seem a little unfair, but different writers opinions cannot help but slip into their articles. Still, it is an unnecessary negative comment.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:13 2

7. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Agree with you there, exept on one thing ; )
bada probably is designed at the moment to run on dual core, so thats probably true, but my guess is that in the future samsung will design bada to use dual core, maybe by the time wave 4 is announced bada will be optimized for dual core ?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:34 2

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


eventually sure. I think they will all go dual core as the term "dual core" starts to invade consumers minds... just so they can say they have it. Most OS's like iOS, WP7, and Bada dont really need dual core. Since android is the only true multitasker of the group it really needs it. iOS ran fine on a 600mhz chip.. android however was choking until it got to the 1ghz mark simply because android does more at any one time... and its just now hitting its stride in the dual core chips where other OS's have large amounts of power to spare with the same chip.

Not all OS's need that much horsepower. Depending on who you ask its either a good thing or a bad thing.
We get so caught up on which phone has what frequencies we forget to ask "does this OS even need this much HP?" For anything but android, the answer is normally no.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:25

11. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Actually the only true multitaskers have always been Maemo/Meego, android multitasking needs a lot of work. You can't close the apps without using an app killer on android.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 13:40 2

12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


actually,
if you just hold down the back arrow, it closes the app.
Or if its more than 6th in line from the last used apps or the phone wants more free memory, it will close.

being GOOD at multitasking and having true multitasking arent the same things. I wish they would tweak it on android as well, but hey.. ya take the good with the bad.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 11:22

14. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


One short edit.
I meant "bada probably is designed at the moment to run on single core" not dual core.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:03 4

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i guess it just shows u wp7 truly is better than bada...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 09:49 4

2. tylermaciaszek (unregistered)


once my contract is up android is out and windows is in. i feel like theyre doing better and i love the UI! and especially if samsung starts making more windows phone.. i love samsung

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:06 2

6. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


3.7"??? What is up with all the under 4" screens on W7 devices? The Titan is probably too big at 4.7", and if it wasn't for the HDH7 their would be no 4.3" screens at all. Come ON HTC, SAMSUNG, and MICROSOFT!! A couple screen choices under 4" is fine, but most of 'em??????

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