Windows Phone 7 version of the Samsung Galaxy S II could be on the way
The Samsung SGH i-937 has been appearing on the Bluetooth SIG which has started speculation that this is the Samsung Galaxy S II-the hottest smartphone currently known to man-but with Microsoft's mobile OS on board. Because it has the same exact profile as a Mango flavored Windows Phone 7 stack and has appeared on a list of Windows Phone 7 devices playing games from Occasional Gamers, it can be deduced that the SGH i-937 is a Windows Phone 7 powered handset. Add to this the fact that the model number is just 10 above the Samsung Galaxy S II, and you might have enough circumstantial evidence to start a decent rumor.
With the response that the Android powered Samsung Galaxy S II has received in the marketplace, it would be a good business decision to see if that success could be repeated with an OS that is looking for a jump start anyway. Of course, we wouldn't expect to see anything resembling a Galaxy S II with Windows Phone 7 running the show until after the Mango update takes the OS to the next level promised by the gang at Redmond.
source: Bluetooth, OccasionalGamer via WMPU
1. aries.phills posted on 04 Jul 2011, 02:39 11 0
That will be a very nice business decision. No doubt!! Go sammy.
16. remixfa posted on 04 Jul 2011, 10:03 5 0
even better decision..
RELEASE THE DAMN SGS2 IN AMERICA.. NOW!! :)
10. protozeloz posted on 04 Jul 2011, 07:24 1 4
There is one on the works, its called iPhone 5 O:-)
15. remixfa posted on 04 Jul 2011, 10:02 3 1
oh.. u mean that new apple product that runs on apple-bread 2.3.4?
3. Mayanormusbutt (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 04:18 3 0
Wish they used a bit of metal and a bit stronger body, even if they had to sacrifice the dimensions. Would go for it, if that were the case!
4. snowgator posted on 04 Jul 2011, 04:35 3 0
I love everything about Samsung phones- except they feel like a Mattel toy. I know they are quality made devices- you NEVER hear about their bodies cracking or chipping. You certainly do not sell like they do and not be durable. But... they just feel cheap. I sure would be all over these phones if they came out about the fall, but I would have a hard time buying one if they don't have a heavier, more solid feel. My hang up, I guess.
21. taz89 posted on 04 Jul 2011, 18:33 1 0
yh i wish it had bit of metal, even its just the bezel it would have been nice...i find the device a bit too light but i got use to it after a few days...other than that the actual build is top notch.
24. rejoicefulone posted on 05 Jul 2011, 14:42 1 0
The Captivate has a metal battery cover. Just for the metal enthusiast! lol! :)
26. iseewhatyoudidthere (unregistered) posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:24 0 0
That would be why they have these things called cases. Less chance of breakage and makes it feel like it`s a phone, not a cheeply made toy. :D
5. Nick (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 04:50 2 0
If it looked like a thinner version of the Focus (the WP7 version of the Galaxy S hardware, and my current phone) I'd definitely buy one. I love the curved look of my already sleek Focus and the sharpness of WP7.
8. Kainy (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 07:12 2 0
I personally like more the Samsung Focus and Omnia 7 better than the GSII :)
6. Striker (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 06:03 1 4
Yeah...whatever. They still be the same copy/paste yellow manufacturer from Asia. The same device with just a better OS :) I prefer to wait for a NOKIA WP.
9. Kainy (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 07:13 0 0
nope ... xD
11. Mobile-X-Pert posted on 04 Jul 2011, 07:44 2 0
Looks like ever since Nokia decided to make WP7 phones everybody else wants to make WP7 phones too, I just hope Microsoft can deliver the potential it needs. Mango is already catching my attention.
14. Aj (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 09:48 1 0
like many other Brands out there, Samsung is just making its version of WP7..
NOkia is different, they had signed an agreement with Microsoft, Making the WIndows OS customizable for their own. Adding MORE, Skin-deep functions, breaking some windows OS known limits. its like making the OS their own.. thats it^^..
other brands will have their WP7, like the others..just the same,.the only difference would be on the hardware..and for sure samsung will be on top of this department..
But Nokia will make their WP7 phone Distict from the rest.. Not only on the hardware,..but On the Software itself..they will have their own flavours of WP7 phones...
19. captn3x (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 13:33 1 0
Sort of like Moto blur and sense???? That has potential to go way bad. Microsoft better tread lightly on how much "special treatment they give to Nokia or they may lose developers.
18. captn3x (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 13:29 2 0
Everyone seems to think that with Nokia entering the ring with WP's that every other company is going to bow down to them. With this announcement and HTC's Eternity "leak" I think it's pretty clear that the WP competition is heating up and Nokia better bring there A game. I finally got to spend a little time with WP7 and I am telling all the non-believers, fandroids, and iwhores, be afraid……very afraid. I am an Android user and I enjoy the platform but once Mango hits and Verizon gets a keyboard phone, I will be switching. It's as stable as iOS and has live tiles (widgets) like Android. I am rapidly becoming a believer.
20. section.80 (unregistered) posted on 04 Jul 2011, 15:55 0 2
Smoking out, pouring up
Keep that lean up in my cup
All my car got leather and wood
In my hood we call it buck
Everybody wanna ball
Holla at bras, at the mall
If he up, watch him fall
I can't F with y'all
22. faisalbilal posted on 04 Jul 2011, 20:44 3 0
im lovin it ohh and bye bye iphone wont be seeing u in a while haha
23. June Bug (unregistered) posted on 05 Jul 2011, 13:57 0 0
Hey y'all, I just got $50.00 back in rebates from Best Buy on my HTC Trophy. It was priced at $149.99, now it's at $99.00 at least that's Best Buys price. I love this freaking phone! Now I see this big screen tv phone HTC Eternity, man what am I going todo. I waited forever for Big Red to just get a Wp7 model. Did any of you win a Wp7 in that Facebook contest? I want a big screen ! Can somebody tell me in lay mans terms what Mango will really do for my phone?