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Microsoft shows three Windows Phone 7 Series devices at MIX10

Microsoft shows three Windows Phone 7 Series devices at MIX10
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

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
  • Native DivX support through DivX6
  • 256MB RAM or more, 8GB Flash memory or more
  • GPU with DirectX 9 support
  • CPU ARMv7 Cortex/Scorpion or better

source: Neowin

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

anyone else incredibly unimpressed by this OS and these devices? I just don't see anything that would make you choose 7 over android or iphone...

posted on 16 Mar 2010, 12:08

2. TheMusicRocksMe (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)

Or even Blackberry for that matter. Not only is th OS unimpressive they also decided not to include user-replacable memory cards, multitasking, and third party apps from anyone other than microsoft.

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 09:20

8. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

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.

posted on 16 Mar 2010, 12:29

3. fsjon (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

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...

posted on 16 Mar 2010, 12:45

4. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)

MS was here long before Apple and Android yet they are just now getting in the same ballpark as them. I'll admit that it looks fast and friendlious but I'll take a Snapdragon Android any day.

posted on 16 Mar 2010, 15:03

5. Sharky (Posts: 244; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)

I like it, don't love it just yet. I'd like to see some extensive reviews, but to be honest I kinda like this hubs idea.

posted on 16 Mar 2010, 15:34

6. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

had winmo 6.1 for the HTC touch pro with sprint. it sucked. only reason i might get a windows 7 phone is because of the minimum specs which would make an amazing phone just by themselves

posted on 16 Mar 2010, 15:45

7. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

4 or more contact points multitouch screen... Let's see what apple will say about that.

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