Windows Phone 7 version of the Samsung Galaxy S II could be on the way

Windows Phone 7 version of the Samsung Galaxy S II could be on the way
We just reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II has been selling at a rate of 1 every 1.5 seconds and the Korean based manufacturer recently celebrated the 3 millionth unit sold (even without a U.S. launch)-a feat that took all of 55 days. So you can imagine what the conversation was like in the Samsung boardroom when someone came up with the idea of making a version of the device that runs on Windows Phone 7 instead of Android.

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



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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

That will be a very nice business decision. No doubt!! Go sammy.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

even better decision.. RELEASE THE DAMN SGS2 IN AMERICA.. NOW!! :)

2. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

How about an iOS version *zing!*

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

There is one on the works, its called iPhone 5 O:-)

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh.. u mean that new apple product that runs on apple-bread 2.3.4? lol

3. Mayanormusbutt unregistered

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

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

The Captivate has a metal battery cover. Just for the metal enthusiast! lol! :)

26. iseewhatyoudidthere unregistered

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

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

I personally like more the Samsung Focus and Omnia 7 better than the GSII :)

6. Striker unregistered

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.

7. sotos73

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 03, 2011

Better iOS !!!! On galaxy!!!!

9. Kainy unregistered

nope ... xD

12. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

not sure if trol.

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

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.

13. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i got the omnia 7. lovin' it :d

14. Aj unregistered

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 words.. 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

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.

17. feli_g

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

Noooooo!!!

18. captn3x unregistered

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

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

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 13, 2011

im lovin it ohh and bye bye iphone wont be seeing u in a while haha

23. June Bug unregistered

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?

25. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Tasty! I will wait for this phone!

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