Samsung has announced the launch of the Samsung OMNIA 7 (GT-I8700) windows smartphone that will be the first device to launch from Samsung with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform across Europe and Asia.
Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone runs Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s new mobile platform that introduces a new approach to the Start screen experience through Live Tiles that offer easier access to information and services from the Web and applications that are important to users.
Windows Phone 7 also delivers an integrated experience on this smartphone through Windows Phone unique service called Hubs. The Hubs bring together a related set of applications, services and content into a single view to simplify common tasks. Your contacts, music, games and work can be shared, synced and accessed virtually wherever you happen to be.
Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone features Samsung’s crisp and clear 4-inch SUPER AMOLED 480 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors support and that delivers a brilliant viewing experience, even outdoors.
Featuring surround sound and clear voice quality that Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor for a fast mobile data experience and is quad-band 2G and dual-band 3G HSDPA network ready handset.
Running Windows Phone 7 operating system, the Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone is also equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Digital compass, multi-touch input, and comes with 8GB or 16GB of internal memory. The handset does NOT features memory card slot.
In addition to the comprehensive entertainment features of the device, the Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone delivers advanced phone features including GPS + A-GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation from TeleNav GPS Navigator, Internet Explorer 8, 720p HD video recording, and an advanced 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash offering 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution and Geo-tagging feature.
For connectivity, Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone offers GPRS Class 10, EDGE class 10 236.8 kbps download speed, 3G HSDPA with 7.2 Mbps download, 3G HSUPA with 2 Mbps download speed, WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN and Bluetooth 2.1+A2DP wireless connectivity in addition to microUSB 2.0 port for wired connection.
Some other features of Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone includes 3.5mm audio out port, internal stereo speakers, FM Radio and built-in GPS with A-GPS support with Bing Maps, Java MIDP 2.0 support, and includes Audio media player supporting MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ files and video media player supporting MP4, WMV, H.264/H.263 files. It also offers Facebook and Twitter website integration and includes YouTube application with Flash support.
With Samsung OMNIA 7, users can access Xbox LIVE and Zune directly on the mobile for the ultimate entertainment experience. Gamers will enjoy a diverse lineup of titles through Xbox LIVE whilst multimedia buffs will be keen to access a host of video and music content through Zune.
The Samsung OMNIA 7 windows smartphone also enables users to automatically synch content from their PC via Wi-Fi so that they can enjoy music and videos anywhere.
Samsung OMNIA 7 Windows Smartphone features intuitive, dynamic user interface of Windows Phone 7 whilst the Windows Phone Hubs help them to organize information and simplify tasks. The phone’s customizable Start Screen features live Tiles that display real-time updates from the web, news, appointments, or social media status directly to the home screen.
On the OMNIA 7 smartphone, users will have access to an expanded catalog of social networking and photo sharing sites and can share images and media files with friends with a single touch.
In addition the Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone virtual keyboard includes fully integrated Microsoft Exchange e-mail and calendar as well as Office Hub, which offers customers mobile versions of popular productivity programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint Workspace.
Measuring 122.4 x 64.2 x 11 mm the Samsung OMNIA 7 I8700 windows smartphone weighs 138.2 gms and comes with Li-ion 1500 mAh battery that can provide up to 6 hrs of talk time on 2G and up to 300 hrs of stand-by time on 2G network.