By September 11, 2010

Samsung hoist their Windows Phone 7 flag

samwp71 After recently announcing that Android would be their primary mobile operating system, leaked shots of the GT-i8700 show Samsung isn’t quite ready to commit.  These shots leaked to Gizmodo show a Galaxy S sized device with a generous screen, which to my eyes has that Super OLED depth of contrast.  So while WP7 may not be Samsung’s OS of choice, it’s certainly not giving it a technological stillbirth. 

We know that Redmond has specified WP7 devices to be 1 GHz minimum and from the shots we can make out the device contains an LED flash and likely 8GB of storage, although it’s not clear if that is all onboard or bolstered by SD card.  There also appears several switches on the side of the device, one looking suspiciously akin to a + & – rocker and one the opposite side possibly one for locking and another for photographs.  While it may be the Galaxy family’s WP7 counterpart, it doesn’t look as slim as the flagship S, possibly down to a larger battery, and therefore it may run on a more power hungry CPU than the Hummingbird powering the Galaxy series, or alternatively it may simply have a discreet GPU for the Xbox Live games.

All shall become clear in October with the final release of Windows Phone 7, and a veritable deluge of devices.

Photo of the rear of the device:


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