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Samsung Omnia W Preview

The Samsung Omnia W is the second Windows Phone device to come from Samsung and is the first that will come with Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango installed out of the box. Mango is the latest version of the Windows Phone 7 OS and comes with a cornucopia of additions and alterations to what was already an incredibly slick user interface.

Among the many new features of Mango you’ve now got the ability to tag friends in pictures as you upload them to Facebook and thread conversations with your friends between text messages, emails and Facebook conversations. So you won’t have to keep diving in and out of various apps and messages to keep track of what you’ve been saying to your mates and colleagues.

There’s GPS as standard that helps power Bing maps and all of the usual Windows Phone services, Marketplace, Xbox Live, and Windows Live Skydrive (free 25GB of cloud storage) come included, as you’d expect.

The Samsung Omnia W comes with a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen which has a display resolution of 800 x 480 (WVGA). There’s a 5-megapixel main camera with an LED flash that can record 720p HD video (a Windows Phone 7 standard) and a VGA front-facing camera for taking self-portrait pictures and making 3G video calls.

A little smaller than last year’s super smooth Omnia 7, the Samsung Omani W features a single-core 1.4GHz processor burning away under the hood, ensuring that everything ticks over at a fast pace.

Due to be released by the end of 2011, the Samsung Omnia W will no doubt be available on a range of pay monthly contracts – stay tuned for updates on this.


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