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[HWI] Samsung announces Omnia M smartphone with Windows Phone 7.5

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Samsung has announced a new smartphone in the mid-range price segment.

The Omnia M runs on Windows Phone 7.5 and features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. To keep the phone's price competitive, Samsung has opted for a single-core 1 GHz ARM processor, the exact model of which is still unknown.
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Unimpressive^, given what we know is coming when Apollo lands...  but, hopefully this is cheap enough to catch Android owners eyes.

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Don't think we'll see decently specced windows phones until Windows 8 launches, with its support for better processors and larger resolution displays.
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Don't want...The omnia W and lumia 710 are already cheap windows phones..
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I'd love a Windows Phone with a great screen AND killer specs.
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Since Windows Phone 7's hardware requirements limit manufacturers to a since SoC, Samsung has been forced to use a single-core 1 GHz ARM processor, the exact model of which is a Cortex-A8 based Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon

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I could probably afford this phone...that is if they drop the $30/mo data packages prices...geesh
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whats holding back the hardware?
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Originally Posted by formula m View Post

Unimpressive^, given what we know is coming when Apollo lands...  but, hopefully this is cheap enough to catch Android owners eyes.

Because us Android owners want a cheap WP? LOL thats really funny. Thanks for the laugh.
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whats holding back the hardware?

Microsoft's hardware requirements.

The following are still part of the hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7:

  • 4-point capacitive display at 480×800 pixels
  • one of three Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
  • a DirectX 9 compatible GPU
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
Source - http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/microsoft-lowers-windows-phone-hardware-requirements-2011117/

I think Apollo will bring multi core processors.
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