After releasing a slew of Android-based handsets, Samsung recently announced the Omnia W, which runs on the latest Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango OS. Samsung claims that, “The Omnia W is a different kind of phone that puts people at the center of everything.” This smartphone features a large 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display in a stylishly designed handset, as well as new content and social networking enabled by People Hub.

The first Samsung handset to run on Mango

The first Samsung handset to run on Mango

Speaking at the launch of this new Mango-based handset, JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications business said, “Mobile consumers increasingly expect to be socially networked through their phones anytime, anywhere, and instantly. They are looking for high-performance devices that are easy and intuitive to use, look great, and enable them to create and share rich multimedia content with ease. The Samsung Omnia W delivers on every count.

A quick look at the main specifications of the Samsung Omnia W:

  • Processor – 1.4 GHz Processor
  • OS – Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • Camera – Rear – 5 MP AF with LED Flash, Front – VGA for Video Call
  • Network – HSPA14.4/5.76Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth technology v 2.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Memory – 512 MB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
  • Battery – Li-on 1,500 mAh

Apart from the above mentioned specifications, the Omnia W will feature Samsung goodies in the form of Samsung AllShare, Video Call, Mini Diary. The device features social network integration, with Twitter and LinkedIn weaved throughout the Omnia W, in addition to Facebook. This means that photos and videos can be instantly shared across a variety of social networking sites hassle-free. This handset will be available from end October in Italy and will subsequently be released globally to Europe, CIS, Latin America, Africa, South East and South West Asia. As of now, no word is available on the pricing of this handset. For more informationon on Samsung's latest offering, click the link here.

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