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4 years ago

AT&T Samsung Focus

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AT&T Samsung Focus

While Europe appears to be recieving the Samsung Omnia 7, U.S. markets will be getting the Samsung Focus from AT&T. We got to know this device, pre-launch, as the Samsung Cetus.

The Focus will sport a 4" WVGA Super AMOLED screen, 5mp camera, 8gb of storage and will only be 9mm thick. AT&T will offer this Windows Phone 7 device for $199 (presumably after contractual discounts) on November 8, 2010.

The Focus will join the HTC Surround and LG Quantum as AT&T's maiden Windows Phone 7 lineup.

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4 years ago

Samsung Omnia 7 Announced

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Samsung Omnia 7 Announced

Samsung has released the Samsung Omnia 7 which joins the AT&T Focus in Samsung's Windows Phone 7 lineup.

The Omnia 7, which is headed to European Carriers, sports a 4" super-AMOLED screen, 1ghz processor, a 5mp camera and either a 8gb or 16gb on board storage. The Omnia 7 is expected to be available by the holidays (just around the corner) on Orange, SFR, Moviestar and T-Mobile in Europe.

Hit the break for Samsung's Press Release on the Omnia 7.

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4 years ago

Dell Venue Pro: Windows Phone 7, Vertical Sliding Keyboard

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Dell is back in the smartphone game and in a big way with the Dell Venue Pro. As you can see above it's a 'portrait slider,' which means it's got a BlackBerry-style portrait keyboard hidden underneath a screen. That screen is sized at 4.1 inches - the sweet spot if you ask us, and is WVGA, sitting under scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, and is AMOLED-based. It also sports a 5 megapixel camera.

It's coming to T-Mobile and, well, that's two top-of-the-line Windows Phones for big magenta. Stay tuned for much more!

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4 years ago

HTC announces five Windows Phone 7 devices: try not to swoon

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HTC has dropped five Windows Phone 7 devices, which we'll list here with HTC's branding but note that some names are different by region:

  • HTC 7 Surround: the surround has that crazy slide-out speaker you've probably seen before - it powers a Dolby Mobile system with SRS WOW HD sound. Exclusive to AT&T in the US
  • HTC 7 Mozart: The headline here: it's built from a single piece of aluminum.
  • HTC 7 Trophy: a 3.8" touchscreen that HTC is pushing to gamers, noting the 1GHz Snapdragon under the hood
  • HTC 7 Pro: The slide-out keyboard device with a tilting screen makes this phone the spiritual successor to the Touch Pro 2 / Tilt line. Hits Sprint in first half of 2011
  • HTC HD7: 4.3 inches of screen. Exclusive to T-Mobile in the US.
Much more to come on all of these devices. Catch the full press release after the break!
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4 years ago

T-Mobile announces the HTC HD7

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T-Mobile announces the HTC HD7

T-Mobile has announced the HTC HD7. With a 4.3" screen, the HD7 is being billed as the largest screen on a Windows Phone in the U.S.

Pre-installed software includes:

  • Netflix
  • T-Mobile TV
  • Slacker Radio
  • Xbox Live
  • Zune

In addition to the comprehensive entertainment features of the device, the HTC HD7 delivers advanced phone features including GPS functionality with access to turn-by-turn navigation from TeleNav GPS Navigator™, Internet Explorer 8, 16 GB of internal memory, HD video recording, and an advanced 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.

The HD7 will be available in the U.S. exclusively to T-Mobile in mid-November. No pricing points available at this time.

Follow the break for the full press release from T-Mobile.

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4 years ago

LG Optimus 7 Gets Official, available Oct 21st

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4 years ago

AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Lineup

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AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Lineup

Meet AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Lineup. It includes the HTC Surround (aka HTC 8788), Samung Focus (aka Cetus), and the LG Quantum (aka C900).

The HTC Surround features include a slide-out Yamaha speaker and 16gb of storage. The Focus sports a 4" super-AMOLED screen, and the LG Quantum has the slide-out keypad.

We hope to learn more about these three phones as Microsoft's Open House progresses.

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4 years ago

LG posts then pulls info on their Optimus 7 device featuring WP7

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Though we're expecting to see this and all the other Windows Phone 7 devices in person, looks like all the OEMs are gearing up their press info, with LG posting then pulling the info on their Optimus 7 series phone (this is the previously known as the "C900").

The device features a 3.8" screen, 5MP camera, 1500 mah battery and thankfully 16GB of on board storage--all confirmed from earlier reports.

More interestingly, LG has added their own goodies to the mix as the Optimus 7 features "DLNA-based Play To, augmented reality and Voice-to-Text". The DLNA Play To (seen here in action) basically allows to wireless connect to LG TVs to stream media content. The Voice-to-text feature is no slouch either, allowing users to update Facebook and Twitter by just speaking.

Unfortunately, no word on whether this will be available in the U.S. but all signs so far suggest this is a European release, at least initially.

[LG Press release via Slashgear]

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4 years ago

WP7 before breakfast: Omnia 7 breaks cover, new Zune desktop software

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We're just a couple of hours away from the official launch of Windows Phone 7 -- and you will be joining us for the liveblog -- but that doesn't mean there's not already a bit of news about.

First up is the Samsung Omnia 7, which broke its cover on a Russian Sammy site before pulling its head back its shell. We've seen it before, but there it is, folks, in its officially rendered glory.

Then there's an update to the Zune desktop software, which you're going to need to rock a Windows Phone. (And besides that, it's just a killer multimedia contest system.) [Samsung via Slashgear]

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4 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 10 Oct 2010

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4 years ago

Windows Phone 7 launch liveblog - 9:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. PDT

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We're live from the Greatest City in the World (that'd be New York City, folks) for the launch of Windows Phone 7. To say it's been a long time coming is quite the understatement. So join Phil Nickinson and Daniel Rubino (aka Malatesta) after the break, as the bring you the happenings as they, erm happen. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. EDT/6:30 a.m. PDT.

Windows Phone 7 launch

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4 years ago

T-Mobile's HD7 to have 16GB of storage?

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While we only have a few hours left till the big Windows Phone 7 launch in NYC (Phil is in the air as we speak...I'm getting ready to, well, take the LIRR), some good news has come regarding the HD7.

Though we expect to see this bad boy tomorrow at around noon for ourselves, TMoNews is reporting that the U.S. T-Mobile branded version of the HD7 will indeed have 16GB of storage, up from the European 8GB.

For many, that small bit of storage was a deal killer but 16GB is certainly a lot better. Other than that though, the specs are the same and as you can see, that's a new pic of it with the branding. Full specs after the break. Oh and expect this sucka for $199 after contract.

Tune back in tomorrow for our live, all day coverage in New York City. Remember, here is the schedule, Eastern time.

[via TMoNews; Thanks to all who sent this in]

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4 years ago

WMExperts is now wpcentral!

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WMExperts is now wpcentral!

With Windows Phone 7 launching tomorrow, we figured it was time to update our site to match the new branding and new vision coming out of Redmond. Enter wpcentral, the new home for your Windows Phone fix!

We have a new domain and a new look that's better fitting with the times but doesn't pretend that the great interface that Microsoft created for phones is what you want visiting a website on your browser (a mobile version is coming soon!). We've updated our commenting system too and you can expect plenty of improvements there in the coming weeks. Up top we've added the Billboard, which features the top stories from wpcentral so you can quickly find the most important content.

Expect plenty of Windows Phone 7 content coming your way as well - in-depth how-to articles, game reviews, and of course the news you've long come to expect from WMExperts - actually, make that wpcentral.

Let us know what you think in the comments below and please be forgiving if you see a bug here or there - we're working feverishly to quash them all.

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4 years ago

Microsoft launches a Help and How-To for Windows Phone 7

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Microsoft has been quietly updating their Windows Phone site to include Windows Phone 7. The links to see the phone line-ups is a dead-end, taking you to a page that simply reads, "No Devices Found".  But the Help and How-to link has a lot of information on the upcoming phones.

Everything from the basics to email to Office Mobile is covered. You have information on how to set up your Windows Live ID and your XBox Live Account. There is so much information in the Help and How-to site that it's a little overwhelming.

The site is basically an online owners manual for Windows Phone 7 and is a good way to get familiar with OS before it hits the shelves.

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4 years ago

Microsoft Showcase highlights Windows Phone 7

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Microsoft Showcase has added three new videos highlighting Windows Phone 7. The first video highlights speech recognition while the other two touch on the personalizing the Start screen and the search function.

The videos run about 1.5 minutes and will definitely add to the anticipation.  They're also a good way to become familiar with the new system.

You can catch all three after the break.

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