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Hands on with Samsung Omnia 7 - Mobile World Congress [Video]

Unlike LG, who seem to have hidden their Windows Phone from the world in turn for Android, Samsung did have their Omnia 7 on display.

Samsung is in the same position as LG too: New high-end Android phone (Galaxy S II) and a new Tablet (Tab 10.1) both of which they are really pushing here in Barcelona (the airport is plastered with advertising). Still, Samsung at least managed to get six of their Euro-Windows Phones on display for others to interact with.

Here's a short video of us playing with it, only because it's (a) a really nice phone and (b) not available here in the U.S., so this may be our only chance (unless we want to drop $500 to import). Of note, we checked the OS version and it's 7.07.7004, meaning this is pre-NoDO and does not have copy-paste (We're hoping maybe someone had loaded it up, but alas, it's no where to be seen).

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • I never really understand why manufacturers don't take their best physical phone models and equip 50% of them with Android and the other 50% with WP7 (or maybe at least 80/20). That would save them a lot of money in development and advertising costs since they then just had one model for both OS'es :-) And it would be a complete Awesome for the customers, since they then Really would have the freedom to choose what suits them best. ... If it wouldn't be for some darn manufacturer contract agreements probably revolving the OS'es saying not to mix it up :-(
  • I love my Samsung Omnia 7. The 3 network in the UK only has the one WP7 handset (so far) and i'm so glad it was the Omnia 7 as this was the phone I wanted from all of the WP7 range of handsets. Happy days.