Samsung Windows Phone 7 Becomes Official Thanks to Microsoft, Could it Be an Upgraded Omnia HD i8910 or the Omnia HD2

March 17, 2010, By Alex Ion

At yesterday’s MIX10 conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft unveiled three new handsets that will be running Windows Phone 7 series. And the one to get our attention is a Samsung-branded device, the Omnia i8910 HD.

If you remember WP7S requires a 1GHz processor and a WVGA screen. That’s something the Omnia HD lacks for now, which makes us think that what we’re looking in here is actually an upgraded Samsung Omnia HD handset, or maybe the Omnia HD2.

“The launch was from Microsoft, not Samsung, and they used the i8910HD to demo Windows 7,” said a Samsung spokesperson. “It’s not yet clear whether existing i8910HD users will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 as this demo was a one-off,” he continued.

From what we can see, the three buttons Call, Menu and HangUp — another Windows Phone 7 requirement, are now used by Microsoft as Start, Search and Back keys.

Samsung Omnia HD i8910 running Windows Phone 7

How about that Samsung, Microsoft is running WP7S mobile on one of your mobile phones and you know nothing about it? We find that hard to believe, so better come up with something official, otherwise this wait is killing us, and you don’t want that. Oh wait, you do!

(TechRadar via Engadget)

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