Omnia W first from Samsung to be based on Mango OS

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Handset manufacturer to debut latest Microsoft Windows Phone release on the Omnia W, which goes on sale in the UK later this year

Samsung will launch the Omnia W in the UK later this year, its first smartphone to be based on the latest version of Microsoft’s Wildows Phone operating system, ‘Mango’.

The Omnia W is powered by a 1.4GHz processor and comes with a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, along with 14.4Mbps integrated HSPA connectivity.

It will also include a five-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and VGA front-facing camera specifically for video calling.

Mango comes integrated with Internet Explorer 9 and Bing with the operating system’s user interface laying out applications in mosaic ‘Live Tiles’.

The Windows Phone People Hub is integrated with social networking services built-in such as Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This is in addition to the Office, Picture, Music, Video and Game Hubs. Users will also have access to over 30,000 applications from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

A number of exclusive Samsung apps will also appear on the handset. AllShare enables content to be transferred between the device and HD TVs, monitors and digital cameras while a Video Call app allows customers to set up video calls.

Mini Diary lets them create a personalised digital journal using photos and videos they’ve captured on the phone’s camera; Now 2.0 provides them with the latest news and RSS Time allows RSS feeds for newspapers, magaziones and blogs to be donwloaded onto the device, providing the option to share articles via email or Facebook.

Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland managing director Simon Stanford said: “As our first device to feature the latest Phone update, we have ensured that it has something for everyone whether they are using it for personal or work purposes, from the superb screen quality to the huge range of apps and multimedia available.

“We are proud to partner with Microsoft and we are committed to providing customers with a portfolio of devices that meet every need.”

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  1. Samsung really are battling the smartphone war on all fronts. They now run Bada, Android and Windows Phone Mango. The Galaxy S II is taking the iPhone head-on and their hardware is arguable more polished than HTC. Then there’s the Apple vs Samsung courtroom battle. I think they are in a great position.

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