It’s almost ascertained that Samsung shall come up with come up with a Windows hone 7 device some time or the other. So, I must not say that I was surprised to hear that the Samsung’s prototype running Windows phone seven has been spotted.
We’ve so far peeked pre-release handsets from ASUS, HTC (twice), and LG, and now Samsung is pitching in with what looks like a device fated to dance on retail shelves.
Details though are scarce, but the photos revealed by the people at Engadget suggest that the phone is not the AT&T bound Cetus that was revealed at the FCC. Besides the usual features that normal Windows phones have- like the Windows button and the back and search buttons on the top one image even shows an XBOX games app present on the screen, the home screen as promised looks to have some app integration feature which indeed is what the software promises.
It’s different than the Samsung Taylor which has been deployed to thousands of developers around the world. It’s possible that it’s a more mature reference design from Samsung (since the Taylor was pretty much an Omnia HD under the hood), or it could be a new WP7 device headed to market. It has sharp edges, what looks to be an AMOLED display, a circular indentation surrounding the Start button, plus no front-facing camera.
The details that have come up of the device are actually not enough to say anything about the identity of the device (except that it is made from Samsung and runs Windows phone 7). But we promise to keep you updated as the news develops and grows. Till then have a look at the photos and let us know what you make out of the device.