Samsung shows new WP7 phone that may be based on Galaxy S II

13 July, 2011 | Comments (43) | Post your comment

After the initial crop of Windows Phone 7 devices, there havenít been that many new gadgets. At the Microsoft Partner Conference however, a WP7 Samsung that may be based on the Galaxy S II made a quick appearance. This could be the Samsung i937, a phone that's been in the rumor mill for a while now.

Microsoft's corporate vice president Steve Guggenheimer didnít give away much - "it's very thin and light" is about all he said. Which is what you would expect from a Galaxy S II based phone.


Samsung's new Windows Phone 7 mobile

The styling of the mystery Samsung WP7 phone was reportedly similar to that of the S II and featured the Home, Back and Search keys that all WP7 phones must have. The phone was shown at a distance, so it's hard to say if the screen was a Super AMOLED Plus or not.

We could probably expect the new Samsung WP7 phone in time for Christmas when HTC, LG, Acer, ZTE and Fujitsu will be unveiling new Windows Phone 7 mobiles as well.

Nokia's plans don't seem to include any WP7 action for this year. Still, maybe all these plans for new phones from several companies will please Steve Ballmer.

You can watch the keynote here. If you want to skip straight to the Samsung WP7 phone's appearance, click on the Steve Guggenheimer mark (the keynote is over 2 hours long).

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Samsung shows new WP7 phone that may be based on Galaxy S II - reader comments

  • Anonymous

I hope this supports NFC.

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  • 2011-07-25 18:38
  • 2GaM
  • Anonymous

When is there going to be more news on this? I mean, we already know about it since this guy let the cat out of the bag. Hurry and it better be good =)

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  • 2011-07-16 21:34
  • 2GaM
  • tom

make it cheap & you're the winner

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  • 2011-07-16 12:26
  • TK4F