Samsung Focus: Omnia 7 Similarities

As we all know, Microsoft has a lot of work to do to really get their foot in the door in the mobile business, following flops such as the Windows Mobile and the Kin range. Microsoft are now introducing Windows Phone 7 to various devices such as the Samsung Focus and the way we see it, is that this is going to be make or break for Microsoft in the world of mobile phones as the competition is so fierce from Apple, Android, RIM and others.

Onto the Samsung Focus, and the similarities with its European counterpart the Omnia 7. As reported by engadget both devices have the following hardware features
8GB of internal storage, 5-megapixel camera, 4 inch touch screen, 1GHz CPU and RAM / ROM 512 MB and 1GB

These are just some of the similarities so head on over to engadget for the full review.

The first Windows 7 phones went on sale on Thursday 21st October as we predicted previously in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Unfortunately US customers will need to wait until the 8th November to get their hands on it. Why do you think this has not gone on sale straight into the US? Are Microsoft thinking that they will not be able to cope with the sales?

So what is the prediction in sales for the Windows Phone 7 mobile handsets? Well back in May they thought that they would achieve sales of 30m by the end of 2011. Apple has sold almost 40m in the previous quarters. Do you really think that it will take off almost as much as the Apple products? Personally, I don’t think so!

What do you think of this being released in Europe, and New Zealand and Australia BEFORE the US? Will you be purchasing one of these devices?

  • Ken

    I say sales will go well in 2011 – especially when the other carriers come on board. I will be buying a Samsung Focus the day it is available at my local AT&T store. I'm ready for something new. Years ago, iPhone was absolutley the coolest thing out there. It still is pretty cool, but I'm ready for something new. I'm not a fan of Android – it seems to be a phone that is all over the place in terms of quality and standards. I like that Microsoft has taken a strong hand in ensuring that any phone that runs thier OS will have the hardware and the drivers to run it properly.

    Hats of to Microsoft for not being stupid with this implemention of a phone OS. Despite all the snarky Microsoft comments out there, it is hard to refute that their offering is something totally new. What's more, it isn't new just for the sake of being new – it is the product of a good understanding of how users might actually need to interact with a smart phone. The user interface of WP7 is elegant and functional. I'm getting tired of piles of app icons. I'm ready to try it.

  • snsmetro

    i will first in line a sprint when it gets there i have faith in mp7 to put ms back in the game!