A Taste of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango


Devices: Upcoming and Updated

Upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 Devices

Till now, two devices have been announced ahead of the Windows Phone 7.5 update, which will have the Mango firmware preloaded within. HTC was the first to announce the HTC Radar, which will be available sometime in October for S$569. Though announced simultaneously with the HTC Radar, the larger HTC Titan with a 4.7-inch display won't be available in Singapore.

Key highlights of the HTC Radar

  • Qualcomm QSD8255 single-core 1GHz processor
  • 576MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.8-inch capacitive screen with multitouch / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 1520mAh battery
  • 137g
  • 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9mm
     
  • Availability: October 2011
  • Price: S$569

Following up, Samsung also unveiled the Samsung Omnia W, with a boosted 1.4GHz processor and faster download speed of 14.4Mbps for its HSDPA connectivity. While it does get a speed bump through its single-core processor, the Omnia W will take on a more compact form factor with its smaller 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display, shaving 0.3-inches off its predcessor's 4-inch specification. However, here's what really sealed the deal: the Samsung Omnia W will be priced at S$498, which is nearly half of what its predecessor cost during its initial launch. Unfortunately, its availability will be slated for Q4 2011, so it'll be a while more before you can find this reasonably priced Windows Phone 7.5 device on the retail shelves.

Key highlights of the Samsung Omnia W

  • Single-core 1.4GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.7-inch capacitive Super AMOLED screen with multitouch / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 115.3g
  • 115.6 x 58.8 x 10.9mm
     
  • Availability: Q4 2011
  • Price: S$498

Updated Windows Phone Devices

True to its word, Microsoft will be updating its earlier devices with the Mango firmware, and if you're one of the early adopters who chose either the LG, Samsung or HTC devices, you'll be receiving the update notification in the following weeks. Word of advice: when you are prompted to update, you might want to tap onto a Wi-Fi network before you proceed with the download. Alternatively, you can connect your Windows Phone device to your PC and download the Windows Phone 7.5 update through Zune.

Key highlights of the HTC HD7

  • Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz processor
  • 576MB RAM / 512MB ROM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4.3-inch capacitive screen with multitouch / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 16GB internal storage
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • 1230mAh battery
  • 162g
  • 122 x 68 x 11.2mm

Key highlights of the HTC 7 Mozart

  • Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz processor
  • 576MB RAM / 512MB ROM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.7-inch capacitive screen with multitouch / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 8GB internal storage
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • 1300mAh battery
  • 130g
  • 119 x 60.2 x 11.9mm

Key highlights of the HTC 7 Trophy

  • Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz processor
  • 576MB RAM / 512MB ROM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.8-inch capacitive screen with multitouch / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 8GB internal storage
  • SRS Surround Sound
  • 1300mAh battery
  • 115g
  • 118.5 x 61.5 x 11.96mm

Key highlights of the Samsung Omnia 7

  • Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz processor
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4.0-inch capacitive Super AMOLED screen with multitouch /
    800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • 720p video recording
  • 8/16GB internal storage
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 138g
  • 122.4 x 64.2 x 10.99mm

Key highlights of the LG Optimus 7 (LG E900)

  • Qualcomm QSD8650 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM / 512B ROM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.8-inch capacitive screen with multitouch / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash / Auto-focus
  • 720p video recording
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 125 x 59.8 x 11.5mm