All of us were expecting a Samsung phone running on Windows phone 7 but who would have thought that Samsung would do it at the most unexpected time of it all. The company seemed very intensely focused on its Galaxy S range and entering into the market – and bang! Out of the blue totally here is the announcement of the Samsung Cetus (SGH- i917) the one running on Windows phone 7.
The SGH-i917 Cetus: will come with a 4-inch screen, which does seem to be the current standard these days. The AMOLED display will have a resolution of 800 x 480, which will look great once you take a few shots with the 5-megapixel camera. Other features include: GPS, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, but that’s all we know for now. Most importantly the phone will be running on the Windows Phone 7 OS which has already created such a huge repo in the market with the spectacular features that it has to offer.
The spectacular Windows phone 7 was is one of the most advanced mobile platforms on the planet and is no way close to the other traditional Windows mobile platforms to begin with: the start menu, the drop downs, the radio buttons and the trademark windows icons have been replaced; Windows seems to have found a new way of navigating a mobile.
A new user interface called ‘Metro’ has been developed for the OS which is based on the already available Zune. The unlock screen of the phone is the same as that of the Zune where one has to drag-up a photo to unlock. The real difference makers are the platform’s compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010 and Xbox live games. Also, the self-upgradable IE mobile provides a great internet experience. The lack of potential multitasking and the copy-paste option are a few drawbacks of the OS. The copy paste option is sure to be included in the later versions of the software but multitasking is going to remain absent.
Microsoft has issued tough guidelines for the hardware requirements for the platform these include a camera 5 MP or higher resolution and 8GB of internal flash memory. Samsung seems to be the closest ally of Microsoft as it has announced the phone that will fulfill the above criterion and has been able to provide Microsoft the first successful prototype for running its system. Guessing from what the software manufacturer wanted this phone should be having the following specs sheet:
- Windows Mobile 7 OS
- 4 Inch AMOLED Display Screen
- 800 x 480 Screen Resolution
- 5 Mega Pixel Primary Camera
- VGA Front Camera
- MicroUSB 2.0 Port
- 8GB internal memory
- MicroSD Card Slot
- FM Radio
Although nothing can be said about the price and release date of the phone, but as far as our guess goes the phone should be costing somewhere in between USD 200 to USD 300 with a bi-annual contract and will probably surface soon to amaze and exite the customers. Till then hold your hearts and keep waiting!!