Samsung Joins the WP7 Party; Unveils the Samsung Focus and Omnia 7

At the Windows Phone 7 event today, Samsung, HTC, LG and Dell launched 9 new Windows Phone 7 devices. Of those, Samsung announced two – the Samsung Focus and the Samsung Omnia 7 i8700.

Samsung Focus

The Samsung Focus is the more stylish of the two. It has a 4 inch SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and comes with a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash.

It is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and comes with 256 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.

Other features include 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS with A-GPS support. It has a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery and will be available on AT&TT for $199.99.

Samsung Focus

Samsung Omnia 7 i8700

This is the other Windows Phone 7 phone by Samsung. The specifications are almost the same as the Samsung Focus, but it has a different design and an unspecified amount of RAM (presumably 512 MB).

It has the same 4 inch SuperAMOLED display with a 1 GHz processor and 8 GB internal storage. It also has a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and comes with 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. No pricing details are available yet.

Samsung Omnia 7

Microsoft Announces Nine New WP7 Based Handsets

Microsoft’s WP7 event just got over and the company has announced nine new WP7 based handsets for the holiday season. These nine handsets are slated to launch Microsoft’s assault on iOS and Android in more than 30 countries worldwide. These nine handsets will be available in selected European and Asian markets by October 21. WP7

“We have a beautiful line up in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience – one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a ‘glance and go’ format.”

Of the nine phones announced today, HTC leads the pack with 4 handsets HTC 7 Surround, HD7, 7 Trophy, Mozart – while LG (Optimus 7 and Quantum) and Samsung (Omnia 7 and Focus)   jointly share the second sport with Dell coming filling in the last slot with its Venue Pro.

Users can get more information about all the nine WP7 handsets announced from Microsoft here