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On the website PocketNow, a massive 4.5 inch HTC handset was spotted. This is the Windows Phone Mango-powered HTC Omega. It looks like the Taiwanese phone giant is about to beat Nokia to the punch.
Aside from the leaked images, we also learned a bit about the smartphones specs. The Windows handset comes with a 4.5 inch touch screen, 512 MB of RAM, and a 1.5 GHz processor. Of course, HTC hasn’t released anything official, so take this information with a grain of salt for now.
Why is the Mango iteration of the Windows Phone platform so significant? This is the Windows Phone 7’s first major update. It will offer 500 new features such as social media network integration, an enhanced Xbox Live, a desktop-like web browser IE9, and so much more.
Another noticeable feature seen from the images leaked by PocketNow is a front-facing camera. This confirms speculations that Windows Phone Mango will support video calls. This means that Windows Phone users can now enjoy what Android and iOS users currently enjoy.
Unfortunately, there’s still no official word on when the HTC Omega will be hitting the UK. However, the handset is expected to land in the US on the 1st of September. Expect something official from HTC anytime soon.
It looks like everyone’s coming up with something new. Nokia announced the Symbian Belle-powered Nokia 700; Blackberry has new treats for us, and HTC will be launching something new next week. Word on the street, the Taiwanese phone giant will be announcing its new Windows Phone Mango handsets.
According to sources, HTC will be introducing the HTC Eternity and Omega. The former will sport a 3.7 inch display, and the later will come packed with a whopping 4.5 inch display. You may even think that this smartphone is a tablet.
The Windows Phone Mango will first be seen in the US. AT&T will carry the Eternity, while T-Mobile will be carrying the Omega. HTC hasn’t’ officially announced when the phones will be out in the UK, but it has been rumored that Windows Phone Mango handsets will be out on the 1st of September.
The HTC Eternity and Omega will be the first HTC handsets to be powered by Windows Phone Mango. Windows Phone Mango will come with 500 all new features. This includes live tile notifications, social networking integration, an enhanced Xbox Live, Bing maps, and IE9.
It’s ironic that HTC has more news about their Windows Phone Mango handsets, when the proclaimed champion of the Windows Phone platform, Nokia, is still giving us Symbian cliffhangers.
The Windows Phone 7 platform is not new to HTC. The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has released WP7 handsets such as the 7 Pro, the HD7, and the 7 Mozart. Now, we are starting to hear rumors that the Taiwanese-based company is planning to release two more WP7 handsets sporting a 1.5 GHz processor. These are the Omega and the Eternity.
WMPowerUser, a website that specializes on the Windows platform, claims to have inside information about HTC’s plans of releasing these two new smartphones. However, there is no way of telling whether these reports are reliable or if their sources are reputable. For now, it is best to treat these reports are merely rumor.
WMPowerUser claims to have source within HTC. According to their source, the Eternity will run the Mango version of the Windows Phone 7 platform. It will also come with an HDMI connector and a 4.7 inch AMOLED touch screen. If these reports are true, this smartphone will be enormous. If released in the market, it will hold the record for the largest smartphone in the world. Some might mistaken the phone as a tablet. The Omega will also be powered by the said 1.5 GHz processor, but will come with a smaller display. It will come with a 3.8 inch S-LCD touch screen.
Although the website did not mention when we are to expect the device, Microsoft is expected to launch its Mango or Windows Phone 7.5 version towards the end of this year. We might see the two new HTC handsets on or before Microsoft’s launch of the Mango update.
These reports may be speculation, but it is far from impossible. HTC has been one of the most competitive figures in the mobile phone industry, and it is highly possible for them to release handsets such as the Omega and Eternity.