Samsung sheds light on low-cost WinPho blower
Tile be back
Samsung announced its latest offering based on the Windows Phone platform today, the Omnia M, a low-end alternative for those who want Microsoft's tile UI, but don't fancy one of Nokia's budget Lumia.
Still, there is a generously-sized 4in OLED display, a 5Mp rear-facing camera and a 0.3Mp webcam so users can jump on the company's ChatOn communication service.
There's 4GB of internal storage, with the firm touting additional space through Microsoft's SkyDrive sync'n'store service, which offers 25GB of free cloud capacity.
Other multimedia features include the Samsung AllShare for flinging content to a telly, a Photo Studio for image editing and the Music Hub, which will create playlists to suit your mood. How exhilarating.
The Samsung Omnia M hits Europe sometime soon although exact pricing and availability have yet to be revealed. ®
Re: A useful way to show how great the S3 really is
An S3 costs 2-3x as much as this phone will cost. If you want to make a fair comparison pick an Android phone with an equivalent price tag.
Re: I hope it's cheap (at least)
"I expect it will be cheap, as that's the whole point of WPTango!"
You can buy Android phones on PAYG with 512MB of RAM for £100. It makes no sense to me that Tango cuts the amount of RAM in half and imposes so many limitations in doing so.
Re: 5 months and obsolete
Because it will instantly stop working as soon as WP8 comes out.
If people didn't buy phones because a new better phone is coming out during the contract period, people would never buy phones
Re: 5 months and obsolete
Unless W8 comes in a low memory configuration then no it won't be running W8.
I'm not even certain existing high memory 7.5 devices will get an update to Windows 8. It's not like Nokia or Microsoft have been forthcoming on the subject.
I went to the Carphone Whorehouse.
I believe it's down to £170 on Vodafone, O2 and Orange direct or SIM free from CW. But £130 Pay-as-you-go with a couple of them in CW.
I think it was as low as £120 if you had an existing Pay&Go account, and wanted to upgrade it, but the staff didn't seem to be too sure about that. And I didn't anyway.
As their stuff is unlocked and doesn't have any of the operator's horrible software on it, I bought Vodafone Pay&Go, and bunged the work contract SIM in it.
It needs a bit of setting up. But you can delete the Ebay app without having to root the damned phone (hooray!). The text is enormous. Which gives low information density, but is great for reading without glasses.
It's also funny to see what honesty is like. Set-up is full of dire warnings about how you have to agree to sign your privacy away, and every move you make will be tracked from now on. It's alarming. No different from iOS and Android of course, it's just they're more sneaky about it.