Feeds

Samsung lets slip info on WinPho 8 Odyssey

Taps into multi-core

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Samsung has indadvertedly revealed in court documents its plans for a pair of Windows Phone 8 devices. The dual-core handsets - dubbed "Odyssey" and "Marco" - are both set to roll out with the mobile platform's release later this year.

There are no detailed specifications, but the court copy shows the Samsung Odyssey features a 4.65in HD display and an 8Mp camera. It'll also have NFC capabilities and should thus be well-equipped for the eWallet and 'Tap to Send' features Microsoft touts for Windows 8.

The Samsung Marco, meanwhile, sports a 4in display with a 480 x 800 resolution, plus a 5Mp camera.

Both devices support LTE, run on a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 chip and should debut in Q4.

With Microsoft insisting it wouldn't enter the smartphone hardware business, models from Samsung - along with the likes of Nokia and HTC - were always expected.

The real question is, will they be strong enough to claw a greater chunk of the mobile market in 2012 than WinPho has managed to clock up thus far. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.