Windows Phone 7 Hands-On Video with the Samsung Prototype

I just came back from Microsoft’s ReMIX event where I had the chance to get some hands-on time with the latest Windows Phone 7 build running on the infamous modified Samsung Omnia HD (Samsung Taylor). Just to be clear, this is a prototype device (that will probably never be sold) and from what I have gathered it does have a Qualcomm SnapDragon chipset instead of the TI OMAP 3430 in the original Omnia HD) edit: the screen has also been changed to a WVGA AMOLED panel (the original Omnia HD has a 360×640). As you can see in the video below everything is running smoothly with no sign of lag or stuttering and everything was functional on the handset (GPS, data, and even camera). It’s the smoothest mobile experience I have ever witness (on par with the iPhone) and it definitely feels a lot better when used on a real handset compared to the desktop emulator. (sorry for the soundtrack, we were talking in French and it wasn’t a formal interview, just a short chat). Watch the HD video (still processing) after the break.

More Windows Phone 7 videos are coming…

  • murani

    I am definitely impressed with the responsiveness and smooth transitions. That build of teh OS moves along seemingly 3X as fast as the one shown off at MWC and MIX10.

    The camera app, while looking basic without accent colors looks like a breeze to use. Very impressed with it.

    The quick rendering of the text in Internet Explorer was also very suprising. I knew that the experience would be improved but the pinch to zoom speed and text rendering were amazing. Definitely on par with the iPhone. Give me a WP7 phone with a front facing camera using WiMax and i’m sold.

  • murani

    I am definitely impressed with the responsiveness and smooth transitions. That build of teh OS moves along seemingly 3X as fast as the one shown off at MWC and MIX10.

    The camera app, while looking basic without accent colors looks like a breeze to use. Very impressed with it.

    The quick rendering of the text in Internet Explorer was also very suprising. I knew that the experience would be improved but the pinch to zoom speed and text rendering were amazing. Definitely on par with the iPhone. Give me a WP7 phone with a front facing camera using WiMax and i’m sold.

  • javier

    this device look amazing, looking forward to getting a windows phone 7 device.
    could you guys do some videos showing the windows live integration. and also zune.
    thanks. BTW great video, article, and website

  • javier

    this device look amazing, looking forward to getting a windows phone 7 device.
    could you guys do some videos showing the windows live integration. and also zune.
    thanks. BTW great video, article, and website

  • lktc420

    Why i can not see the video??Any where else to see this video?? im desparate to see it!!

  • lktc420

    Why i can not see the video??Any where else to see this video?? im desparate to see it!!