Slight difference in performance between Windows Phone 7 devices?

Let the nitpicking begging. There’s been a lot of hoopla about a recent video posted on YouTube showing the Samsung Omnia 7 loading a game silghty faster than an HTC 7 Trophy. Big deal folks! Did anybody stop to think for a minute and realise the following: the Omnia 7 has 1GB of on-board NAND Flash ROM compared to 512MB on the HTC 7 Trophy. The ROM and the internal flash (embedded micro-sd flash card or eMMC) are effectively mixed together and act as one single drive when the device is first booted up. So given that the Omnia 7 has twice the ROM there’s a good chance that some of the third-party applications are being installed on the ROM of the device (which is faster than the micro-sd based storage) and this is probably why the game in question is loading faster on the Samsung device compared to the HTC 7 Trophy. As stated by the guy who shot the videos, both phones have comparable performances when running the OS (which is installed in the ROM). But also keep in mind that even Two Omnia 7 side-by-side probably won’t have exactly the same performance either. This is the way things work. Videos after the break:

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Dell Venue Pro passes the FCC

If you are are set on getting the Dell Venue Pro this fall you should be happy to learn that the device has recently passed the FCC certification. Keep in mind that the Venue Pro is currently scheduled to launch on T-Mobile in the US and that no European carrier has officially announced its upcoming availability (even-thought it’s rumored to be available in several countries before the end of the year).

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Sprint opening HTC 7 Pro pre-orders to Microsoft employees on November 8th

Looks like you are out of luck if you are a regular Joe mooking for a Windows Phone 7 phone these days. After the disastrous October 21 launch, the PDC freebies and 86000 devices hand-out to Microsoft employees last week it seems apparent that you have to work for Microsoft if you want to get your hands-on a WP7 device lately.  Today’s news is that Sprint is supposedly only going to allow Microsoft employees to pre-order the HTC 7 Pro on November 8th according to the latest rumors. Nice…

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Samsung: The Nexus Two is simply not true

Samsung has apparently denied the recent Google Nexus Two rumors today. The spokesperson for the Korean company said that their the Google Nexus Two based Samsung Galaxy S is “simply not true”. Only time will tell who’s wring or wrong but One thing’s for sure thought: Samsung is going to launch / announce an Android device on November 8th and everything is now pointing at the Samsung Continuum.

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