HTC Omega spotted in the wild

Similar to last year Samsung Omnia 7 leak somebody in North Africa (Algeria) seems to have gotten his hands on an HTC Omega just a few weeks before its official launch. Besides the pictures there’s no word on the device’s specifications so take what you read on other sites with a heavy pinch of salt and remember not to believe anything unless it’s on the device manufacturer’s website. More picture after the break:

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Official Rugby World Cup 2011 Windows Phone 7 application released

If you are not a big football (soccer) fan like me then you are probably a Rugby fan instead and should happy to learn that the official Rugby Word Cup application has been released for Windows Phone 7. The free application, which can be downloaded from here, is nearly perfect. It’s packed full of info about the upcoming event, team stats, stadiums info, local events, news, videos etc. Everything is in there and presented in one of the best implementation of the metro UI in a third party application (I would also suggest the L’Equipe.fr application if you are in France).

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All future Nokia phones to feature NFC support

According to Nokia’s VP Ilari Nurmi, from now on, all of our products will have an NFC chip inside. Another Nokia VP, Mark Selby, added that the company will ad support for such chips in their Windows Phone 7 handsets. NFC support in Nokia’s Windows Phones has long been rumored but never confirmed. It isn’t the first time that the Finnish mobile manufacturer has claimed that all of its upcoming handsets will be NFC equipped so this isn’t really anything new.

Unfortunately this doesn’t mean that the Nokia Sea Ray will indeed by NFC equipped but one can only hope that this will be the case given that the company’s first Windows Phone 7 handset hardware will be for the most part based on the Nokia N9 which has has an NFC chip (but different SoC and screen).

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