Angry Birds Space coming to Windows Phone 7

Despite earlier reports the recently released Angry Birds Space is indeed coming to Windows Phone 7 according to Rovio’s CEO Mikael Hed.:

“We are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7,”
“We are working closely together with Nokia to bring our games to their platforms,” Hed said. “Our mutual goal is to bring the best possible experience to our fans, including all fans using Windows Phone devices.”

There’s obviously no launch date yet but WP7 fans should now be happy to know that there’s favorite time wasting game may get a sequel in the not so distant Future. Frankly it would have been surprising to not see it coming to Windows Phone given that:

- The original was already ported last year (so the development framework was already done)
- Rovio is a Finnish company…like Nokia
- Microsoft has truckloads of money..

Source: reuters

Samsung Omnia W Mango handset announced: Hardware Specifications

Samsung has just announced the European variant of the Samsung Focus Flash today and released a couple of picture of the handsets to give us a taste of what to expect to see in our favorite retail and carrier store by the end of October. The Samsung Omnia W will pack an MSM8255 clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB of Ram + 8GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera front facing VGA camera (and what seems like a Samsung made video call application) A Wireless Manager application is also going to be released soon. The Omnia W also has the same 3.7″ Super AMOLED display as the Focus Flash and essentially everything that you can expect from such handset. Hit the break for more pictures and the Samsung Omnia W Hardware Specifications:

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Samsung releases High Fidelity Position Compass and GLONASS application for its Windows Phone Mango handsets

Samsung has just released a new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango application named High Fidelity Position which is said to improve the user’s geo-location with the use of the device’s, Compass, Accelerometer and the Russian GLONASS satellite constellation (wonder how this works and if this means that future Samsung handsets will feature a GLONASS receiver). Once the application is installed it will modify the device’s setting screen and add a High Fidelity Position option at the bottom:

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SGH-i708: modified Samsung Omnia 7 with front facing camera and added hardware button

What appears like a modified version of the current Samsung Omnia 7 was submitted to the FCC back in March 8 2011. The SGH-708 looks for the most part identical to the original GT-I8700 but sport what looks like a front facing camera and an added hardware button on the left side. Internally the device looks identical to the Omnia 7 and the battery cover notes that it is an i8700. The battery is also exactly the same 1500mAh model (SN :  GB/TI82787-2000). From the looks of it this could either be the US version of the Omnia 7 (which was only released in Europe and Asia) because this deice supports WCDAM and CDMA bands….or it could simply be a development handset/prototype handset like the LG Panther, HTC Mazaa, Asus E600, Samsung Taylor (all were certified by the FCC..). Check out more picture after the break:

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