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Samsung To Launch Windows Phone Version Of Galaxy S2

Samsung may be mulling over plans to launch a new top of the range version of the Galaxy S2 smartphone based on the Windows Phone 7 operating system, as an entry for a Samsung SGH-i937 smartphone has shown up on the Bluetooth SIG.

According to WMPowerUser, the device ought to be a Windows Phone Mango handset because it has the same Bluetooth profile as the Mango Windows Phone 7 stack on the same website, and has appeared on the Occasional Gamers list of Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

The i937 comes ahead of the Android based i927 (the Samsung Galaxy S2) and the i917 (which is the Samsung Focus, not the Samsung Omnia 7). The Samsung Galaxy S2 is perfectly capable of running Windows Phone 7 BUT since Qualcomm has been designated to be the exclusive SoC provider of Windows Phone Mango devices, one can expect Samsung to toe the line and swap its Exynos 4210 SoC for something like the 1.5GHz APQ8060.

We suspect that the rest of the configuration will be similar to the Galaxy S2; 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard flash storage, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED plus screen, an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash, a two megapixel front facing camera, DLNA compatibility and more. The Focus (and the Omnia 7) is likely to be pushed down the pecking order with some serious price cuts.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.