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HTC Omega Windows Phone 7 Details Emerge

What looks like details of the HTC Omega, the next major Windows Phone 7 handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer, have appeared online and although the exact source of the data has yet to be confirmed, the specification appears to corroborate other third party news reports.

As expected, the Omega will run on Windows Phone Mango, the next iteration of Windows Phone 7. Gadgetian, (opens in new tab)which published the details, says that it will have a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 3.8-inch WVGA super LCD screen, an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash & HD recording capabilities, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, accelerometer and G-Sensor.

There are no microSD card slots and the phone will come with Xbox Live, Bing Maps, Search, Zune services, Dolby Mobile with SRS surround sound and Facebook integration.

We're a tad surprised that the handset doesn't feature a better set of specifications; apart from the SoC, the HTC Omega appears to be a resolutely mainstream handset. The fact that it has 512MB RAM and the same hardware specs as year-old HTC Desire HD leaves us to believe that HTC is focusing more on Android, leaving Windows Phone 7 to fill the gap between the HTC Wildfire S and the Desire S.

Désiré Athow

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 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.