Samsung launches new Windows Phone in the shape of the Omnia M

Proving it still very much has its fingers in the Windows Phone pie, Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its Omnia range. 

The Samsung Omnia M runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 1GHz processor. 

In terms of design, there’s nothing revolutionary here – it’s an impressive 10.5mm thick while Samsung has opted for a contoured back – but it's under the bonnet where Samsung really hopes to conjure up the excitement.

Billed as a social multi-tasker the phone has been kitted out with some interactive apps including Samsung’s ChatON service. This enables users from any phone platform (be it Windows, Android, iOS or BlackBerry) to communicate with each other either individually or as a group.

Though it will need to be downloaded, the Samsung Omnia M also supports Family Story, which uses a cloud-based network to share messages, videos and photos on multiple Samsung devices.

Samsung AllShare is on board, allowing you to play any films, music and games you have downloaded on the Omnia M direct to a compatible TV, while the Music Hub’s Smart DJ feature creates playlists from your music collection depending on your mood.

In terms of Windows credentials, message and contacts from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Windows Live will automatically be synched into one outlet via Windows Phone’s People Hub, while the phone also comes with 25GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.

Other specs of note include a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash (there’s also a front-facing VGA for video calling), Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity.

In terms of memory, there’s a somewhat measly 4GB of user memory and only 384MB RAM and just to rub salt in the wounds, there isn't a microSD card slot either, as WP7 doesn't support external memory.

Samsung says the Omnia M will initially be rolled in Europe before being shipped to other regions. No word on pricing yet.

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