Microsoft has whipped out a new Windows Phone 7 Series mobile phone at the start of MIX10 on Monday, this time made by Samsung.

Called the Samsung Slate, the new handset, caught on camera by Neowin at the conference, will ditch the QWERTY keyboard found on the LG panther, and come with a "really nice camera", according to the Microsoft dude in the YouTube video.

Details of the Samsung Slate are still thin on the ground, however the minimum spec of any Windows Phone 7 Series handset that will be released is pretty high:

-3 hardware buttons

- Start, Search, and Back

-Capacitive touch screen with 4 or more contact points

- Only two possible screen resolutions

- 800 x 480 and 480 x 320


- Accelerometer

- Compass

- Light,

- Proximity

- 5-MP camera with flash and dedicated camera button

- Codec acceleration for multimedia

- 256MB RAM with 8GB flash for storage

- DirectX 9 accelerated GPU

- ARMv7 Cortex/Scorpion CPU