Unlike other once market leaders like Nokia and RIM-makers of BlackBerry- Samsung from time to time keeps on dabbling with Windows smartphones. Although core business of Samsung is Android smartphones and its major revenue is being generated by this segment, yet as an astute player, Korean giant does not want to let go any opportunity. If you want a Windows smartphone, Samsung has the solution for your requirement.
Samsung has not officially launched Omnia M Windows Phone in India till now, but it is available on popular online site – snapdeal.com for discounted price of Rs. 16,400. This phone is available in Deep Grey colour. Samsung Omnia M, is a successor to Omnia W and it recently went on pre-order in Europe too.
The Samsung Omnia M (Deep Grey) is the latest smartphone from Samsung that features the Windows Phone operating system. Samsung Omnia M comes with 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5, and a 5MP camera. It also sports 0.3MP front camera, 4GB of internal memory and a 1500 mAh battery.
- Single Sim (GSM)
- 4.0″ Inch Super Amoled
- 5 Mega Pixels Primary Camera
- Secondary Camera VGA Support Video Call
- Music Player
- Video Player
- FM Radio
- 1500 mAh Battery
- Windows Phone 7.5 Operating System
- Internal Storage 4 GB
- 1 GHz Processor
- Bluetooth (2.1)
- Wi-Fi Enabled
Only cause of concern for success of this smartphone is that in India, many good Android devices especially from Samsung are available under Rs. 20,000. Moreover, Android operating system is more powerful and acceptabale compared to Windows operating system. Much will depend how this device is positioned by Samsung and how much publicity is given to promote this Windows smartphone. Only the coming days will tell whether this device is successful in India or not.
But whatever is the fate of this device, Samsung will not be effected much by its success or failure. However, struggling handsets makers like Nokia and RIM should take lessons from Samsung. They should also revisit their decisions to stick with Windows and proprietory operating systems. When you are not getting good results there is no harm in shaking hands with Android. It is better to take help of crutches of Android when you are not able to walk with Windows or proprietary legs rather than falling down for ever. Better late than never!