Benchmark shows 8 unreleased Windows Phones

A Windows Phone 7 benchmark given to WPCentral has shown eight unreleased devices, some which were previously known and others which are unknown at this point. Chances are that these devices will all be released sometime soon and packing some Windows Phone 7 “Mango” on board. They are as follows:

  • HTC Mazaa
  • HTC Omega C110e
  • FujitsuTos IS12T
  • Samsung SGH-i937
  • LG LS831
  • Nokia SeaRay
  • Nokia XXX
  • NA NA

The HTC Mazaa is rumoured to be a specs upgrade of the HTC Trophy, and not much is known about the HTC Omega at this stage. The Fujitsu IS12T has already been announced and will be released on August 25th. The Samsung SGH-i937 has popped up a number of times and is rumoured to be a Galaxy S II-like device running Windows Phone 7 Mango.

We have seen a video of the Nokia device codenamed “Sea Ray” before, and it is essentially a Nokia N9 running WP7. Nokia appears to be keeping the device name of the “Nokia XXX” device under wraps so it’s likely a device unseen before (possibly the rumoured Nokia 800). The LG LS831 is completely unknown at this stage, but it could a product code for the previously rumoured HD7-like LG Fantasy. The NA NA device is most likely masked (NA probably meaning “Not Available”).

So this shows us eight devices floating around in the wild powered by Windows Phone 7 that are yet to be released. There are certainly some exciting times coming for WP7, especially with the release of the next version of Windows Phone 7 - version 7.5 codenamed "Mango" - just around the corner.

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The biggest thing holding WP7 back is the hardware. The HD7 is the only one I'd want, and I'm not going to Tmobile.

ew2x4 said,
The biggest thing holding WP7 back is the hardware.

I would disagree. I would argue carriers wanting exclusive hardware models being the holdback.

Every carrier that has iPhone carries pretty much all of 'em.

Every Carrier who have windows phone get one or two exclusives for their Geo-Region.

When carriers stop being daft and give WP7 and Microsoft+Partners chance to succeed like iPhone then sales will skyrocket!

dotf said,

I would disagree. I would argue carriers wanting exclusive hardware models being the holdback.

Every carrier that has iPhone carries pretty much all of 'em.

Every Carrier who have windows phone get one or two exclusives for their Geo-Region.

When carriers stop being daft and give WP7 and Microsoft+Partners chance to succeed like iPhone then sales will skyrocket!


+1 The carriers all need more choice.

Aethec said,
Is the NA NA device a special Batman edition?

Yeah I like the NA NA phone. It's going to be better than iPhone 5 and <insert top of the line Android Phone>. Has everything that you need and some more. Can't wait to buy one!!

My upgrade from my Samsung Omnia 7 is coming in February. As long one of those other phones offer a 4"+ sized screen, with AMOLED - I will probably be moving away from Samsung. Somehow I doubt their hearts are in the Windows Phone ecosystem compared to their LOVE for Android.

martinDTanderson said,
My upgrade from my Samsung Omnia 7 is coming in February. As long one of those other phones offer a 4"+ sized screen, with AMOLED - I will probably be moving away from Samsung. Somehow I doubt their hearts are in the Windows Phone ecosystem compared to their LOVE for Android.

I love my omnia 7 but I want to upgrade 12 months early to a mango handset after 3uk let me down after supplying me with 2 duff handsets so I want either the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T or a 4.5/4.7 inch WP7 Phone asap. Even I its partly at my cost (£100 max) and restart fresh contract.


WP7 said,
inch WP7 Phone asap. Even I its partly at my cost (£100 max) and restart fresh contract.
Not to burst your bubble, but you always pay premium for a 'free' phone coming with a contract.. There's obviously nothing free about them you just get one on loan for the duration of your contract. When that is up you have paid usually more for the phone compared to when you just buy a phone and get a sim-only deal. The only ones who benefit are the carrier and phoneshop who get a percentage for their sale to you..

paulheu said,
Not to burst your bubble, but you always pay premium for a 'free' phone coming with a contract.. There's obviously nothing free about them you just get one on loan for the duration of your contract. When that is up you have paid usually more for the phone compared to when you just buy a phone and get a sim-only deal. The only ones who benefit are the carrier and phoneshop who get a percentage for their sale to you..

Thanks I know how it all works not rocket science, however there is not much difference in medium end contract (£35/month over 2 yrs) compared with outright phone ownership plus SIM only so my deal would be still ok. I have done the sums.

leoberto said,
Yonhap is saying that Samsung will launch a "Galaxy W" phone on September 1, which may be the SGH-i937.

Galaxy W was announced today and it's an Android device

yowan said,
Nokia is too late

Too late for what? You're going to keep the same phone you have now for the rest of your life? It's a constantly changing market.

Dead'Soul said,

Microsoft is too late too...


To what? I love it when people say a company is "too late" to a market in the tech industry, especially when the company hasn't even tried that industry yet. People love to do this with Microsoft.

1980s: "Microsoft is too late to the office productivity suite industry. MS Office will fail."
1990s: "Microsoft is too late to the browser industry. IE will fail."
2000: "Microsoft is too late to the console industry. Xbox will fail."
2007: "Microsoft is too late to the media playing service industry. Zune will fail."
(Although the Zune HD didn't sell well, the Zune marketplace has become the No. 2 most popular entertainment marketplace, right behind iTunes, and has been growing constantly.)

.....

2011: "Microsoft is too late to the phone industry. Windows Phone will fail."
^We'll see how this one ends up, too.

PlogCF said,

To what? I love it when people say a company is "too late" to a market in the tech industry, especially when the company hasn't even tried that industry yet. People love to do this with Microsoft.

1980s: "Microsoft is too late to the office productivity suite industry. MS Office will fail."
1990s: "Microsoft is too late to the browser industry. IE will fail."
2000: "Microsoft is too late to the console industry. Xbox will fail."
2007: "Microsoft is too late to the media playing service industry. Zune will fail."
(Although the Zune HD didn't sell well, the Zune marketplace has become the No. 2 most popular entertainment marketplace, right behind iTunes, and has been growing constantly.)

.....

2011: "Microsoft is too late to the phone industry. Windows Phone will fail."
^We'll see how this one ends up, too.

Come on, man. Quit paying attention to history and logic, it doesn't look good on you.

PlogCF said,

To what? I love it when people say a company is "too late" to a market in the tech industry, especially when the company hasn't even tried that industry yet. People love to do this with Microsoft.

1980s: "Microsoft is too late to the office productivity suite industry. MS Office will fail."
1990s: "Microsoft is too late to the browser industry. IE will fail."
2000: "Microsoft is too late to the console industry. Xbox will fail."
2007: "Microsoft is too late to the media playing service industry. Zune will fail."
(Although the Zune HD didn't sell well, the Zune marketplace has become the No. 2 most popular entertainment marketplace, right behind iTunes, and has been growing constantly.)

.....

2011: "Microsoft is too late to the phone industry. Windows Phone will fail."
^We'll see how this one ends up, too.

Come on, man. Quit paying attention to history and logic, it doesn't look good on you.

FoxieFoxie said,
2010: "No one will buy Kinect, it's just an Eye Toy, will fail"
2011: "Microsoft is too late for tablets, it will fail"

*edit*

Jack Musick said,

Come on, man. Quit paying attention to history and logic, it doesn't look good on you.

Actually, it is hard to argue the history and logic of that considering the fact that Microsoft did dominate the majority of the what he listed.

It takes time for a new product to gain marketplace when your product is behind the game. In addition, Microsoft was the first with the tablets ..it just didn't have the cool factor because it was designed more for business rather than consumer use. In addition, the technology when their table OS came out was not same as of today.

PlogCF said,

To what? I love it when people say a company is "too late" to a market in the tech industry, especially when the company hasn't even tried that industry yet. People love to do this with Microsoft.

1980s: "Microsoft is too late to the office productivity suite industry. MS Office will fail."
1990s: "Microsoft is too late to the browser industry. IE will fail."
2000: "Microsoft is too late to the console industry. Xbox will fail."
2007: "Microsoft is too late to the media playing service industry. Zune will fail."
(Although the Zune HD didn't sell well, the Zune marketplace has become the No. 2 most popular entertainment marketplace, right behind iTunes, and has been growing constantly.)

.....

2011: "Microsoft is too late to the phone industry. Windows Phone will fail."
^We'll see how this one ends up, too.

Interesting that you said Windows Phone and not Windows Phone 7.
I do not think that WP7 will succeed, hopefully WP8 and next release could but I beleve MS will have to re-think about some of the concepts they tried to push to customers like, for example:

Lack of removable storage
No Windows Explorer
and others.

BTW years ago Microsoft was the king of the mobile OS World; unfortunately they stopped innovating and tumbled. A carbon opy of what happened to Aplm before them.

PlogCF said,

To what? I love it when people say a company is "too late" to a market in the tech industry, especially when the company hasn't even tried that industry yet. People love to do this with Microsoft.

1980s: "Microsoft is too late to the office productivity suite industry. MS Office will fail."
1990s: "Microsoft is too late to the browser industry. IE will fail."
2000: "Microsoft is too late to the console industry. Xbox will fail."
2007: "Microsoft is too late to the media playing service industry. Zune will fail."
(Although the Zune HD didn't sell well, the Zune marketplace has become the No. 2 most popular entertainment marketplace, right behind iTunes, and has been growing constantly.)

.....

2011: "Microsoft is too late to the phone industry. Windows Phone will fail."
^We'll see how this one ends up, too.

Microsoft is always the last to release a product or service after everyone else has moved onto another level...PASS!

Dead'Soul said,

Microsoft is too late too...


Yes, because no one ever upgrades ir phones. I have to laugh when crack pots claim there's such a thing as "late" in tech...

Fritzly said,

Interesting that you said Windows Phone and not Windows Phone 7.
I do not think that WP7 will succeed, hopefully WP8 and next release could but I beleve MS will have to re-think about some of the concepts they tried to push to customers like, for example:

Lack of removable storage
No Windows Explorer
and others.

BTW years ago Microsoft was the king of the mobile OS World; unfortunately they stopped innovating and tumbled. A carbon opy of what happened to Aplm before them.

Do you even realize the 'examples' you give of why it will fail are NOT accurate? WP7 supports removable storage, although it isn't 'needed', and more storage can be seamlessly be added if the device supports it. (The microSD is secured - hence what the freaking SD stands for, and how WP7 ensures a stolen phone or a stolen microSD card isn't accessible.)

Explorer? Really? For what? You can browse the device's contents, you really don't need a FS hierarchy, this is not the 1980s. Suppose you still like File Manager in Win3.1 too? (PS There are Apps that mimic this if you are really this locked into the 1980s mentality of content storage.)

WP7 is young, but is has a solid OS model that is extensible, it is fast and light as well. (Sad when an Android phone needs more RAM to run well than a full Windows 7 desktop computer.)

The 3D GPU actual output is significantly faster than Android or iPhone due to DirectX and the driver model - even making Qualcomm rewrite their benchmarks on the CPU/GPU used in the first generation WP7 devices, as developers were shoving more triangles and pixels at higher FPS than Qualcomm could get with Android or a generic Linux using OpenGL.

Add in a simple new UI, and an OEM model that removes the OS responsibility from the hardware makers, just like Windows on the desktop did in the 90s, which is a major reason Windows was so successful, and WP7 is introducing the same model to non-desktop devices.

Go look at the WP7 reviews on sites like Verizon/ATT/etc. There are WP7 fanbois, but there are also a lot of reviews from people that came from Android or the iPhone or never had a smartphone, and WP7 is equal to review ratings on virtually every carrier and reseller site to the iPhone, and ahead of Android phones.

So, it is a little early to count them out. Strangely, more people had faith in HP and WebOS than WP7, and look where that ended up... (Microsoft at least has the money and the commitment because it fits their ecosystem of Live and Windows to keep WP7 alive for a long time.)

thenetavenger said,

Do you even realize the 'examples' you give of why it will fail are NOT accurate? WP7 supports removable storage, although it isn't 'needed', and more storage can be seamlessly be added if the device supports it. (The microSD is secured - hence what the freaking SD stands for, and how WP7 ensures a stolen phone or a stolen microSD card isn't accessible.)

Explorer? Really? For what? You can browse the device's contents, you really don't need a FS hierarchy, this is not the 1980s. Suppose you still like File Manager in Win3.1 too? (PS There are Apps that mimic this if you are really this locked into the 1980s mentality of content storage.)

Yes I do know that I can increase the storage size replacing the SD card, actually I did, but in order to do so you have to complletely "format" and reinstall the OS and all you apps, furthermore the storage is not swappable, for example business data during the week and music and clips for the week-end. I am also sur that you had "secured" your SD card well before MS came out with WP7. The way the SD card is handled by WP7 basically put the users at the mercy of OEM, exactly as it happens to iPhone users. This was not the case with WM.

As for Explorer I would say it is a mater of personal preferences: I could just add fles in a HD in my computer and let W7 sort and arranged them in libraries but I prefer to have a "more real" filing system and not a completely "virtual" one.
Again personal choices but remember that MS made Windows the dominant OS offering to their customers choices.

FoxieFoxie said,
HTC,

Give us something like HD2 back in its days.

Back in it's day? Cotulla still calls it the 'King'. Might not be as fast as the newer phones but we can run alsorts of stuff on it. Also, the HD7 was meant to be the updated HD2, but it's nearly identical.

Tony. said,

Back in it's day? Cotulla still calls it the 'King'. Might not be as fast as the newer phones but we can run alsorts of stuff on it. Also, the HD7 was meant to be the updated HD2, but it's nearly identical.

I meant in terms of wow/shock/innovation factor.

It was the king of the phones back then (still using)