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Samsung Windows Phone update resumes as Microsoft make second attempt

Samsung Windows Phone update resumes as Microsoft make second attempt

It's fair to say that Microsoft's first update for Windows Phone wasn't the shining example of software distribution the company hoped it might be. Samsung users complained of bricked devices that not even a hard reset would cure, and Microsoft yanked the update before any more people could be affected. Now, though, the company is trying again.

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Microsoft pulls Omnia 7 Windows Phone update over “technical issue”

Microsoft pulls Omnia 7 Windows Phone update over “technical issue”

The Windows Phone 7 update has been pulled for Samsung's Omnia 7, after the new firmware was found to brick some users' handsets. According to Microsoft, "a technical issue with the Windows Phone update process" has been spotted, and as a result Omnia 7 owners have had the release frozen.

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Samsung Focus and Omnia 7 Support USB Tethering

Samsung Focus and Omnia 7 Support USB Tethering

Here's an interesting development, part of a story that many would have believed closed. If you've been keeping up with Windows Phone 7, and how Microsoft admitted that tethering won't be supported by the mobile platform right off the bat, then the above title should seem pretty confusing. Or exciting. If you managed to get your hands on a Samsung Focus (for AT&T, here in the States), or the Omnia 7 (internationally), and you've been aching to use your device as a 3G modem, you can actually do it.

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Deutsche Telekom’s German Windows Phone 7 launch not until November 11

Deutsche Telekom’s German Windows Phone 7 launch not until November 11

October 21 2010 may be the official launch day for Windows Phone 7 in Europe - that's tomorrow, in case you've not been keeping up - but it seems not all carriers will be rushing to have devices on the market this week.  Deutsche Telekom (aka T-Mobile Germany) has confirmed that its Windows Phone 7 offering, the HTC 7 Mozart, won't be arriving until November 3 2010.

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Samsung Omnia 7 gets HD Voice on Orange UK

Samsung Omnia 7 gets HD Voice on Orange UK

Orange has confirmed that the Samsung Omnia 7 will be HD Voice enabled in the UK, allowing the Windows Phone 7 handset to make higher quality audio calls on their network.  "High Definition Voice" had previously been limited to a handful of Nokia devices, along with the Samsung Omnia Pro; calls between compatible phones promise much reduced background noise, hiss and crackle.

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HTC Surround Invades Best Buy, Omnia 7 goes T-Mobile Europe

HTC Surround Invades Best Buy, Omnia 7 goes T-Mobile Europe

If micro surround speakers sound like your idea of an enjoyable (and well worth your money) kind of phone, the HTC Surround is the device for you-and Best Buy is taking pre-orders right now, with an expected shipment date of November 8. This device, as we've shown before, is well worth the $549.99 price tag (that's of course without a contract), or $199.99 with a 2-year contract on AT&T.

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Samsung Omnia 7 Hands On [Video]

Samsung Omnia 7 Hands On [Video]

With all the press releases and announcements, it's about time we got some hands on time with the handsets being shown off this morning (or afternoon, for those in Europe). The first handset on deck is Samsung's offering for the region, the Omnia 7. Featuring Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 mobile Operating System, and touting the same high-end internals as all the other devices set to launch soon enough, the Omnia 7 has one distinct feature: that Super AMOLED display.

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Orange HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia 7 priced

Orange HTC 7 Mozart and Samsung Omnia 7 priced

Orange UK has confirmed its pair of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, offering the HTC 7 Mozart as an exclusive, together with the Samsung Omnia 7.  The two devices will drop on October 21 2010, with the HTC 7 Mozart being the cheaper model: free with a new, two-year agreement on a £35 contract.

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Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 handset outed early

Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 handset outed early

Samsung's Omnia 7 has joined the LG Optimus 7 in getting an early Windows Phone 7 reveal this morning, with the company's Russian arm outing the 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA handset already.  The 122.4 x 64.2 x 10.99 mm smartphone runs the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor with 8GB of onboard storage and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.

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