Windows Phone 7 is marvelous, and the successor, Windows Phone 8 is expected to be outstanding. The next gen mobile operating system from Microsoft is anticipated to be revolutionary because all previous version of Windows Phone operating systems had Windows CE based architecture at the core, but with Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will be moving on to Windows NT kernel and will have many of its components taken from Windows 8, thus allowing applications to be easily ported between the two platforms.
After Microsoft’s announcement about upgrade, under which it stated that current devices running Windows Phone 7.5 won’t be getting upgraded to Windows Phone 8, Nokia’s Lumia saw its sales chart crashing. Microsoft later stated that current devices will get upgraded to Windows Phone 7.8, in which some features and user interface elements will be borrowed and back ported to Windows Phone 7.8. Most of the Windows Phone fans are now waiting to grab a Windows Phone 8 device. Nokia had previously stated that they would be launching two new Lumia phones, the Nokia Lumia 910 and 920 both running Windows Phone 8 as their operating system, but seems like Nokia isn’t alone after all.
Recently, as part of the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Samsung, it was revealed that Samsung will be coming up with not one, but two Windows Phone 8 devices – the Samsung Odyssey and Marco (read more on this over here). If you’re a Windows Phone fan and waiting for a device running it, the folks at TmoNews have managed to get their hands on a screenshot that reveals the user agent string of a certain Samsung Windows Phone 8 device. The device, apparently model SGH-T899, will supposedly arrive on T-Mobile’s network and is also expected to run on its upcoming LTE network.
The specs have also been revealed and the device will be featuring a 4.65” 1280×720 display. Now, going back to the court documents and taking a close look at it, it’s clear that the device in question is Samsung Odyssey. The Odyssey will be featuring a Super AMOLED 4.65” display, a Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset, along with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Back in July, it wasn’t clear which carrier the device would make it to, but going by the specs, SGH-T899 got to be the Odyssey, and it seems that T-Mobile subscribers can have this mobile on the network when launched.
The second device, the Samsung Marco will be placed lower than the Odyssey, but will carry equally good specs, including a 4″ Super AMOLED screen with 480×800 pixels, 5MP camera, no NFC, but uses the same 1.5GHz dual-core S4 and LTE connectivity that is used in its bigger brother. It’s not known yet as to which network will it arrive on.
To have a closer look at how the chipset will perform, above is an image comparing benchmark of MSM8960 with other devices. Taking a look at the benchmark, it is evident that the device will be a quite a performer. What do you think about Samsung Odyssey? Let us know using the comment form below.