WP7 Phone Manufacturers: Samsung, HTC, LG and Dell

By J. Gerry Purdy  |  Posted 2010-10-20 Print this article Print

WP7 phone manufacturers: Samsung, HTC, LG and Dell

WP7 phones will be produced by Samsung, HTC, LG and Dell. I suspect that Motorola may follow along as well in 2011. WP7 phones will be distributed through AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile in the United States at first, and then via Verizon and Sprint in 2011. Some WP7 phones will have integrated keyboards and others will be touch-screen only.

For example, the Samsung Omnia 7 incorporates a Super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) screen, a 4-inch display, 5-MP camera with high-definition video, and support of Xbox Live gaming and media content.

Microsoft has implemented multiple processes in the first rendition of WP7, which allows each application to switch back and forth. Some developers may need full-scale multitasking for background operation, which Microsoft will likely support at some future time. They store the last place the user was in an application and then restore it back when the application is relaunched (to give the feel of being multitasking). But Microsoft wanted to make sure the first version was solid and, therefore, they deferred true multitasking to a later version.

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., is Principal Analyst of Mobile & Wireless at MobileTrax LLC.
Dr. Purdy has been covering mobile, wireless, cloud & enterprise for the past 20+ years. He writes analysis and recommendations each week in an easy-to-read manner that helps people better understand important technology issues and assist them in making better technology purchasing decisions.

Disclosure Statement: From time to time, I may have a direct or indirect equity position in a company that is mentioned in a column. If that situation happens, then IÔÇÖll disclose it at that time.

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