In many ways a slow news day can be a blessing in disguise, as it does make one work a lot harder on finding interesting news items.
Such was the case today, with our tip inbox uncharacteristically empty, and I went scouring the internet for news.Â This turned up two interesting findings at DSLReportâ€™s Mobile speed test..
The first is for a new device name, the Samsung Omnia 7. In many ways the device name should have been rather predictable â€“ the Omnia 1 and 2 have been some of the most popular Windows Mobile devices ever.Â Unfortunately besides revealing the device runs Windows Phone 7 the speed test result does not say which carrier the smartphone is on, making it likely non-US.Â We suspect the smartphone is the Samsung GT-i8700.Â A bit more googling does however turn up this tweet by Forrester Researcher Thomas Husson revealing that the handset will form part of the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices this October.
A bit more interesting is the second entry at DSLReportâ€™s mobile speed test for the HTC T8788, a device so far seen on AT&Tâ€™s network, but now apparently showing up on the devoid of Windows Phone 7 network, Verizon.
Unfortunately since the rise of Mi-Fi-type solutions this could as easily be a GSM device piggy-backing on the CDMA network, but we do like to keep the flame of hope burning.