LG and Samsung
have jumped the gun and leaked two Windows Phone 7 handsets and some might even call them superphones.
Samsung’s Omnia 7 features a massive 4-inch AMOLED screen with a 1GHz Qualcomm processor. It packs 8GB of storage and a 5MP camera with 720p support. However, those of us blessed with the gift of sight will probably look elsewhere, as the new Omnia is rather unspectacular and even downright ugly compared to recent Samsung phones.
LG’s Optimus 7 is no beauty, either. It’s a bit more interesting under the bonnet, as it’s powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. Hopefully it will do better than the first phone to use Tegra, Microsoft’s ill-fated and utterly pathetic Kin. It features a 3.8-inch WVGA screen, 16GB of storage and 5MP camera. It looks like a pretty nice offer on paper, but the jury is still out on Windows Phone 7. Android might still be the best bet in the long run and neither Samsung nor LG are the first brands that come to mind when you thing of premium phones.