Samsung's First WP7.5 Mango Phone Is the Omnia W
Samsung today announced its first smartphone to run Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform, the Omnia W. The Omnia W is a slab-style device with a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 pixels. Stand-out features of the Omnia W include a 1.4GHz processor, HSPA+ at 14.4Mbps down/5.76Mbps up, and a 5 megapixel main camera with LED flash and autofocus. Other notable hardware specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS, FM radio with RDS, accelerometer, VGA user-facing camera, 720p HD video capture, and 8GB of on-board storage. The Omnia W will ship with a host of Samsung's custom software and services, such as the People Hub, Game Hub, Office Hub, Marketplace Hub, Music & Video Hub, and Picture Hub. The Omnia W is targeted at markets across Asia, Europe, and Central/South America. Samsung has not indicated if it will release this device in the U.S.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
Microsoft Releases Hub Keyboard App for iPhone
Microsoft's Garage team has made a productivity-minded keyboard available to Apple's iOS devices. The keyboard, says Microsoft, works in tandem with an Office 365 account for tapping into OneDrive, Office, and other Microsoft account information.
BlackBerry Hub Adapts to the Dark
BlackBerry today pushed out an update to its BlackBerry Hub application for Android devices. The most obvious change is the addition of a dark theme.
BlackBerry Offering Privacy Shade Tool to All Hub+ Subscribers
BlackBerry today outlined several changes headed to its suite of Android applications, including the general availability of the Privacy Shade. The Privacy Shade was first made available only to BlackBerry-branded handsets, but will soon be available to any Android handset that relies on the BlackBerry Hub+ service.
Facebook for Windows Phone Receives Major Facelift
Microsoft has made available a new version of Facebook for the Windows Phone platform. The latest update to the social networking app mixes in several new features that were previously only available in the beta, as well as overhauls both the user experience and performance.