Hardware and Software
The Samsung Omnia 7 truly delivers on the hardware front, offering a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor, similar to pretty much every competitor in the market right now. Applications ran smoothly on the Omnia 7 and the new tile design offered by Windows Phone 7 worked flawlessly with no lag. Transitions from screen to screen were very much real time and seemed very stable.
The Samsung Omnia 7 is among the first ever smartphones to be released with Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 is definitely different from the other operating systems currently out there such as WebOS, iOS, Symbian or Android. Windows Phone 7 has taken a different approach, straying away from home screens with icons and instead using what are called tiles. These tiles are a cross between widgets and icons. They can act as portals and they can display real time information all in one touchable tile.
Windows Phone 7 is extremely stable and not once was a restart required. T he phone also never displayed signs of lagging, meaning Windows Phone 7 must be designed fairly well. No random crashes or force closes on the current tiles and applications though as time goes on, that can possibly change.
Microsoft made a bit of a mistake, hammering down an iron fist on customizablity. There are no skinnable interfaces for Windows Phone 7, meaning what you have is what you get. Unlike Android, you can't download another skin or another loader to help customize your phone. Instead, you're left with the tiles or you can use applications such as the HTC Hub to get somewhat of an older feel, with the time and date display along with a list of applications underneath. Orange also offers a custom array of applications, Orange Wednesdays, Orange Weather and Orange Maps that act as exclusive orange tiles on the phone.