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Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview is Out

<p>The Windows Mobile platform is in great need of an overhaul, and Microsoft is taking great pains to make sure they do a lot of things right this time. After the recent Kin failure, the pressure is on to deliver a product that will help them gain market share. Since Windows Phone 7 is a complete rewrite of their mobile phone OS, not just an upgrade, it signals a necessary break from it’s past history.

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Samsung Omnia II on Verizon

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If you’re looking for a do-it-all touch screen phone, the Samsung Omnia II on the Verizon network is a phone worth considering. The glossy black shell looks great, but like most phones with this type of finish, it’s a fingerprint and smudge magnet. The back of the phone has a beautiful red reflective pattern that reminds me of car brake lights—this is one good-looking phone. Front and center is the bright 3.69-inch, 480 x 800 resolution screen. It’s an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED for short) screen, a technology that uses less battery power than a traditional LED screen.