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Samsung i917 Cetus will run Windows Phone 7

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has just outed one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices, the Samsung Cetus.

We’ve heard of the Cetus before, but then rumor had it that it will be an Android device and its model number would be i8700. That might have changed in the mean time, or there may be a Cetus range of Samsung smartphones in the making.

We’ve also heard in the past that Samsung has big plans for Windows Phone 7, with up to 4 devices rumored to make up the first batch of WP7 smartphones from the Korean maker.

And now for the specs of the Cetus. What we know thus far is that it will have a 4″ AMOLED or presumably Super AMOLED display with a WVGA (480 x 800) resolution, 5 MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n, FM Radio, microUSB port and Bluetooth 2.1.

There are, naturally, no details on availability or pricing at this point, but expect it around Q4 this year for a price that is similar to that of the Android-powered Galaxy S, since their specs are very similar.


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