With the long-running court cases and bickering continues to occur between Samsung and Apple Inc, there was some shock revelations happened in one recent court room battle and that was Samsung admitted to bringing out two new Windows Phone 8 devices. This is a huge shift from Google Android based phones as Samsung obviously look to cut costs from paying license fees to Google and instead look towards Bing and Windows for a better deal.
Despite being in the US, there were no images of the new handsets in the court room but what was revealed was that the handsets will both run on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 central processor unit. Although we don’t know what they look like reports are that the names are the Samsung Odyssey and the Marco. The Odyssey will be the main device, the leader, and will have a larger screen compared to the Marco. It will feature the inaugural 4.65” Super SMOLED screen with full HD resolution. It will have more features that are highly advanced and it’s dubbed to be the ‘next generation’ of smartphones, especially for Samsung.
What’s more, the Samsung Odyssey will feature Tap + Send and Wallet Hub for your online sharing and data storage, as well as the future of retail transactions from Near Field Communication. There will be an 8 megapixel camera on the rear of the handset and obviously, the Windows Phone 8 operating system. The smaller Samsung Marco will be released at the same time as the Odyssey, tipped for the end of quarter 4 in 2012, just in time for the festive rush, and for US buyers there will be LTE connectivity to take into consideration.
As this was all revealed in court, there are obvious reasons why the journalists hang around outside, especially with such juicy information as this. It also means that retailers can start their marketing procedure for the new phones before they’ve even been officially been announced – in a similar way to Mobile Phone Checker.co.uk having the best iPhone 5 deals before that handset has even been launched!
The patency trial that is raging on between Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. is beginning to drag on and it could be affecting the development of new technologies and release dates of handsets. However, it does mean that the same two companies are on the same wave-length when it comes to designing and building new types of phones and features. What it does mean for us mortals that love to buy new handsets and see sneak peeks of new gadgets, such as the iPhone 5 and new iPad, the court room battles are actually a good thing for the spectator.
Whatever happens in the patency law suit we will still have to wait a little longer for the new Samsung Odyssey and Marco, as well as the supposed 21st September 2012 for the new iPhone 5 and new iPad. For all of your mobile phone contract comparisons, check out Mobile Phone Checker.co.uk