Samsung Cetus SGH-i917: First Windows Phone 7 phone?

The Samsung Cetus SGH-i917 could be the first Windows Phone 7 handset, and we've caught a glimpse of the specs

What could be the first Windows Phone 7 mobile has leaked on to the Web. We've had a tantalising glimpse of the specs for the Samsung Cetus, also known as the SGH-i917.

The specs for the Cetus were turned up the Bluetooth Special Interest Group , although no-one has yet confirmed whether the name was inspired by Cletus the slack-jawed yokel. Cetus isn't a million miles away from the name of your favourite technology Web site, either...

The Cetus will sport a capacitive multitouch 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen. It has a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front-facing camera. We don't know much else, and there aren't any pictures yet (the one above is our mockup), but Microsoft has a long shopping list of minimum requirements for phones that will run the Windows Phone 7 operating system. So we know the Cetus will also boast an FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11n and at least 8GB of built-in storage.

Whether the Cetus will beat other Windows Phone 7 handsets to the shops is unclear. We've already had a glimpse of an unnamed LG demo phone , and there's still plenty of time before Windows Phone 7 arrives at the end of this year.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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