Samsung Cetus uses Windows Phone 7 app to open garage doors
A Samsung Windows Phone 7 device has been spotted on video running an app able to control functions in your home, including turning on lights and opening garage doors.
The Samsung Cetus SGH-i917, a potential launch device for WMpoweruser got hold of an internal video showing Windows Phone 7 program manager Charlie Kindel having a play with the phone, using a home control system which would allow him to switch the lights on and open garage doors using a Web service., has been caught on video messing around with some guy's house.
The app he uses is a non-working prototype, but it gives an idea of the kind of "smart home" technology Microsoft is looking to enable with Windows Phone 7. Gaming and music have already been revealed as major elements of the mobile OS, with Xbox Live integration and a .
It's not the first Samsung Windows Phone 7 phone that's been leaked. Earlier this month we saw photos of the, which has 8GB of storage and a camera with an LED flash.
11 October has been tagged as a rumoured launch date for Windows Phone 7, and slowly but surely we've seen a trickle of prospective devices from various manufacturers running with the new Microsoft smart phone OS.
Samsung's Korean rivals LG have been making noises about bringing out new smart phones with powerful Nvidia chips, and at the beginning of the month we saw the LG Optimus 7 at Berlin's IFA trade show. As the name implies, it will be running Windows Phone 7, and pack a Tegra 2 processor. The .
The HTC T8788 running Windows Phone 7, while .aren't the only thing on HTC's mind, with the
Last week's debut of new Nokia Symbian 3 devices and Android HTC phones stoked plenty of buzz. It's going to take a storming performance from Microsoft to make any impact on the smart phone race, but with its vast finance and compelling connected services, we're definitely not counting it out.
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