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Windows Phone 7 comes to Three with the Samsung Omnia 7

11 October 2010

Three will range the Samsung Omnia 7 – the first Three handset to offer the new Windows Phone 7 operating system.

The Samsung Omnia 7 features the Windows Phone 7 user interface and integrated experiences. It will also feature Xbox LIVE® games and the Zune® music and video experience, which Microsoft has brought together for the first time.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices at Three said “97% of the traffic on our network comes from data use and we’ve built a network to support this type of smartphone and the live dynamic updates it provides across social media platforms and internet services.”

“We want to provide a range of handsets and operating systems to our customers and we’re excited to now offer Windows Phone 7 on the Samsung Omnia 7. This handset further bolsters our smartphone offering at a time when our network is at its strongest and when we can offer customers a sizable 1GB of data on The One Plan for them to enjoy all the features Windows Phone 7 offers.”

Customised for Three users, the 3 Hub will provide quick access to account management with My3, the best links to the mobile internet via Planet 3 and Bookmarks as well as thousands of apps in on Windows Phone Marketplace

Pre order will be available from Tuesday 12th Oct at www.three.co.uk/windowsphone

The Samsung Omnia 7 will be available from 21st Oct in black on The One Plan for £40.00, the Internet Texter 900 for £38.00 and Internet Texter 500 for £35.00 per month.

Key handset features:

  • 4.0 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive touch screen
  • 5.0 Mega Pixel Auto Focus Camera with HD 720P video recording and LED Flash.
  • GPS
  • WiFi –N (Next Generation WiFi)
  • 1GHZ application processor
  • Up to 8GB of Internal Memory
  • 3.5mm audio jack to listen to music
  • Windows Phone 7 User Interface
  • Pinch & Zoom for Browser, Maps and Photo’s
  • Access to a Windows Marketplace with over 2000 applications at launch
  • Best in class Outlook Email Application
  • Xbox Live Application
  • Zune Music & Video Player
  • Bing Search
  • Bing Maps
  • Microsoft Office

Contact information.

Alexis Bicknell
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Alexis Bicknell
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3 Monkeys
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alexis.bicknell@3-monkeys.co.uk
Three Consumer PR Team
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Three Consumer PR Team
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020 7009 3142
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Three@3-monkeys.co.uk

About Three

Three is a communications company focused on bringing the benefits of the internet to mobile.  We offer attractive pricing, all-you-can eat data packages, market-leading devices and a network built for data. Combined, this gives our customers the widest choice of ways to stay connected to the mobile internet.

Our high speed, DC-HSDPA network already covers 80% of the UK population and we will be adding LTE 4G services to the network later this year. HSPA+ technology, covers 98% of the UK population. We will add 4G to our network from December 2013, with 50 cities covered by the end of 2014 and 98% of the population covered by 4G by the end of 2015.

Today, we have over 13,400 sites in our network and plan to add another 5,000 by 2015 to bring improved mobile internet capacity to more people in more places than ever.

Three UK is a member of the HWL group of companies, with investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.

To find out how we intelligently manage data traffic on our network, please visit www.three.co.uk/trafficsense

For more information on our new Pay-As-You-Go tariff, please visit: http://www.three.co.uk/Store/Pay_As_You_Go_Price_Plans