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HTC Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” ROM Build 7720.68 Leaks – Samsung SGH-i708 (Omnia 7) Hits FCC

At the XDA-developers fourm, a thread has popped up with six ROM images of the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” for HTC phones including: the HTC Mozart, HTC 7 Pro, HTC HD7 and HTC Trophy (including the Verizon version).

The European ROM build is numbered 7720.68, which is the final RTM build.

If you’re a danger loving Windows Phone owner, you’ll be as excited as we are to flash these ROM’s on your phones. Just remember, it’s at your own risk, you could end up losing sleepless nights over your bricked device if it goes wrong.

Make sure that your device DOES NOT HAVE HSPL INSTALLED, otherwise you WILL BRICK DEVICE! You were WARNED, I won’t answer PM with titles like “Device doesn’t boot, what to do” and ect!

You can get the ROMs here.

In other Windows Pone related news, the Samsung SGH-i708 has just hit the FCC and it’s a dual-mode CDMA/GSM handset running an unspecified version of Windows Phone and looking much like the Samsung Omnia 7 with a square relatively slim body, revealed PhoneArena.

Visually, everything else about the device appears to be the same as the Omnia 7, right down to the position of the other buttons, rear camera with single LED flash and Samsung/Windows Phone logos.

On top there’s the standard 3.5mm headset jack and next to it we have a microUSB port for charging the device. On the bottom, the picture gets blurred, but judging by the design of the original Omnia 7, it should be a microphone, though it does look strange and might turn out to be something different, possibly a hot-swappable microSD card slot, but this could be just our wishful thinking speaking here.

There are four buttons on the sides – one should be the volume rocker on the left accompanied by a mysterious toggle-like button, which was missing on the while on the right there is what might be a power key and hopefully a dedicated shutter button.

The Samsung SGH-i708 sports the usual suspects for connectivity – Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and as far as we could tell there’s a 2,000mAh battery that powers the device. The SGH-i708 goes by an FCC ID of A3LSGHI708 and seems like a possible match for CDMA-based US carriers like Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular, judging by the frequencies alone.

The i708 does get a welcome battery boost though, with a 2000mAh battery, versus the Omnia 7’s 1500mAh version.

Samsung’s Omnia 7 is certainly one of the more appealing handsets available on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform, with many professional and user reviews giving it a well-earned rating of 80-90%. Its beautiful 4″ Super AMOLED display, attractive design and surprisingly good camera have won over many buyers, although so far it’s only been made available in a handful of markets.

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