Samsung i8700 with Windows Phone 7 leaksAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Windows Phone 7 hardware leaks are nothing new, but it's always nice we see a device pop up two different times, especially when we get such clear, close-up photos. The handset you see above is the Samsung i8700, which looks awfully similar to this Samsung WP7 device we saw about a month ago. Unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of specs for this device except that it has 8 GB of storage and a camera around back with an LED flash. No word on which carrier the i8700 is headed for, either, but judging by the previous WP7 leaks, it wouldn't be crazy to assume that an AT&T release is coming.
Considering all of the leaked handsets we've seen that have been running Windows Phone 7, I think it's safe to say that we're going to have quite a variety of devices available when the OS launches this year. If you're in the market for a phone running Microsoft's new hotness, though, I hope you like having a full-touch device, because the majority of handsets we've seen have been lacking a physical QWERTY keyboard. What's your preference, folks? Is it touch all the way, or do you prefer something with a little more tactile feedback?