Samsung Cetus To Bring Video Calling To Windows Phone 7, headed for AT&T?

In greek mythology, Cetus was a term for massive, serpentine sea monsters. In Samsung rumor-ology, Cetus is a term for an unannounced Windows Phone 7 handset.

Thanks to the good ol’ Bluetooth SIG, we’ve got a few details on what exactly will make up the Samsung Cetus’ not-so-mythical innards (including a bit of a surprise. A front-facing surprise.)

What we can glean from the SIG posting:

  • Windows Phone 7-based
  • 800×480 4.0″ AMOLED full touchscreen display (presumably Samsung’s Super AMOLED)
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • FM Radio

aaaaand.. *drum roll*

  • Front-facing “video call” VGA Camera

While front-facing cameras aren’t exactly groundbreaking tech in the world of mobile phones, this is the first Windows Phone 7 handset to be confirmed as having one. More interestingly is that it’s specifically listed as a “video call” camera (as opposed to just a self-portrait camera). Microsoft has never confirmed official Video Calling support for WP7 — they’ve either got a trick up their sleeve, or Samsung built up some video-calling tech of their own for the handset. Or everyone’s hoping Skype will reverse their anti-Windows Phone 7 stance.

Also worth noting is the handset’s model number: SGH-i917. As long as Samsung is keeping with their traditional model numbering, anything that starts with SGH and ends with 7 is AT&T-bound.