320×320 QVGA games for Samsung Omnia Pro B7330

Despite Microsoft having abandoned their ancient yet wonderfully flexible smartphone platform for the pile of social media obsessed junk that is Windows Phone 7, there are still plenty of stellar Windows Mobile handsets available.

One of the more unique ones is the Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 running Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard which not only happens to be one of the very last handsets made for the platform but also pretty much the finest Windows Mobile smartphone of them all, reason being that it’s the only one ever made that has a 320×320 square resolution.

This is great for messages and Internet browsing as well as menu’s and grids where the extra screen estate comes in handy for showing more items. However, it does also mean that not all games will work full screen given that the standard screen size for Windows Mobile Standard is QVGA portrait (240×320) or landscape (320×240).

Some QVGA landscape games work fine with an ugly black border at the bottom of the screen covering the extra space whilst a few portrait games also work well although they tend to shoved over to the left side in a window so the display behind is visible.

Surprisingly though, I’ve found a healthy number of games that work flawlessly in full screen so you get to see everything in glorious 320×320 resolution. Here’s the list which also includes games that work in QVGA portrait or landscape mode centred with borders but without running in a window or messing up the display.

Age of Empires III
Arvale Journey of Illusion
Astraware Bejeweled 2
Astraware Casino
Astraware GTS World Racing
Astraware Hexic
Astraware Insaniquarium Deluxe
Astraware Mozaki
Astraware My Little Tank
Astraware Platypus
Atomic Cannon
Civilization IV
Dance Dance Revolution
Dungeon & Hero
EA Mobile Need For Speed Undercover
Handmark Games Tetris
Hexxagon Labs (controls are inversed)
Momentium Games Pocket Mini Golf 2
Namco Pacman
OmniGSoft Volcano Island
Resco Defender
Tetris Pop
Traffic Jam 2
Virtual Pool Mobile
Wimbledon 2009
Worms 2008 A Space Oddity


3 Responses to 320×320 QVGA games for Samsung Omnia Pro B7330

  1. Dasa says:

    Hello there,

    I am using this phone for about 6 months now and really enjoying it so far.

    You sounds like you know quite a lot about this phone and was wondering if you could help me to solve my problem.

    I put 4 mp3 files into my phone (just short jingles for my ringtone) from my PC via USB cable. I must have accidently deleted something in the back files while re-saving files from storage card to the phone because now my ringing is not working. I do not know exactly what happened, but ringing, sms notification and alarm is not making any sounds.

    When I record something and play it, it makes sounds and also when I turn it off/on there are sounds.

    Can you advise what I can do to fix this?

    Many thanks.

    • Grumpy Bear says:

      Sounds like you might not have put the sounds in the right place, check \\My Documents\My Ringtones or put them in the \\Windows directory. Also, check that you have selected the sounds in the settings menu (StartSettingsSoundRingtone)

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