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Samsung GT-i8350 is blessed with its Bluetooth certification; refresh of the Omnia 7

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Samsung GT-i8350 is blessed with its Bluetooth certification; refresh of the Omnia 7
Samsung’s Omnia line has long been synonymous with Microsoft’s mobile platforms, so when we’re all expecting Mango flavored Windows Phone 7 handsets to launch this fall, it’s highly likely to find Samsung included in the mix.

Last year, the manufacturer put out the Samsung Omnia 7 for the European market – with the Samsung Focus obviously bound for the US. Well, it looks like we’re closer to potentially seeing a refresh to the Omnia 7 now that the Samsung GT-i8350 just recently received its Bluetooth certification blessing.

Besides knowing that it offers support for Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, the only thing else know about it is the fact that it’s going to be a GSM phone. Of course, there is still a possibility that this one might land in the US, but so far things are pointing to a European market release.

source: Bluetooth SIG via Pocketnow

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 09:53 2

1. snowgator (Posts: 3292; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


So far, my only problem with W7 is a serious lack of CDMA devices, as I am fairly sure we will dump AT&T and go with Verizon or Sprint. I really, really want more than one choice on those carriers. So far, the vast majority of these Mango rumors are for GSM devices. What is a dude to do?

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:31 3

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4417; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey snowgator if you can hold out for the Nokia WP7 with Mango you will be pleasantly surprised. I am starting to get excited about WP7. If the Nokia comes to Sprint I am definitely going to check it out. Windows & Nokia want to make a big splash. I see them going to all the major carriers. Nokia & Windows will bounce back. Just have some patience. I know it's hard!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 11:51

5. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


SuperAndroid.
I just want to give you som words of wisdom...
I too was very exited about WP7 when it came out, so i bought the Omnia 7.
Hardware wise it was a fantastic phone. Software wise i thought it was really good too... the first 3 weeks.
You see, at first i thought WP7 looked really cool and had an exiting UI. But the problem was, that the UI, especially the live tiles, and the lack of features made the phone very boring after 3 weeks of use. There was nothing i could do with it exept, well do the basic things. Thats why i got rid of my Omnia 7 (in fact i threw it in the garbage bin, since im not bound by any contract here in Sweden) and bought the Samsung Wave. With the Wave i got lots of more feautures than i did on my WP7. Also there is alot of more possibilites to personalise bada.

WP7, yes it looks exiting at first look, then it becomes boring and you wish youd bought another phone.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 07:48

6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 868; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


LMAO what exactly are these "features"... I know WP7 is playing catch up, but you people are making it seem like the gap is huge, when in fact it is not.

Please be specific, what features? Aside from spotty video chatting and multitasking, there are not that many "features" that WP7 lacks (again there may be few more, but these are the specific features that I miss as I play with both WP7 and Android)

FYI Android is getting it's butt kicked as far as my preference goes. WP7 has really nailed a great user experience (and Ive been using for more than a month)

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 11:49

4. Gcombs (unregistered)


I'm feeling the same way. When will the LTE Verizon models come? I'm excited about WP7 and just want some new hardware.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:29 2

2. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Yeah, I have no idea what the deal is with this either. There are 4 carriers in the US, 2 CDMA, 2 GSM. They would make more money if they expanded it a little. Pretty frustrating. I'm giving it until this Fall. Sprint has the low prices, and unlimited data that is extremely useful with WP7. At least the GSII is coming (which will be my choice if Mango doesn't provide a new device).

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