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Samsung Omnia and Saga spotted on new Verizon rebate form

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Samsung Omnia and Saga spotted on new Verizon rebate form
Another month, another new Verizon rebate form. This one, dated 10/14-11/15, has two surprises from Samsung, the Omnia and Saga i770. We first reviewed the Omnia GSM version this July and were quite impressed with the device. We can only hope the CDMA model will keep some of its high-end features, such as the 5MP camera and excellent software performance. The Saga i770 will replace the i760 and support Windows Mobile 6.1 professional, CDMA/GSM, EVDO Rev A, and WiFi (802.11b/g). Also listed are the LG VX8360 and VX5500, as both are expected out the end of October. Unfortunately, there is still no sign of the BlackBerry Storm and HTC Diamond.

Thanks Mr. C.

Samsung Omnia and Saga spotted on new Verizon rebate form

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


i hope the samsung omnia support DiV/DiX. whatever that's called.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 20:56

18. woo-hoo (unregistered)


i am so confused by all that Div/Dix and CDMA stuff its weird. But i am so glad that this phone is coming to verizon because i was crushing on the Storm but now this one is even better!!!!...i gotta start savin...

posted on 16 Oct 2008, 14:14

23. (unregistered)


DivX, also including .avi files, newer files like movies and stuff you download our those types of files, instead of the usual MPG or MPEG files, so if you illegally download stuff than you could play those

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 02:38

2. (unregistered)


why did i hear that this phone was going to look similar to the i780? It by no means resembles it...still it looks decent.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 10:36

3. (unregistered)


my vote this year is for Verizon! way to go! Sorry you've got a $400 deposit - get a job!

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 11:08

4. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/verizon-wireless-post-gustav-test-drive/story.aspx?guid=%7BDE D98051%2D587A%2D4E1E%2DA720%2DB231F7679A2D%7D screwed up- ^ here it is

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 11:11

5. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


well there is something wrong when i post it that website up there ..not that anyone will go to that link but if they do they have to close the space between the DE and the E in the website posted above... here is the space =%7BDE D98051%2D587A

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 11:15

7. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


it says %20 between the DE and the D delete it and the website will show up. i know u people will criticze but there ya go

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 20:42

17. (unregistered)


Mmmm. Spam.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 11:14

6. (unregistered)


hehe they may also be coming out with a new rebate form at the end of Oct... for a much awaited phone! *hint hint*

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 13:44

8. David the Gom (unregistered)


No HTC Touch Pro yet? *sigh* I like everything about vzw... but only thing i hate about them is they're getting phones late... except for some blackberry phones... i guess i would have to wait until next year... *sigh*

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 14:38

9. (unregistered)


I think the HTC Touch and the Blackberry (I'm assuming you mean bold) .. are all under exclusive licenses. Until Sprint loses its exclusivity and ATT loses its exclusivity on the Blackberry Bold, VZW can bring those phones into their line up. PS, I don't know how reliable this is, but my friend works at VZW, and word is corporate is trying to negotiate a deal in which VZW will sell the iPhone in November 2009... I don't know how reliable this is, but he has provided me with some good info over the years so lets all hope this is true. ATT will be completely crushed if VZW gets the iPhone. I mean, who wouldn't want a cool phone AND the best network?

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 19:02

15. (unregistered)


Umm i know i wouldn't....i got an iphone on at&t and a jail broke it. I got signal where ever I go and where i live (central florida) is where at&t has everything.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 20:09

16. (unregistered)


Apple isn't making a CDMA iPhone. Simply, it costs more for R&D, getting hardware for it, and licensing fees. Releasing a CDMA iPhone in November 2009 makes no sense. In 2010 we'll be seeing LTE, Verizon's going to work hard to roll it out first because it requires more work and hardware to go from CDMA > LTE. Plus AT&T has a lot of flexibility with HSPA, they've got 14.4mbit HSDPA, then there's HSPA+..... All into an easy transition to LTE. If an iPhone ever came to Verizon, it wouldn't be until LTE.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 22:34

20. (unregistered)


I heard otherwise, that one would be released with LTE. There was a loophole in ATT's exclusivity contract, that they could be the only carrier of the iPhone with its GSM technology until 2012. New technology calls for new options for everyone. Seeing as Verizon and Vodaphone are both going to be in the LTE market, and correct me if I'm wrong, essentially make the global cellular technology the same (within their networks) .. it would be a great investment for them to globally carry the LTE iPhone.

posted on 17 Oct 2008, 10:17

27. ATT Coverage>VZW Coverage...lo (unregistered)


well you are in the minority, buddy

posted on 17 Oct 2008, 18:32

28. (unregistered)


ridiculous. apple needs too much overall control over the device. they rejected it once, i'm sure they'd do it again.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 16:15

10. (unregistered)


what's going to be the better phone; Omnia, Storm, or Touch Pro. The omnia looks like its going to have good specs, but i wonder if its going to already be behind the times since the GSM version was already released a good bit ago. I don't know if I want a Storm with the rumors that a Storm 2 and 3 are already in the pipeline. And to top things off, Verizon gets the less powerful lTouch Pro while Sprint gets it's big brother. Thoughts and opinions?

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 17:00

11. (unregistered)


what do you mean by storm 2 and 3 already on the pipeline

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 17:29

12. (unregistered)


a couple days ago there was a posting on BoyGenius about how RIM was already developing the next two versions of the storm. It makes it hard to go out and make the purchase on the Storm when you know greener grass is right around the corner. http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/10/10/blackberry-super-phone-in-the-works-storm-2-and-3-coming- soon/

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 18:23

13. (unregistered)


that is false information!

posted on 16 Oct 2008, 11:35

22. (unregistered)


what's your source?

posted on 17 Oct 2008, 00:37

25. (unregistered)


its true, just think phones come in with their new models every year so they have to start now on their next generation storms to be ready for th next year. like the v, env, and voyager. they all game out three years in a row and when the first one launched the second was being sketched and prototyped. its why no one will ever be able to stay up with technology.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 10:04

29. (unregistered)


dude, companys have roadmaps that show where theyd like to be with what devices YEARS in advance. The storm was probably a workin model last year, and has been in different phases of bug killing and retooling since. Its not unlikely at all thaty they have the next version or 2 or 3 already in some sort of preliminary testing. Hell, MS started work on the next xbox the same year the 360 came out. Things dont happen overnight, they take alot of time. did you really think they just go. "hey i got a great idea for an all touch blackberry" and have it to market 6 months later? Geesh.

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 18:29

14. (unregistered)


Anyone know a RELEASE DATE for the Omnia? Any guess based on the fact it's on the rebate form???

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 22:05

19. (unregistered)


so since it on a rebate for until nov 15, does that mean taht omnias gonna come out b4 then????!

posted on 16 Oct 2008, 10:07

21. primewax (unregistered)


Not necessarily. We've been known to put some sutff on rebate forms before that haven't come out, like the Voyager last year.

posted on 23 Oct 2008, 19:20

30. sit2k (unregistered)


omnia will be out by the end of october as per a verizon retention customer service rep

posted on 16 Oct 2008, 15:37

24. (unregistered)


Has anyone heard of a release date for Verizon's SCH-i770,yet? How does that measure up to the Palm Treo 800W they are also supposed to be coming out with sometime soon?

posted on 17 Oct 2008, 09:26

26. (unregistered)


anyone have a reasonable guess as to the price of omnia with 2 year contract? do you think its even possible for a 300 and under price tag?

posted on 31 Oct 2008, 10:44

31. (unregistered)


I would guess it would be around $300 minus a mail-in rebate. Obviously it is the end of the month already and no Omnia, so whoever said the end of October was wrong. I work for VZW and haven't seen or heard anything about the Omnia. All the talk has been about the Storm, which I personally think will be a better phone, better quality with better features. I think the only thing the Omnia has over the Storm would be the camera resolution, but even that is not a big difference. Hopefully I'll get some more information about it at work soon!

posted on 18 Nov 2008, 21:44

32. tberger (unregistered)


I have seen the unlocked Omnia's for $699, but as we know unlocked phones are substantially more costly. So I think a $300 guess is safe. As far as functionality a few things come to mind....this is a smartphone which to me makes i more appealing over the storm. It has an 8 or 16 GB hard drive which the storm does not have this size storage. Lastly which I think is really cool and will be a simple feature that will draw a lot of people is that fact that it has an am/fm radio. Just my 2 cents. Last week they started field testing so normally phones are released within a month of field testing unless something drastically goes wrong. Hope this helps.

posted on 20 Nov 2008, 11:57

33. (unregistered)


Omnia will be out on the 1st of December. I just stopped by a Verizon store to see the Storm, which does look pretty cool and the Samsung rep was there. He let me try out the Omnia and it is pretty cool, but I didn't get to delve to much into it as I wasn't really supposed to be seeing it. Pricing not yet known. Pretty sure it had Wi-Fi, and it does have the FM radio.

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