Samsung announced the OMNIA touch smartphone
It is based on Windows Mobile Professional 6.1, personalized with the TouchWiz interface we have seen in the F480 back in February. It will add widgets to the homescreen, but we are not sure if there will be changes in the rest of the WM interface. The OMNIA specifications are of a high-class model and Samsung will try to position it both, as high-end all-in-one smartphone and a multimedia-friendly phone with user-friendly interface, rival of the iPhone (3G) and HTC Touch Diamond.
Samsung OMNIA i900 is a quad-band GSM with support for HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and WiFi, for usage when out of European 3G network coverage. Similar to other new offerings, it has brushed metal look and slim profile (0.5” / 12.5mm). Other features include accelerometer for auto-rotation of the display orientation and “optical mouse” (as in the i780), which is similar to a laptop’s touchpad.
OMNIA will be first available in the Southeast Asian market before June 20th, and in Europe from July. Pricing information is not announced, but you should expect it to be similar to the Touch Diamond.
is this coming to the usa and when
i heard AT&T is coming out with this as i907!!!
8. AKEN (unregistered)
I hope so. Do you have more info on when they will do it?
Well the i907 has already been FCC approved, so my guess is probably soon, maybe even a little after it's Eurasia release. Then again, AT&T is slow to release things... even Canada's Rogers is faster than it. Maybe Canada will once again get this first.
12. AKEN (unregistered)
Thanks! It's just I have been trying to find a phone with these kind of feauters for a long time, there are some phones that have 5 meg. pixel cameras, have big displays, Wi-Fi, 3G, yet, non have it with U.S. 3G bands. So this looks like a perfect combination for me. Thanks again.
31. hudaephoneguy007 (unregistered)
Not much is known about OMNIA coming to America other than VerizonWireless having OMNIA on their rebate forms. It's true, search for OMNIA CDMA on this site and find out more.
AT&T? I never heard about AT&T having OMNIA but it sounds interesting. I heard about VerizonWireless having OMNIA on their rebate form. It's already announced that OMNIA CDMA will come out on November 2008 (VerizonWireless).
2. HopingSo (unregistered)
I DO hope this phone comes to use.... I read on PhoneScoop that might come with AT&T ....****cries****.... but... it will kill the iPhone.... so... does it make sense? AT7T charges a lot.... even to open your phone... BUt this phone is sweeeeet..... 16GB plus SD CARD.... SOMEONE FINALLY HEARD WHAT THE PEOPLE WANTS!!!
15. C-Chickie (unregistered)
It actually does make sense in why AT&T would care it. Why not have 2 popular phones in one company? Doesnt that deliever more business?
3. Itstimetoswitch (unregistered)
You are all forgetting, its still a Windows Mobile 6.x device. MS needs to push out Windows Mobile 7 (or whatever they are calling the next "real" release) Windows Mobile 6.1 are still paged with memory management issues.....
yes . this is superphone letsgo sammy the best company
7. dsires522 (unregistered)
What about Verizon carrying it, anyone hear anything
It is a GSM phone so it won't becoming to Verizon, unless Samsung makes a CDMA version. What's up with so many people wanting GSM phones on CDMA networks -_-
I had AT&T but got absolutely no bars in my house so I had to move to Verizon which has the worst selection of phones. I bought an unlocked Samsung SCH-i830 because of it.
because gsm phone are better
this is a almost perfect phone .. add a vga 30fps video recording .. and a entire solid metal case .. and will be just perfect ..
26. dxkato (unregistered)
Thats right !
13. VZW Employee (unregistered)
Awersome looking phone! Too bad it's on the slow AT&T network.
16. K. (unregistered)
ATT has the fastest 3G network in the US and the best voice coverage in the world. I don't remember my Verizon friends going to the UK and using their sh*tty a*s lg chocolate phones.
number 22 i agree i have verizon and my evdo is slow and i am sick of verizon i hate them
14. vained (unregistered)
i really now when this is gonna be release in the philippines since they said its gona be released first in asia..and also the price for it???
Why would samsung wanna come out on AT&T? If it was on AT&T if people want an Iphone they can get an Iphone. It would be much better to come out with another US carrier for people that want an Iphone but are not willing to switch networks.
19. At&T employee (unregistered)
funny thing is Verizon and Sprint/Nextel will be moving to the 4G netowrk as they know there is no real room to grow on the CDMA networks. in order for this phone to be used to it's full capacity it willl have have to be released for AT&T it is the only carrier stateside with 3G, T-Mobile sure ain't got it. Plus for all you idiots talking about how slow AT&T is look at the specs it says that it is 7.2 HSDPA which is a hell of a lot faster then any other carrier stateside and AT&T is already working on trying to get the network up to that standard. I can't wait for thsi phone personally it will be a great alternative to the Iphone, And Sammy is awesome. Hopefully it will hit the stores soon.
22. fkat&t (unregistered)
i had at&t and used to work forf them and they charged me for roaming and some crazy ass other fees that i never used so i droppd them lames and went to verizon. Plus i never got reception in the places with trees or when i drive under a tunnel under at&t. Verizon ALWAYS have reception and never been charge for anything crazy. at&t sucks balls
27. rytiffany (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Aug 2008)
Well that really tells everyone your opinion on the phone. Or not. I'm not a fan of AT&T where I live and would hope there would be a CDMA version on Verizon but this looks like the twig-and-giggle-berries.
omg this better not come to verizon. they get all the cool phones screw them at&t needs something nice also the xperia x1 is coming to at& t which just may be better than this
28. rytiffany (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Aug 2008)
Funny how one person says verizon's selection is the worst and another says they get all the cool phones. I think it should be on all carriers that way you can have the best phone on the carrier that suits you best.
Whats the news on the sch-i900??? I think there's gonna be a CDMA version
25. stateofmindCA (unregistered)
Does anyone know a price or where it's coming out?
29. quarky42 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Aug 2008)
FCC has approved the SCH-i910 which appears to be the CDMA OMNIA... not swearing this yet, but if the shoe fits.... http://www.cellphonesignal.com
/samsung-preparing-a-cdma-omnia/Under FCCID: A3LSGHI910 No idea which CDMA carrier(s) are getting it at this point...hope someone lets the cat out of the bag.
I really am wondering is this AWESOME PHONE going to be for verizon or not? I really hope it is
33. Dv8 (unregistered)
I want the Omnia in Canada...I have been reading and reading all phone forums....and I want this phone.
34. juke sucks (unregistered)
the omnia is coming out for the verizon network less thats what I heard. I cant wait. I want to get it so bad.