UPDATED: Samsung's Omnia II for Verizon spotted, pictured and videoed at CTIA
0. phoneArena 07 Oct 2009, 17:04 posted on
Samsung lifted the curtain on the new Omnia II smartphone at CTIA today...
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1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Very Nice Looking Phone! I'm Impressed to say the least... except for the fact that it WON'T be shipped with WinMo 6.5. That's Lame.
14. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
yea but you can always get the upgrade for it
2. JC_Agga (Posts: 36; Member since: 24 Aug 2009)
At last!!!!! Finally Thanks you Samsung for switching backplate with red finished battery cover!! Also, i always hated the cube center button. It looked annoyinhg and glad they put similar looking center button with Omnia pro.
15. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
3.7 screen all thats means all my games on my omnia is not going to work all but im going to get that phone i already got the HTC Imagio
3. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)
WOW! this phone is fucking amazing!!! if only i had 30 more dollars a month to spend on the data plan, I would have this phone the day it hits. but since i dont, idk what i am going to do. It sucks, cause this phone is my favorite by far....it kills any htc phone, iphone and any other phone on any other carrier. The leo for verizon might end up being better, but i doubt it. THIS PHONE KICKS ASS!!!
4. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
No way... VZW is taking longer to release another phone, never! This phone should have been released 3 months ago and the 6.5 update should have been made for release for sometime in november. I was going to get this phone, if it had come out 2 months ago, but now I am just going to pass and wait for a MW 7 upgradeable phone like the Leo or whatever... I have a hacked version of 6.5 on my Vogue/6900 and that will just have to do. Way to go VZW. If you want my business you need to release phones on time in a practical manner, not when the next generation phone is released on another carrier. Otherwise, I will just wait and not upgrade.
7. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
Immature whiniing little wankers! The phone was first announced less than four months ago by sammy, and the gsm version was the initial model. They had to get a cdma model, deliver initial phones to vzw, get things tested and modded for vzw, get quantities built and delivered...wtf do you children want? "I saw it on the web and I demand they get it to me NOW, or else I'm going to flood bulletin boards on uninformed rumor mill phone blogs and claim I'll go to some other sucky carrier!" Grow up. If it comes out in November it's still fater than vzw has gotten phones out in the past. Next you'll start the nonsensical complaints about alleged crippling of the phone. As far as 6.5, it will be out there, but I know, you have the attention span of a gnat and you'll cry because you can't have your unrerasonable demands met. I pity your parents.
9. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm with Scroffy. As I have said in many posts I work for a chipset manufacturer and I mentioned awhile back I built one of our chipsets for this phone at the beginning of June, and that it's usually 6 months after that is when you see it on shelves. Now people are complaining it's not out yet? The original Omnia didn't come out to VZW till December 08, it's only October, so they should have the successor after 10 months? Nobody complains when the Iphone takes an entire year to do less of and update each time. But not ok for Samsung and Verizon? Makes not sense.
11. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I have seen test models of this phone on the vzw network for months now. I have seen the upgrades since it's initial launch as I know a VZW beta tester... and nothing has changed from what he has told me as far as functionality goes from the first beta sw release to the current software that is on there now. When I got to play with it 3 months ago, the phone was awesome and I wanted it. Now it will come out at the end of october, when the UK gets the LEO which is superior in every way to any windows phone out right now? And rumars that it will come to the US early 2010 means that vzw will probably get it october of next year.... so if i upgrade now, I won't be able to upgrade again until June 2011. I don't want to pay full retail for the LEO/HD2 or a comparable model that could be upgraded to WM7 when it is released and be stuck with 6.5. I like to be on top of things when it comes to technology, and would rather not dish out $800 in one year for a phone with 2x everything hardware-wise in a phone. So like I said... I will wait and VZW can keep wasting money by trying to market me to get me to upgrade. I would settle for the TG01 because of the SNapdragon 1GHz processor... blah blah...
18. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
I call total bs on skirtwearer. Months my ass. It was first announced in mid June. GSM test units were getting out in July. Initial CDMA units weren't even available for any testing at all until August. Ooooh, she knows a beta tester, so that is evidence that nothing has changed. So not only is she a spoiled child with immediate gratification needs, but a liar as well. And what is the big deal about >65k? It's been a limitation of windows mobile, but honestly, there are bigger functionality issues than rendering more colors that most people can't discriminate between anyway. There will always be delays getting phones to market, no matter what carrier you are with in the US. When your dream phone finally is available, you will always have a new dream phone, so you kids will never be happy
19. pdub73 (Posts: 33; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)
Thank you...well said...my only complaints are the placement of the Headphone jack, and MiniUSB port...not a deal breaker, I just don't understand why they would put them on the side of the phone, maybe it has to with the slim form of the phone...anyway...I hope they drop it in October but November is fine too, be a nice Bday gift to myself... as far as 6.5 I doubt u will even notice WinMo is there with samsung's UI all over the phone...if u don't like that try SPB Mobile shell, or wait for the 6.5 ROM that will be out soon after the release of the Omnia II
26. mattrenn (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
Your a moron, the more you wait the more money Verizon makes, they build your "new every two" into the monthly rates, so if you don' t upgrade on time, then you give them that much more money. They don't really care, except if you leave.
5. Lo127 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
Did you notice the different placement of the camera and the flash is different
8. tmax224 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)
nice phone, weak os...android would be nice on this
10. vnewton09 (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Jul 2009)
I would have 2 agree...that would make this phone #1 in my book!
12. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
im going to get omnia 2 and all you need is the software from the HTC Imagio to make it in to the phone anyways lol well i say you got to get this phone its going to be sweet and i think its about time they start making PDA's with higher color not no 65k thats so lame and old school come on you nerds if you make they will buy it lol
13. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
and verizon has to stop blocking out all the cool things that phone can do i love my verizon but i have to say they suck when it comes to the calling plans and texting and internet it cost to damn much lol sorry verizon you know i love you lol ok time to go to work
16. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME its about damn time they start making PDA's with higher color not no 65k thats so lame and old school come on you nerds if you make they will buy it lol
23. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)
Oh...and the preliminary specs for the Omnia 2 state "65k Colors"
20. osanilevich (Posts: 268; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
why do they always take out the secondary camera?
24. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)
I think Locoboy808's doctor shouldn't have told him to quit taking the meds. What are the odds that the red area on the back has something to do with inductive charging?
25. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
Why remove a secondary camera? Well, considering some limited videocalling is the only use, no issues whatsoever. It's for nancys. As for a track pad/ball/whatever, they are great on non-touchscreen phones (my gf has an ozone which uses a dpad, I'd like a track pad/ball on that). However, for touchscreen phones they are pretty useless. The optical trackpad on my omnia never gets used, it's simply a handy button. why trackpad/ball when you have a finger that does the same thing but better?