UPDATED: Verizon to launch the Samsung Omnia II on December 2
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Samsung Omnia II Preliminary Specifications
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Engadget confirms the info and publishes all the images from the launch pack.
1. sgtslayer321 (Posts: 36; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)
I waited for this phone for a really long time. So long that I ended up getting a even better phone, (DROID)!
2. lennydude (Posts: 23; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
I know.............probably VZW made them wait until it had WM 6.5 and such. Lots of sales must have gone away though? Go to Engadget, they have actual release pictures and info. Seems is IS coming this time............LOL
3. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
I was excited about this phone......in August. Now I'm just waiting to see the same Verizon documentation with regard to the HTC Passion or whatever name it will take when it's ready for release. Come on mid-Dec!
5. MikeG77 (Posts: 370; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
Just to let everyone know the Omnia 2 will def be available on 12/2. Retail will be $519.99 2yr pricing $299.99 w/ $100 mir and 1yr pricing will be $369.99 w/ $100 mir. its going to be the 8 gb model with winmo 6.5 and a 3.7 amoled display with 800 x 480 resolution.
6. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)
Forget that! when is the htc passion coming out? For christ sakes!
7. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
yea, unfortunately this phone now seems old, even though it stills seems like a banging phone. That is the world we live in. These gadget blogs start talking about better devices before the good device comes out...bummer.
8. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
How is it old? It's still better than ANY phone available in the US right now...you clowns wanting all the passion info will be here in four months bitching about how you thought it was going to be great but now you're waiting for the ________.
12. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
It's 'old' in the fact that there are other banging Winmo phones out already. Not saying it isn't a good phone, but w/ the HD2 on the horizon it makes this phone look 'old'. Again, that's what happens when the market comes out w/ a new phone every second...
14. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
Nothing released stateside is better. Better display, better processor. When new phones are announced in Asia, it always takes a while to get them here, so no one stateside has the latest and greatest. This is a better phone by far than the tp2.
9. JC_Agga (Posts: 36; Member since: 24 Aug 2009)
Especially omnia 2 for US, will have red coated battery cover unlike rest of the world!!! Now who's laughing??
10. DR.verizon (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Nov 2009)
I've been waiting and waiting for the Omnia 2 to come out, or at least to get some confirmed date when it will be available. I got tired of waiting and bought the Motorola Droid. I've only had my Droid for 3 days but so far I'm not wild about the camera quality, call quality, slow to push email when signal isn't great, and heaviness of my Droid. Plus, my wife has the Samsung Rogue. The Samsung Rogue has better picture quality, easier interface for camera, brighter screen, lighter weight, and call quality is perfect on the Rogue. Makes me think I might be better off with the Omnia 2, but I'll wait to see the reviews from Phone Arena on the new Omnia 2 w/6.5 winmo. I'd love to hear how it compares to the Droid in all these areas. Which is the better phone from Verizon? Luckily, Dec. 2 is within the 30 day window to return my Droid.
11. china_pearl (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Nov 2009)
Ok, I've been holding out for Omnia II... I'm not too impressed w/ either Android phones, but really like HTM Imagio, to the point I almost wanted to just go for it... But I've been really good and rational this time, waiting for Omnia II to come out first to comapre and decide... I like what I have seen from the Launch Pack so far, so please Verizon, don't let this geekette down and debut on Dec 2 FOR REAL already!
13. ChiefD23 (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
Alright...we all have been waiting for this phone for a while now, me, since August. I'll wait a little longer for the Passion to come out. I am hoping the rumors of a mid-Dec launch are accurate. I am a winmo fan, but am very interested in the 1Ghz processor cranking away in the Passion. Ther O2 has everthing I need in a phone and more; it matches if not beats any other equivelant phone out there. To top it off you can install SPB Mobile Shell if you don't like TW 2.0. Me, I like the Sense UI but am not thrilled about the Android OS. I use my phone for work and play and need a phone that can handle both. Can't wait to go to a VZW store to get the hands on experience and hope the O2 lives up yto my expectations.
15. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)
I agree with you chief. Iam waiting for the passion better. It better come out mid december.
16. scroffy (Posts: 40; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
mid december my ass. maybe easter. and what will happen when december comes and goes passio-free? you'll cry about how you'll leave you cell provider?