Omnia reduced to $199

Omnia reduced to $199
After only being out on the streets since last Wednesday, Verizon has lowered the price of the Samsung Omnia from $249 to $199 (after $70 rebate). This puts it more in-line with the price of the BlackBerry Storm, iPhone 3G, and T-Mobile's G1, which are currently $199 and $179 respectfully. We hope that Verizon will issue a $50 credit for customers who call in about the price drop, since it falls under their "Worry Free Guarantee". One thing that doesn't make sense is that Verizon's HTC Touch Pro is still $349, making it $50 more than the Sprint version.

source: Verizon Wireless




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61 Comments

1. PSouz7 unregistered

I currently have the storm updated to 4.7.0.75 and I'm thinking of returning it for either a Saga or a Omnia. Can someone tell me whats the best one out of the three?

2. unregistered

The Saga has GSM for overseas roaming and a real QWERTY keypad. But the Omnia has a larger display (with touch-qwerty) and a 5MP camera. If you don't need the GSM roaming, go with the Omnia.

4. unregistered

I have the Omnia and it is an amazing device. To be honest, it is better than the storm. Faster, the keyboard is easier to use, dosen't freeze. The list goes on and on...... It is Verizons best PDA at the moment.

5. PSouz7

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 01, 2008

Thanks

6. PSouz7

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 01, 2008

How do video's look on the omnia? are they as good as the storm?

8. unregistered

omnia has gms also but only 1800 and 900 not the 1900 band and no hspda just gprs

9. unregistered

I guess to rely know we would need to know what you dont like about the storm.

11. vzw fanman unregistered

does the omnia have the same screen resolution as the storm? is the touchscreen like the dare's?

12. unregistered

when playing around with the omnia it just seems not as nice as the storm. I guess I am spoiled by the screen on the storm. The omnia's screen looks, for lack of a better word, cheap. It is faster now, the keyboard use depends on the user but seems comparable to me. With the s/w updates to the storm it should be better execpt for the sureclick depending on who you are.

14. unregistered

personaly. i like the omnia, its not buggy, its beatiful looking and its 199$ now. i say trade in the storm for the omnia.

20. unregistered

To #8: The Omnia that Verizon sells does NOT have a GSM radio or a SIM slot. There is a GSM Omnia that is sold overseas that does have a SIM slot.

29. unregistered

i played with the omnia it seemed laggy like the storm but it was a store model who knows what its been thru

35. unregistered

omnia from vzw does have gsm, with contacts and sms it even gives you options to save to sim card

37. unregistered

I work for verizon and I am playing with the Omnia right now. It does NOT have GSM.

38. unregistered

#35, where you one of those school kids who lied all the time? THE VERIZON OMNIA DOES NOT HAVE GSM OR A PLACE FOR A SIM CARD. How do I know, because I've been using it for almost a week.

49. unregistered

I Have The Omina I Crap It Slow With The Windows Mobile UI I Don't What Got Into Samsung These Day Am Switching Over To Nokia or LG They Have Some Of The Best Phone In The Market But Go With The BlackBerry Storm

52. unregistered

actually it dosent have either. VZW dosent use GSM except for goaming devices. it has CDMA and EVDO only. 850mhz and 1900mhz.

53. unregistered

global roaming*

3. PSouz7

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 01, 2008

No I don't need the roaming. and thanks. I think I'm going to return my storm for the omnia and if that doesn't work out then I'll get the Saga.

24. unregistered

You can only exchange once within 30 days. Make sure you like whatever phone you exchange for cause your stuck with it.

7. unregistered

I've had the Saga for a few days now.. amazing phone, finally traded in my trusty i730. Didn't feel like fn around with the Omnia's accelerometer hang-ups or dangling styli. I write alot of emails and the Omnia's on-screen keyboard takes 2-3 times as long to type on as the Saga's physical qwerty. Also, on the Saga the optical thumb mouse is apx 1/3 of the way up the unit allowing for optimal use. On the Omnia, the sensor is at the very bottom. That's be great if I had a thumb growing out the bottom of my hand, but I dont.

10. VZREP unregistered

BEST VERIZON PDA HANDS DOWN THE TOUCH PRO OMNIA IS NICE AND ALL BUT I NEED A TACTILE KEYBOARD......

13. PSouz7

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 01, 2008

Thanks for all your help! just one more question how do videos look on the omnia? i know they look wonderful on my storm. thats about the only thing about it i like.

15. rbz275

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

I do not own one, but from reviews i've seen elsewhere, theyve said the videos look good. It has DivX support and some other popular formats.

54. unregistered

what is divx

16. unregistered

This phone is great.. anyone currently using this phone for sprint? I was thinking about buying an unlocked version since verizon is requiring that you have a $30 data plan.

17. unregistered

That would be sweet if you could get around that damn 29.99 data plan. Verizon finally comes out with a decent phone with Wi-Fi and then mandates a 29.99 data plan to go along with it. Greedy bastards, I hope nobody buys this damn thing until Verizon changes their mind on the data plan.. If you have access to Wi-FI, it is difficult to justify 360.00 a year for something that you don't need.

18. unregistered

Maybe they dropped the price because nobody is buying due to the stupid F*cking data plan requirement!

22. unregistered

It certainly has stopped everybody from buying the I-phone

23. elgee02 unregistered

Sorry to burst your bubble but the Omnio is selling like hotcakes. The $29.99 required data plan has hardly stopped anyone who really wants this from buying it.

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