Samsung announced the OMNIA touch smartphone
posted by Nanko R. / Jun 09, 2008, 3:52 AM
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.
play high-quality video clips without the need to encode them especially for the phone. Additionally, it has a 5-megapixel camera with a nice set of software features (including face and smile detection) and an option for geo-tagging, as an integrated GPS is also present.
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.
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.
posted on Jun 09, 2008, 3:37 PM 0
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.
posted on Jun 09, 2008, 7:50 PM 0
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!!!
posted on Jun 09, 2008, 7:47 AM 0
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.....
posted on Jun 09, 2008, 7:55 AM 0
What about Verizon carrying it, anyone hear anything
posted on Jun 09, 2008, 12:19 PM 0
Awersome looking phone! Too bad it's on the slow AT&T network.
posted on Jun 10, 2008, 11:27 AM 0
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.
posted on Jul 01, 2008, 11:21 AM 0
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.
posted on Jul 06, 2008, 7:34 PM 0
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
posted on Jul 20, 2008, 11:59 AM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 06, 2008, 7:48 PM 0
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
posted on Jul 22, 2008, 7:55 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 06, 2008, 7:50 PM 0
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