Samsung announces four new OMNIA phones

Samsung announces four new OMNIA phones
This article originally had information about the phones from the OmniaPRO series only.

Samsung has really outdone itself by announcing four new Omnia handsets. Earlier today, we told you about two of them, the B7610 and the B7320. However, the manufacturer has now revealed two others: the Omnia II, which we have already seen in a video, as well as the OmniaLITE. It seems that both the B7610 and the B7320 will bear the OmniaPRO series name, although they are pretty different.

We will begin with the Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 that has been subject of quite a few rumors lately, being referred to as the Louvre in some of them. There hasn't been much information provided by Samsung yet, but pictures confirm this is a side slider, running Windows Mobile Professional. As for the other specs, the device will come equipped with a 3.5” AMOLED touch sensitive display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels and 5-megapixel camera, as well as Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity.

Samsung OmniaPRO B7610 Specifications

The other phone in the OmniaPRO series is the Samsung OmniaPRO B7320. It also sports a full-fledged QWERTY keyboard, but comes in classic candybar form factor and lacks a touch-sensitive screen, running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard edition. It seems to be global version of the Samsung Jack, offered in the US with AT&T.T It targets users seeking for quick access to social networks through apps like Facebook and MySpace. The OmniaPRO B7320 also sports a 3MP camera and Wi-Fi.

Samsung OmniaPRO B7320 Specifications

Now, information about the Omnia II I8000 was leaked recently, and we were aware of some of its key features. Here’s the deal: it runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and sports a very large, 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA resolution touchscreen. The TouchWiz 2.0 interface is again on board in order to disguise the OS and what’s cooler, users will be able to enjoy Samsung’s vision of a 3D cube interface, as with the Samsung Jet. The Omnia II offers video recording in DVD quality, as well as HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Samsung Omnia II I8000 Specifications

The last handset is called the OmniaLITE B7300 and as it seems, it will be a slightly lower-end smartphone, again with the TouchWiz 2.0 interface, downloadable widgets, HSDPA and Wi-Fi. In addition, it sports a 3MP camera and A-GPS.

Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Specifications

source: Samsung

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1. dorky24

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Samsung did a great job in coming out with new phones, but i think i'm too spoiled by expecting features that are on par with the I8910 HD. Hopefully more info will come out in upcoming weeks/months.

2. madesina

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

i hate samsung's UI. it's too childish. i guess samsung have always done really simple UI's.. but it's a deal breaker for me. Not customisable enough, and just silly looking.n That touch wiz crap is for 12 year old's.. urk.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yeah the omnia brand is doing well, but i do agree with madesina that the UI is very cartoon-ish and kind of ruins the professional image a smartphone is supposed to portray. Samsung should have different themes to change the appearance of the icons... but i guess if you were pretty good and programming you could always develop your own pictures to replace the current icons, then import them into the UI via a cooked rom... XDA I leave it in your hands as I do not know how to do that sort of thing.

4. rytiffany

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 06, 2008

I'm going to have to sort of disagree with you guys. I think it's kind of relieving that it's not the same bland smart phone structure. I am a fan of customization though, hence the sort of disagree. Just when I thought I was going to buy the first Omnia in a month now I'm tempted by the HD, Omnia II and pro. Decisions....

5. MTLance unregistered

*sigh they're still running win mobile 6.1? Omg, I rather skip Samsung phones as they usually have Symbian or MS Mobile. The features is great but they're usually entertainment stuff.

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1796; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Ramble alert Warning: First paragraph is my actual post the rest is blah read if you want or skip. ITs bubbly cause phones are going toward being able to us your fingers more with out a stylus. Considering you will probably be able to make it look like what ever you want does it really matter. YOu can switch widgets off and change the screen. Windows 6.5 is not that big of a deal either. It seems to be just cosmetic to also be more finger friendly. I think is pretty cool though. I think they should take a step back and start from scratch with the next releas of wm7 or the next release after that. Maybe keeping the windows mobile line for business and creating a new version that has a completley different aproach such as maybe touching the phone from the back side( wich i think ther is a phone out ther that may do this.. But it would completly improve visibility on front pannel. I think there updating old ideas instead of creating new ideas that makes you go wow, like apple and palm did. Just seems that Microsoft is always a day late and a dollar short on innovation. They amazing don't get me wrong but when they anounc something and when it finally is available is usually so long that it leaves other company's room to steal ideas and improve them so what ever micro is doing is kinda irelivent. (vista) Maybe trying to keep a monster such as Microsoft is comparable to a undefeated team loosing in a championship game to a lesser opponent cause they either got figured out, neverbeen chalanged or never been behind with game on the line. I think apple had no expectations and they hit a homrun on very first pitch but microsoft should really watch and see what palm is doing to reinvent them selfs and take notes. I think the reason palm and apple are getting popular realy is how simple they are to use. Windows is so customizable to use it can be confusing. Espeacialy when you have a so many phones that have that use programs and hardware that are not compatable across the board. LOok at apple and palm. Basicaly one phone each, well for now. One phone and not much options and ther huge. Ther is so much more you can do with windows mobile but most people are not computer freaks. They do not know or care to know how not to make ther phone run like crap. They just want to add a app and have it work. I mean look at all the forums and look at all the silly questions we ask. So when you realize your new top off the line phone is just that., a phone, well it for most comes down how easy it is to opperate so it will actuall be helping you and not consuming all your time. Blah Blahbblahblahblahblahblah bla bla blahblah blah

7. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Are all of thes OMNIA phones coming out for Verizon? i all ready know about the Omnia II. What about the Omnia Pro B7610

9. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

all four will probably go over to VZ omnia and omnia II already over there....most likely getting the rest of the line

8. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

that would be awesome if one went to t-mo doubt it

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