Verizon announces Dec. 2 availability of the Samsung Omnia II

Verizon announces Dec. 2 availability of the Samsung Omnia II
Verizon's Samsung Omnia II launches December 2 for $199.99
We’ve been hearing recently that Verizon is to finally launch the Samsung Omnia II on December 2, but the information has been a far cry from being official. Now, we can pat our tipsters on the back for sharing this precious info with us back then, since Big Red has just announced the upcoming December 2 availability of the new Omnia. The Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone will start with a price tag of $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

As you can see from the official image, the Samsung Omnia II will have a slightly different design, when compared to the European version, though we cannot say which one looks better. Fortunately, the eccentric red back will stay (as we showed you in our exclusive pictures from last week). However, the smarty will still pack a large 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED resistive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, support for DivX and Xvid, as well as the widgetish TouchWiz 2.0 interface. Was the Omnia II worth the waiting? Feel free to post in the comments section below!

Samsung Omnia II Specifications | Review (EU)

source: Verizon



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11 Comments

1. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Now WinMo fans have a heck on an option. :) ...I'm still holding out for an HD2-like phone tho, lol.

2. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I have a feeling it wont come out til at least march but if you have the time to wait it will be worth it. I would like to but I have ben waiting since July.

3. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

I got the env Touch about a month ago, so really, I shouldn't even be thinking about jumping the boat. I do have a NE2 that just kicked in this month, so I'll probably just sit on it until something in the realm of the HD2 comes out and is out long enough for the first "service pack" to come out.

4. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Good call

7. pdub73

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

what do you mean march???? this is an OFFICIAL release date announcement....December 2nd...u were waiting from July for no reason...I've been saying December since the European release...cuz thats when the current Omnia came out...but go head...wait til March... ;)

9. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

...he was talking about the HD2 ... not the Omnia.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

omnia 2 or droid i dont know yet. If this was released a month ago i woulod be having one in my hands but know i dont know untill i check out the touchscreen.

6. 21mac

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

It's about time!! Still kind of disappointed on the style though..... And dose it still have the 800mhz processer??

8. pdub73

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

yes the 800mhz processor is still there along with all the advertised features, including the swipe keyboard technology...no more infamous Verizon lockdowns...choose ur smartphone and be happy...u got 2 Droid phones...(good tings) and 3 or 4 WinMo (good tings) havent heard anything bad about the Storm2, but I haven't really been listening...lol...u really can't go wrong with Big Red this year...

10. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think I would buy this phone if the HD2 wasn't coming out with a capacitive screen. Of course someone will Put TF3.5D on it to emulate the HD2 but it still wouldn't be the same. If someone gave it to me I would be very excited, but still buy a HD2

11. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

but people, this is going to be verizon's best phone by far...so all of you sayng your going to wait and go with the HD2, your going to have to jump ship to Tmobile which is the worst 3G coverage of the big three. Good luck to that!!! lol id go with this phone the day it comes out if i could afford it.

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