Verizon is to get the Omnia II this week?

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Verizon is to get the Omnia II this week?
There is nothing like searching for new details on that hot smartphone you have been waiting for so long. You get to read all kinds of unofficial information almost every single day, and today is not an exception for those of you, who can't wait to get their hands on the upcoming Samsung Omnia II for Verizon! Thanks to a Verizon Community user, Babachoo, who has reportedly contacted a Verizon Wireless employee, we now know that the Samsung Omnia II may hit the carrier's shelves as soon as this week.

Babachoo has also posted an image of their little online chat that you can check out below. We hope this employee was well informed and that the great Windows Mobile offering will soon be in the hands of those wanting it. Meanwhile, you can spend some time reading our exhaustive review of the device through the link below.

Samsung Omnia II Preliminary Specifications (CDMA) | Review (GSM)

source: VerizonCommunity

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1. mmayer54

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Quit teasing us! Just post SOLID release date info. I've been waiting for the last 3 months for the Omnia II release, only to get hit weekly with BOGUS release dates and rumors.

2. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Unless I forgot how to read i'm pretty sure that I didn't see anything that mentioned the Omnia II in that screen shot. All it mentioned was a certain phone that the Verizon rep believes is releasing in the next week or two, but nothing about the Omnia II. How do you know that they weren't talking about the Rogue? Its another Samsung phone that you (unofficially, again), have said is coming out in about a week or two. PhoneArena, you are getting ridiculous! Its annoying that you keep on posting unofficial release dates and these stupid articles. Unless you see solid evidence about a certain phone releasing or news that impacts a company, don't waste our time.

6. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

The only two Samsung Phones releasing next week are the Rogue and the Intensity. The Omnia 2 is showing in our cellebrite and in our inventory but the count show is zero. I expect us to do a big Samsung launch in the month of September with it ending in the release of the Omnia 2.

8. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

I agree with you, and it is annoying that fake dates are put out but to be fair no one is forcing you to check these articles out, so technically you are wasting your own time by choice dude.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

While it would be nice for Verizon customers if this phone was indeed announced/released within a week, this chat session doesn't sound too promising. The VZW employee uses "maybe", and "should", and overall, doesn't sound too confident in any information VZ may or may not give out. On a side note, it would be nice if this phone was made available on Sprint...

4. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Does anyone know if the Omnia II is released if VZW will still carry the Omnia (1) for a while? My upgrade isn't until Feb 2010 and I really need this phone (the Omnia 1, Omnia II would be MUCH more expensive).

5. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Right now the Omnia I is going for $99.99 online with agreement. It won't get much cheaper than that, and like anything end-of-life, it'll probably be gone when inventory is gone and that's it. But the Omnia II will probably be shipping in the $200-250 range (anything less than that and people will just go with something else, the Pre, iPhone, Tour, Storm 2, etc.). And if you really need the Omnia today, you can snag one off of ebay for a decent price.

7. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Omnia 1 is still going to be around till end of year or when we sell out of it. Omnia two is replacing and I expect it to be the same cost as what the Omnia 1 originally was.

9. gman26

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

I thought they said the rouge and the omnia 2 were supoosed to come out on the same day.. I thought i saw it on here..... I hope it comes out this weeek i want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10. Skippy

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

Omnia 2 will not come out this week. My dad works for Samsung and I asked him about it.

11. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Does your dad have an actual date? Or maybe just the month of the release?

19. Skippy

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

He said it will be launched in October

12. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Ya, cuz customer service reps have never given out faulty information to customers before...

13. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

hot darn, a rumor of a rumor of a rumor, taken from an idiot user board from someone without a shred of credibility. Speaking as a former REAL journalist and professor of journalism, you (phone arena) guys are a disgrace everytime you claim to be anything more than sorry rumor mongers. Reading the thread you're referring to in the vzw forum is like watching retarded monkeys in a circle jerk.

14. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Seriously PhoneArena!!!! A guy named Babachoo??? Hell, sounds reliable to ME !!!!

15. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

brikz4real sounds much more credible!

16. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Compared to Babachoo, I might as well be CNN.

20. caddy

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

I'd even trust Fox News over Bababoy. Brik, you beat them all! :)

17. Vandro

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

No, Verizon will just shift the Omnia II from its left cheek to firmly tucked under its right.

18. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

Ok lets just put this to rest. The testers just got this phone in their hands in the last week or so...from that point we're usually 30-60 days from release pending the findings... The Omnia 2 will not launch until september sometime. They are trying not to flood it with the touch pro 2 and diamond 2...both of which are ridiculously nice...

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