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Verizon releases the Samsung Omnia II on 1 November?

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Verizon releases the Samsung Omnia II on 1 November?
Last week we told you that the Samsung Omnia II looked rather conspicuous by its absence in the latest rebate sheet of Verizon and that we expected to see the device hit the shelves sometime around the Black Friday. We have just been tipped off that the carrier plans to launch the Samsung Omnia II i920 on the first day of the coming month. According to our tipster, the information comes from a reliable source, so we do hope the rumor is to be officially confirmed soon.

Samsung showcased the said handset with VerizonĀ“s logo on it at CTIA Fall 2009, but failed to mention anything about possible release date or retail price. At least we know the American version of the Omnia II will be identical to the European and we will be able to enjoy the beautiful  3.7-inch AMOLED screen, 5-megapixel camera capturing videos at resolution of 720x480 pixels and great multimedia capabilities of device really soon. According to information gathered at the above-mentioned event, the Omnia II will be running Windows Mobile 6.1 and a software update to version 6.5 will become available later on. However, we tend to think this is precisely the reason behind the market delay and Verizon will release the handset with WM6.5. Anyway, we are bound to find out whether or not this is the case soon, perhaps in just 14 days.

Samsung Omnia II i920 Preliminary Specifications | Review (GSM)

Thanks a lot, QUENNIE!

The Samsung Omnia II i920 at CTIA Fall 2009
The Samsung Omnia II i920 at CTIA Fall 2009

The Samsung Omnia II i920 at CTIA Fall 2009

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. rtimi26 (Posts: 42; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Now how true can this be, the verizon person that told better be someone from high up or else and lets hope for once that they actually have a commercial about it.

posted on 16 Oct 2009, 10:24

2. me. (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)

Verizon , please hurry up and get some new phones like android or iphone , getting tired of the same phones , just changing the shape , name and the buttons . The omnia is nice but the programs closes the same way they close 10 years ago , and BB are still BB with their stupid menu . I wish this phone would run android . Thinking to quit verizon because they are the latest and slowest in cool phones .

posted on 16 Oct 2009, 10:51

3. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

So uh, what rock have you been under? VzW is not getting the iPhone, or at least any time soon, especially since the Storm 2 is launching soon, they are getting the Droid via Motorola [there's your Android option], and they just got a bangin WinMo phone. Now, if you want more glitz and glam, hop on over to Tmo, but be sure to get used to service not as good as Vzw. Question, serious question, what good is a hot phone on a crappy service [crappy as in general, not calling out any specific carrier]? Because it seems like there are a bunch of kid's who'd rather have bling w/ no substance; hopefully you're not one.

posted on 16 Oct 2009, 14:02

6. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

This is the reason why you should jump ship. Verizon and their employees are so arrogant sometimes. If you want a top of the line phone, I suggest you just leave now.

posted on 16 Oct 2009, 22:09

7. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)

hello? what good is it if u have top of the line phone but can't make a call? lol... i've been with vzw for 7 yrs now, but i NEVER met any arrogant customer center rep... what country were u in? are u sure u were in US?

posted on 16 Oct 2009, 10:58

4. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Very well said, not to mention Verizon is getting the Hero and possibly the HD2 even though T-mo will, the phone has been shown running a Verizon ROM.

posted on 16 Oct 2009, 11:10

5. biggles (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)

Verizon is not getting the Hero, per se. It's listed on Sprint's website as exclusive so don't expect it to be a repackaged Hero in any form. It's probably the Desire and has enough differentiation in design cues (and hopefully features) to differentiate from the Hero. Maybe a faster processor, bigger display? Wouldn't that be great. One can only hope.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 14:46

8. tonyc_42 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Aug 2009)

it could only say exclusive right now because as of yet they are the only carrier with it. it also says the palm pre is exclusive but it will be at verizon sometime at the beginning of next year.

posted on 01 Nov 2009, 10:42

9. Vancelot (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)

It's November 1st. Where is the phone?

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