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 Verizon´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

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9 Comments

1. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

2. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 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 .

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 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.

6. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 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.

7. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 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?

4. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

5. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 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.

8. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

9. Vancelot

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

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

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