It didn’t take too long until we get the first preview of the newly announced Samsung Giorgio Armani Windows Mobile 6.5 phone. Like I said earlier the phone is basically a rebranded Omnia Pro B7610 so don’t expect anything new in there (other that the pivoting screen & 8Gb of internal memory instead of 1Gb on the B7610). Now that HTC has announced the HTC HD2 it’s hard to get excited about any other in the Windows Mobile device (in terms or specs/feartures and hype/anticipation). Samsung should IMO promote the fact that this phone (like the Omnia II) has a fairly good OpenGL ES 2.0 chipset clocked @ 800Mhz (the S3C6410).
The Samsung Giorgio Armani looks like quite a promising, Windows Mobile powered smartphone. As a whole, we are pleasantly impressed by the personalization pack that the manufacturer seems to have polished to perfection to allow improved ease of use, but we just don’t know if how many people would go for its rather kitschy overall look. If you are looking for a functional, business device that will undoubtedly attract attention, the Samsung Giorgio Armani is definitely your option. We will let you know more about it when we have managed to get our hands on a final, retail unit.
Update: Here’s a hands-on video of the device during the launch event (Thanks Luca) :