Verizon Omnia II (SCH-i920) update released


Verizon released a new upadte for their Samsung Omnia II (SCH-920) Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone last week. Users are reporting slightly improved performance in the TouchWiz UI (less lag). To upgrade your device just head over to Verizon’s support page here. But don’t use Windows 7! The phone can only be upgrade from XP or Vista PCs!

Source: Samsung via CareAce via Pocketnow

Samsung Omnia II review and teardown video


Here’s another Verizon Samsung Omnia II (i920) courtesy of Engadget. As it was stated beofre in previous reviews; Samsung’s TouchWiz 2 UI isn’t really the best around especially on Windows Mobile:

True, the Windows Mobile experience varies from phone to phone — so it’s not like we didn’t expect TouchWiz to be all over this thing. We’ve had plenty of opportunities to play with various iterations of Samsung’s beloved UI over the course of the year, from the odd dumphone to the Android-powered Behold II, and the implementation has been at best unremarkable, at worst a major inconvenience. With the Samsung Ultra Touch we encountered a more-than-capable phone that did little to excite us, but would be more than suitable for the target demographic. With the Behold II, we were taken aback: a more than capable OS was rendered less-than-useful by pervasive (and at times ill-considered) skinning. Sadly, it seems that the downward spiral has continued apace with the marriage of TouchWiz 2 and WinMo 6.5.

Read the whole thing here

TechBlog.gr has also posted a short teardown video of the device:

Verizon Samsung Omnia II reviewed

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PhoneArena just published their review of Verizon‘s Samsung Omnia II (i920) which was released last week. As it’s usually the case with them, they’ve posted a whole lot of pictures of the device, samples etc.. Here’s what they concluded:

So does the Samsung Omnia II i920 deliver? Yes and no. In one aspect, the device is a major upgrade from the original Omnia i910, as it comes with a large AMOLED display, Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, TouchWiz 2.0, and faster processor. But at the same time other smartphones have been released, such as the HTC Imagio, DROID ERIS, and Motorola DROID, all of which have significantly changed the landscape. Because of this, we feel the Omnia II is a few months late on the scene and doesn’t impress the power-user as much as it would have earlier this summer. This doesn’t take away from the features the device offers, which are many, but the Imagio provides a faster Windows Mobile experience with less lag, while the Android devices are generating a larger following each day. With all of this in mind, we believe the Samsung Omnia II i920 is for the die-hard Windows Mobile user or for the consumer that either needs or is required to have a WinMo device because of their job and to run specific applications on. At this point, the average smartphone user has a selection of better and easier devices to choose from, which isn’t the Samsung Omnia II i920.

That’s what I’ve been saying all along. The release of the Omnia II is a little too late unfortunitely. Head over here to read the full review.

Source: PhoneArena

Verizon Samsung Omnia II video review

Chuand over at Pocketnow posted his video review of Samsung’s newly released Omnia II on Verizon:

So what do you guys think of it? Is the Verizon Omnia II an intersting device now that the Motorola Droid is also available? One of the best feature on this device is the visual task-switcher, one has to wonder why HTC doesn’t have one to.

Source: Pocketnow

Verizon’s Samsung Omnia II on video

The Samsung Omnia II is only coming out on Verizon today but it looks like some guys were able to get their hands on a little early:

As I said last time, I think that it’s a bit too late now that the Motorola Droid is out. But if you like resistive touchscreen and Windows Mobile..and TouchWIZ. The hardware re-design those look really nice though.

Source: YouTube via WMPoweruser

Verizon officially announces the Samsung Omnia II for $200 on December 2

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We already knew it was coming and it’s now offically announced by Verizon. The Samsung Omnia II is set to be avaialbe on December 2 for $200 with contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. As I said earlier, now that the higher speced Motorola Droid is out and at the same price, who would want to get an Omnia II ?

Source: Verizon via Engadget

Verizon Samsung Omnia II spotted in the wild

Not much info, just two blurry pictures of Verizon‘s Omnia II which is finally being released December 2. Notice the slightly re-designed buttons we have seen earlier.

Source: PhoneArena

Samsung Omnia II landing on Verizon December 2

The Samsung Omnia II is finally coming to Verizon on December 2 and with Windows Mobile 6.5 not 6.1 like it was rumored before. The device will be priced at $199.99 on contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. It remains to bee seen if it is going to be successful now that the Motorola Droid is out. It’s a little bit too late unfortunately IMO.

Source: Engadget

Samsung Omnia II hitting Verizon on November 1st or January?

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According to PhoneArena the Samsung Omnia II is about to hit Verizon on November 1st, but WMExperts got another tip that says that we shouldn’t expect the device until January 2010 (!). Well let’s wait and see, hopefully it will be out before Christmas. Also remember that we heard earlier that the phone will ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 and get a WM6.5 upgrade later.

Source: PhoneArena & WMExperts

Verizon Samsung Omnia II gets a design change

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Looks like the OmniaPRO B7610 isn’t the only one get some design changes. According to a picture on Samsung’s NA site, the Omnia II is also getting rid of the cubic button and now looks somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy.

Source: Samsung via Engadget