Samsung set to re-launch Omnia series phones with Windows Mobile 6.5

Samsung B7330

Samsung B7330

Samsung is announcing today that they are re-launching all their Omnie series phones (the OmniaPRO B7610, OmniaPRO B7320, OmniaPRO B7330, OmniaLITE (B7300), Omnia II (i8000)) with Windows Mobile 6.5 on board. No word on the original Omnia i900 which is rumored to get an official WM6.5 update.

The Omnia Series will feature five devices: the OmniaPRO B7610, OmniaPRO B7320, OmniaPRO B7330, OmniaLITE (B7300), as well as the already announced Omnia II (I8000) with an updated Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system. Samsung will release the series later this year and announce a set of customized strategies to differentiate and expand sales of each model by appealing to a broad spectrum of user groups.

Within the OmniaPRO lineup, the OmniaPRO B7610 is the premium device, featuring a high-resolution 3.5 inch AMOLED display and QWERTY keyboard. The OmniaPRO B7320 and OmniaPRO B7330 will target businessmen with a QWERTY keyboard and email/wireless internet capabilities. The OmniaPRO B7330 will feature HSDPA 7.2 Mps, HSUPA 2.0 Mps and Windows Mobile® 6.5, providing the most versatile option for emailing and wireless internet use. Rounding out the new series, the OmniaLITE will have a user-friendly interface and various multimedia functions for younger users.

Nice to see Samsung supporting Windows Mobile like that.

You can checkk the full press release here

Source: Samsung

Mozilla Fennec Alpha 3 Windows Mobile browser hands-on video

Pocketnow has just posted a short hands-on video of Mozilla’s Fennec Alpha 3 (released 2 days ago) running on a Samsung Omnia II. Unfortunately as you can see the browser is still lacking in many ways, especially performance…it still sucks.


Source: Pocketnow

Samsung Omnia II review

The boys over at GSMArena just posted their 10 pages long Samsung Omnia II review running Windows Mobile 6.5 . Lots of great pictures and samples taken with the device as usual in their excellent reviews. I guess that they can now update it with some Digital Compass lovin’ too Head over here to check it out .

Source: GSMArena vie WMPoweruser

The Samsung Omnia II has a Digital Compass

Now here’s some goods news for the day. Samsung’s latest and greatest, the Omnia II, does have a digital compass even thought this hardware feature isn’t advertised or official exposed by Samsung. Windows Mobile can now finally get some real augmented reality apps. This is what the boys at Pocketnow found:

Source: Pocketnow

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Samsung Omnia II is about to launch on Verizon soon!

People were disappointed following Sunday’s Verizon leak because the Omnia II was nowhere to be seen. Well, a teaser site is now online for all you Verizon guys to sign-up and get notified when the phone is going to be available.

The Samsung Omnia® II will revolutionize the way you text and email – faster and more accurately. Plus, it’s loaded with the latest in business and multimedia functionality. Coming soon exclusively at Verizon Wireless.

Head over here to sign-up.

Source: BGR

Samsung Omnia II heading to Germany in October

Samsung’s latest and greatest Omnia II should be available in Germany for €649 unlocked in October and on the T-Mobile network (price isn’t known yet). Word is that it should be loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5 by default.

Source: via WMPoweruser

Samsung Omnia II to be available on Verizon on August 23 ?

This is what a screenshot (from Best Buy) posted over at Boy Genius Report says. Nothing is confirmed yet obviously, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does come true. Here’s the full list of phones that are supposedly coming out on this month@ Best Buy:

?Samsung Gravity 2 (berry) — T-Mobile
?Samsung Solstice — AT&T
?LG Xenon (red) — AT&T
?Global AirCard (G2) — Verizon
?Samsung Rogue — Verizon
?LG Chocolate Touch — Verizon
?Samsung u450 Intensity — Verizon
?Samsung Omnia 2 — Verizon
?BlackBerry Tour — (new shipment, Sprint)

Source : BGR