Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE Windows Phone review

OmniaLite review
GSMArena justed reviewed Samsung‘s low-end Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone the OmniaLITE (B7300). The device is a direct competitor to the HTC Touch2 which is also aimed as entry-level smartphone.

Windows Mobile has long been flirting with the midrange but PocketPCs are not so keen to go down…erm… the ranks. HTC would drop an occasional lower-end handset but it’s not really what they do best. But we guess the market situation is now forcing manufacturers to reconsider.

Samsung are quite eager obviously to update their fleet of WinMo devices and the Omnia lineup is trying to cover the whole range.

The Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE may not be as impressive as the top dogs in the Omnia family but its purpose is equally essential. The handset has the potential to introduce WinMo to a wider range of users and – more importantly – to communicate Samsung’s vision of how the platform is shaping.

In my opnion, even-though those phones aren’t bad I would suggest looking at some Android devices like the HTC Hero, Samsung Galaxy or even the HTC Magic which are now in the same price range (they are higher spec’d that the OmniaLITE and Touch2) or the LG GW750 Windows Mobile 6.5 phone.

Make sure to read the whole review here (lot’s of pictures, samples and screenshots)

Source: GSMArena via WMPoweruser

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