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Verizon Wireless Announces the Samsung Omnia

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Nov 25, 2008, 8:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Nov 25, 2008, 9:14 AM

Today Verizon Wireless announced that it will be selling the Samsung Omnia. The Omnia, which was first announced earlier this year, includes Samsung's TouchWiz user interface as well as Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Features include a 3.2-inch wide touch display, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, WiFi, and 8 GB of internal memory plus a memory card slot. It has a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging, auto-panorama, stabilizer, face detection, smile detection, and video editing. FM radio and auto-rotation round out the features. The Omnia will be one of the first phones able to access Verizon's new VZAppsZone, where users can discover and download third-party content. The Omnia will be available via sales channels starting November 26 and in Verizon Wireless retail stores on December 8. It will cost $250 after rebate with new agreement.



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Nov 28, 2008, 4:28 PM

Does it really have Wi-Fi?

Verizon's site mentioned Wi-Fi yesterday, but now has no mention of it. Samsung's site is the same way for the Verizon branded phone. Also, price went up $20 from press release. Did anyone pick up one today who can comment on the Wi-Fi availability?
yea it does have WiFi.
It went down on there web site. Even though it will have wi-fi it still needs a data plan to work.

Nov 25, 2008, 2:48 PM

Voice Only??

I would like to know if this phone requires you to have a data plan, since I am not very familiar with Verizon's data requirements. I would be interested in this device just on a regular phone plan, not data.
My guess is since it's a Windows Mobile phone it'll require a data plan also.

Nov 28, 2008, 9:16 AM

The Omnia is in Circuit City starting today!!!

Just came from Circuit City store on Rockville Pike in MD. They just put it on display this morning. Really nice. I am considering exchanging my Storm for it since my storm is nothing but bugs and I just came from a prior Win Mobile phone that I loved (Sammy i760).

The keyboard seems so much more responsive that the Storm,. I can type much faster on the omnia and with less mistakes than the storm.


Nov 25, 2008, 2:15 PM


hopefully a us gsm carrier will launch it so i wont have to purchase an unlocked one and spend a ton of money for this iphone destroyer.
I realize it isn't a Samsung, but you might take a look at the new LG Insight. It is a very similar phone.

Nov 25, 2008, 5:20 PM

What did i say?

I told everyone that the Storm started Verizons new Open Network with there Apps store.

every1 thought i was lieing...
tylerrocks09 said:
I told everyone that the Storm started Verizons new Open Network with there Apps store.

every1 thought i was lieing...

Perhaps they thought you were lying.

Nov 25, 2008, 10:17 AM


Now this is the phone to get. Finally! And it comes out earlier than PhoneArena.com originally reported it was scheduled to come out.
But as good as this phone is, it's old news.

Samsung has released a version with a much higher resolution display and digital TV, but it is being sold only in Korea.

yeah this is the phone im getting 🙂
Now hope Windows Mobile is stable enough to be used in this phone!

Nov 25, 2008, 12:14 PM

FireFox Mobile anyone?

Firefox mobile (Fennec) works on Windows Mobile based devices. I bet it would be awesome on this phone. Fennec scored higher then Safari on a page rendering test reported on PhoneArena a while ago, so it should be a very nice phone/browser
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