Verizon launches Samsung Omnia for the holidays


Verizon Wireless have those who are hankering after the Samsung Omnia so that they can parade it to family and friends this upcoming holiday season in mind, by launching the Samsung Omnia from tomorrow onwards. Just in case you’re not too sure what the hulabaloo is all about concerning the Samsung Omnia, it comes with a highly advanced 3.2” touch screen display, making it a viable alternative to those who have tried the iPhone and yet found it wanting in certain enterprise aspects. All I can say is, the Samsung Omnia looks set to be one of the best Windows Mobile 6.1-powered handsets to date judging by its specifications and early round of reviews online. More on the handset right after the jump.

Just what does the Samsung Omnia offer to make it highly desirable? Well, it certainly doesn’t slack when it comes to state-of-the-art features, with Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz user interface as part of the package. TouchWiz allows users to take advantage of specially designed widgets that is able to customize and personalize the way customers use the phone. These icons offer one-touch access to the most commonly used applications and features, while text messaging and email is a snap with a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard. Purists might prefer a physical QWERTY keyboard, so that group might want to give this a miss and look for a suitable BlackBerry instead. Let’s face it – full touchscreen displays are the future, and with haptic feedback, you won’t really go wrong when composing your ode on the Omnia.

Other features include Opera 9.5 Mobile Browser support, a 5 megapixel camera with digital zoom and LED flash, video recording capability, stereo Bluetooth connectivity and Wi-Fi support. It will retail for $249.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate, and this is after you agree to accept a 2-year contract.

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