Samsung announces 3G 'iPhone killer'

Summary:Coming in the Toybox inbox this morning is news of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-based 3G Samsung Omnia, announced today while Apple fanboys around the globe wait nervously for an announcement of a 3G iPhone at today's WWDC keynote.

Samsung Omnia
Coming in the Toybox inbox this morning is news of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-based 3G Samsung Omnia, announced today while Apple fanboys around the globe wait nervously for an announcement of a 3G iPhone at today's WWDC keynote.

The Omnia's enters the ring looking to fight, with features such as face and smile detection on its five-megapixel camera, video support in the form of DivX, XviD, H.264, WMV and MP4, and a good-looking GPS, seen to the right.

Here are the stats:

Network: HSDPA (7.2 Mbps), EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 OS: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Display: 3.2” WQVGA TFT LCD (240 x 400) Camera: 5 Megapixel CMOS, Auto Focus, Image Stabilizer, Geo-tagging, Auto-Panorama Shot, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Face Detection, Smile Detection Video: DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MP4 Video recording: Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture Audio: FM Radio with RDS, MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / WMA / OGG / AMR Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP) Value-added Features: GPS, TouchWiz UI, MS Office Document Viewer, Advanced PIM Apps, Push Email, Auto Rotation, TV Out, Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi Memory: 8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ Size: 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 Battery: 1440 mAh

What do you think, readers? Good enough to compete with the next great "i" hope? Tell us in TalkBack.

Topics: Wi-Fi, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Networking, Operating Systems, Samsung, Software, Windows

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