Last month Samsung announced the OMNIA Windows Mobile device that looks like a direct competitor to the Apple iPhone. I was bit surprised, and yet pleased, to see that Samsung announced it will be available on 22 July starting in Italy. It seems these devices are usually announced and then appear several months later, but this release is being made just one month after the official announcement.
The Samsung OMNIA (means "everything" in Latin and "wish" in Arabic) looks to take Windows Mobile to the next level, similar to the HTC Touch Diamond. Actually, you can check out a very detailed head-to-head between these two devices.
The OMNIA has a 3.2 inch WQVGA LCD display, 5 megapixel camera, 8 or 16 GB internal flash drive with microSD slot, integrated GPS receiver, FM radio with RDS, 1440 mAh battery and more. I hope to see this device released in the U.S. or at least made available with a U.S. HSDPA variant.
Thanks to Pocket PC Thoughts for the heads-up on the news.