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Samsung OMNIA first impressions show that Windows Mobile can beat the iPhone
I wrote about my Samsung OMNIA buying experiences in Singapore and wanted to post a first impressions article as I continue to work on a full review of the device. I purchased the 16GB white colored device and think it may be my new preferred Windows Mobile device. Like the HTC Touch Diamond, the Samsung Omnia is quite a departure from a standard Windows Mobile device and with the large 3.2 inch display it looks a lot like a direct iPhone competitor, but with far fewer limitations. The only thing lacking so far is 3G support for the US, but it does have a quad-band GSM radio and works with EDGE (2.5G) here in the US. I found two specific capabilities over the last couple of days that have me quite excited about the device and my T-Mobile SIM has now moved from my BlackBerry Curve to the Samsung OMNIA (SGH-i900) for the indefinite future.
Samsung OMNIA coming to Italy on 22 July
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.
Samsung INNOV8 S60 mobile device with 8 megapixel camera revealed
The Nokia N96 was revealed back in January and should be hitting the streets in the next couple of months. I guess I haven't been following the S60 rumors closely enough lately and was a bit caught off guard by the post that Ricky made regarding the Samsung i8510INNOV8 S60 device. He was at a local New York event last night and had the chance to see this upcoming device that has a groundbreaking 8 megapixel camera with QVGA video recording capability of up to 120 frames per second/VGA at 30 frames per second. The version shown at the event does not support US 3G bands, but maybe we'll see it with that support some time in the future.