Samsung blitzed the wires with new handset upon new confusingly-named handset today, showing off their latest touchscreen lineup. Included in their slew of new touchscreen offerings is the Samsung Omnia II I8000. Now that the Samsung Omnia II has been officially outed, it’s looking every bit the high-end smartphone that we had expected it to be. And, in a move that iPhone fans will be all too familiar with, Samsung will offer the Samsung Omnia II I8000 in three variants – 2GB, 8GB and 16GB.
The Omnia I8000 might look a lot like the S8000 “Samsung Jet” that was also announced today, but the Omnia II I8000 is an actual smartphone, unlike the wannabe S8000. The all-new Samsung Omnia II leads Samsung’s charge towards touchscreen smartphone greatness with all kinds of high-end smartphone tech. The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-powered Omnia II features wireless connectivity on all fronts – WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, 3G data connectivity and some integrated GPS hardware thrown in for good measure. The 5.0-megapixel camera sports auto-focus, dual-LED flash and records video at a near-HD 480p resolution. And, with a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen throwing out 480 x 800 pixels at WVGA resolution, Samsung made sure their beast of smartphone also has a pretty face.
The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS will be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional when it becomes available later this year. Thankfully, Samsung’s custom TouchWiz 2.0 UI replaces much of the Windows Mobile awkwardness that we’ve managed to deal with all these years.
Expect to see the Samsung Omnia II hitting Verizon Wireless’s network sometime in the near future. Pricing and availability net yet available.
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