Far be it for AT&T to sully their competitive reputation by keeping the iPhone-competing Samsung Omnia from hitting their networks. Word on the street has it that the sleekness from South Korea will be making it’s way to AT&T in the third quarter of 2008 – bringing with it Samsung’s expertise in packing massive features in to ever-slimmer profiles. At just 12.5mm thick, the Samsung Omnia is a pretty face.
With a 3.2-inch touchscreen, Divx certification (with H.263, H.264 support), 5 megapixel camera with face-detection and geo-tagging, quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) radio, HSDPA (7.2Mbps), GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, and FM radio (with RDS), the Samsung Omnia is a fit and well-finished iPhone fighter. And, considering that the Touch Wiz UI-toting touchscreen handset is offered in both 8GB and 16GB variants, there’s more than just a little similarity between the iPhone and Samsung Omnia.
AT&T will most likely be fitting the Samsung Omnia with their AT&T Music, Video, Navigation, and Mobile TV service, and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional will be running the show.
We’re looking for AT&T to pick up the Omnia in a couple months, so stay tuned!