iPhone-shunning, Storm-averse touchscreen fans, rejoice! Your day has arrived. The touchscreen-slate alternative to the iPhone 3G and the BlackBerry Storm has finally touched down on Verizon Wireless’s network. The Samsung Omnia i910 is now live on Verizon!
As you’re probably already aware, the Samsung i910 Omnia is the Verizon-branded i900 Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-powered touchscreen handset wrapped in Samsung’s widget-friendly TouchWIZ UI. Like the touchscreen offerings from Apple and RIM, the Samsung Omnia features a slate form-factor that boasts a full-face 3.2-inch haptic feedback (entire device vibrates with every touch-input) touchscreen with minimal use of buttons. And, with a 5 megapixel camera (LED flash, face detection, and panorama mode), WiFi, GPS (VZ Navigator), Bluetooth A2DP, 3G (EVDO Rev. A), optical mouse, accelerometer, and a full-HTML web browser, the Samsung Omnia is about as close to an iPhone 3G fighter as Samsung has ever released.
In line with our predictions, the Samsung Omnia will be available through online sales and business channels starting November 26. Verizon Wireless will offer the Samsung Omnia for $249.99 (after $70 mail-in rebate) with new two-year contract. Verizon Wireless stores should have stock and be ready to sell you a Samsung Omnia in-person on December 8.
Full spec-sheet after the jump.
Customizable Touch Screen Menu
with Drag and Drop Widgets
- CDMA/PCS 1x, EVDO Rev A
- Windows Mobile 6.1® Professional
with Office Mobile Suite
- Full HTML Web Browser with flash
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- 5.0 Megapixel Camera with Auto-Focus
- Visual Voicemail
- FM Radio
- 8GB of Internal Memory
- Motion Sensor
- Optical Mouse
- Bluetooth® Profiles – headset (mono/stereo), hands-free, serial port, object push (vCard only), basic printing, phonebook access, file transfer and human interface device
- Dimensions: 4.41” x 2.24” x .52”
- Weight: 4.34 ounces (standard battery)
- Display: 240 x 400 Pixel, 65K TFT
- 3.2” active screen are
- PDA – 128MB RAM/256MB ROM
- Phone – 32MB RAM/64MB ROM
- 8GB Internal User Memory
- microSD™ card (supports up to 16GB)
- Usage Times*: Up to 330 minutes with standard battery
- Standby Times*: Up to 300 hours with standard battery