Costas, 15 May 2009I think there is almost no chance to use OVI to backup your Omnia HD, what there is achance is... moreThanks, I much prefer the specs of the i8910 to the N97 but do have concerns about availability of applications and that gives me some doubt whether to buy it or not as my brother has an INNOV8 and there was little or no support for it and firmware updates were next to non existent so I do fear the same happening again otherwise I would order an i8910 today
Would Live Messenger be available for i8910 do you think ?
does this mean that Samsung i8910 will have applications i-shop like iPhone has?
Hassan B, 15 May 2009Will it be possible to use Ovi store for the i8910 since that is Symbian like N97 ?I think there is almost no chance to use OVI to backup your Omnia HD, what there is achance is to download and install applications such as nokia messaging and perhaps in time a hacker will find a way to by pass the checks that validate a nokia device. Samsung had better be sure 3rd party applications exist to replace the nokia ones. One example is Sport Tracker, even if hacked the API of the sensor, accelerometer, in the HD is different from that in the N97. bUT NEVER SAY NEVER.
This is why Samsung's support for the HD is CRUCIAL, I cannot stress this enough.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Thx for the info. Nokia N97 and Samsung i8910 HD is Symbian flagship this year.
Will it be possible to use Ovi store for the i8910 since that is Symbian like N97 ?
Just ordered my i8910 HD from Phones 4 u, with Delivery expected on Monday (18th) by Royal Mail Special. Gone for the Dolphin £35 contract, 18mths standard tariff, with the Handset Free.
Hopefully with it not coming direct from Orange it will also be an Unlocked handset (P4U usually are), as Orange on the magazine ads look to have tampered with the Software quite a bit. Here's hoping they havent though!
yet another thing I would like to say is that i always hate how samsung launches their devices, as with the omnia hd, the original omnia also had a weird launch, some units available in Singapore at first, and very slowly trickling out around the globe culminating in the end of summer early autumn with readily availability.
Nokia seams a bit better at these releases.Cheers.
Hi I am the anonymous user who posted the long comment before,since I have not yet handled the phone personally I do not know, my current phone sports a 3.8 inch screen Touch HD and I feel that the reason it is a bit difficult to type on handed is not the size of the screen but the width of it and the resistive touch. The Omnia HD is thinner but also capacitative so I will not presumably need to exert force.
I was also on the fence with Nokia N97, so what I have done is pre order the Omnia HD with a return option within 2 weeks at full price or 50% within 1 year. Therefore if Samsung does not support it I will have to revert to N97
I believe you are right friend, Nokia will definately support the hell out of the N97 with all sort of updates etc. I just hope Samsung rectifies their customer service and truly capture the potential of this device.
Ultimately the device with most support will win the day i believe, until the next device surfaces
Really peed off npw, spoke to Orange, they told me no phone for 2+ WEEKS :@
Why is everywhere saying different things?!
Anonymous, 15 May 2009It seems to me that the SE fanboys are bitter that Samsung has come up with a higher spec devi... moreWell said. N95 is a legend, same as original Omnia last year. Continuity release the new firmware is the big plus. Not like the Xperia X1.
Samsung i8910 HD and Nokia N97 is the real phone, not prototype like Idou. I'm sure Nokia, Samsung, LG and HTC has so many prototype that a lot better than Idou.
sms, 15 May 2009Mobilemaster: Hahahaha, Hahahaha, the second will be the best phone on Earth, hahahaaha and... moreThat was a joke, coz I know not Se is the best on Earth, Sharp is the best! This is true, now I am serious, look at to those phones! Not for the phones are made by Europe, coz they are weak. Sony Ericsson is growing, this is the first Idou model, the second will be much better!!!
Mobilemaster, 15 May 2009Sorry for my english, I am not an english man.
Do you think Idou is weak??? Hahahaha, you a... moreMobilemaster:
Hahahaha, Hahahaha, the second will be the best phone on Earth, hahahaaha and the third one will be the best one in heaven then the fourth one will be the best one in hell. Too bad you can't believe it, sorry!!!
Anonymous, 15 May 2009It seems to me that the SE fanboys are bitter that Samsung has come up with a higher spec devi... moresalute!! but don't you think that hd is bit too big (yup, unless you're big guy, or small guy with lengthy palm lol..) and also virtual keyboard more difficult and eat screen space. i will choose N97.
Anonymous, 15 May 2009off course it matters.. Lol. are you working in the museum?How did you kn0w im w0rking at museum? lolz asst supervisor @ fort santiago, philippine museum center..
oh c'm0n dude..
this is not DIGICAM gadget..
obviously its a cellfone..
so if u want lens cover simply buy a digicam. .lolz..
samsung engineers kn0w everythings best regards this phone.. and i kn0w it will hit the market eventhough it doesnt had camera lens cover.. just like the king phone n95 8gb..
It seems to me that the SE fanboys are bitter that Samsung has come up with a higher spec device regardless if it has some issues etc.
1) Idou is so far off SE presented with its internal codename not even the production name and please remember Megapixels is not everything, reviewers agree the nokia n93 with hardware optics produces the best quality photos (less noise etc) of any phone to date
2) SE has not been performing well in the last year, with the exception of the X1 produced by HTC. Too many Walkman phones, poor video on camera phones and so forth
3) SE has been slowly but steadily lacking in the smartphone department due to UIQ being terminated but you should respect SE for being pioneers with devices such as the p800 etc.
4) Nokia N97 is a very good device but the value of this device is not rally the hardware but the software services, ovi, and basically Nokia Support and Updates.
5) I am not a fan of any 1 company but at this time I have preordered the HD. Samsung may have made some errors but lets not forget that the final production phone has not been handled by any reviewer as of yet, and in my opinion its major drawback the poor audio codec is a software issue.
To cut a long story short, IF AND ONLY IF Samsung supports the device with development of applications and updates will this device or ANY device be truly amazing. Remember the N95 had a few problems but Nokia stuck through and now it is a legend, and still probably the best phone out there considering everything.
Mobilemaster, 15 May 2009Sorry for my english, I am not an english man. Do you think Idou is weak??? Hahahaha, you a... moreyeahh.. you're japanese right? arigato lol.. last time SE was good is when they have k750, while nokia have n80. i think k750 and k800 is great phone. i'm still using one. but after nokia announced that classic N95 phone, SE have no answer.. Lol. All they can gave is c905. and c means crap! you have 8MP camera but the video quality is nowhere near. it's the same with lying to your costumer because they will inevitably thinks that if the camera is 8MP, then the video must also be good. Wrong! We are bullied by SE, and careless costumer gets the crap in their toe. Idou? yes, boring name i bet you will be even borer to wait for it... will not happen this year! wake up guys.. here comes omnia hd and n97. forget sony. they are sleeping..Zzzz.zz..snork!! Lol.