Me, 13 Apr 2009I'll take the N97 any day over the Samsung omnia or the lg viewty 2, its not just specs that c... morei agree with the comments made. Overall functionality counts more than anything that's why I said prospective buyers of Omnia HD should have a hands on comparison rather than falling for the hype.
Omnia HD prototype is definitely buggy. I saw so many instances where the phone didn't respond to taps on the screen. That's why I said it's slow to respond. Check the videos for yourself to be convinced. As somebody else said you are buying in to a complete package when you spend your hard earned money on a phone. Omnia HD is colorful but N97 UI and applications look very neat and professional. The user friendliness is with N97. Have you noticed the applications function in N97? It is like a warm knife cutting through butter. Omnia HD is merely a collection of widgets + basics with a beautiful display to please your eye. It's hardware spec is unmatched up to now. But what good of the hardware unless there are practical applications to match? And if they don't complement to the functionality ? However if Sammy's can come up with productive practical apps on board with smooth operation it might be worthwhile. This is my humble opinion and i hope these comments will help Samsung to improve the HD before release.Thanks.
who cares about the box?you can't walk on the street with a phone in a box.I just hope it will have the handsfree like sony has(ear-in I mean)
Dear samsung user s . Kindly let me know (unbiased opinion) which is good in terms of mobile and operating system ( touch hd or omnia HD and windows or symbion) . Is typing on touch hd finger friendly like my e90. Please state your anwser giving detailed comparison. As both mobiles are very costly so i need to be sure of choice before i buy n not regret later. Thanks dear.
anonymous, 13 Apr 2009I bet the Omnia HD will come in an ugly box and cheap packaging like all the other Samsung pho... moreI don't mind if they even put it in a shoe box. As long as it is a good phone. Are you going to showoff the box? The people that will buy this phone won't be the window shoppers. It will be the gadget freaks like myself who research a phone in advance before it hits the market and look for the options it has.
Tanz, 13 Apr 2009Im realy at a loss to decide among Omnia HD and N97 which on I should buy. Everything of N97 w... moreYou have to make up your own mind. I'm not sure why people look for N-Gaze in other phones. It's a nokia thing. If Samsung has it they will have a different name for it. If you really fancy a physical keyboard and looking for DBV-H TV and N-Gaze, you have no other option but to stick to Nokia only. Omnia HD is not bulky..it's more of a tablet phone than a regular phone, still you can hold it in your hand and use it. I would rather say N97 is bulky..its narrow but thick due to its physical keyboard. Finally it's all up to you. You can't have everything. In my opinion n97 and Omnia HD are not in the same category at all. thanks
Im realy at a loss to decide among Omnia HD and N97 which on I should buy. Everything of N97 was ok with me except...
1. Only a 5MP camera which may will take a lot of time to process images like all othr nokia 5MP's.
2. Only VGA video record.
3. It's said by many that its resistive touch screen will be no different from 5800's which I didn't like at all.
4. No 3D graphics accilarator and processor maybe is not much speedy.
Probs with omnia HD:
1. No physical QWERTY keyboard (I'd love one).
2. Too bulky.
3. No screen rotation in main menues.
4. Unimpressive gallery.
5. No DBV-H TV.
6. Software limitations (everyone knows that nokia is best in this front).
7. Can't play N-Gaze.
8. Not even a duel LED flash like N97.
9. The front side of the phone looks chinese phone like.
Anyone can tell me what should I do now?
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2009Looked at both Omnia HD and N97 prototype. OMNIA HD is slow. I hope the final retail firmware ... morewho told you that samsung omnia hd is slow?
this machine is using a ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor; 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
n97 has NO 3D accelerator.
oh well, that both phone is not yet in the market.
I bet the Omnia HD will come in an ugly box and cheap packaging like all the other Samsung phones.
Samsung seriously needs to spend a little more on packaging.
Me, 13 Apr 2009I'll take the N97 any day over the Samsung omnia or the lg viewty 2, its not just specs that c... moreI agree with although,but i still prefer hd,coz in my view sammy success to learn from nokia as s60 newbie...and hd offers best features 4 me..n i know that nokia is the master on s60..but the sammy progress after g810,i450,innov8,omnia,hd very2 amazing n i've tested their innov8 n i love it more than n95..cheers
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2009Its release will be on June along with Iphone 2009, LG Viewty 2, N97 and w995. So probably lat... moreI'll take the N97 any day over the Samsung omnia or the lg viewty 2, its not just specs that count, its the overall functionality. Nokia N97 bridges the gap between functionality and services. Though both the omnia and viewty are nice offerings, they severely lack on services and services are the core of functionality.
For example, I don't want to be found in a situation where my friends and colleagues are enjoying Ngage, Ovi app store, widgets, Nokia maps, Nokia messaging, huge array of applications, regular updates and so on, on their N97 and am left out, wishing I had purchased the N97, but by then it will be too late and I hate to regret. So the N97 cuts it for me, its where i'll put my money on. Plus the physical slide out keyboard is a lovely addon, virtual keyboards don't just give you that good feeling inside. I can't trade off full functionality for a few gimmicky features which you can certainly do without. Just my 2 cents. Thanks
Looked at both Omnia HD and N97 prototype. OMNIA HD is slow. I hope the final retail firmware will be faster and responsive and at least 50% speedier as said. Otherwise bye-bye Omnia HD!!
Coz I Shall not fall for the hype but will wait until convinced with hands on.
Anyway I am not in to HD recording. I feel prospective buyers should not get over exited with talk going on. Lets compare the design/Hardware/applications/Performance etc with Nokia N97. Lets wait and see if Samsung can deliver as they say!! If they do the crown is theirs! Otherwise Nokia N97 is the winner!
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2009how come that idou will be the ruler of symbian when idou was expected to release next year? lolcan`t you see the word FUTURE!
openmind, 13 Apr 2009when all said and done you will be getting the n97 lol.
Try avoiding getting shot at by pulli... moren97?
n95 + touchscreen? what is so nice about that? 18.3mm thick? no thanks.
omniahd is just 12.9mm thick.
man do they even release the NAM version???????????????????????????
when all said and done you will be getting the n97 lol.
Try avoiding getting shot at by pulling out this huge samsung i8910 (bigger than iphone)out of your pocket trying to impress someone. when the n97 has all the nice features and is about the same size as Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.
Samsung to replace Nokia!!
ftg, 13 Apr 2009Is the signal good? is it hard to text without phonepad? how's the battery life?
the phone is not out yet,
but the prototype is good.