Samsung i900 Omnia review: The whole nine yards
Organizer capabilities are rich and intuitive
Windows Mobile offers several time-management features and all of them are easily syncable with MS Outlook. As of Windows Mobile 6.0, the Calendar allows browsing the events to come. It offers daily, weekly and monthly view. You can have the week start on either Monday or Sunday. You can also hide weekends from the Calendar if you use it for business strictly.
The To-Do list allows you to add tasks and assign them priority. The Notes also come in handy, as you can either type or directly write the text down on the screen.
The Voice recorder and Calculator go without saying. A nice surprise is that Samsung have redesigned the default Windows Mobile calculator and now it has much more pleasant looks without sacrificing usability, and it's more thumbable.
There is also the excellent Clock application that gets you touch optimized access to alarms, anniversaries, the world clock and the stop watch.
Alarms are rather easy to setup and turn on or off. They can be repeated on selected weekdays and are unlimited in numbers. You can also setup different anniversaries, which can get repeated on an annual basis. And finally, the World clock is most nice looking and intuitive application of the kind we've seen lately. A tap on the blue mini map opens it up fullscreen and you can drag around to select the time zone you are interested in.
Another application is the rather handy Search application, capable of searching throughout the whole file system and applications. You can set filters, so that the application searches only in the places you need.
Your mobile office is here too
Among the WM core applications is the Office Mobile package featuring support for viewing and editing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. With the latest version of the Office Mobile, you also have the OneNote application.
Thanks to the pre-installed Boratech File Viewer, there is also support for viewing PDF documents. Performance when working with PDF file is commendable, but that's to be expected with the powerful processor.
The pre-installed Biz Card Reader is a rather handy utility to scan text or business cards and it comes with character recognition. It does an impressive job at that - at least in English.
Business card scanners are not something new but that's among the first document scanners implemented in a GSM handsets, and it's quite good too.
The card scanning is also impressively accurate. All the contact details can also be stored in your Phonebook should you choose so.