Anonymous, 26 Sep 2009Vodafone and carriers in general will learn the hard way. They will sell about 10 of them... N... moreYou should be able to run Maemo on it.
Linux is open source so what's to stop you.
About the only company that I can think of that does not tolerate any form of network branding is Apple.
Doctor Sohail, 26 Sep 2009@ In Reply to My Comments !! Do U Guys Not agree what i said n felt about this Phone ?? B Hon... morethese phones manufactured samsung but are saled by vodafone as vodafone... provider specified internality. dont be rude on samsung
Vodafone and carriers in general will learn the hard way. They will sell about 10 of them... No one will want a crippled device with tons of branding and advertisement.
Stick to providing cell services.
iPhonePhilo, 25 Sep 2009I read the post of Doctor H. I can't stop crying, I even called samsung for that matter.what happened then? Did they gave you some candy???
@ In Reply to My Comments !!
Do U Guys Not agree what i said n felt about this Phone ?? B Honest !!
I mean Honestly am a very Big Fan of Omnia and use Omnia i 900 and now Omnia 2 .. But this Vodafone is Ruining Samsung's Reputation !! Best Of Luck 4 Vodafone 4 Selling it !! IF some 1 gimme a million Dollars n say dat i have 2 use just this phone 4 the next year , I would simply Refuse !! As simple as That !!
Love the contact menu, the 3D menu and effect. (Still need to touch up for the speed, some lagging occurred)
But sorry la, the main menu is simply ugly, it like copycat of iphone main menu but look ugly and cheap!.
I am a BIG fans of Samsung but not this, hopefull Samsung out better LiMo phone without any service provider partner, and remember redesign the Main Menu.
the software on this device looks just like the iphone !!!!!
that is sooo laaaaammmmeeeee!!!!!!!
I read the post of Doctor H. I can't stop crying, I even called samsung for that matter.
Honestly !! AM Disappointed .. I used Most phones like omnia,omnia 2,iphone 3g and 3gs ,nokia n95 and N97 .. AM a Big Fan Of Omnia Series .. But this H1 Thing is such a crap !! I mean has any 1 noticed da cheap Menu ?? Is this by any mean Elegant or pleasing when u compare it to Windows Mobile 6.5 Home screen ?? Or Manilla 2D or 3D ?? Or Nokia N900 ?? Leave Iphone 3G and 3 GS , cuz I always believed dat they dont have an Interface at all..Just Icons ,same as H1... In face H1 would have been better if it had dat MOTOROLA DEXT MOTOBLUR feeling to it .. DO U Guyz Agree ?? I mean Who Buy this sort of Crap ?? AMOLED SCREEN & 16 Million coulours Literally Wasted here !! Is this UI even made by Samsung ?? Cuz da elegance n High Standards they have Maintained ,Make Me hard to Believe dat this crap is there Phone !! Guyz at Vodafone !! Grow Up .. Improve UR UI !! This is da Era Of Elegant UI and Functionality !! I personally use windows 6.5 Today screen with all Plugins installed and with BLiss theme and at time Windows 7 theme !! Just Look at the Elegance Of That and ask urself , Is any body Gonna Buy this Junk !! Samsung I feel Sorry 4 U !!
Bingo, 24 Sep 2009The UI looks sooooo Apple?? This is an Iphone wanna bethe ui looks better than the 1 on the liephone
Nice features, lazy design... has anyone else noticed that its general shape / layout is virtually an exact match for Samsungs own I890 Omnia HD??
No it is not a shame when Vodafone makes a new mobile which its OS design somewhat looks like iPhone, no problem at all. I personally was expecting from new mobiles to make everything new and different to us. I don't like imitation at all, this is me, I am not asking from others to be me. iPhone is not the best and will never be the best, because it can't be the best in the world since it is the best for me.
And yes, as Matt saidDaddyCool said and could be very true since he tried the new Vodafone:
"I would agree that whilst they are trying to copy some of the iphone's ideas in terms of design, they have admittedly pioneered a new way of mobile working which could equally revolusionise the way we use phones".
Slow, (apparently) no capacitive T/S. However if Samsung releases the kernel modules and the O/S as copyleft open-source, the follow up models will ROCK the market!
I recently had the priviledge of using this new handset and was very pleasantly surprised despite previously disliking Samsung products. It's key selling point is the fact that it syncronises wirelessly everytime you do anything. From taking pictures to adding a contact, the instant you do anything it is automatically backed up to a global PC account, making lost phones and lost contacts a thing of the past. Linked in with the new SatNav funtionality (that can actually find one of your phone's contacts' global position so you can see them on your handset before they arrive!). Make no mistake, Vodafone have lost alot of business because of the iphone, so I would agree that whilst they are trying to copy some of the iphone's ideas in terms of design, they have admittedly pioneered a new way of mobile working which could equally revolusionise the way we use phones. A very clever piece of kit.
[deleted post]The words of someone who has clearly never used WinMo or HTC's TouchFlo UI.
It's so far beyond the bland grid of icons that Apple use that to try and compare the two is laughable.
Anyway, if you want innovation, why are you championing the iPhone?
Nothing about it's UI is innovative, it's just a patchwork of elements lifted from pre-existing products produced by other manufacturers, with an Apple logo on the back.
Back on topic: I can't see how the release of these handsets can be seen as a good thing - the last thing any of us need is yet another competing OS. We already have three, better established, cross-platform OSs vying for market-share, not to mention the three manufacturer-specific smartphone OSs. On top of that, there's also the looming threats of Moblin and Maemo, both of which are liable to be bigger players than this.
Given how few handsets this OS is available on and no concrete plans to release any more, one cannot help but feel that it's going to be woefully under-supported and that can only end up hurting the people who take the plunge and purchase one or other of these handsets.
Guys, this UI is completely deifferent than the apple UI and probably different to anything in the market...where the hell does apple shhow a 3D menu?