The phone has a proprietary keyboard from Samsung, the additional characters are holding down a couple of seconds, there is a button switch to the input special characters, the keyboard works in portrait and in landscape mode.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2010the review said it doesn't have a qwerty available in landscape mode but i saw another review ... moreThe review here on GSMarena is outdated. I think it was a test unit. I have the phone and landscape qwerty is available for messaging and email.
Roland, 06 Feb 2010David it really is available, visit the site of CMK philippines, they sell it for 12,650..
... morePicked up my unit from the Samsung Concept Store at Ayala Center for P13,500; directly shipped from the Samsung warehouse. There's no display units so it's kinda hidden; you gotta ask the sales reps.
Didn't risk getting it from an unofficial shop this time. I bought a Sony Ericsson phone before from a supposedly-credible store at Mall of Asia; but after a few months, the battery was discovered to be defective and they didn't go anything about it (even if there was warranty).
It's awesome too that the only available color was "All Black." The actual phone looks even sleeker and better-built than in the pictures. I was supposed to get the Blue and Black one since I thought the Black/Red and Black/Gold looked too trendy and cheaply built. The All Black version looks professional and looks like it can compete with HTC models thrice the price.
If anyone has any questions, I'm free to answer them as I will start using the phone this week. It's my first time using a WinMo phone, and as of now; it's got a bit of a learning curve to it.
the review said it doesn't have a qwerty available in landscape mode but i saw another review and it has it, it even has the standard messaging like most common phones
overall it is a gud phone..... for office work and for personal entertainment....
juz wnt 2 ask, w/c is better this = Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE or Samsung B7330 OmniaPRO? cz hir in ph, B7330 is pretty much high in price, almost 1k. nid help, planning 2 buy a gift 4 meself. tnx....
David, 06 Feb 2010Where did you see it? Which store specifically?David it really is available, visit the site of CMK philippines, they sell it for 12,650..
i'm going to buy one real soon =)
chitoy, 05 Feb 2010now available in the philippines, just saw it in the a store for 12,650 with samsung warrantyWhere did you see it? Which store specifically?
now available in the philippines, just saw it in the a store for 12,650 with samsung warranty
David, 03 Feb 2010Wow! It's cheaper than I thought. I thought it would be in the range of 15k-17k. Is this t... morei'll be waiting for David's info since he's actively looking for this unit as i do =)
Anonymous, 03 Feb 2010unit is available now 12500, samsung authorized warrantyWow! It's cheaper than I thought. I thought it would be in the range of 15k-17k.
Is this the official price from the Samsung Concept Stores? Where did you see this?
I need to verify because I'm not seeing the model yet on the Samsung Mobile Philippine website...
Please let me know where you saw this offer. Thanks!
For anyone living/residing in the Philippines (specificaly Manila), I was able to contact Samsung Philippines directly regarding the B7300's release here.
They said they are not sure of a specific release date here yet, but it will surely be available in the Philippine market. They're hoping they get to release it sometime in the 1st quarter of 2010; so anytime between now and March. But then again, that's the optimistic estimate, so it may be later in the year. I hope it is not too late, as Windows Mobile 7 phones may be taking the scene later on this year...
I'm considering buying the OmniaLITE, and I have a couple questions:
1. Is it hard to find software on the Microsoft Marketplace that is compatible with the 240x400 screen?
2. Does it have voice dialing? (can I record someone's name and associate it with a phone #, and then say that name and have it automatically dial that number?
3. If yes to 2, can I initiate voice dialing from a bluetooth headset?
Does anyone know how to stop an 8gb SD Memory Card affecting the battery life of the phone dramatically ?This seems to be happening, but does not happen with a 1gb Memory Card. Can anyone help ???
David, 24 Jan 2010I'm guessing you live in the Philippines? Whereabouts did you manage to find a unit?yes philippines, but i bought my unit in mbk(bangkok) a week ago for 9,600baht + 100baht for the front and back protector. good find right :>
whey, 24 Jan 2010im using omnia lite and its been one of the best fone i have, its fast and has everything, but... moreI'm guessing you live in the Philippines? Whereabouts did you manage to find a unit?