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Gather 'round ye gadget lovers, for the tale of Samsung I8000 Omnia II. It's a tale of PocketPC wisdom and touch wizardry, of big screen and pixel aplenty, of ancestry and identity. Lend an ear to this preview as we try to figure out where this creature came from and where it's heading.
Samsung announced the Omnia HD a few months ago and despite sharing a name with the i900 Omnia, it was more a descendant of the Samsung i8510 INNOV8 with its Symbian OS and strong emphasis on imaging.
Coming a year later, the Samsung I8000 Omnia II is the real proper sequel instead.
Samsung I8000 Omnia II official photo
The number of high-end, touchscreen PocketPC bars is getting ever greater. Off the top of our heads, we could name at least five with WVGA screens over 3 inches and a camera of 3.15 MP or higher. If you include phones with a slide-out QWERTY then the market gets even more crowded. All of these have HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, and sleek UI plug-ins, so this isn't a differentiating factor.
The Samsung I8000 Omnia II roars into action with a 5 megapixel camera, 800 MHz CPU, and a huge 3.7 AMOLED screen and 8/16 gigabytes of internal storage. Here's a quick summary of the main I8000 Omnia II specs.
The thumbable cube launcher engaged on the wide screen
Bear in mind that the device we're using for this preview is in the early stages of development so the software will go even further changes before mass production. That said, let's not waste any more time and check out the contender in the Samsung corner - the I8000 Omnia II. The hardware part awaits you on the next page.
In my humble opinion – the second Omnia misses the charm that the first version had. True, the specs are much better, and especially the screen, but the D-Pad is horrible (the enter key actually opens up the main menu!), the plastic cover feels ch...
I just had an online chat with a rep from Verizon (forgot to copy the text) Sad I simply asked when she thought the Omnia II was going to be released. She looked into it and just said "soon". We talked a little more and I found that she hersel...
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