Max G, 13 Nov 2009To be honest, you don't need to worry at all. Samsung is not killing this phone. They are just... moreThanks Max G!!! You lighten up my knowledge and decided to keep my hd Omnia. I was on state of shock when I red the tech news that Samsung will discontinue supporting symbian os. Well at least I'm keeping my phone with a peace of mind. THNAKS!
do some of you guys have problems with receiving MMS with tmobile USA? I can receive the MMS, but the picture size is always 7kb maximum!!!! the size is so small you can't even see anything. I bought nokia n79 last year, and it had the same problems just like this omnia hd.
i want to know. thanks
this realy is the best made phone on the market now !
no phone can win in speed of camera of kwelitie of the movie/ foto.. this fhone realy is making every thing look more nice..
tip: have a look at you tube and watch phone batteles like.. iphone vd omnina HD of n97 vs omnina HD
Ryan, 10 Nov 2009Buy a Sony Satio, this phone may be quite good for video recording but its built like a brick ... moreits not that big as you think. its as big as the iphone..en i dont need a bag for the fhone.. is realy is the best foon ever maid .. and i work with phones i know the good and bad things of the phones. try this phone in the shop.
I have been using Opera Mobile 10 since it was annouced and one thing i have noticed it that i wont play any youtube videos! when i click on "watch video" it does nothing! has anyone tried accessing a youtube video using Opera mobile!?!
Hey All, Thanks for all the great comments. I agree with all the responses. To a large extent it's not the phone I have an issue with, it's the manufacturer....This phone really is armed to the teeth with cutting edge spec, it's just Samsung have to this point failed to give it the ammunition to fully realise it's true potential.
Despite what I have said, I do love this phone and it and it's users - those that have invested hard earned money which added to Samsungs healthy profits deserves alot better......
Hoping for a better i8910 HD future...
PMH, 13 Nov 2009What should I do to my NEW Samsung Omnia i8910 that I bought last 2 weeks ago since Samsung wi... moreTo be honest, you don't need to worry at all. Samsung is not killing this phone. They are just not making anymore newer phones that use Symbian OS. In other words, i8910 is going to be the last (and the best) Symbian phone from Samsung. It will also have the best S60v5 firmware in the world (HK/Russia/Italy already have it and others will get it soon too)!
Who cares if Samsung moves their focus away from Symbian? Afterall the most important thing about Symbian are the apps themselves. And development for new apps are not going to stop for a long long time. Remember S60v5 is just barely a year old (since Nokia 5800 launch)?
Besides, Samsung already packaged so many awesome apps built into the phone itself, like the great Video Player that supports DivX/XviD and subtitles, the excellent camera/videocam app, the accelerometer-controlled Media Browser, the custom-made music player with 3D visualization, the photo contacts, the DLNA app, the TouchWiz homescreen and much more (eg. 3D task manager for the new firmware)! And guess what, NONE of the Nokia phones have ANY of those! And those won't change no matter Samsung makes more future Symbian phones or not - they are already in YOUR phone!
So if you think this phone is dead, think again! If you think Symbian/S60v5 is dead, well, why did Nokia X6 just came out with it? Also, with killer apps like Opera Mobile 10 for Symbian coming out lately, there will be more to come to ensure many more years of bright future for Symbian/S60v5 and - yeah, your phone!
I know, Nokia will eventually go the Maemo way and Samsung will go the Bada way; but Symbian S60v5, and this phone, will live on for a long long time! Don't forget about all the monster hardware specs of this phone too! I bet in 3 years time, there will still be very very few phones with a 3.7" OLED screen and 8MP camera and can do HD-video recording! Time will tell!
One final advice for you - love your phone for what it is! I know I love mine very very much!
What should I do to my NEW Samsung Omnia i8910 that I bought last 2 weeks ago since Samsung will ditch Symbian OS. So to all people who owns i8910, what should we do in the near future if they will stop supporting Symbian? Give me some opinion....
hi fellow SOHD users,
another one bites the dust... got mine today.
this forum is really helpfull. lov the phone, will contact for further quires..
This was always on the cards.Even Sony Ericsson is rumoured to ditch winmo.So Samsung ditching symbian does not come as a surprise.
Whats needed is a new n fresh approach towards smartphone OS.Both winmo 6.5 and s60v5 have been intermediate solution's rather than the complete package.Bothe were showing their age(theve been along for a long time now).winmo6.5 is a carryover of 6.1 which in turn was a carryover for 6.0& s60v5 was just adding up of a touch interface to s60v3.Maybe the OS makers wernt ready for the sudden progresiion of mobile hardware and touch wizardry & maybe were caught unaware..hence coming up with half cooked solutions.
We may have a completely new winmo 7 & symbian series 7 or something, which could be what newer mobiles need.This in all probability would see manufactures switching back to these platforms.
Rest assured that people at wimno & symbian wont just sit and watch a switchover and witness their own cremation, and would go in for an all out fight to gain supremacy all over again(i hope they are listening)...even if they dont, we as end users would always pray fo things to work that way.
John, 12 Nov 2009Thanks Kam for your post.I know now what sort of mobile phone I should look for.Symbian's era ... moreHey Kam,
I read a few post on the same topic and it was really not shocking its just that it makes i8910 users feel scammed out a fair share of bucks. But i love this phone, flaws and all! I am still going to flash it although there may never be another firmware release ever for this phone! Maybe the newest firmware will flash BIOS from symbian to bada lol! But thanks for the info!
Kam, 12 Nov 2009The entry below is from www.samsungomniahd.com Please read carefully before deciding to go out... moreThanks Kam for your post.I know now what sort of mobile phone I should look for.Symbian's era for Samsung is over!And sooner or later for other brands.
Ryan, 10 Nov 2009Buy a Sony Satio, this phone may be quite good for video recording but its built like a brick ... moresatio is no comparison with omnia , i had n86 10 days back and i am happy not to buy crap like satio or n97.
but anyways its your money and whatever makes yoy happy is a good phone . not all phones are alike
The entry below is from www.samsungomniahd.com Please read carefully before deciding to go out and buy this phone. I already have one......If this is the case then Samsung really have stabbed all i8910 owners in the back.....
Youíve probably all seen the headlines by now. Samsung is rumoured to drop Symbian support on future handsets according to Samsung VP Don Joo Lee. This follows an analyst report that suggested something very similar. Samsungís roadmap will instead concentrate on the companyís newly announced Bada platform, along with Android and Windows Mobile.
To be honest, this news surprises me not in the slightest. You just have to look at the support given to the companyís supposed flagship, the Samsung i8910 HD, to see that the phone and OS was not on the top list of priorities.
Where did it all go so wrong? When the phone was announced at MWC earlier in the year there was so much promise. Even now, purely looking at the hardware side, itís still one of the most feature-rich phones on the market. You get a beautiful 3.7-inch OLED capacitive display, HD video recording, 8MP camera, excellent codec support and 8GB/16GB internal storage. This phone has it all, even compared to anything on the market or announced as we speak.
However it seems that Samsung almost didnít want the phone to do well. There was a very slow rollout, hardly any marketing to promote the phone and a severe lack of firmware updates. Part of the problem was choosing an OS in Symbian 5th Edition that just doesnít cut the mustard when it comes to the competition.
Itís a clunky piece of software thatís functional but certainly not inspiring as one would expect for such a flagship. Itís also clearly not designed for an exclusive touch experience. I have always thought how amazing it would be to see the hardware used in the i8910 HD along with Android. I currently use a HTC Hero as my day-to-day phone and I find it a much more of a pleasurable experience, despite not being as powerful as the i8910.
Maybe Samsung realized this pretty early on and decided to concentrate their efforts behind the scenes and making sure its next flagship will be the one to own. Whatever the reasons, itís disappointing news for all i8910 HD owners. With Samsung concentrating their efforts on Bada and future developments, I would be very surprised if significant firmware updates for the i8910 are released going forward.
So, will anything change in the future? From what Iíve heard, Samsung will be using Android for its high-end handsets, Windows Mobile for the enterprise market and Bada for the mid-range phones. Whatever OS the next flagship uses, I really hope that Samsung gives it the support that both the phone and owners deserve.
Gerald, 11 Nov 2009Hi. This is a polite reply to KAM. I have read your view but can not get anything relevant. Yo... moreHi Gerald,
Thanks for comments. As with your response to my initial comment, I am responding in kind.
My hands on comments of the i8910 HD are totally fine and sound,as is my mind LOL. I feel it could be your inability to comprehend my personal and experienced views on a mobile phone that I have since May.
I have on previous occasions added my very relevant comments and review of this phone upon my usage. My inpt is VERY apt for this phone as I have it, am using it, have dealt with both Orange and Samsung Mobile support. This more then warrents me to make very valid comments on this bit kit.
I suggest you carefully read and fully understand what others have written before using words like "incompetant", "unstable", "irrelevance" etc when replying.
As for insulting, you really should read what you have typed before responding to very relevant posts as you written english is atrocious.
Again, thanks for your comments I have taken these onboard and totally disregarded them. I still stand by the views written in myearlier post as this is my experience of the i8910 HD, it's manufacturer and it's UK service provider.
I hope this helps,
hamid, 11 Nov 2009Thanks Zenati...
Press telephone and type *#0002*28346#. A menu will appear. Now to up th... moreHi Hamid,
That is a wonderful piece of information. Sure it almost blew my ear drums. I am using "Shure"in ear head phones and the quality now is incredible.
yes ryan...and do you u think satio's jotter is tiny to called as jotter?? open it, and give to u'r gf in case she forgot to brought her lipstick...oh pleaseee X_X
there is no such thing as the perfect phone,there may never be such a thing, but i have used nearly every phone that is on the market today, and now own this phone, it does most thing you wont very well, im really happy with it, i dont think the i phone is all that, its very easy to use, and most people i know who have one arnt good with tech, they like the idea of it, but if they had any sense they would get this phone, its screen, camera, and ease of use is superb, yes theres not loads off apps yet, ( mobile 9 is a good place to go, ive got every app i could wont from here, many iphone apps are just silly, like make your phone into a Flute, please talk about a 1 min wonder )
so if you are thinking about buying this phone, you wont be disipointed, anyone that thinks a Satito or 97 is better is planly daft, and has not used this, the touch screen is out of this world, and running Opera is a joy, cant wait for Skyfire to be launched