Initially I thought it's just another PDA Phone in the market. Now it seems Samsung managed to produced a quality one, but having owned many PDA Phones before (since the birth of 02 XDA 1) certainly provided me with some experiences with stability & reliability issues. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this I900 Omnia is not good but allowing more time to gauge its stability & reliability factors would be better. (Same goes to other brands on their new models) In paper, performance should be good - 624Mhz processor, in built 8/16GB internal memory, 5MP camera with xenon flash & GPS certainly are excellent specs. This would be in my list for my next PDA phone upgrade - and I'm still monitoring.
Another issue I noticed here - too many reviewers are actually not familiar with Windows Mobile's Operating System based on questions posed. If you are switching from a non-PDA phone to this, you are moving into a different category of "phone" & you'll need some time to play with it to really familiarize. There are way too many "things" a user would eventually need or get to know. Tons of softwares, settings to your taste, sync issues & I can't help but to say this important message - productivity enhancement on your livelihood. If you just want a pure music player, don't go for this. I've witnessed too many people trading-in their few months old PDA phones for a normal music phone just bcoz they found it difficult to use - not the PDA phone's problem but it's their own. If you've purchased a PDA phone, my suggestion is to thoroughly look thru the manual to properly understand its usefulness rather than to put up questions here. The reason? Usually in Windows Mobile OS, one thing leads to another therefore if you can't understand a few things, it becomes more complicated. It's easy though, once you've got the grip. So I hope those looking at converting to PDA phone to really see whether this type of phone is for you otherwise, don't waste your money.
Omnia Dude, 29 Aug 2008Does it have at least a half vga screen like the iphone? The omnia only displays i think 65... moreHi omnia dude... please kindly ignore this annymonus..i have read from the previous comment, he is making others regard him as a kid..i guess a spoilt brat too...hahaha...always telling iphone this and that where alot of facts and evidence is stated for him..guess he just dont understand since he is so ignorant..i have saw a few post where other iphone user find him a disgrace which is very true..but what to do, hes just a spoilt kid..think he just own one iphone and is trying to convince himself he had bought the right stuff...kids..they are always like this..so naive and ignorant....
i got this omnia a aweek ago...And after using for a week, i must say its damn awesome phone..I need some help regarding settings.Will appreciate you for the help:
1) Is there any way to ungroup all the SMSes we get?? I mean if i want to delete selected messages from a person , how do i do it..do i need to delete whole bunch?
2) Can we record calls? i couldnt find that option.
3)When i open task bar option, i find many programs running..so how do i close each programs that i run apart fm end task option...
4)How do i create playlist? I created in winamp, but my cell dosnt perform that list..
Thx in adv.
darren, 29 Aug 2008do not get this phone pictures are poor and cloudy indoors email is not easy to set up. when y... moreHi darren,
the picture quality is good for my omnia?
is it that you have to tune with some of the setting?
as for the email, mine is fine and its not taking too long for me to push the mail into my omnia...about 1minute plus..
STARR, 30 Aug 2008QUESTION FOR the BFG
Okay i don't know if it is my computer but my active scan won't work. ... moreDear Starr, Two things I can suggest you.
First is, take some time to learn about windows mobile pda, how it works, what to do. If I read your comments am sure you can not figure it out by yourself and will need some external help.
Second is, just buy you an easy normal phone, windows mobile is powerful, but need some knowledge how to operate, clear that this is failing for the moment.
So study and take your time to learn, or use a normal phone as example F480
QUESTION FOR the BFG
Okay i don't know if it is my computer but my active scan won't work. when i downloaded something pop up ( i don't remember what it said),i just don't get how i am suppose to use it. Also i thought this phone had 16 gig of memory but i can only have 8 songs. is there any way i can change that so i can upload my 4 gig of music. also the music on there when i go to play it in the touch player sometimes it says file is corrupted or cannot play but then if i click the song over and over again sometimes i can play it. how do i fix this problem so it doesn't say it at all. where do i get the new firmware and how do I add it(everyone says use active scan but I don't know where to put the file after i click explore. I want to know how to games and new skins. also my wi-fi won't connect. my wireless connection says its available but when it connects it all the sudden try to connect to my neighbor connection.
Can anyone pls advise a really good media player for omnia. It seems like it does not support all formats. I know that coreplayer mobile is the best one but I am looking for a free software
Yes, the phone vibrates and rings at the same time. Just buy it. It is a great phone.
darren, 29 Aug 2008do not get this phone pictures are poor and cloudy indoors email is not easy to set up. when y... moreDo we have the same phone? This phone produces great pictures, probably the best ive seen.
I agree that indoors the photos suffer a little but outdoors the quality is amazing.
Please look at these photo samples on this page and tell me how you think it is poor camera.
does the omnia i900 vibrate and ring at the same time, can anyone let me know if it does asap, as i want to purchase one quickly.
do not get this phone pictures are poor and cloudy indoors email is not easy to set up. when you do get the email it so slow. i hate to say it but it looks like im having to give apple more of my money as i have a ipod and a mac or should get the htc touch pro.
build quaility is excellent i do like samsung maybe some update will help but i needed a good workable phone so its going back to vodafone.
if you dont need this phone for business you and you dont to fuss about a camera then buy it as it looks and feels great.
the games are good too.
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