Went to the Vodafone store today to try this phone before getting it. The interface was nice and smooth with no lag. The camera loaded quickly, focused well and snapped quickly. I use the HTC TYTNII for work and the OS has issues if you keep it running for a week or two, but that's Microsoft. I was pleasantly surprised that the keypad worked well with my fingers. The screen isn't that much bigger than the Tytn, but just big enough. The screen rotation works well, though I haven't had a phone with it before and not exactly loving it.
Hope that helps people as I know there have been some really negative comments about this phone. I think some people are maybe not used to the poor Microsoft OS!
I will post a more in-depth review once I have the phone, used it a couple of weeks.
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2008Been trying to decide if to get the omnia or wait for the i8510. Just had a play with Omnia in... morethats probably the vodafone branding slowing it down, i have unbranded omnia and think its quite responsive ,you use task switcher and close what you dont need
What's video performance like on this phone? does it have a graphics acceleration chip like the HTC Diamond or is the hardware good enough to compensate for that? also what's the phone like at handling games? can anything be done or is there software out there to enhance, not change, the touchWiz software? like maybe make the buttons react different when pressed or have a cool animation around each button or something like that and is there any way of adding flick scroll on the WM Part of the phone? and in comparrison to the Xperia, which is better?
can some one,any one please find out whats going on with 02 and the samsung omnia.
im long overdue an upgrade and the omnia is what im after.
voda offerd me 700 xnet mins,600 txts and unlimited internet plus the phone for free @ £35per month (18months).
I am totally fed up with the inability of O2 UK to treat their customers with a bit of decency and simply say if this phone will be available with them or not, if so when.
But it gets worse...I went to Vodafone today and to use the GPS function on the Omnia you have to use their find and go service which is an additional £5 per month. Sure you can download a third party application, but no one at Voda will give a commitment that it will work nor that Voda have not blocked such applications. Talk about exploitation. Not convinced of T-Mobiles coverage or that Orange works in my rural region. So I will wait for O2, and if they don't bring the phone out, not much I can do. Pretty alienating all this. Technology should be enjoyable as well as functional. Seems to me rip off Britain is doing well even in a recession!
is the white version of samsung omnia a limited edition? what's so special about it?
Is this a decent phone? I am looking for a new phone and am looking for something with style memory and can connect to my laptop. Is all of that in this phone? If not what phone has that? x
Hi. Just wanted to ask if the samsung omnia is capable of multiple sms sending (sending one message to several persons)?
Daymo, 28 Aug 2008Just had my Omnia delivered. Looks a lovely phone. I am following charging instructions. Anyon... morewhen you charge your omnia, the power button turns red, and when is already charged, it become green, is all i can help you, there is no icon nothing, see you, if you know something diferent , let me know
i have used symbian fone for years and will still use them. i had iphone as my 2nd fone but it gave me lot of problems, the software was never stable, use to crash a lot, + it did nt have basic features...now i want to keep windows based fone omnia as my 2nd fone...iam still very very happy with my n95 8gb...but u never know if omnia becomes my 1st fone and 95 2nd fone hahahaah.....just waitng for my omnia 16 gb white...wow
Just had my Omnia delivered. Looks a lovely phone. I am following charging instructions. Anyone out there that has this phone can you advise me that when phone switched off, should I see a battery icon charging on the screen as I cant? Should I switch it on before the initial 16 hours so I can see if its charging. On off switch is illuminated so i can see power going into phone but just cannot tell if charging. Help would be appreciated.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2008Wow, there are people having problems with the iphone? Can you give them a list of phones tha... moreAll phones (electrical equipments) will have some problems now and then. BUT some do have
excessive problems! iPhone is a good example, and the Xbox too!
I think this is one of the reasons why Samsung waits/waited so long with the introduction of the Omnia. They want to avoid such big problems as the iPhone has now. They have selected some test markets where the device was introduced. With the experiences in these test markets Samsung optimised the Omnia and now it is ready to be introduced in other countries as well. And yes, now and then there will be an Omnia which does not work as it should be, but hopefully not as many as the iPhone.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2008http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/f-109-p-12.html this forum has 100 people... moreWow, there are people having problems with the iphone? Can you give them a list of phones that can replace their iphone that will never have problems.
nick, 28 Aug 2008well windows mobile is more flexible. theres more applications and software for it, but symbia... moreThanks very much, struggling to make up my mind which platform to choose, need wm functionality. Just hoping Skyfire will be available for both windows and symbian in the next month or so
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/f-109-p-12.html this forum has 100 people with iphone problems....