Epoch, 21 Aug 2008I think that is a good tactic played by Tmobile, and I say this because getting repairs or rep... morenice one, i can't wait, bit of a tech freak! just got my new dell studio 17" lappy, just need the phone now! lol
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008well said thanks.
also i heard some time ago that t-mobile tend to be the ones who are ultra ... moreI think that is a good tactic played by Tmobile, and I say this because getting repairs or replacements for phones is more expensive both cost and reputaion wise...so if they wait it out to bring a stable thing to the market...i dont blame them.
I have been personally waiting for this phone for 2 months now, my 18M contract with 02 is long over and I am just waiting for this to come out...I got a chance to play with the omnia when I was in Germany and believe me this phone is truly worth the wait...the camera app especially is one of the best i have seen...
Epoch, 20 Aug 2008If I could just make onething clear...there is a lot of comments here going on about the fact ... morewell said thanks.
also i heard some time ago that t-mobile tend to be the ones who are ultra cautious on releases as they do further heavy testing of new phones to make sure they are right and sound! Which is why they tend to have a smaller range than other networks, but have less problems with returns and stuff? don't know how true that is?
lee, 20 Aug 2008thanks for that i got n95 8gb at moment but ready for something different would u say this a g... moreI hope so, its what i'm going for, got standard n95 at mo but fancy some touch screen action, plus the windows thing will replace my current pda for work so sounds like a good bet. Nothing else close to it at moment anyway! Iphone is not advanced enough for me, particularly the camara. Have had samsung before and they are pretty good if not better now adays. Shame about all this neg ferret rubbish going around, at least ours will have less bugs and run smoother, the last thing i need is an impromptu visit to the retailer to have my phone fixed!
Anyway all being well 24th is our date and should get good deal from voda, just mention iphone to them! lol.
If I could just make onething clear...there is a lot of comments here going on about the fact that orange and 02 have the phone...now if a retailer like say carphonewarehouse or phones4u has the phone on orange or 02...that does not mean that the networks are doing it as well...it just means that these retailes have bought some of the phones from whereever and they are selling it with the network of their choice. A network exclusive release of the omnia is not for some days now and i believe Vodafone and orange are going to be the frontrunners in this. I have a contact in vodafone who tells me that they are developin a TV app for the omnia and so far the results are truly amazin. 02 is holding back for some days as it is clashing with the incognito( HTC touch diamond) but am not sure which comes out first. Will keep u posted if anything new comes up
Anonymous, 20 Aug 200824th August according to vodafone stores in doncaster york and harrogatethanks for that i got n95 8gb at moment but ready for something different would u say this a good upgrade?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 197024th August according to vodafone stores in doncaster york and harrogate
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008I've just had my Omnia delivered yesterday on O2 from CarphoneWarehouse. It's also now on thei... moreNot in the UK, or if you have, which I doubt, you got the defunct version with first series ROM and bugs, all features shared by yourself
I've just had my Omnia delivered yesterday on O2 from CarphoneWarehouse. It's also now on their website.
epoch, 20 Aug 2008The better networks in the UK are not taking it in now and what that means is that they want a... moreOrange do not mention it, however i mention earlier i rang them up and asked whether they had the phone, they did, i ordered my upgrade and it came today.
Epoch, 20 Aug 2008For Uk people Ok, here's the scoop...I found out from an old friend who works in Samsung...he... moreThanks for the posting. Amongst all the inaccuracies we read this seems the most viable and plausible explanations and confirms what I said this morning about commercial and technical reasons. Why Samsung or the networks can be honest is to their detriment. It takes much more to recover a damaged reputation. They must employ inadequates if they cannot work this out form themselves.
Meesh, 20 Aug 2008Thanks soooooo much for that info, your a wee star! no problem...happy to help.
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008the problem is that samsung have had massive media attention on this phone and by not releasin... moreThe better networks in the UK are not taking it in now and what that means is that they want a solid product which works...Now phones 4 u...in some act of desperation are sellin this phone to boost sales but what u are getiing is not the uk release.
Orange have no mention of the omnia so I dont understand how people are commenting on this.
O2 will release it...and no dont worry about them doing the Iphone because they are a business at the end of the day and they will not want to loose out on any business from the omnia.
the problem is that samsung have had massive media attention on this phone and by not releasing information as to when the phone will be released, really brings their rep down because you think that samsung cant deliver and on top of that, the networks get a bad rep for not stocking for the phones, orange and phones 4 u all have the tocco and theyve released the omnia, many network providers are now going to be very disappointed as they see their customers leave to get this phone, im really get impatient now and might just go get the iphone instead ... Not happy ..
singlelayer, 20 Aug 2008Right. Carphone Warehouse and e2save (owned by CPW) have it available right now. They have 200... moreexactly having a buggy phone now and then stressing to get it fixed is not a good idea...when if u just wait for it for some time to get a nearly bug free phone...I mean it is samsungs first WM phone and they ahve done a hell of a job on it so waiting a little bit more shouldnt be too bad
Right. Carphone Warehouse and e2save (owned by CPW) have it available right now. They have 200 units in stock but as I'm an O2 'online select' customer, CPW can't upgrade me until I'm completely out of my 18 month contract. O2 will allow me to upgrade up to three months early (which is now) but they don't have the Omnia available yet. I suspect as mentioned below, the handsets from CPW and the like will be the first ROM version and waiting should ensure less bugs.
sorry...forgot to mention abt the 8 or 16 gb versions...Samsung has left this decision on the netorks and will be releasing the stock accordingly...
For Uk people
Ok, here's the scoop...I found out from an old friend who works in Samsung...he doesnt work in the mobiles department but he asked them on my request...There are 2 major reasons the Omnia release is being witheld in the UK...the first one is the TOCCO, now samsung has invested quite heavily in this phone and it is doing rather well in the market...releasing the omnia in the market right now will mean that Tocco sales might drop...now Samsung is not too chuffed about this but the networks are as they have bought lots of stock...so selling a much better version of the Tocco and also bear in mind that prices have to be lower than the Iphone(omnia's main competitor), the networks will be left over with loads of stock and no one would want to buy.
The other reason is that the worldwide release has had some bugs...so the networks and Samsung want to have this fixed before doing a full blown release. He also mentioned that places doing the omnia might still have the one with ROM v2 but apparently there is a new one being designed whih will b in all UK released stock.
The big question now---so when is it coming out...he said that they are positive of doing a full blown launch towards the end of August or very early september...and this is true because they have to get the market into the omnia before they can launch the INNOV8 which will be a direst competitor for thne N96...
hope this helps
Jason, 19 Aug 2008The Netherlands:
Last weekend I went to Vodafone and were talking about week... moreThe Nederlands:
I went today in a vodafone shop and they told me next week.
I got the same answer from belcompany next week.
But i think they just like to postphone again and again until the milionare stuff gets presented.
Anyway I got used with the ideea of 1st September.
I will be back here with a feedback.