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.
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008im not sure. I purchased mine from this seller. How can you tell the difference between typesgood or bad 8gb or 16gb
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008Hey Jason, That's not completely correct. You cannot (pre) order your omnia on the website. ... moreSorry, you're right! It's register and you should have luck to be one of the 100 or 500 persons to be first.
Jason, 19 Aug 2008The Netherlands:
Via http://nl.samsungmobile.com/ you can (pre) order the Omnia and win an ... moreHey Jason,
That's not completely correct. You cannot (pre) order your omnia on the website. You can only register your name, and send them a copy of your receipt once you have bought the Omnia in a store (so you'll have to get it yourself). Then, if you are one of the first 100 or 500 customers, you will win a xbox or 8gb memory card. And it will come with 8Gb internal memory according to their press release: http://nl.samsungmobile.com/footer/press/pressReleasesView.do
For the Philippine buyers. Thanks for the posts! In Samsung Galleria Ortigas, the 8gb goes for 36k and the 16gb is 42K. Apparently, it costs higher in Samsung's boutiques =b Better find other dealers, so long as they carry good warranties that is.
This may be an incredibly idiotic question.
How do i set my own songs as ring tones, i cant seem to change it to anything other than the preset samsung ones.
i really hope they havent outdone themselves with the usual text alerts being samsungs ones and now its ringtones too..
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008It is now available for 7,5M (16GB). Too bad they don't sell out the 8GB...yup, actually i prefer 8gb version, cos i don't think i will need that much storage 4 now, but sadly it will not available here..
mean we can't save some money :-)
plz give your review if you already had it..
Samsung say EVENTUALLY (christmas??) the Omnia will be available in the UK. Some web sellers ie mobile.co.uk had the Omnia available on O2 and now its pulled!
Samsung G810, Experia and others have been announced 6 months ago and have never made it to the stores. They are now obsolete before they are available. Omnia may well follow this pattern, due to the chronic apathy and dilatory treatment of the networks.
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008Sometimes you just wonder how these companies plan on bringing in their customers, Tmobile UK ... moreThere may be commercial or technical reasons or both for the appallingly bad way UK customers are being treated by the networks. They do not deserve our custom, but as long as they work as a cartel, they will do as they want. Just good manners would mean clear information is put out about availability but we are not even treated to that, in short totally pissed off now.
omnia i900 8gb is available here in philippines, cebu city at samsung ayala
for P33,++ 0% interest on selected major\
credit cards. fyi 'cos am so crazy waiting this phone also....
BUFFBOY, 19 Aug 2008on ebay theres a seller name x1387 selling this but not sure if this is the first release or t... moreim not sure. I purchased mine from this seller. How can you tell the difference between types
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Omnia is available at Pines Multi, SM Baguio City. 8 Gb @ 32K and 16 Gb @ 38K. Please post your experience with Omnia when you get hold of it...
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008Orange are apparently the only UK network to be offering the 16GB at the moment Wk Commencing ... moreSometimes you just wonder how these companies plan on bringing in their customers, Tmobile UK is the biggest or second biggest mobile phone company in the uk, dont know which,but why they couldnt get this phone i will never know, really want this phone to be available from them, orange is really not value for money at all on all sides but atleast theyre offering the 16gb and not the 8gb, bad business decision by samsung!
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008Hi Rang up ORange today as I am in Month 15 of my orange contract, and i asked if they had the... moremate the orange website has no mention of this phone...was it in the store coz they dont have nothin in cardiff