PROMISED YOU ALL A REPLY FROM SAMSUNG TO MY QUERY OF 09.25 THIS MORNING UK TIME HEREWITH:
Thanks for your email on the SGH-I900 OMNIA phone.
In reply, i will say the launchdate in the UK is this month August and
it has been already released by Orange network and on sale by Orange.
We do not sell our phones directly, only via the various networks and
that is why we refer our customers to them.
Eventually, Vodafone and 02 networks will follow suit and put them out
I hope this has been of some assistance to you. If you do have any
further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Samsung Electronics UK
Customer Communication Centre
Tel.: 0845 726 7864 (All calls charged at Local Rate)
wow, got this yesterday and it is truly amazing phone. best in market by far, well don Samsung
It appeared for a day or so instore and online at CPW (UK) and their subsiduary online company 'e2save' on O2 only, but then O2 asked them to pull it (not sure why -I guess further testing, a marketing campain or decision whether to actually release, possibly due to the conflict it may cause with iPhone). It's still available SIM free but at £449.99 and they're not sure if/when it will be available on a network. Phones4U have it on their website (not sure about instore as I didn't get chance to visit today) but it's only available on Orange. The Orange Shop I stopped by at had a plastic dummy model on display and I think it's free on £35 and above tarrifs. O2's website and operators have no information to give at present, but say it usually takes around a month from their staff knowing about a handset to it actually becoming available to buy. This is frustrating the life outta me like many others, but I think with such a complex device, O2 (and others) want to make sure there are no bugs (that and for O2 to put on their damn blue bubble theme) -I'm sure it's gonna be worth the wait...proviing it's not gonna cost on contract!
Via http://nl.samsungmobile.com/ you can (pre) order the Omnia and win an Xbox or a 8 GB micro SD card. The first 100 will get the Xbox, next 500 will get the card. This only hold for an Omnia millionaire pack, which contains a 16 GB version, leather case and some other stuff (bla bla).
The Samsung Omnia Millionaire Pack will only be sold via official dealers. Promotion is from 19 August till 15 September 2008(closing date). Ordering closes on 31 August.
Lance, 19 Aug 2008about divX,i think u need to get DivX converter and convert ur video to mobile profile b4 u tr... moreyou can put any movie you downloaded without converting to mobile. just download, put it in the phone and watch. till now only *.rmvb dont work.
the rest work fine.
on ebay theres a seller name x1387 selling this but not sure if this is the first release or the prototype version ...
can someone confirm please...
mihai, 18 Aug 2008Holland:
Did anyone bought this in Nederlands? I see on vodafone wbsite week 34, but on shops... moreThe Netherlands:
Last weekend I went to Vodafone and were talking about week 34. Telfort was talking about the 18th. Yesterday I called Media markt Rotterdam Centrum and asked whether the Omnia has become available? No was their answer. They have a back order four pieces, but could not tell when it will become available.
On Samsung's site they write that the Omnia will be introduced on the Millionaire faire that will be held from 29 - 31 August. So maybe we have to wait till 1 September (?)
JUST SENT THIS TO SAMSUNG UK WILL POST ANY REPLY:
Are you aware of the anti-Samsung feeling that is being generated by the networks on your behalf? The Omnia is released in other markets but not the UK and constantly the networks are giving out contrary and variable advice as to when your product can be obtained. People are now switching loyalties, in utter frustration
Can you comment on availability?
Can you say if both the 8 & 16 MB version will come to the UK.
Seems such a shame that what looks like a great product is getting off to such a negative start
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008Divx Play Only .avi or xvid . Convert your video to them ... thanks .You have yo install the yahoo on it , Sound Qulity Much Better & in ear's awesome . If You Turn On Your Auto Stand By Mode .. Better Life Will Give You Better Results !! am For Sure !! ... Omnia Is Best Mobile By samsung Ever !! .. And Its My Words !!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970m working for samsung, internal gps reciever is there. surely, trust me !!
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008Divx Play Only .avi or xvid . Convert your video to them ... thanks .You have to install the yahoo on it , and about sound quality much better , And About Bettery .. if your auto stand by is on then it gives you better result . Thanks
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Divx Play Only .avi or xvid . Convert your video to them ... thanks .
do i900 has yahoo IM Preinstalled ? Agile mobile work on it ?how its sound while ring ? iphone is really crap on it .compare to n95 8 gb ,battery life ? How its sound quality compare to iphone in ear ?
paul, 18 Aug 2008Cant get divx to work. I see the registration code.I got the video needed to play on the phone... moreabout divX,i think u need to get DivX converter and convert ur video to mobile profile b4 u transfer to the phone. u do that,then u wont have any problems. i've got 10 movies in my phone,working just fine.the registration code on ur i900 is for VOD only.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Try calling paragon electronics-they are local agents for samsung. They're on mombasa road near zain offices
paul, 18 Aug 2008Cant get divx to work. I see the registration code.I got the video needed to play on the phone... moreTry installing divx player in your phone. You can download it free from divx.com.
OMG i just clicked on the Manual section to the left and downloaded the phones manual, must say its the worst set of instructions for a phone i have ever seen!!! It makes no mention of widgits or how to set the phone to auto rotate or mute when turned onto its front, how to customize or change the home screen or lots of other things - come on samsung this is your flagship phone with so many features its unbelievable but yet you produce a 58 page manual with 26 of these pages for contents, warning licence info and trouble shooting!!!!