to andy: no i tried it and it doesn't seem to be able to catch any sattelites. (in canada) you can get ur locations via google maps as well as directions as long as u have a network hooked up...either wifi or through ur carrier (which can be pricey) but no GPS as of now. i will speak to my carrier to see if this can be fixed.
I found the link to where i saw the claim.
Hi, i can see taht many of the members here have had quite an experience with the Omnia...
I know i should be going through the previous discussions to seek my answer... but there's over 300+ pages so i was hoping someone would be able to answer me question regarding the GPS of the Omnia.
The GPS will not work in North America, is this true? cause i am planning to buy the Omnia in the morning and bring it back to Canada Next week.If anyone knows or has tried to use the GPS in north america, a reply asap would be very appreciated. thankyou
A few questions guys
Being an owner of an Omnia for the past week I have gathered the following hickups:
a) some apps: world clock card reader are not present on the 16gb version I have
b) annoyinngly the second Home interface screen the gsmarena guys have is not present either. You get the widget screen, the shortcut screen and the main menu screen. And even on the widget screen the widget about birthdays is not there.
c)another quirk you should be aware of is the infamous call waiting issue. You can see your second line caller if you have call waiting enabled on your network and hear the beep and so does the caller calling get a notification from the network. However when you are the caller and the person you are calling is on their second line you get no such notification. To my knowledge this is an issue with Win Mobile.
d)last but not least the samsung phonebook hangs with the windows mobile busy sign is rendered useless!
If anyone can help i ll appreciate it!!!!
Meesh, 04 Aug 2008the good news that phones4u will be doing the handset sometime in august, so they say anyway, ... moreSeems a fair way forward. I am an existing O2 customer, but not happy with their apathy over the Omnia. Have you used P4U before are they any good, or typical of most Hight Streets shops in the UK with no notion of customer service?
In The Netherlands the phone will come out in week 34 (18 August). Prices varies between € 570 and € 511.
I assume they are mention the 8 GB version for € 511. Most of suppliers think they are cleaver not to mention whether it involves a 8 or 16 GB version. Some of them a writhing "standard 8 GB / 16 GB" . . . and then their price.
There will be a black and a WHITE version available.
WoW thanks, really fast reply.
One more thing though, i just saw soemthing about the GPS not being functional in North America, is that true?
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2008Whats good news on phones4u sitethe good news that phones4u will be doing the handset sometime in august, so they say anyway, which is beeter than o2 voda orange etc since they dont even seem to know it exists let alone if or when they will supply it, so i'l be watching the p4u site from now on and 02 and voda can get stuffed since they are so useless these days.
to andy: if u buy it in hong kong make sure it is unlocked...period. if it is it will work in any country including canada.
Is anyone else having problems syncing to a PC using windows mobile device center?
it depends on your requirements. if u want a phone with an easy user interface then go iphone 3g. if u want a phone that has all the top features but takes a week to get used to...go with omnia. iphone can't compare with the omnia features (check specs on each) the iphone camera is virtually useless because u will never use it...it sucks! 2 meg with no auto focus or flash vs 5 meg with AF, flash, smile detect, and dig image stabilization? not even same league..let alone same ballpark! windows mobile takes a few days to get used to but after u do it is cool. omnia also has a micro sd slot...iphone...nada. if ur the type who doesn't like having same phone as everybody and their grandmother...go omnia!
Jeff, 04 Aug 2008My Problem is sometimes need a phone that I quicky access data or my phone contacts and make d... moreI was like you, I always had two phones, big PDA like the Kaiser and something along the lines of a Samsung I640/I620, couldnt really just get along without Windows Mobile - just needed a phone and a PDA.
But after a while I got sick of carrying them both around and have been looking for the best of both worlds since, the closest I got was the Samsung I780 but it was just too big, not as bad as the TyTn II but big.
Anyway, I got my E71 delivered today and I've got to say its awesome, I definately made the right choice, I cant believe how thin and small this thing is for whats in it.
Its a great phone and I think, as you recommended, I am going to just stick with the Nokia E71 and pass on the Omnia for now.
Thanks for the advice!
the offer with free xbox 360 in itally was untill 31 jully so .... i lost it...argh
Samsung Omnia in Singapore cost me bout 1K singapore dollar. However, I still struggle to use the wi-fi at home because its keep showing connecting and not even connected.. i have set both setup to connect to My work Network. Do I have to set on my router too?
Is there anyone out there can use wi-fi at home..
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2008I agree with you but look at phones4u web.Thanks for that, thats very positive info, i guess i can relax a bit, have been ready to upgarde on contract for about 6 months now. again many thanks for that info your a star!!!
Guys if u really want to buy it why don t u check on ebay italy there are many brand new on sale. Here it is two weeks has been released price around 500 euro. Btw how is signal x this phone and how easy is to use the keyboard?
After the usual long wait and denial that the phone exists O2 UK have just told me they have no date, no plans for the phone.