Omnia II: 10 Things You Didn’t Know


As we spend more time digging into the Omnia, we’re coming across many small things that may have gone under the radar from other coverage of the device. Check out the list…

1. The Omnia II has a proximity sensor to save battery life while on a call

2. With an extra adapter, you can do TV Out

3. The device has the UMTS 1900 band, which will allow many people on AT&T in the US to get 3G

4. Just like with Android devices such as the G1, you can have three homescreens with different widget arrangements

5. The dual-LED flash provides a huge amount of light to illuminate dark subjects

6. The Omnia II has CPU throttling; you can increase the performance of the CPU at the expense of worse battery life

7. Outlook Mobile is skinned, which is a rarity for a Windows Mobile device

8. The video camera can record at 720×480 resolution at 30fps

9. While the AMOLED does indeed provide for deeper blacks and more vivid colors, it has poor outdoor visibility

10. You can disable Samsung’s heavy TouchWiz UI

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.