By Brandon Miniman | August 12, 2008 5:06 AM
The ROM took over an hour to download because of a 35kb/s transfer rate, despite being on a broadband connection. The installation wasn’t as easy as I would have hoped – it required me to reboot the Omnia and even my PC several times until it unloaded correctly. But once it did, I was glad to see the following changes, shown in the video above:
1. There are three new widgets: favorite people, connection manager, and internet link.
2. Screen rotation is much faster (though it could just be a better animation).
3. Alarms application has been replaced by Clock, a well-design alarm and world clock application.
4. A Smart Reader application has been added, which used OCR to convert a picture of a business card to text.
What wasn’t added was flick-scrolling, and much-needed widgets such as stocks, weather, and next calendar appointment.
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