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    If you're rocking the original Verizon Samsung Omnia SCH-I910, a software update has just been released that deals with the following issues: - Qualcomm Patch (M6801BSMBRLAZ56205) is updated. Improving overall call quality. - Multiple Updates/Fixes applied to the Opera browser. - Update to XT9 is applied to correct Add word issues seen by users. - Algorithm codec has been corrected to allocate correct amount of memory when attaching a Full resolution image file to a MMS message. This will fix "Image resize Fail" seen by some users. You can grab the software update from Samsung's support ...

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    ThrottleLauncher was a rather popular custom UI in 2009, especially earlier in the year, but it's been on hiatus for quite a while. APBilbo, the creator, popped up on XDA-developers today to announce a new, better version and posted a demo of it running on the HTC HD2, Touch2, Diamond and Samsung Omnia. Running on the HD2, it's convincingly smooth and appears to support animated Sense UI-like (Android) widgets. Not much is said of the upcoming release, however, APBilbo states, "between many other improvements, ThrottleLauncher 1.0 uses 3D hardware acceleration with OpenGL (for devices ...

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    It appears that an update for the Verizon Omnia II (SCH-i920) has been released by Samsung. The description claims that the upgrade "includes numerous software additions/enhancements/corrections," but this seems to be nothing more than marketing lingo. The accompanying installation guide, found on the product page, adds some clarification by referring to it as "Maintenance Release 1 (CK24) containing Qualcomm 1x/EVDO Call Drop Patch." If you're running Windows XP or Vista and want to upgrade, grab it directly from Samsung. Let us know if you notice any other changes. Warning: as the ...

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    It looks like Omnia II may be a gaming system after all, though not the mobile gaming system but the devices could possibly serve as Nintendo Wii-like controllers for game play with a Samsung HDTV when connected via WiFi. To see the Omnia II as gaming controllers, you can catch the video over at WMPowerUser.

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    Crayon Physics Deluxe is a fun game that comes packaged with the Samsung Omnia II. It's a port of a PC game of the same name and is very similar to Numpty Physics, where the object is to get a ball to the goal (marked by a star) by using properties of physics. This is where the uniqueness of the game thrives. To help accomplish the mission, you can draw/create objects, link or erase them. Check out the video below of the PC version to get an idea of how it works. It's more or less the same game. Crayon Physics is fairly easy at first, but the difficulty increases as you progress. There are ...

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    PC World released their list of top ten smartphones and the names on the list all appear familiar, with the Motorola Droid placing first, followed by the iPhone 3GS, Motorola CLIQ, and the BlackBerry Bold 9700. A few Android devices also made the list, notably the Smasung Behold II and the T-Mobile myTouch 3G made by HTC. The Palm Pre placed sixth and the Windows Mobile 6.5 Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia II placed ninth. Rounding out with number ten is the Droid Eris, essentially an HTC Hero variant for Verizon Wireless. In total, there were five Android devices, two BlackBerry ...

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    Swype is an amazing software keyboard that comes preloaded on the Verizon branded Samsung Omnia II. If you haven't had a chance to see its innovative method of text input in action, check out Brandon's video. The black and blue skin of the keyboard is fitting for the Omnia II because of its matching black UI, however, users running Swype on other devices may prefer a less bold looking keyboard to match their interface. Baly23, over at XDA-developers, has decided to create a skin that is more in tune with HTC devices. You can see a comparison between the default black skin and the HTC style ...

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    One of the chief complaints about AMOLED and OLED display technologies is that they do not perform as well under direct sunlight as their LCD counterpart, with the former two having washed out, unreadable screens. We have witnessed that to a certain degree with the GSM Omnia II when the Samsung device initially launched. However, it seems that this may not be case anymore as the Omnia II is pitted against the LCD of the Nokia N900 and the AMOLED display performs quite well, besting the N900 under the bright sun. I had found both to be quite usable under examination under the cloudy skies ...

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    You may remember that someone was able to run an HD2 ROM on a Samsung Omnia II. Now, from HDBlog.it, we get to see more of the HD2 ROM in the form of a comprehensive Sense UI tour, complete with each and every panel. As soon this ROM is released, we'll post about it so that you can get some HD2 on your Omnia II! Thanks for the tip, Giuseppe.

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    It looks like the guys at HyongaSoft, known for their entertaining music-based applications, are working to enhance their digital compass app for the Omnia II by giving it some Augmented Reality love. It's now called "OMPASS World Cities" and it can display the directions of different cities, along with information regarding their respective countries and distances. As shown in the video below, this is done by using the Omnia II's compass, GPS and camera. The Pro version will have a "city life" feature, which can display theater, shopping, road, subway and other local information. It's ...

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    The Verizon branded Samsung Omnia II comes with a fantastic software keyboard, called Swype, which uses an innovative method of input. The idea is that you slide from key to key without having to lift a finger. This saves time from having to punch in every letter one-by-one. With a little practice, users should eventually be able to compose text messages in a heart beat. Unfortunately, users of the original Omnia II have been left in the dark, as their devices did not feature Swype. Well, these users, along with owners of other WVGA devices, will be happy to hear that Swype has been ...

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    In this video we compare the photo viewing experience on an AMOLED display with that of a traditional LCD display. We find that thanks to increased contrast, AMOLED displays often lack the washed-out look that is common for LCD displays. Thanks to this plus blacker blacks, colors appear to be more true. For a technical explanation of how an AMOLED display works, check out Wikipedia. And for our full review of the Omnia Pro B7610, click on.

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    In this video, we drill into the many settings that you can change on the Samsung Omnia Pro B7610. The TouchWiz interface extends to this area, which provides a more finger-friendly interface than what we are used to in Windows Mobile. Sadly, there is no way back to the standard Windows Mobile settings, which will be an annoyance for some power users. One of the more interesting aspects of the Omnia Pro is that you can turn off the backlight and still be able to see the screen quite clearly (doing this will save huge on battery life). The AMOLED display on the device doesn't require ...

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    This video shows an HTC HD2 ROM running smoothly on a Samsung Omnia II. Currently you can find the HD2 ROM in some form for most HTC devices over at XDA, but not for Samsung devices like the popular Omnia II. The developer lists the ROM as "coming soon" and has started a thread over at MoDaCo for when he finishes the files. Thanks for the tip, Greg.

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    There's an ongoing debate as to which touchscreen is more accurate between the capacitive and the resistive. Obviously, using the stylus on a resistive touchscreen will be more accurate than your finger on a capacitive one. TouchMark is a free application that will offer a score for the accuracy of your touchscreen based on calculations after some tests which imply tapping the screen, either with stylus or finger, useful for comparing accuracy between same touchscreen types of different devices or between resistive and capacitive. As far as the score is concerned, the lower, the better! ...

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