by Brandon Miniman | December 4, 2009 2:49 AM
In this video we dive into the programs of the Omnia Pro B7610. We find that Samsung has added a lot of software to the device, including fantastic software for multimedia playback. Samsung's TouchWiz interface uses a lot of white text on black in order to take advantage of the clarity and power-savings of the AMOLED display. The internet experience on the Omnia Pro is quite good, thanks to the fast 800MHz CPU that powers the device. Coming up in the full review we'll take an even deeper look at the built in programs. In case you missed it, check out our other coverage of the Omnia Pro.
by Brandon Miniman | December 3, 2009 2:42 AM
In this video we cover the home screen interfaces of the Samsung Omnia Pro. The device comes with two unique interfaces. The first is the widget-based TouchWiz interface that Samsung is now using for most of their newer devices. It allows you to drag and drop various widgets onto your home screen and rearrange them. You can have up to three panels of widgets. Overall, we find the widget interface to be bit clunky and slow. The second interface, which offers improved performance and a cleaner design, is called Samsung Today. It's similar to the classic Today screen for Windows Mobile in ...
by Chuong Nguyen | December 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Another hot application for the Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia II or the GSM Omnia II is the Samsung Caxixi, an application that brings percussion instruments to your pockets. You can get some friends together with your Omnia IIs in tow and start a drum circle. The application works in conjunction with the accelerometer hardware on the device, allowing you to tilt, shake, and shift your device to create different effects. According to the Samsung Mobile Innovator, the program works as such: Say the words mobile music and you probably think, MP3 player. Or maybe that guitar or other ...
by Brandon Miniman | December 2, 2009 5:59 AM
In this video we take a look at the hardware on the Samsung Omnia Pro B7610. The 3.5" touchscreen uses AMOLED technology, which can only be found on a couple of handsets available today. This technology doesn't require a traditional backlight for you to see the screen, thus saving a lot on battery. Also, AMOLED displays have fantastic color reproduction and very high contrast ratios. Beyond the screen, the hardware on the Omnia Pro feel a bit cheaper than the Touch Pro2 because the materials used are all plastic. The keyboard seems to be winner, providing as much surface area as the Touch ...
by Chuong Nguyen | December 2, 2009 3:14 AM
Verizon Wireless has finally brought a to the States the CDMA/EVDO variant of the previously available GSM Omnia II internationally. The Samsung Omnia II is an impressive device with a gorgeous AMOLED display that is large at 3.7-inch. It is a WVGA resistive touchscreen that is sensitive to touch and works rather well with Samsung's TouchWIz Widgets UI. Samsung gets credit for really skinning Windows Mobile and doing a more thorough job at hiding traces of the Microsoft mobile OS than HTC does. The Omnia II is a pleasure to hold, despite it's thicker size. There are two protrusions at the ...
by Brandon Miniman | December 1, 2009 2:13 AM
In this video we unbox the new Samsung Omnia Pro B7610, which is essentially an Omnia II but with a slideout keyboard. The device packs a 3.5" WVGA AMOLED resistive touchscreen. It's got an 800MHz CPU with 256MB RAM and 512MB of ROM, running on Windows Mobile 6.5. It has quadband GSM and dualband UMTS, meaning that you won't be able to get US 3G (which is odd since the unlocked Omnia II did indeed have US 3G). That said, you will be able to get EDGE on AT&T or T-Mobile in the US. There's a 5.0MP camera on the back (with flash), plus a VGA front-facing video camera. There's also a proximity ...
by Brandon Miniman | November 30, 2009 7:00 PM
For those that forgot (and we don't blame you, this thing has been delayed many times), the Omnia Pro B7610 is basically an Omnia II but with a slide out keyboard. It's aimed right at the Touch Pro2, but adds an AMOLED screen and a faster CPU (but no tilting display). Right now we're doing a live review on Twitter with some first impressions of the device. Join us, won't you? We're also taking questions. If you want an Omnia Pro of your own, they are now shipping at Clove for a reasonable £319, or $524 USD.
by Chuong Nguyen | November 25, 2009 1:00 AM
The Verizon Wireless model of the Samsung Omnia II will feature the Swype on-screen keyboard technology, which will allow users to swipe their fingers across letters on the keyboard to spell our words, rather than pecking at the keyboard and lifting their fingers after every key press. Swype is said to be launching also on Android soon. (via: MobileTechWorld)
by Chuong Nguyen | November 23, 2009 11:06 AM
Following hot on the heels of the rumored--or leaked rather--December 2 launch date for the Samsung Omnia II, carrier Verizon Wireless has confirmed the handset's $200 pricing (after rebates and with a 2-year contract) on December 2 for the AMOLED Windows Mobile slate tablet design. The CDMA Omnia II will be running Windows Mobile 6.5 with a 3.7-inch touchscreen display with the TouchWiz UI. (via: BGR)
by Chuong Nguyen | November 23, 2009 2:49 AM
While we're still waiting for Verizon Wireless to release the Windows Mobile Samsung Omnia II, there's already a video of carrier Bell with their Omnia II. The video was made by Howard Forums and shows the Windows Mobile device with an improved TouchWiz II UI and the gorgeous AMOLED display. (via: WMExperts)
by Legacy | November 20, 2009 9:07 AM
The Verizon branded Samsung Omnia II has been missing in action for quite some time. It was rumored to launch in each of the last few months, but here we are in November and it's still not released. It looks like the wait is finally coming to an end. A tipster has leaked Big Red's launch package, which mentions that the Windows phone will launch in all channels on December 2. The Omnia II will come with a 5MP camera with flash, 8GB of internal memory, a beautiful 3.7" WVGA AMOLED display, and will be preloaded with Windows Mobile 6.5. It will set you back $199 after mail-in rebate. How ...
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