04/22/2010, The Samsung Omnia II i8000 which was introduced last year, will soon receive the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 update, which is as close as it can get to Windows Phone 7 numerically. The update will be released sometime in the second half of May, where you will receive visual enhancements and improved touchscreen responsiveness. Are you looking forward to this firmware update if you’re a Samsung Omnia II owner?
03/30/2010, Samsung certainly seems rather smug, and it should be, as the company has announced that its Omnia II smartphone has surpassed 600,000 units in South Korea. According to Samsung, the Omnia II has averaged about 100,000 units a month, and users are satisfied with its performance and after sales service. It’s also worth noting that Samsung sells different versions of its Omnia II in South Korea, with the T*Omnia II […]
03/23/2010, It looks like Samsung’s move to invest in Swype has paid some dividends, as a recent video has surfaced showing a user setting a new Guinness World Record for the fastest text message on a touchscreen phone using Swype on the Windows Mobile 6.5 powered Samsung Omnia II. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Swype allows you to swipe your finger over the letters that you need to type without […]
01/18/2010, Mobile application stores are all the rage these days, and now Samsung has announced the expansion of its application store, Samsung Apps. By late January, folks who are living in Singapore, Germany, Brazil and China and own an Omnia II or OmniaLITE will have access to Samsung Apps. Apps such as Guitar Hero, Spiderman, and Need for Speed will be available during launch, amongst others, and there will be more […]
12/14/2009, Augmented reality applications like Layar are certainly popular on Apple’s iPhone, and now it seems like Samsung’s Omnia II might be able to get in on the fun too. The folks at HyongaSoft have come up with OMPASS World Cities, which is a fancy name for their augmented reality application for said phone. It’ll make use of the Omnia II’s compass, GPS and camera to offer you directions of different […]
12/13/2009, Folks in Argentina who have been looking for a fancy looking Windows Mobile phone will be glad at the news that the Samsung Omnia II will soon be available in said country. The carrier Personal will be offering the phone for ARS$ 1499 with its All Inclusive Plan. If you’re in Argentina and serious about this phone, you can always reserve this phone at the Personal site.
12/02/2009, We told you that the Samsung Omnia II would be heading towards Verizon Wireless, and if you’ve been patiently waiting for the phone, it’s time for you to claim your reward! It looks like the December 2nd release that we predicted was right on the money, so this means that you’ll be able to pick up the Omnia II from Verizon for $199.99, bundled with the mandatory 2-year contract. Specifications […]
11/25/2009, Text input on the Samsung Omnia II from Verizon will be powered by Swype technology which is touted to increase typed speed alongside correcting all standard errors automatically. Ditching the QWERTY method, Swype will instead rely on tracing the path a user takes to type, arriving at the correct letter. The video that you see above shows Swype beating the iPhone hands down, but then again such a test would […]
11/20/2009, The Samsung Omnia II will be heading towards Verizon Wireless, although it does make us wonder why the carrier would release a Windows Mobile 6.5 device to go up against the Motorola Droid from their own stable. Seems that it will retail for $200 a pop for a 2-year contract, although at that price point you will need to send in a $100 mail-in rebate. The Omnia II is set […]
09/23/2009, Samsung can’t seem to wait to unleash their Samsung Omnia II on the masses, having the handset pop up on their site. When available, the Omnia II will be under the Verizon Wireless stable, and we do know that the Omnia II will come with a rather hefty 1,500mAh battery – hopefully to power a ton of apps and features within. Other included items comprise of a stylus, a kind […]
06/25/2009, Verizon Wireless will be carrying the Samsung Omnia II i8000 might sometime as early as next month, and chances are it will sport a white exterior despite having only a black one announced. This rumor doesn’t have further details, so hopefully the folks form Verizon Wireless will be able to issue an official statement in due time. The Samsung Omnia II is one high-end handset and will clearly surpass its […]