Samsung Omnia II May Finally Be Coming Early Next Month

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The long-awaited Samsung Omnia II may finally be getting close to release by Verizon. According to an unconfirmed report, this Windows Phone with an AM-OLED display and the TouchWiz user interface will be on the market in the first few days of December.

Samsung first announced this model way back in June, and Verizon quickly committed to offering it. Five months later, customers are still waiting. There have been numerous rumors of launch dates throughout this fall, none of which have turned out to be correct. But that’s apparently about to change.

Samsung Omnia II -- SCH-I920And it seems the reason for this delay is finally known. The latest reports say the Omnia II will launch with Windows Mobile 6.5, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones. Previously, Samsung had said this device would debut with Windows Mobile 6.1.

The design of his model has also been updated since the announcement.

Verizon reportedly plans to charge $200 for this model. Getting this price will require a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.

An Overview of the Samsung Omnia II
This smartphone will boast a number of enhancements over the original version.

It will still have a tablet shape, but with a 3.7-inch, WVGA (800 by 480), AM-OLED touchscreen. The current model has a smaller, lower-resolution touchscreen.

On top of Windows Mobile will be the second version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, which has been developed to make smartphones easy to control with a fingertip.

Its expected to have 8 GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot, potentially bringing its capacity up to 40 GB.

This device will also have Verizon’s fastest version of mobile broadband: EV-DO Rev. A.

In addition, the Samsung Omnia II will have a 5 MPx camera, Opera Mobile 9.5, and more.

Source: Engadget

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