Samsung Omnia II Reportedly Scheduled for Nov. 1 Launch

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There can be no doubt that Verizon is going to release the Samsung Omnia II — this Windows phone with the Verizon logo on it was on public display at last week’s CTIA tradeshow. Despite this, the release date remains a mystery.

According to the latest rumor, this carrier will introduce the long-awaited replacement for the original Omnia on Sunday, Nov. 1. The previous rumor said the debut would be around the middle of this month.

Samsung Omnia II -- SCH-I920The price Verizon plans to charge for this smartphone remains unknown.

An Overview of the Samsung Omnia II
This smartphone will 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.

Not everything will be improved. The Omnia II will launch with Windows Mobile 6.1, and an upgrade the the latest version — 6.5 — will be released at a later date.

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.

This device will 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: Phone Arena



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