Samsung Omnia May Be Offered Through AT&T

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AT&T will begin offering a high-end Windows Mobile smartphone from Samsung later this year, if an unconfirmed report is correct.

The design of the Omnia i900 invites comparison with Apple’s iPhone or the HTC Touch Diamond. It will have a tablet shape with a 3.2-inch WQVGA (240 by 400 pixel) touchscreen.

This smartphone will be based on Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, but Samsung is adding its new TouchWiz user interface, which has been designed to make the device easier to use with a fingertip. Another option will be a tiny touchpad, similar to what’s on a laptop but much smaller.

Samsung Omnia i900

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Another consumer-friendly feature will be the Omnia’s 5-megapixel camera with both face and smile detection and an image stabilizer.

It will be able to play video in a wide variety of formats, including DivX, and also record and edit video. To make it easier to share videos with friends, this device will have a TV-out port.

To allow for the storage of lots of multimedia files, this smartphone will come in either 8 GB or 16 GB versions. In addition, it will have a microSD card slot.

This will be a quad-band GSM phone with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps). It will also have Bluetooth,

Other features of the Omnia will be a GPS receiver, an FM radio, and a 1440 mAh battery.

Overall, this device will be 4.4 inches by 2.25 inches by 0.5 inches (112mm x 57mm x 12.5mm).

Coming to AT&T?

Unnamed industry sources have told the Boy Genius Report that AT&T will introduce the Samsung Omnia some time in the third quarter of this year, and will be adding many of its services, like AT&T TV. They didn’t say what the device will cost, though.

This smartphone will launch in Asia this month.

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