Samsung Omnia II to debut on Verizon; to be unveiled on December 2

November 24, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung Omnia II

Verizon Wireless will debut the Samsung Omnia II on its network on December 2. To be priced at $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate, the phone will be offered with a two-year agreement. The handset, a full-touch all-in-one smartphone, will come powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.

Verizon is mulling over the release of the smartphone on its network with hopes of keeping its customers always connected to their corporate and personal e-mail accounts, it is believed. The Omnia II will boast of a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g and a 5-megapixel camera. The camera would come with flash, auto-focus and camcorder and decoder with DNSe technology and on-device editing capabilities. The carrier and the phone maker in a joint statement have said that the new offering would come with one of the brightest and clearest displays ever on a responsive touch screen.

Apart from featuring Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional, the handset will incorporate a virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology. This in turn would offer customers to input text faster and easier with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. The Omnia II will sport vibrant hues such as black with red accents on the battery shell and would have an upgraded 3D cube user interface, making it a must buy.

According to Samsung, the smartphone has been built to offer full HTML web browsing capabilities with Opera 9.5 enhanced browser, one-touch access to social networking sites by utilizing shortcut widgets and will have a full messaging suite, including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, Mobile Email and Corporate Email. Support for Divx and Xvid movie files would be a welcome addition.

Verizon will make sure that it supports all its services, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, VZW Tones, VZ Navigator, Mobile IM and Mobile Email. On the storage front, the smartphone would claim an 8 GB internal memory and expandable memory of up to 16 GB with microSD memory card. All these features make us think Verizon indeed is in for some major gains. Wait for December 2, which isn’t far off.

(Via Slashgear)

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