AT&T to Launch Samsung Omnia in Q3 2008

July 3, 2008

AT&T is not only focusing on the inevitable release of the 3G iPhone, but they are setting their sights on both the 3G iPhone and one of its possible competitor, the Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900). Word came out that AT&T is also preparing the new Samsung Omnia for later this year. Earlier in June, news of the Omnia came out and its features are quite impressive.

The SGH-i900 features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, Divx certification (with H.263, H.264 support), 5 megapixel camera with face-detection and geo-tagging, quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) radio, HSDPA (7.2Mbps), GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, and FM radio (with RDS). Looking at the picture, one might also say that it could give the iPhone a bit of a fight. But until it is released, we’ll never know.

You could probably call this device an iPhone clone with its TouchWiz user interface and its 8GB and 16GB variants, but some people are already giving the device such high praises - let’s just hope they won’t get disappointed.

AT&T will probably fit the Omnia with their AT&T Music, Video, Navigation, and Mobile TV service. The Samsung OMNIA was unveiled at CommunicAsia, Singapore and was commercially launched in the Southeast Asian market that same week. The phone was targeted to be available in the European market starting July.

Samsung Omnia Features:

* 3.2-inch touchscreen,
* DivX certification with H.263, H.264 support,
* 5 megapixel camera with face-detection and geo tagging,
* quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz),
* HSDPA (7.2Mbps),
* GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0,
* FM radio with RDS,
* 8GB and 16GB versions,
* Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.


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