Samsung's earlier announcement to launch the
Windows Mobile Professional this summer, Samsung Germany just unveiled the
German release date and price for Germany. In Germany, the i900 Omnia will be
available from 6th August and without a contract, the 8 GB version will be
available for 649 Euro. Furthermore, Samsung confirmed that the i900 Omnia will
be available from all four German carriers (T-Mobile, Vodafone, E-Plus and O2);
while so far only O2 Germany was confirmed. The SGH-i900 Omnia runs on Windows
Mobile 6.1 Professional and features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and singleband
UMTS/HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps. Furthermore, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR are on board
as well as a an FM radio and a GPS receiver.
The Synaptics 3.2" WQVGA (240 x 400 pixel) touch screen features haptics and
vibrations give users feedback when the display is touched. Tap, sweep, drag and
drop operations let consumers navigate through the TouchWiz UI. An accelerometer
auto-rotates the display when tilted on the side.
As known from the Samsung SGH-i780 already, also the i900 features a touch
sensitive trackpad instead of a regular D-Pad. The Omnia comes with a built-in
5.0 megapixel autofocus camera with facial and smile detection, auto-panorama
shot and image stabilizer.
At a size of 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm, the i900 features a 1440 mAh battery.
T-Mobile Germany and
Vodafone Germany are now showing the Samsung SGH-i900 Omnia as coming soon
(Vodafone even calls it the "Samsung i900V Omnia"). While O2 Germany isn't
listing it yet, the German carrier confirmed a launch
in a previous press release already.
Cheers ~ Arne