Is the Samsung Louvre really the Omnia Pro?

June 14th at 11:15 AM

Is the Samsung Louvre really the Omnia Pro?

Excited about the upcoming Samsung B7610 Louvre? Well wait just a tick, because we’ve got some interesting news to report. Yesterday Samsung slipped up and pictures of the Louvre were briefly published to its press gallery. Apparently Sammy referred to the Louvre as we know it as the Omnia Pro, a device that we have been hearing about since late April. Truth be told, we wouldn’t be all too surprised if this were the case considering all of the known specs of the Louvre match up with the rumored specs of the Omnia Pro. And speaking of the devices specs, a more detailed list has surfaced that makes the device look even more promising:

  • 3.5-inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display w/ WVGA resolution
  • 800MHz processor
  • 5.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • Sliding QWERTY keypad
  • 2 UIs (Pro & Media w/ dedicated button to switch between them)
  • TV-OUT
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • MicroUSB
  • Divx/WMV/H.264 accelerations
  • FM Radio
  • DNLA support
  • 1GB internal memory with microSDHC up to 32GB
  • 1500mAh battery

The Louvre/Omnia Pro is believed to be on track for September or October. There are some reports that the device is currently running quite slowly because of a very buggy ROM however, so rumor has it the launch might be pushed back a month. September is still quite a ways away though, so we’re hoping Samsung can sort any issues out in time. Until then, hit the jump for a few more press shots.

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Casio EXILIM and Motorola Rival touch down at Verizon

June 10th at 10:48 AM

Casio EXILIM and Motorola Rival touch down at Verizon

Right on cue according to our scoop, Verizon launched two new devices today in the Motorola Rival A455 and the Casio EXILIM C721. The Rival is a pretty standard messaging device that has a full QWERTY keypad, a 2 megapixel and a 2-year contract price of $99 after a $50 MIR. Have at it, tweens. The EXILIM on the other hand, which goes for $279.99 after rebates on a 2-year deal, features a 2.3-inch pivoting QVGA display, 5.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and 3x optical zoom, GPS and all of the standard Verizon apps that you would expect. Oh, and it also meets Military Specifications 810F standards making is dust and water resistant. So what say you, people — do either of these devices strike your fancy or are you waiting for something bigger and better to come along?

Read (Moto Rival in silver; purple also available)
Read (Casio EXILIM C721)