Windows Mobile 6.5 cooked ROM appears for Verizon Samsung Omnia

By on May 3, 2009 at 12:23 PM.

Windows Mobile 6.5 cooked ROM appears for Verizon Samsung Omnia

Get those ROM flashing skills honed up as WoZZeR over at Modaco has cooked up the first Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM for the Samsung i910 Omnia. Leaked Windows Mobile 6. 1 ROMs with the GPS unlocked have been floating around for a a little while now but this the first Windows 6.5 ROM for the Omnia. The custom ROM has removed a slew of extra applications that come bundled with the Omnia, including VZ Navigator, VZ AppZone, Digital Frame, Shozu, Silver Inbox and more. It also includes a handful of useful applications including Google Maps, the Official Youtube player, and the WM 6.5 Facebook App. The flashing process is straight forward but anyone attempting such a procedure would be wise to peruse the entire thread for issues and errors encountered by others before diving in. More than one person has noted difficulty flashing with non-XP machines and via a USB 1.1 port. If you take the plunge and upgrade your Omnia to 6.5 though, hit us up in the comments with your first impressions.

[Via wmpoweruser]

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Bell to launch the Samsung Omnia in April?

By on March 19, 2009 at 7:59 AM.

Bell to launch the Samsung Omnia in April?

It looks like all you Canadian touchscreen lovers out there are going to have one more decision to make as we’ve been informed Bell is set to launch the Samsung Omnia between April 9th and 12th. Popular and well received on the Verizon network in the US, the Omnia is a Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional handset with a 3.2″ 240×400 touchscreen display, GPS, Wi-Fi and EV-DO Rev. 0 / Rev. A. Of particular note with the Omnia is its 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, image stabilization, face detection, smile detection, LED flash and finally DivX/XviD video playback. No word yet as far as pricing goes but we figure it can’t be all that bad since the most Bell is currently charging for a smartphone is $199.95.

Thanks, BrownGuy!

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