Samsung Omnia begins landing at Verizon Stores, BGR readers begin drooling over live pics

By on November 21, 2008 at 7:33 AM.

Samsung Omnia begins landing at Verizon Stores, BGR readers begin drooling over live pics

Ok, so the BlackBerry Storm might not be the perfect handset for every touchscreen fiend out there but that doesn’t mean Verizon customers should despair just yet. Just lookie here – the big sexy Samsung Omnia decided to strike a pose for the camera and your pals at BGR felt compelled to give you a peak. We knew Omnia training was scheduled to begin on November 15th but no one expected handsets to start hitting stores so soon afterward. At least we know it’s dropping sometime soon, and we also know there will be a $70 rebate attached to it. Release timing and final pricing however, are still a bit of a mystery for the time being. Sure it might not click as you type but Verizon’s Windows Mobile 6.1-powered Omnia is definitely going to turn some heads and open some pocket books. Hit the jump for more shots.

Thanks, krazyVZW!

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Samsung’s upcoming US handset lineup exposed

By on November 6, 2008 at 2:47 PM.

Samsung’s upcoming US handset lineup exposed

It looks like Samsung has a busy schedule coming up here in the US and while it goes without saying that we’ll be missing out on the cream of Samsung’s crop, there are definitely a few gems in store from our South Korean pals. AT&T, Alltel, Verizon and T-mobile are all covered here while Sprint is omitted. As such, we can probably expect a few additions to the list as 2009 rolls around. So let’s see what we’ve got here…

T-Mobile:

  • Behold T919

AT&T:

  • SGH-A777
  • Eternity A867

Alltel:

  • SCH-R600 Hue II

Verizon Wireless:

  • Saga I770
  • OMNIA I910
  • Renown U810

That’s a whole lot of Samsung right there. The upcoming T919, announced earlier today, and A867 are particularly sexy and will both sport TouchWiz along with 5 megapixel cameras which is a nice little clarification from initial reports. Following all of these press shots, we should see time lines emerge in the not so distant future.

[Via IntoMobile]

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Leaked document hints at a release date for the Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia

By on November 1, 2008 at 12:39 PM.

Leaked document hints at a release date for the Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia

A document leaked by VZW E, a well known tipster over at Howard Forums details the training dates of some upcoming Verizon Wireless smartphones. The Blackberry Storm and Touch Diamond were mentioned in a previous leak of training information but this information about the Samsung Omnia is new. Rumored to be coming to Verizon in November, previously leaked documents contained the very broad “coming in November” target release date. According to this new document, the Omnia training is slated to begin November 15th which means we can expect the Omnia to hit the shelves soon there after. The optimistic among us are hoping for a possible release during the last week of November but we will most likely see the phone arrive sometime in December. This is great news for all of you who are anxiously awaiting the Omnia but the document does leave us wondering what happened to the HTC XV6850 a.k.a. Touch Pro, and the Samsung i770 Saga both of which were rumored for a November release along with the Omnia. With no apparent training dates showing up on this document and rumors of delays circulating for both handsets, it looks like we may have to wait a bit before we can get our grubby mitts on the XV6850 or the i770.

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Three new Verizon handsets leaked: Samsung Omnia and Saga, HTC Touch Pro

By on October 25, 2008 at 1:41 PM.

Three new Verizon handsets leaked: Samsung Omnia and Saga, HTC Touch Pro

Finally, a little more holiday love from the jolly red giant. Sure the BlackBerry Storm will be out before Santa rolls around this year but it’s always nice to have options – especially since the Storm’s touchy clicky screen will surely not appeal to everyone. Worry not, it looks like the boys in red have a few treats for you. First up, the Samsung Omnia. Pictured above sporting a Verizon Wireless boot screen, the Omnia is one of Samsung’s answers to the, dare we say, iPhone. Optical mouse, nice big touchscreen, Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro, 5 megapixel camera, GPS, 8 GB of internal memory… You know the drill. Next up, the HTC Touch Pro. There’s no way that Verizon would let Sprint have all the QWERTY HTC fun. Interesting to note that the image (after the jump) shows the Touch Pro with a standard Windows Mobile today screen – what a massive fail that would be! Expect pricing right around $300 to fall in line with Sprint’s offering. Last, and least, is the Samsung i770 Saga. We found out that the i770 was coming to Verizon earlier this month and it will replace the aging i760. The d-pad / mouse mode setup is kind of cool but we doubt we’d opt for it over the Touch Pro or Omnia. There you have it people – hit the jump for a pic of Verizon’s Touch Pro and Saga.

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A Whole Lotta Samsungs coming to AT&T

By on September 29, 2008 at 12:34 PM.

A Whole Lotta Samsungs coming to AT&T

There are a slew of new Samsung devices coming to AT&T pretty soon, most of which have already been rumored here, but now some of the phones have been semi-confirmed. First off is the long-rumored Blackjack III or i907 which is for release on October 21. It seems that the Blackjack III will be very similar to the i780. We’ll find out exactly what it is like in just a few weeks. Next up is the Samsung A767 “Sangria.” Wow, really? What a name, and paired with Mirage it seems Samsung would soon launch an ad campaign with people texting each other in Ibiza, Spain. The Sangria is supposedly much like the i620 and i640 minus Windows Mobile. So, if you’re a fan of slider phones with full QWERTY keyboards, keep your eyes peeled for this one. Lastly, there is the A867, or the Mirage. Based on the sketch above, it’s pretty clear that it will be much like the Omnia. And, if it is anything like we guessed, it will be a touchscreen device with a 5MP camera, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, and HSPA/UMTS. Samsung fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks for AT&T!

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Samsung Omnia i900 hitting AT&T in Q3?

By on June 23, 2008 at 12:50 PM.

Samsung Omnia i900 hitting AT&T in Q3?

That’s what our AT&T boys in blue are sayin’! Want some details on it? Well, it’s rumored to have all the usual AT&T stuff like AT&T Music, AT&T Video, AT&T Navigator, and more. But, it’s also going to have AT&T Mobile TV, too. The other specs are pretty well know: a Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device with a 5 megapixel camera with face detection, quad-band EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, 3.2″ WQVGA touch screen (sadly it’s 240×400), Bluetooth, and either 8GB or 16GB of internal memory. We’re working on some press shots for y’all, but in the meantime, go on and keep comparing it to the iPhone 3G…

Thanks, Omie!

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Samsung Announces i900 Omnia, Picks a Horrible Day

By on June 9, 2008 at 10:54 AM.

Samsung Announces i900 Omnia, Picks a Horrible Day

Look! Look! Apple announced the new iPhone ahead of schedule! Huh? Wait a minute, is that a decent camera? Ok ok, that’s not an iPhone at all. Samsung appears to be doing their best imitation of the dumb kid that used to copy all of your test answers over your shoulder back in elementary school. Remember what happened to that kid when he got caught? Samsung won’t have to stand in any corners but we’ll venture a guess that sales figures well under target will be punishment enough. The handset itself is very solid but it will undoubtedly be overshadowed a bit. Timing, as they say, is everything. Specs:

  • 3.2-inch 240 x 400 WQBGA display
  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
  • 7.2Mbps HSDPA (presumably not US), EDGE, WiFi
  • Samsung TouchWiz UI over Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • 5 megapixel CMOS camera with auto-focus, face and smile detection, geotagging and panorama mode
  • Integrated accelerometer
  • FM Radio
  • 8 GB and 16 GB versions

Pricing will be in the $600 – $700 range when the i900 Omnia launches next week, initially in the Asian market. It will then go on sale in Europe next month. The Omnia looks sweet and certainly seems to pack specs to match but two hours from now, all eyes will be elsewhere. Hey, it was fun while it lasted.

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