Friday, December 05, 2008

Samsung Omnia Smartphone for Smart People

Omnia is defined as the Latin plural of "all." It's an appropriate moniker for a high technology wireless device that has it "all" for mobile professionals.

The Samsung Omnia is first an advanced smartphone based on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro operating system. It sports a full HTML Web browser, Opera Mobile, running on a 3.2 inch LCD touch screen. But this is no ordinary PDA style touch screen. It incorporates Samsung TouchWiz technology to provide tactile feedback in the form of a slight vibration. An accelerometer tells the device whether you are in portrait or landscape mode just by rotating the phone.

Does the Omnia sound something like the Apple iPhone or the BlackBerry Storm? It's in that league, but with its own feature set. In addition to the Windows Mobile OS, the Omnia is cellular broadband connected, running on Verizon's EV-DO Rev A network with download speeds up to 3.1 Mbps. You can sync your email over the air with ActiveSync v4.5 and Windows Mobile Device Center. Text messages can be sent to individuals or groups, with 2-way threaded view.

The digital camera that is built into the Samsung Omnia is truly high resolution at 5. 0 Megapixels. You'll take pictures good enough to print or switch to camcorder mode for video capture in a variety of formats. There's also an MP3 player and FM radio onboard. Take advantage of Verizon's VZ Navigator system for directions using the A-GPS support built-in.

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