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Samsung introduces iPhone rival OMNIA

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2008 5:00 User comments (13)

Samsung introduces iPhone rival OMNIA Although you might not know if from the news, Apple's new iPhone 3G wasn't the only new smartphone to be introduced on Monday. The new Samsung OMNIA runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and features a 3.2 inch wide touchscreen. Like the new iPhone it will be available in either 8GB or 16GB versions, but it also adds a microSDHC expansion slot for additional storage.
The OMNIA, which will be officially unveiled at CommunicAsia later this month in Singapore, includes a 5 Megapixel camera and GPS funtionality in addition to supporting audio and video playback in a number of formats.

Supported video formats include MPEG-4 ASP (DivX, Xvid, Nero Digital, etc,...), MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.263, and WMV. Audio support includes MP3, AAC, WMA, and OGG. Besides playback, it can also be used for simple video recording and editing, and even has a built-in FM radio.

Although the iPhone has arguably made a bigger impact in the smartphone market than any other single product, it would be foolish to say Apple is the undisputed leader. In fact Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the Blackberry line of phones, has benefitted greatly from the increased visibility of the entire smartphone market due to Apple's success and they still control nearly 50% of the market.

While not as successful as either RIM or Apple, Samsung's share of the market rose from just over 5% to more than 8% at the end of last year.

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13 user comments

110.6.2008 8:44
7thsinger
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Looks like a pretty nice little smartphone.

210.6.2008 10:12

hope verizon gets this

310.6.2008 10:52
lynchGOP
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The Iphone blows! All that hype for a 1.3 MP camera and a touchscreen. Iphone is the white-people phone of all phones and is a status symbol............nothing more. Now THIS phone looks dope! Powerful, feature rich and ABOVE ALL ELSE..............doesn't require invasive, hijacking, resource hogging Itunes to load songs. How anybody could be so stupid to buy an Ipod is beyond me. But then again............if everyone else has them then that's reason enough to go out and buy one. Ipod owners are LEMMINGS including my girlfriend

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jun 2008 @ 11:21

410.6.2008 13:27

this is way better than the iphone, better os, much much more universal and a memory card slot?

id pay double the new price for this one

510.6.2008 14:48

Fight,fight,fight. Fight between Apple and Samsung !!


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


610.6.2008 17:18
lynchGOP
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Originally posted by iluvendo:
Fight,fight,fight. Fight between Apple and Samsung !!

And the winnnnnnnerrrrrrr iisssssssssss SAAAAAMMMMMSSSSUUUUUNG.........by a mile.

710.6.2008 17:31
lynchGOP
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I WANT THIS!!

Bomb diggity.

Check out the specs here:

http://www.slashphone.com/the-samsung-i9...announced-09623

810.6.2008 18:16

Apple products are all Main Stream, not geek enough for me. Everything is limited and controlled the way you can use it.


THE KEY TO SUCESS PHONE RIGHT NOW IS iPhone like web browser! Why is that so hard for anyone to do.. just put a few $$ to Mozilla foundation and hires some program and come out with Firefox for Windows Mobile with Extention support and be done with.


Infact make the firefox run on the Chip and base everthing on it.

910.6.2008 18:33

Originally posted by lynchGOP:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Fight,fight,fight. Fight between Apple and Samsung !!

And the winnnnnnnerrrrrrr iisssssssssss SAAAAAMMMMMSSSSUUUUUNG.........by a mile.


LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


1010.6.2008 19:49

Samsung have enough nice products to open stores, they make everything!

1111.6.2008 3:03

Originally posted by zdiggler:
and even has a built-in FM radio.
Does this mean I'll be able to use it as a RF remote (with the right software)? I've always wanted to be able to do that with my cell phone. Also, too bad they stopped making the IR on them since bluetooth arrived.

1211.6.2008 15:13
lynchGOP
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Quote:
Originally posted by zdiggler:
and even has a built-in FM radio.
Does this mean I'll be able to use it as a RF remote (with the right software)? I've always wanted to be able to do that with my cell phone. Also, too bad they stopped making the IR on them since bluetooth arrived.

Ummmmmm............I could be mistaken but my answer would have to be no............

RF = radio frequency

FM = Frequency Modulation

One receives and the other receives/Xmits

1318.6.2008 16:49

Shucks, but a guy can hope can't he?

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