The news came out today as it usually does, starting with the sun in the East and chasing it to the West. And by the time the day was done, Samsung unleashed four Windows Mobile phones of varying design, purpose and, likely, price point.
After the jump, we recap the Omnia II, Omnia Pro B7610, Omnia Pro B7320 and Omnia Lite.
Omnia II (I8000)
The flagship of the refreshed Omnia line is the Omnia II, with what's being billed as the "world's 3.7-inch AMOLED display." We're not too sure how another 3.7-inch AMOLED display could be smaller, but we digress. The general consensus is that we'll see the Omnia II on Verizon. The specs:
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
- 3.7-inch AMOLED display at 480x720.
- TouchWiz 2.0 interface with 3D effects.
- Advanced R Touch (a sooped-up resistive touchscreen, apparently.)
- "DVD-like" video recording/playback.
- 7.2Mbps downstream/5.76Mbps upstream -- that's EVDO Rev. A.
Omnia Pro B7610
This is the phone we first came to know as the Louvre. It has a four-row horizontal slider, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi and another larger AMOLED screen. Microsoft Office Mobile is on board, and Samsung is touting Opera Mobile 9.5 as the built-in browser, but let's hope that gets upped to Opera Mobile 9.7 when it launches.
Omnia Pro B7320
Ah, another "Pro" phone. Aside from the less-than-inspired name, the B7320 seems to take its cues from the Samsung Jack, which already has carrier support from AT&T in the United States. It's got a 3-megapixel camera, FM radio and WiFi.
Omnia Lite (B7300)
The little brother of the bunch boasts a 3-megapixel camera, WiFi, aGPS and the TouchWiz interface that you've either come to love or loathe.