Omnia II not AT&T-bound after all

Yeahhhhhh. So that Samsung Omnia II we saw make its way through the FCC probably isn't destined for AT&T after all. See, while the one tested by the feds indeed has AT&T's flavor of GSM, the general consensus now (among ourselves, Engadget and wmpoweruser) is that it's headed to Latin America. Perhaps the I8000L model number and, well, the Spanish on the FCC label should have given it away.

But judging from the reaction in the comments to the Omnia II's UI, not everybody's going to be heartbroken.

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  • But if it has the 850/1900 mhz, then can't we still buy it unlocked and then use it with the AT&T 3G ?
  • FCC approval for Latin America? I doubt they have any authority outside the US and Puerto Rico. I'll bet a non "L" version has been submitted for approval right behind this one.
  • Why would they bring it to the US FCC for approval if it's for latin america? Seems the FCC works for USA, right?
  • on the chinese Samsung mobile website one of the phone have "L" at end of the model name also. So may be the L does not mean latin america.