Samsung has announced the pricing and (ballpark) availability dates for the Samsung Omnia II and Omnia Pro. European pricing and availability that is.
According to Unwired View the Samsung Omnia Pro will be available in Europe later this month at a cost of 499 Euro (about $700 US).
The Samsung Omnia II will be available in August with a price point of 549 Euro (about $770 US). Both European prices include the European Value Added Tax (VAT) and hopefully the final U.S. price will be lower. Toss in potential service provider contractual discounts and the prices may fall further.
Both the Omnia Pro and Omnia II will initially ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 but upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
Still waiting for these phones... I think the Omnia Pro will replace my Touch Pro instead of the TPII!
I'm starting to think the same way as Ryan. I've been waiting for the TP2 for a while now, but the Samsung Pro just seems to have much more impressive hardware. Especially with the AMOLED screen!
Torn between waiting for this or going android and getting the HTC Hero whenever it's available. Wonder how much I'd miss the keyboard. Still love my mogul, just want a bit more speed and memory.
Steve, I have an Android phone and I have to say that it's underwhelming. The whole user interface is what I describe as "a UI designed by a programmer, not a UI professional." The variety and depth of 3rd party apps is weak. I could see buying an Android phone if I were an Android developer or some sort of Google fanboi, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend getting one. My phone is the G2 IO phone, the one they gave away to all attendees at the Google I/O conference.
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