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Verzion Omnia: In stores Dec. 8 for $249.99

That Samsung Omnia that

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  • YES! I've been waiting for this phone!
  • Any word on whether the GSM version of the Omnia will be offered by AT&T? If so, any word on when?
  • "So if you?re in the market for a touchscreen-only device on Verizon and don?t want to go the BlackBerry route, the Omnia soon could be in your future..."
    Or you could go with the white touch (xv6900)
    You get custom ROMs with GPS if you take that route ;)
  • That's true. An oldie but a goodie.
  • I'm new to windows mobile, planning on getting this phone. How are windows mobile phones with mms messages (specifically text messages over 160 characters), how are they handled?
  • I'm new to windows mobile, planning on getting this phone. How are windows mobile phones with mms messages (specifically text messages over 160 characters), how are they handled?
    They are usually handled as multiple messages, You type as if there is no limit and then the receiver gets 2, 3, 4 etc messages.
  • "So if you?re in the market for a touchscreen-only device on Verizon and don?t want to go the BlackBerry route, the Omnia soon could be in your future..."
    Or you could go with the white touch (xv6900)
    You get custom ROMs with GPS if you take that route ;)
    Where did you see that the Omnia didnt have GPS? Here is a snippet from the EU review "Here?s what the Omnia has under the hood as far as hardware goes. 16 gigs of onboard storage, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, 5mp Camera, FM Radio, and a very large, colorful 240x400 WQVGA screen."
    Are you referring to Verizon locking down GPS to their nav subscription?
  • Its a verizon phone, they always cripple GPS (so they can sell you VZNavigator for $5 a month)
  • And there is always a hack :D
  • And there is always a hack :D
    EXACTLY what I am counting on....sooner than later I think...there are already a lot of forums working on this and hardly anyone HAS the Omnia yet (getting mine Friday)!!
  • EXACTLY what I am counting on....sooner than later I think...there are already a lot of forums working on this and hardly anyone HAS the Omnia yet (getting mine Friday)!!
    Did you get it?
    I received mine Friday afternoon.
  • Did you get it?
    I received mine Friday afternoon.
    I got mine Friday morning and have been customizing like crazy!! I am loving it so far!!!! :D
  • I got mine Friday morning and have been customizing like crazy!! I am loving it so far!!!! :D
    What customizations have you done so far?
    What do you like, what don't you like?
    I'm not a fan of the messaging. I don't like that as soon as I open a message it goes into reply mode by opening the keyboard.
    I don't like the contacts app, it's a bit troublesome to look them up (too many steps).
    I don't like the touch wiz at all.
    The rest I'm fine with, just trying to decide on a launcher and possibly better messaging app.
    It's a learning curve for me since I've been with Palm OS for so long?
    Is there a way to install apps directly onto the SD card?
  • What customizations have you done so far?
    What do you like, what don't you like?
    I'm not a fan of the messaging. I don't like that as soon as I open a message it goes into reply mode by opening the keyboard.
    I don't like the contacts app, it's a bit troublesome to look them up (too many steps).
    I don't like the touch wiz at all.
    The rest I'm fine with, just trying to decide on a launcher and possibly better messaging app.
    It's a learning curve for me since I've been with Palm OS for so long?
    Is there a way to install apps directly onto the SD card?
    I turned touch wiz off as well, I use MobileShell most, but I use the WM Today screen. For SMS and contacts I use and would suggest trying PocetCM...it is free and the black skin looks/works great on the Omnia. You can find it here: http://pocketcm.com/contact.php
    Almost all apps I have tried work great, if you have any requests or specific questions, just let me know!!
    You can install to memory card...personally most of mine are in My Memory!!!
    PS....so far I am loving this....still getting used to no keyboard!!
  • I turned touch wiz off as well, I use MobileShell most, but I use the WM Today screen. For SMS and contacts I use and would suggest trying PocetCM...it is free and the black skin looks/works great on the Omnia. You can find it here: http://pocketcm.com/contact.php
    Almost all apps I have tried work great, if you have any requests or specific questions, just let me know!!
    You can install to memory card...personally most of mine are in My Memory!!!
    PS....so far I am loving this....still getting used to no keyboard!!
    Cool. Thanks for the tips. I'll try those tomorrow.
    I like it too, it's just the learning curve. Hopefully the customizations will make it feel a bit more like Palm OS. I've already purchased a rugged case, a holster, screen protectors, and a car charger.
    I also put stereo bluetooth headphones and an 8GB micro SD card on my Christmas list. Now I just have to be patient and not run out to get a pair
    myself.
    How do I install to the SD card? Do I have to use active sync to do that?
    Speaking of Active sync. It ate my outlook notes on my PC, but they are on the Omnia. Is there a way to put them back and keep them synced?
  • Cool. Thanks for the tips. I'll try those tomorrow.
    I like it too, it's just the learning curve. Hopefully the customizations will make it feel a bit more like Palm OS. I've already purchased a rugged case, a holster, screen protectors, and a car charger.
    I also put stereo bluetooth headphones and an 8GB micro SD card on my Christmas list. Now I just have to be patient and not run out to get a pair
    myself.
    I know what you mean...I am looking at a couple cases now (I want a wallet-type that has a slot for the stylus) and I have the stereo BT and a larger microSD on my list as well LOL!!!!How do I install to the SD card? Do I have to use active sync to do that?
    Speaking of Active sync. It ate my outlook notes on my PC, but they are on the Omnia. Is there a way to put them back and keep them synced?
    You can sync onto your card, or if you have an SD converter pop it into a reader and use it that way!! Outlook should sync everything both ways...when I first synced my Omnia it set up the relationship, and asked how I wanted to sync...I chose to combine on both devices and all that was on my PC synced to the Omnia and all new things on the Omnia was added to the PC!!
  • I know what you mean...I am looking at a couple cases now (I want a wallet-type that has a slot for the stylus) and I have the stereo BT and a larger microSD on my list as well LOL!!!!
    The rugged case I bought from the Verizon store has a slot for the stylus, it also has a couple of pouches. It's a universal case and it's a bit difficult to get it unhooked from the pants.You can sync onto your card, or if you have an SD converter pop it into a reader and use it that way!! Outlook should sync everything both ways...when I first synced my Omnia it set up the relationship, and asked how I wanted to sync...I chose to combine on both devices and all that was on my PC synced to the Omnia and all new things on the Omnia was added to the PC!!
    I don't recall it asking me if I wanted to combine on both devices. Maybe I wasn't paying attention.
    I just found a new problem. No matter whether or not I'm using IE or Opera, it will not allow me to login to this site. It keeps telling me my password is incorrect, when I know it isn't.
    I've logged into other sites, but this one will not let me in.
  • The rugged case I bought from the Verizon store has a slot for the stylus, it also has a couple of pouches. It's a universal case and it's a bit difficult to get it unhooked from the pants.
    I don't recall it asking me if I wanted to combine on both devices. Maybe I wasn't paying attention.
    I just found a new problem. No matter whether or not I'm using IE or Opera, it will not allow me to login to this site. It keeps telling me my password is incorrect, when I know it isn't.
    I've logged into other sites, but this one will not let me in.
    I'll look into that case...maybe VZW is starting to carry more now!! I can't answer the signing in problem....maybe you need to use PIE for this site?
  • I'll look into that case...maybe VZW is starting to carry more now!! I can't answer the signing in problem....maybe you need to use PIE for this site?
    When I went to the store on Sunday, I told them I was looking for a case for the Samsung Omnia. They looked at me like I was from Mars. So I said the SCH i900, still nothing. They hadn't even heard of it yet.
    I really was using the wrong password. I had another site send me my password over the weekend and I confused it with this site.
  • When I went to the store on Sunday, I told them I was looking for a case for the Samsung Omnia. They looked at me like I was from Mars. So I said the SCH i900, still nothing. They hadn't even heard of it yet.
    I really was using the wrong password. I had another site send me my password over the weekend and I confused it with this site.
    LOL....I know what you mean...it is amazing how little they know until the actual release (what is up with this new 'release on tele-sales and in stores a few weeks later'-thing anyway?)!!!
    I used to do that with passwords now I try to keep them all the same (you will see me under the same user-name in a lot of communities as well)!!!
  • LOL....I know what you mean...it is amazing how little they know until the actual release (what is up with this new 'release on tele-sales and in stores a few weeks later'-thing anyway?)!!!
    I used to do that with passwords now I try to keep them all the same (you will see me under the same user-name in a lot of communities as well)!!!
    I have no idea why they release online and telesales before the stores. I also don't know why the pricing is different based on your method of ordering. Online it said $100 off for the new every two, on the phone, they said $50 off. So of course, I ordered it online.
    You and I have chatted on the Treo website too, same usernames.
    I downloaded the pocketcm-0.27.cab to my sd card and ran it. It says it installed successfully, but I don't see anything. No new programs, and I did a search on the device for pocket and all I get is the cab that I installed.
    Tips?
  • I have no idea why they release online and telesales before the stores. I also don't know why the pricing is different based on your method of ordering. Online it said $100 off for the new every two, on the phone, they said $50 off. So of course, I ordered it online.
    You and I have chatted on the Treo website too, same usernames.
    I downloaded the pocketcm-0.27.cab to my sd card and ran it. It says it installed successfully, but I don't see anything. No new programs, and I did a search on the device for pocket and all I get is the cab that I installed.
    Tips?
    I do remember your name now...I think that site and this one are sister sites, some threads are pretty inter-twined LOL!!!
    If you tell the phone people what the internet price is they will meet it, that is what I did!!
  • I do remember your name now...I think that site and this one are sister sites, some threads are pretty inter-twined LOL!!!
    If you tell the phone people what the internet price is they will meet it, that is what I did!!
    I tried that, she said she couldn't change it, but she guided me through making sure I selected the correct features.
    Then I called customer service a few days later to find out about the $70 rebate, and they just credited my account with the rebate as well as the discounted price of the phone.
  • I tried that, she said she couldn't change it, but she guided me through making sure I selected the correct features.
    Then I called customer service a few days later to find out about the $70 rebate, and they just credited my account with the rebate as well as the discounted price of the phone.
    Thanks for reminding me...I have to find out about the refund as well.....they told me it was going to be a visa card mailed with the device (made me wonder...what if we return it? I should call after work!!
  • Thanks for reminding me...I have to find out about the refund as well.....they told me it was going to be a visa card mailed with the device (made me wonder...what if we return it? I should call after work!!
    I also asked about if I wanted to return it. They said they would just credit the account minus the amount of the rebate.
  • Whose brilliant idea was it to put the sent text messages in the inbox?
    That is so stupid.
    I send text messages to my entire pool team letting them know where we're playing, tournament times, schedule changes etc. I sent the message to 7 people and all 7 message stayed in the inbox.