Samsung unveils Omnia phones


Samsung has announced the new Omnia Series, a new smartphone range that will feature Windows Mobile 6.5.

With version 6.5, users can also choose from a range of apps and games from Windows Marketplace for Mobile and the phones also support new features such as My Phone, a free service that backs up contacts, calendars, photos, music and text messages.

The Omnia II (pictured left), the upgrade to the original Omnia full-touch device, comes with a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with WVGA resolution. It comes with the TouchWiz 2.0 user interface designed to provide touch-optimised usability and Advanced Resistive Touch to enable a faster and more accurate response.

The Omnia Lite (pictured right) also comes with the TouchWiz 2.0 UI and downloadable online widgets, as well as a 3D multimedia player. It also comes with multi-push email access and Microsoft Office, enabling users to edit documents. Other features of note include HSDPA, Wi-Fi, 3-megapixel camera and A-GPS.

The Omnia PRO (B7610) comes with separate modes for ‘Work’ and ‘Home’ to enable users to maintain their work-life balance and a hybrid touch/QWERTY form. It also includes a 5-megapixel camera with smile shot, AMOLED display and A-GPS.

The Omnia PRO (B7330) is similar to the B7610 and comes with full QWERTY keyboard, 3-megapixel camera and FM radio.

Samsung UK and Ireland vice president Mark Mitchinson said: “The Samsung Omnia Series is one of the most important additions to our portfolio and demonstrates our commitment to the smartphone market. The high performance devices, coupled with the new Windows 6.5 make the new Omnia series a compelling choice for anyone that wants a device that brings both btheir work and personal life together.”

All four of the new Omnia devices will launch in the UK in October.