Verizon Wireless Announces The Samsung Omnia II

Verizon Wireless is adding to its wireless handset lineup with the new Samsung Omnia II, a touchscreen smartphone powered by Windows Mobile 6.5. The Omnia II has a more rounded and attractive body than the original Omnia. This new phone has a 3.7-inch, 480-by-800-pixel AMOLED touch screen along with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard that uses Swype technology and a 3D cube user interface.

The Omnia II offers full HTML Web browsing capabilities thanks to the Opera 9.5 browser. It also has support for Verizon V CAST music and video services, VZ Navigator, and Visual Voicemail. Just like the original Omnia, this new version has a 5 megapixel camera with a flash and auto-focus as well as DivX and Xvid movie file support.

The Samsung Omnia II will be available December 2 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Key features:

  • 3.7-inch ultra-brilliant touch screen
    • Widescreen WVGA AMOLED (Wide Video Graphics Array Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) responsive touch screen results in one of the brightest and clearest displays on a mobile phone in the United States
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology allows customers to input text faster and easier with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard
  • Features Windows Mobile 6.5, which keeps customers connected with corporate and personal e-mail and synchronization of schedules and contacts
  • Microsoft Office Mobile® enhances productivity with the ability to manage Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® documents
  • Enhanced 3D cube user interface
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities with Opera 9.5 enhanced browser
  • One-touch access to social networking sites via shortcut widgets
  • Supports Verizon Wireless services, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, VZW Tones, VZ Navigator(SM), Mobile IM and Mobile Email

Additional specifications:

  • Full messaging suite, including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, Mobile Email and Corporate Email
  • Access to social networking applications, including YouTube™, Facebook® and MySpace, with Samsung’s unique TouchWiz™ 2.0 user interface
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus and camcorder and decoder with DNSe technology and on-device editing capabilities
  • Wi-Fi technology (802.11 b/g)
  • Support for Divx and Xvid movie files
  • 8 GB internal memory and expandable memory of up to 16 GB with microSD™ memory card (card sold separately)
  • Bluetooth® profiles supported: headset (mono and stereo), hands-free (car kits), object push for vCard, basic imaging, phonebook access profiles. Also supports serial port, dial-up networking, object push for vCalendar, file transfer, basic printing and human interface device profiles