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Samsung Omnia review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, January 4th 2009                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Omnia test

A new introduction of a mobile phone is always an event of great importance. Samsung is aware of this fact and usually a launch party is arranged in order to introduce a new product. Samsung Netherlands launched the Omnia in "Huis ter Duin" in Noordwijk, the "home" of the Dutch football team, as the football enthusiasts among us will probably know. And famous were the people gathered for the introduction of the Samsung Omnia i900. The Samsung handset was originally sold as a special Millionaire Pack, including a copy of the Millionaire magazine, a pouch and a Bluetooth headset. A similar introduction as that of the U900 Soul. Samsung linked a special action to it as well; a diamond could be won, as well as a free Bluetooth headset. This great introduction and the special Millionaire Pack have definitely added to the success of the Omnia smartphone so far.

Samsung Omnia review

 

Samsung Omnia i900 smartphone

Samsung Omnia i900 smartphone

First impression of the Samsung Omnia phone

The Samsung Millionaire Pack adds just that little extra to the Omnia i900. The black matte package carrying the text: Omnia Millionaire Pack and an image of the mobile phone is tied together with a strap containing pictures that appeal to the millionaire feeling of the purchaser. It also refers to a special promotion with many prizes, among which: being a millionaire for one day. Inside the box, the Samsung Omnia is found in its regular package, including the Millionaire magazine, a Bluetooth headset in the same color as the mobile phone and a leather pouch. The regular package contains, besides the phone, a battery charger, headset, data cable, stylus pen, manuals and a software CD. The Samsung Omnia features a tight front with only three buttons right below the large touchscreen. The back is neat too, only offering the 5.0 megapixel camera.

Samsung Omnia smartphone review

Samsung Omnia smartphone review

Samsung Omnia smartphone menu

The Samsung Omnia i900 works on the operating system of Windows Mobile. To be precise; the Windows Mobile version 6.1. Windows Mobile has its pros and cons. Starting up time takes a lot longer than an average mobile phone, the menu is slower and working with the stylus pen is often better than working with your fingers. There certainly are pros too; synchronization is simple, installing external software is easy and many file formats are standard supported thanks to the availability of various Microsoft programs.

 

Samsung Omnia USB cable

Samsung Omnia USB cable

Samsung Omnia accessory

Samsung Omnia accessory

Samsung Omnia stylus pen

Samsung Omnia stylus pen

 
 
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