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Verizon Wireless adds Samsung Omnia to its lineup
Posted: 25-Nov-2008 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[The Samsung Omnia touchscreen smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and offers the customizable TouchQiz user interface, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, Opera 9.5 Mobile Browser, a 5.0 MP camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.]

Basking Ridge, NJ and Dallas -- Just in time for the holidays, Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1 announced the Samsung Omnia™ will be available for order online at www.verizonwireless.com and in business sales channels beginning Nov. 26. The Samsung Omnia’s advanced touch screen, customizable user interface and Windows Mobile 6.1 capabilities are powered by the nation’s most reliable wireless network ensuring that customers can browse the Web and access their e-mails quickly and reliably. It will be available through all sales channels including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 8.

The Samsung Omnia is an all-in-one smartphone with state-of-the-art features, including Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz™ user interface which has specially designed widgets to customize and personalize the way customers use the phone. These bright and colorful icons provide a one-touch access point to customers’ favorite and most commonly used applications and features. The Samsung Omnia also features a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard for fast text messaging, mobile IM and e-mail messages. The haptic feedback on the touch screen provides subtle vibrations to confirm selections; and an optical mouse provides easy navigation with the swipe of a finger. The Samsung Omnia supports Opera 9.5 Mobile Browser for a smooth Web browsing experience.

With Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, customers have access to a powerful personal computing experience in a slim, compact device. Microsoft Outlook Mobile keeps customers connected to e-mail, schedules and contacts; and Office Mobile enhances productivity with the ability to manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents – all while on-the-go.

The Samsung Omnia is enhanced by a high-quality 5.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom and power LED flash, camcorder, stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wi-Fi technology that helps customers capture special moments and stay connected to friends and family anytime, anywhere.

Key features and capabilities of the Samsung Omnia from Verizon Wireless include:

* Full HTML Web browser with touch navigation

* Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional - Access to multiple e-mail accounts with Microsoft Direct Push for corporate users, Over-the-air synchronization of contacts, calendars and task lists with Microsoft Exchange Server, Supports Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 that provides customers with software distribution capabilities and security-enhanced access to company data while they are away from the office

* Access to VZAppZone – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers and more

* Playback of MP3 files

* VZ Navigator(SM) capability – get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location and share directions with others

* Text, picture and video messaging

* Mobile IM using AIM®, MSN®, Yahoo!®

* Bluetooth profiles supported: headset – mono and stereo, hands-free (car kits), object push for vCard, basic imaging and phonebook access profiles

* 5.0 megapixel camera and camcorder with flash and zoom, Face Detection – centers on a face when taking a picture, Panorama, split shot and anti-shake camera settings, SmileShot – enables the camera to detect when a person is smiling and automatically takes a picture when in the SmileShot mode

* Wi-Fi technology (802.11 b/g)

* Support for Divx and Xvid movie files

* Personal organizer with calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, stop watch and notepad

* Dimensions: 4.41” (l) x 2.24” (w) x 0.52” (d) with standard battery

* Weight: approximately 4.34 ounces

* Display: 3.2” display

* Usage time: up to 346 minutes with standard battery or

* Standby time: up to 464 hours with standard battery (subject to environmental and other factors)

Verizon Wireless has priced the Samsung Omnia for $249.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

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