Samsung Omnia II Phone (Verizon Wireless), The sequel to Samsung's popular Omnia smartphone, the Omnia II for Verizon Wireless is designed to provide business users with stylish multimedia capabilities and personal mobile users with simple access to business based functions. It's powered by the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system and it's the first phone to offer the Swype onscreen keyboard technology, which allows you to type up to 50 words per minute without lifting finger. The phone also sports a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen for crisper colors and wider viewing angles.The Omnia II is compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network, and the V CAST Video on Demand service that enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips. You'll also stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. And with the optional Visual Voice Mail service, you'll be able to quickly and easily scroll through your messages and pick the ones you want to listen to.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional includes a revamped Internet Explorer Mobile web browser and a customizable Today screen that enables you to access the features and apps you use the most and quickly scan for new emails, text messages, missed calls and calendar appointments. You'll stay easily connected to your business and personal data on the go with support for a wide variety of email accounts as well as the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents. And with the new Microsoft My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile services, you can easily back up your data to the web and download great apps respectively.
Other features include 8 GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion (up to 16 GB), Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices, stereo music streaming, and tethering a PC, full HTML web browsing, one-touch access to social networking sites via shortcut widgets, an FM radio, and up to 6 hours of talk time.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
- GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
- 3.7-inch AMOLED responsive touchscreen (active matrix organic light-emitting diode) reproduces sharper and brighter colors with better battery consumption
- Virtual onscreen QWERTY keyboard using the Swype input system, which allows to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard, moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word you're intending to type.
- Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system provides enhancements such as a touch-friendly user interface and improved browser with Flash support. Content and applications are just a fingertip away on the redesigned Start Menu and Internet Explorer Mobile supports the rich experiences you find on Web pages viewed on your PC.
- Microsoft Office Mobile enhances productivity with the ability to manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. View, edit, create Word and Excel files; view only PowerPoint and PDF files; view, extract, create ZIP files.
- Enhanced 3D cube user interface
- Access to social networking applications, including YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, with Samsung’s unique TouchWiz 2.0 user interface
- 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, video capture capabilities featuring audio decoder with DNSe technology, and on-device editing capabilities.
- Digital audio player for MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats. Sync music from your PC to the phone and create and manage playlists right on the device.
- FM radio
- Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. And with dial-up networking capabilities, you can access the Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Connect service to use your phone as a modem.
- 8 GB of internal user memory
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB.
- Full messaging suite including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, Mobile Email and Corporate Email.
- Full HTML Web browsing capabilities with Opera 9.5 enhanced browser and support for RSS feeds.
- Voice command capable
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.
- Tools: Alarm clock, world clock, calculator, memo, tasks, unit converter
- Smart Reader: BizCard, document, translation and image
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4
The Samsung Omnia II weighs 5.08 ounces and measures 4.75 x 2.38 x 0.53 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 375 hours (15+ days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV–DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.
Product Features and Technical Details
- 3G-enabled smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.5, brilliant 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, and virtual keyboard with Swype technology for fast typing
- Access V Cast Music (with Rhapsody) and Video services via fast EV-DO data network; GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions; Visual Voice Mail
- Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g); 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; 8 GB memory; microSD memory expansion; full HTML web browsing
- Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 375 hours (15+ days) of standby time
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, stylus, mic adapter/FM radio anetnna, quick start guide, user manual
- Size (LWH): 2.38 inches, 4.75 inches, 0.53 inches
- Weight: 4.96 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
Verizon Wireless Services
- Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
- VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.
- V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your Verizon Wireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music with Rhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go. On PCs running the Windows XP or higher operating system, you can also browse, preview, and purchase music using the V CAST Music with Rhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody download website. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- V CAST Video on Demand: This optional service enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips. It features more than 100 full-length programs from leading broadcast and cable networks, ranging from highly-rated drama and comedy series to reality programs and children’s programming. V CAST Video on Demand also delivers live sporting events, including NHL hockey games and an upcoming slate of college football games. The service offers unlimited viewing of Basic Videos and the ESPN MVP channel. You can choose from 14 categories, including Entertainment, Kids, Music, Sports, Comedy, News, Pop Culture, Information, Women, Latino, Home & Leisure, Multicultural, Cutting Edge, and Hollywood. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.
- Mobile Broadband Connect: Use your smartphone as a modem for your notebook when you connect the two using a USB cable--or open a Bluetooth connection--enabling you to access the Internet or your company intranet. The Mobile Broadband Connect tethered modem capability is ideal when you're traveling and need to use your notebook to check e-mail, access corporate networks, or download large files like presentations and reports. And with Mobile Broadband Connect, you won't have to buy an extra PC Card or other devices.
Top Features in Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Windows Mobile 6.5 combines entirely new features with many enhancements to help you stay connected and manage your busy life. From a more intuitive gesture-driven interface (you can tap, drag, click, and pan) to a revamped Start screen, access and navigation are fast and easy. And with the new Microsoft My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile services you can easily back up your data to the web and download great apps. With Windows Mobile 6.5, you can see alerts even if you're on a call or have password-protected your phone. You'll see new e-mail and text messages, missed calls and voice-mail notifications, and the date, time, and next calendar appointment. Other enhancements include:
- The new lock screen displays new messages and appointments without requiring that you enter a PIN when the phone is locked.
- You can easily customize your Today screen to display and access new e-mails, text messages, and other high-level information with a simple tap.
- The new Start screen provides ultimate access and control: quickly browse and open programs; easily customize program order (move the most used apps to the top) and add your favorite web sites.
- Internet Explorer Mobile provides a full, rich web viewing experience similar to the experience on your PC.
- The improved Windows Media Player Mobile lets you view full-screen video and provides audio and video playback enhancements, like pausing a song or video when you receive a call.
- Use the new My Phone Service to sync your phone and data to the web so it's backed up and accessible.
- Express your sense of style with designer-theme-based phones (like the new Halo design) or create your own custom themes.
- New MSN Widgets provide real-time information on weather and stocks.