Samsung is to add another device to its growing collection of touchscreen handsets. The Samsung Omnia (model name SGH-i900) is a powerful phone that should appeal to both the consumer and business user. Operating on the latest Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, users will have access to MS Office documents such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word, as well as receiving their email via Push. The Omnia sports a five-megapixel camera with flash, digital zoom, auto-focus, and face and smile recognition, which cleverly takes a snap when the subject cracks a smile.
The 3.2-inch touchscreen is similar to that found in the Samsung Tocco, with the same customisable display. Though there's no actual keypad, there is an onscreen QWERTY keyboard which Samsung claims allows easy text input. Built-in accelerometers means multimedia content can be viewed in both portrait and widescreen modes, while the useful business card scanner takes the information on view and automatically stores the details into your contacts.
Wi-Fi enabled and HSDPA speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, the Omnia is available in two capacity options; 8GB and 16GB, though the microSD expansion slot allows a maximum capacity of up to 32GB, which is frankly oodles of storage space. Bundle in MultiCodec support for DivX, Xvid as well as a host of other video formats, along with a TV output facility, and the Samsung Omnia has all the makings for being a popular handset among both consumers and business users.
The Samsung Omnia will be available in the UK from August.