Smartphones have become increasingly popular among people who use their cell phones to search Web sites, find stock quota, and check e-mail among others.
Verizon Wireless recently introduced to the Samsung Omnia, which has been discreetly compared to Samsung’s Blackjack II that I previously owned.
The sleek design of the Omnia will immediately have you wondering “what is this phone all about?” the moment you lay your eyes on it. Unlike the Blackjack II, the Omnia’s gray exterior is simultaneously simple and elegant.
Verizon Wireless has priced this phone for only $249.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
There are some perks to Samsung’s new innovation. This phone features a nice touch screen and customized interface. It also includes a 5-megapixel camera that takes decent pictures when in the right light setting.
If you are driving to unfamiliar territory, don’t worry because the Omnia has a built in GPS navigation system. This system also lets you know where the cheaper gas prices are as well.
The phone has widgets or short cuts to many applications included with the phone such as recent calls, alarm settings, address book and the mp3 player. You can, however, only add five widgets at a time.
Granted, the Blackjack II shares the feature with the Omnia of having Windows Mobile on its’ system, it lacks having a touch screen which is also becoming more popular. The Omnia’s touch screen surface is very easy to use.
Although the phone is completely touch screen, it also offers a QWERTY keyboard for those who want to type computer style.
On the other hand, the Omnia’s touch screen does occasionally freeze up which will force you to restart your phone. Also, it has a built in computer mouse which can sometimes be annoying, especially if you’re in a hurry and want to text a quick message, send an e-mail or search the Internet.
Insightful consumers will be happy to know the Omnia is small and lightweight with an approximate weight of 4.34 ounces and has a dimension of 4.41 in length and 2.24 in width. The phone is compact in size, making it easy to store in pockets and purses.
I recommend this cell phone to those who are looking for the total package. If you are looking for a phone that has a built in GPS system, touch screen, fast text messaging, mobile instant messaging, e-mail and much more, this phone is truly for you.
For more information about the Samsung Omnia, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
Full HTML Web browser with touch navigation
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Access to VZAppZone
Text, picture and video messaging
Mobile IM using AIM, MSN and Yahoo!
Bluetooth profiles supported