Swype vs QWERTY: FIGHT!!!!!

QWERTY is pretty much the king of smartphone text input. But there's a new challenger on the horizon. It's called Swype, it works with one-hand input and, yeah, it is pretty fast. » 11/24/09 9:53am 11/24/09 9:53am

It's Official: Samsung Omnia II Is $200 on Verizon

Last Friday's tipster was right on the money: The Omnia II lands December 2 for $200 on contract (after $100 mail-in rebate). It runs WinMo 6.5, but that sweet-looking 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen gets the 3D cube TouchWiz 2.0 UI. » 11/23/09 9:00am 11/23/09 9:00am

Samsung Omnia II Hits Verizon December 2 for $200

I still don't know why the Omnia II's 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen is resistive, but the WinMo 6.5 phone will go head-to-head with Verizon's own Moto Droid. Leaked docs suggest it'll be $200 on contract after $100 mail-in rebate. » 11/20/09 6:58am 11/20/09 6:58am

Samsung Omnia II Examined: Looks Okay, But Why the Resistive…

Samsung's going the HTC route with Windows Mobile on its new AMOLED-packing Omnia II by cramming its own TouchWiz interface into every nook and cranny of WinMo. Ai.rs has a thorough walkthrough of the hardware and TouchWiz for your perusal. » 10/28/09 12:20am 10/28/09 12:20am

All Samsung Omnia Phones Switching to WinMo 6.5

Windows Mobile 6.5 phones arrive on October 6, and joining them will be the new OmniaPRO B7330 (HSDPA, 320 x 320-pixel non-touchscreen). In fact, Samsung says that all Omnia phones will run WinMo 6.5 once it's available. » 9/17/09 4:48am 9/17/09 4:48am

Samsung Gets In On the App Store Action

Samsung plans to roll-out an app store for its Omnia smartphones, and has signed on the likes of Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Capcom, and TAITO to help it expand the 300 launch applications to 2000 by the end of the year. » 8/31/09 8:00am 8/31/09 8:00am

Palm Pre and Eos Possibly Amongst Storm 2, TouchPro2, and Omnia II in…

We've gathered the Palm Pre is headed to Verizon early next year, and it may now have appeared in a leaked Verizon inventory database. Along with the other phones, the Palm 101 and P121 are listed: Pre and Eos code-names? » 8/28/09 6:30am 8/28/09 6:30am

Samsung Omnia HD i8910 Review

A Symbian-injected followup to the so-so Windows Mobile Omnia, the HD i8910 is a specced-out slab of phone from Samsung, with a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, 8MP camera, HD video recording and a definite thing for multimedia. » 8/23/09 3:00pm 8/23/09 3:00pm

Samsung Omnia's GPS Un-Gimped by Verizon Update

Well, how nice of Verizon: A software update for the Samsung Omnia will actually let third-party apps access the phone's GPS, which was restricted to using Verizon's navigation software only. Verizon: the open cell carrier. [Mobileburn] » 7/17/09 9:30am 7/17/09 9:30am

Ever Seen Crysis Played on a Cellphone?

Crysis is the current standard bearer for PC game graphics. If your computer can run Crysis well, it's a pretty impressive setup. So it's pretty nuts to see Crysis running smoothly on a Samsung Omnia cellphone. » 6/23/09 11:00am 6/23/09 11:00am

Rumor: Samsung 'Omnia Pro' Could Feature Full QWERTY, AMOLED Display

Hello totally unconfirmed Samsung Omnia Pro phone. Good evening. Let's say you are real, and more than ethereal rumor, and might actually take up physical space someday. You would probably have features like this: » 4/26/09 10:03pm 4/26/09 10:03pm

The Snazzy Samsung OmniaHD Morphs into Plain Jane Samsung i8910

The Samsung OmniaHD is losing its name and will now be known as its old, boring model number. It's just like when Mother is mad and calls you by your real name instead of "sweetpea." » 4/08/09 9:20pm 4/08/09 9:20pm

Samsung Promises 'More Than Three' Android Handsets By End Of Year

Samsung's Android-less showing at MWC may not have been a surprise, but that's not to say that it wasn't disappointing. So what now? Samsung says "more than three" Android handsets are coming before 2010. » 2/18/09 7:04am 2/18/09 7:04am

How Not To Make a Touchscreen Phone

Samsung's slogan here in Barcelona is "The Power of Touch." It should have been "The Power to Drive You Freakin' Bonkers" because their touch technology continues to be bad bad bad. BAD. » 2/17/09 7:44am 2/17/09 7:44am

Samsung Omnia HD Hands On Video: Amazing Screen, Still Bad Response

When I tried the original Omnia I said it had "a poorly designed interface, lousy response time, buggy software, and it felt cheap and fat on my hand." The Omnia HD changes some things. » 2/17/09 4:40am 2/17/09 4:40am

Samsung OMNIA HD Makes Calls, Shoots 720P Video

Samsung is working hard to up the ante on cellphone camera resolution. But forget digital cameras. With their 8MP Omnia HD (spotted yesterday), Samsung is going after camcorders. » 2/16/09 8:22am 2/16/09 8:22am

Samsung Acme i8910 Loved by Coyotes Everywhere

After their dreadful Omnia, Samsung is following up with the Samsung Acme i8910, a smartphone that-according to these allegedly leaked pictures-seems to be quite slim. I comes loaded with a ton of features too: » 2/05/09 6:44am 2/05/09 6:44am

Rumor: Samsung to Release a Full-Touch Android Handset by the Middle of…

According to the Korean news outlet ETNews, Samsung is working on a touchscreen Android phone, which will be sold in the US through Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile. » 12/19/08 6:51am 12/19/08 6:51am

Windows Mobile Browser Battlemodo: Can You Get the Real Internet?

Many of you asked for a re-do of Windows Mobile browser testing after our Battlemodo declared the platform beyond worthless for surfing. So here it is, the internet running on Windows Mobile's finest hardware. » 12/11/08 2:01pm 12/11/08 2:01pm

Samsung Omnia on Verizon Wireless Now $50 Cheaper at $200

Apparently we weren't the only ones a little baffled by the pricing of VZW's Omnia—after being available for only six days, the price has dropped down to $200 (with the same $70 rebate and two-year contract), bringing it even with the Blackberry Storm. We're still only seeing the Omnia being a must-have for Windows… » 12/01/08 11:00am 12/01/08 11:00am