Samsung OmniaPRO Preview

Samsung’s Pocket PC OmniaPRO is a very good piece of work. The features of the phone makes it a very tough competitor for HTC Pro2. OmniaPRO is a windows phone. OmniaPRO has a very good cpu and apart from being a pocket pc it has a very good camera and the DNSe sound system makes it good in entertainment as well. Samsung has selected PsoC(R) TrueTouch touchscreen in OmniaPRO which gives OmniaPRO a huge plus point. The specifications are as follows.



     2G Network                       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

     3G Network                       HSDPA 900 / 2100


     Dimensions                       112.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm

     Weight                               159gm

     Display                              AMOLED resistive touchscreen, 16M colors (65K effective)

     Size                                    800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches

                                               – Advanced R touchscreen display

                                               – Full QWERTY keyboard

                                               – Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate


     Internal                              1 GB storage, 256 MB RAM

     Card slot                            microSD, up to 32GB



     GPRS                                  Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps

     HSCSD                               Yes

     EDGE                                  Class 10, 236.8 kbps

     3G                                      HSDPA 3.6 Mbps

     WLAN                                Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA

     Bluetooth                           Yes, v2.0 with A2DP

     Infrared port                      No

     USB                                    Yes, v2.0 microUSB

Camera                                 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels

     Features                            Geo-tagging, panorama shot, best shot, autofocus, LED flash

     Video                                 Yes

     Secondary                          Yes


     OS                                    Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, upgradeable to 6.5

     CPU                                  800 MHz processor; dedicated graphics accelerator

     Messaging                 &#1
SMS, MMS, Email, RSS, IM

     Browser                            WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

     Radio Stereo                     FM radio with RDS

     Games                              Yes

     Colors                              Black

     GPS                                   Yes, with A-GPS support

     Java                                   Yes, MIDP 2.0

                                              – Business card scanner

                                              – Work & Life mode

                                              – Photo/video editor

                                              – Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF viewer)

                                              – TV-out



     Music                               MP3/WAV/e-AAC+/WMA/AMR player

                                             DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)

                                             3.5 mm audio jack


     Video                               DivX/XviD/MPEG4/3gp/H.263/H.264 player

                                             WVGA resolution

Battery                                Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh

The phone is a pocket pc but also has all requirements of good entertainment as well. The 3.5 inch screen, WVGA resolution, 800Mhz processor, 256MB RAM, dedicated graphic accelerator and many more makes this phone a better choice than HTC Pro 2. Samsung who has not been known as a veteran in communicator devices are now showing improvement with the introduction of omniaPRO. The phone indeed has very good features. The UI especially the Touch Gallery is very good. Samsungs proprietary TouchWIZ UI is installed on top of Windows OS. The widgets on the home screen can be set as two different modes work and life. Samsung has done well to improve from the predecessor Omnia in the UI. OmniaPRO is indeed a better choice when it comes to a communicator.