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Verizon Wireless Adds Samsung Omnia To Its Touch Screen Lineup

Just in time for the holidays, Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1 announced the Samsung Omnia™ will be available for order online at Verizon Wireless and in business sales channels beginning Nov. 26. The Samsung Omnia’s advanced touch screen, customizable user interface and Windows Mobile 6.1 capabilities are powered by the nation’s most reliable wireless network ensuring that customers can browse the Web and access their e-mails quickly and reliably. It will be available through all sales channels including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 8.

The Samsung Omnia is an all-in-one smartphone with state-of-the-art features, including Samsung’s innovative TouchWiz™ user interface which has specially designed widgets to customize and personalize the way customers use the phone. These bright and colorful icons provide a one-touch access point to customers’ favorite and most commonly used applications and features. The Samsung Omnia also features a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard for fast text messaging, mobile IM and e-mail messages. The haptic feedback on the touch screen provides subtle vibrations to confirm selections; and an optical mouse provides easy navigation with the swipe of a finger. The Samsung Omnia supports Opera 9.5 Mobile Browser for a smooth Web browsing experience.

With Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, customers have access to a powerful personal computing experience in a slim, compact device. Microsoft Outlook Mobile keeps customers connected to e-mail, schedules and contacts; and Office Mobile enhances productivity with the ability to manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents – all while on-the-go.

The Samsung Omnia is enhanced by a high-quality 5.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom and power LED flash, camcorder, stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wi-Fi technology that helps customers capture special moments and stay connected to friends and family anytime, anywhere.

Key features and capabilities of the Samsung Omnia from Verizon Wireless include:

Full HTML Web browser with touch navigation

Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Access to multiple e-mail accounts with Microsoft Direct Push for corporate users

Over-the-air synchronization of contacts, calendars and task lists with Microsoft Exchange Server

Supports Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 that provides customers with software distribution capabilities and security-enhanced access to company data while they are away from the office

Access to VZAppZone – downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers and more
Playback of MP3 files

VZ Navigator(SM) capability – get visual and audible directions to thousands of destinations, locate businesses and other points of interest, get maps of a location and share directions with others

Text, picture and video messaging

Mobile IM using AIM®, MSN®, Yahoo!®

Bluetooth profiles supported: headset – mono and stereo, hands-free (car kits), object push for vCard, basic imaging and phonebook access profiles

5.0 megapixel camera and camcorder with flash and zoom

Face Detection – centers on a face when taking a picture

Panorama, split shot and anti-shake camera settings

SmileShot – enables the camera to detect when a person is smiling and automatically takes a picture when in the SmileShot mode

Wi-Fi technology (802.11 b/g)

Support for Divx and Xvid movie files

Personal organizer with calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, stop watch and notepad

Dimensions: 4.41” (l) x 2.24” (w) x 0.52” (d) with standard battery

Weight: approximately 4.34 ounces

Display: 3.2” display

Usage time: up to 346 minutes with standard battery or

Standby time: up to 464 hours with standard battery (subject to environmental and other factors)

Source: Verizon

Added: 11/25/2008