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Samsung OMNIA is possibly the best ever smartphone that Samsung has ever built. OMNIA is definitely a better name than SGH-i900, which means ‘everything’ in Latin and ‘wish’ in Arabic. The OMNIA is essentially everything that you can possibly wish for on a Windows Mobile 6.1 smart phone. It brings together high performance business content, high-end design mixed with a full bag of dynamic multimedia rich experience.
The Samsung OMNIA is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and comes packed with MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word). Even though the OMNIA is 100% touch screen, Samsung included an optical mouse for ease of navigation - the optical mouse is similar to what you’d find on laptops.
Also included on the OMNIA is a 5-megapixel CMOS camera with auto-focus (AF), face and smile detection and auto-panorama shot. OMNIA comes in 8 or 16GB memory configuration and additional storage can be added via extendable slot. Of course, a smart phone called OMNIA can’t go without having a GPS, including navigation and geo-tagging capabilities, so you’d never get lost wherever you are
the OMNIA is primarily touch-based so it makes perfect sense for Samsung to include its patented TouchWiz user interface. The OMNIA is Samsung’s first ever Windows Mobile smart phone to feature TouchWiz. TouchWiz lets you personalize the home window with unique widgets. The high-resolution touch-sensitive screen uses intuitive tap, sweep, drag and drop operations as well as an on-screen QWERTY keyboard. It also facilitates easy and convenient calling and texting with a dedicated dome key for controlling communications.
The Samsung OMNIA is ultra-slim measuring 12.5mm and has a platinum look finish. Samsung added details such as elegant hairline patterns on the back of the phone to bring the “perfection in style.”
Nokia N96 just like the N95, the Nokia N96 is also a two-way slider. Slide the phone one way and you see a standard numeric keypad while if you slide it on the other side N96 comes up with media control keys.
It has the large 2.8″ 320 x 240 pixel display. Nokia N96 has a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash and Carl Zeiss lenses. Just below the the large screen to an enhance navigation, it includes a pad and control keys.
Nokia N96 comes with integrated aGPS (advanced GPS). Nokia improved the N96’s satellite navigation capabilities and they are now much better than the original N95.
Nokia N96 also includes the DVB-H digital TV receiver. This means that the N96 can be used to watch live broadcast TV over the air, if you have DVB-H coverage in your area.
Internal memory is a massive 16GB, expandable to 32GB using a microSD memory card. Nokia N96’s Multimedia capabilities are impressive. The Nokia N96 can play back MPEG-4, WMV9 (Windows Media), Flash Video and H.264 video, plus MP3, AAC and WMA audio types.
Apart from the Nokia N96 DVB-H receiver, and it also comes with a FM radio with RDS. The N95 has a standard 3.5mm jack plug for audio output plus TV output.
The HTC Touch Pro™ brings together elegant touch screen response with the direct precision of keyboard entry, leaving out nothing to deliver a powerhouse communication tool in a beautiful, compact design.
• Mobile Internet features - surf and download at broadband speed with HSDPA and Wi-Fi®.
• 2.8-inch touch screen, with four times the resolution of most phones.
• Vibrant TouchFLO™ 3D user interface.
• Five-row QWERTY keyboard for quick and easy text entry.
• 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera with flash light for quality stills and video.
• MicroSD™ slot for expandable storage.
• Integrated GPS can be used with maps software for a full turn-by-turn navigation experience.
The BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone embodies elegant design – without sacrificing the features or functionality you expect from a premium smartphone.
Here's the rundown:
• Has 802.11a/b/g plus good GPS, typically a tradeoff with BBs
• GPS is enhanced and assisted, and the handset has better map rendering, says Laptop
• 480 x 320 resolution screen with 65,000 colors—Crave says "never seen a better-looking display"
• 624MHz Intel PXA270/Marvell Tavor PXA930 processor (reports differ), up from 312MHz
• Runs BlackBerry OS 4.6
• Keyboard has 8800-style "sculpted keys," says PC Mag, "but the rows are separated by curved barriers"
• 4.5" tall x 2.6" wide x 0.5" deep, weighing 4.7oz
• Side-loading MicroSD/SDHC slot for up to 16GB additional
• 2MP camera with flash
• Talk time of 5 hours, with standby of 13 days
• MP3, WMA, AAC, DivX4 and WMV3 codec support
• 3.5mm headphone jack
• "Pretty powerful speakers—none of that weak, tinny junk," says Crave
• 128MB of flash plus 1GB of onboard memory (with encryption)
• Black leather back panel that can be swapped for other colour leather plates
• Pricing will be US$300 to US$500 says BGR, a pretty wide (and obvious) range; Crave narrows it to "US$300 to US$400"
CNET Labs finished its first round of talk time testing for both the EDGE and 3G networks. On EDGE the iPhone 3G fell about an hour short of its rated time of 10 hours, while 3G calls matched the promised time of 5 hours. Those times aren't bad.
And in any case, actual day-to-day use will be the real test of the iPhone 3G's endurance. Ideally, it should last a full day with heavy use, but in the experience thus far both the 3G and the GPS appear to be hungry applications that drain the battery quickly.
Apple Inc. said Monday it sold 1 million iPhones in the first three days its newest model was on the market.
"IPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, in a statement.
However, Jobs did not address widespread software problems that plagued the launch.
On Friday, Apple's servers buckled as buyers tried to activate new iPhones in stores, while owners of older iPhones and the iPod Touch were updating and reactivating their devices.
In stores, employees who couldn't get the new iPhones working sent shoppers home to try again on their own later. At the same time, owners of the older phones were left with unusable units.
Reports of activation snags subsided over the weekend, as Apple's systems apparently recovered, and buyers were able to activate their phones through their home computers. As of Monday, the issues appeared to have been resolved, said analyst Charles Golvin of Forrester Research.
Apple did not respond to calls or e-mails requesting more information about the activation glitches.
Apple had sold about 6 million units of the first-model iPhone since it launched in the U.S. a year ago. The company has set a goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008.
Shares of Apple rose $1.30 to close at $173.88.