Singapore - June 16, 2008 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a
leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of Samsung OMNIA
(model name: SGH-i900). It brings together high performance business content,
top of the range style and a fun, dynamic multi-media experience, to ensure
consumers are always connected both at home and at work.
OMNIA meaning ‘everything’ in Latin and ‘wish’ in Arabic, goes beyond the
current top-of-theline features available in today’s mobile phones. The OMNIA
will be available to the market from June 2008.
Bringing a PC environment to Mobile
The new Samsung OMNIA allows users to switch seamlessly between Microsoft
Outlook email and productivity applications that replicate the look and feel of
their PC - with a stroke of theirfinger.
Based on the most up to date Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system,
Samsung OMNIA gives users a mobile extension to their PC experience, with access
to MS Office documents such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Users can also send
and receive email and manage their appointments in Outlook while on the go. The
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system means users can download
additional programs as they would on their PC and customize it for their
individual needs. For ease of navigation an optical mouse similar to those on
offers improved usability and one-handed control.
Vivid, lively multimedia experience
Samsung OMNIA delivers the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to a wide
3.2-inch WQVGA LCD screen for viewing videos and slide shows in high-resolution
and advanced audio capabilities. MultiCodec support for DivX, Xvid and other
video formats eliminates the hassle of file format conversions. Users also have
the assurance of a long-life detachable battery for extended playback.
Samsung OMNIA also comes with a five-megapixel CMOS camera with the latest
value-added features, which include auto-focus (AF), face and smile detection
and auto-panorama shot.
The handset’s generous internal memory (available in 8GB or 16 GB capacity
options and extendable slot for additions) ensures ample storage space for
Rounding out the fully comprehensive feature set, Samsung OMNIA also offers GPS,
including navigation and geo-tagging capabilities, so users can get their
bearings wherever work or life takes them.
The One and Only mobile with everything in touch
Samsung’s patented TouchWiz user interface makes entering data and text simple.
With unique widgets, users can customise and personalise the way they use their
phone. The Samsung OMNIA’s 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
Samsung’s pursuit for design perfection
The Samsung OMNIA presents Samsung’s leadership in design.
With maxi-phone capabilities, it boasts a slender, chic form, so users can step
out in style. It features an ultra-slim 12.5-mm profile and a platinum-look
finish that fits snugly in the palm of the user’s hand. The elegant hairline
patterns on the back of the phone bring the perfection in style.
Geesung Choi, President of Samsung Telecommunication Business, said: “I am very
excited to introduce Samsung OMNIA, a mobile device that truly delivers the best
possible features for today’s busy, connected consumer. Samsung demonstrates our
vision for the Samsung mobile business, which is to provide premium phones for
users who desire functionality, style, usability and entertainment in one
innovative device. The mobile range will help users to be at the forefront of
work and play and at the same time, to stay connected anytime, anywhere.”
The Samsung OMNIA will be unveiled to the public at CommunicAsia, Singapore from
June 17 to 20 and commercially launched in the Southeast Asian market starting
from the same week. The phone will be available in the European market from
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