Here is quick unboxing of the Samsung Omnia W , Samsung’s first Windows Phone to be launched in India.We already did a hands on from the India launch event last year. It is powered by a 1.4GHz CPU and sports a 3.7 in Super AMOLED display.It runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system and one can download apps from the Windows Marketplace. Take a look at the video below where we unbox the device and also show you a really quick hardware overview of the device.
Nokia has been crazily promoting it’s Lumia handsets in India under the Amazing Everyday banner and I’m sure none of you might have missed the news (Even my mom knows about it !). Nokia launched the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 in India. Nokia had offered Taxi rides and much more to early adopters and now looks like Samsung is following Nokia’s footsteps with the launch of it’s Omnia W Smartphone in the country. Watch the Samsung Omnia Taxi after the break and Nokia Lumia Taxi in action.
We already know that recently Samsung India has launched three new smartphones in 3 different platforms namely, Android, BADA and Windows Phone. We attended the launch event in Delhi and here are the hands-on photos of Samsung Omnia W. Continue reading “Samsung Omnia W Hands-On”
We are at the Samsung booth at CommunicAsia 2010 and Samsung has launched 6 new phones at the event. Omnia Pro 4 and 5 confirm handset maker still has some faith in Windows Mobile. The Galaxy 3 and 5 running on Android seem to be entry level Android phones. The Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro seem to be running Bada inside Samsung’s Labs but they showed us only good for nothing dummy hardware for these. More live pics after the jump. We also had some camera time with the Galaxy S and Galaxy Beam and the Champ. More stuff coming soon. Continue reading “Samsung launches 6 new phones at CommunicAsia”
After the Immense success of Apple’s App Store and moderate success of Nokia’s Ovi Store, Samsung is coming up with its own new app store for all the Samsung Smartphone users on September 14th 2009. However Initially, the Samsung App Store will be open only for the UK, France and Italy users of Omnia and I8910 HD, with 30+ countries like Germany and Spain to follow later. Samsung has further added that the App Store will be then expanded to accomodate other models such as Omnia II and OmniaLITE etc.
The Samsung Application Store will supposedly kickstart with 300 native apps and then grow it to approximately 2000 apps by the end of year 2009. The various apps present in the app store will range from Games, references, social networking, e-books and health related apps which can be easily downloaded in a single click. Companies like Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Handmark, TAITO, Paragon SW, Capcom etc will be among the main providers of applications to the Samsung Application Store.
However in order to activate the App Store Service, Both Omnia and I8910 HD users will have to upgrade their devices. Omnia users can simply download and install the mobile client from www.samsungapps.com to access the app store on their mobiles once the store opens up on 14th Sep 09. Samsung I8910 HD users also can download the mobile client by selecting the Application Download icon on their mobile phones.
So if you are an Omnia or I8910 HD mobile user, you can just head over to www.samsungapps.com for more details on the app store and also to browse featured applications after 14th Sep 2009.
Samsung which is very much a household brand name in Asia is striving hard to increase its market share in India according to a PTI report. Samsung Mobiles which was once having a very minor share of the handset market in India now has a share of about 10-15% according to country head of Samsung India , Sunil Dutt. Its interesting to note that Sunil was part of the top brass in Nokia India a couple of years back. Good news for Samsung fans, the company plans to launch over 7 new models in India in July and August including the hugely awaited Omnia HD
The company has a lot of handsets in the low end segment but in the high-end there was nothing impressive so far. Looks like it wants to change this myth
On 16th October, 2008, Fonearena was represented by Ritu at the ITC Grand Central, Mumbai where a demo of the Windows Mobile 6.1 on the Samsung Omnia was given to three mobile phone enthusiasts (Ankit Saxena and Rupesh from the WATblog were co-invitees).
Microsoft was represented by Sumeet Gugnani, Director – Mobile Communications Business, who also enlightened the bloggers on the rise of MS in the world of mobile phones.