Bell Samsung Omnia II Video Review

bell-omnia-IIThe Omnia II is a massive improvement from the original Omnia that Samsung launched last year. This could be that they’ve made some positive changes such as the increased screen size, put in Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and fundamentally make a classier looking product. Not that this fact be a decision maker when you’re looking to purchase it, but the Omnia II is also the device that’s the “Official Mobile Device of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games”.

The overall dimensions of the Omnia II are 118 x 59.6 x 12.3mm and it only weighs in at 123 grams. When it comes to touchscreen devices this does rank up there as it’s incredibly responsive. The screen size is generous as it has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution is 480×800… the vividness of the display is clean, clear and crisp. Even in direct sunlight we had no issues viewing the screen.

This is the first device in Canada to run Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and as I talk about in the video you would never know it’s a Windows Mobile device as many upgrades have been done, such as a better layout, larger icons (This makes us really curious of how Windows 7 will stack up). The Omnia II uses Samsung’s customizable TouchWiz UI and has the familiar widgets that can be dragged and dropped onto 3 customizable homescreens. There is no App Sotre but you can download more widgets as they become available… notable widgets that come pre-loaded are Facebook, weather, Google, Yahoo!, Unlimited NHL, YouTube.

More specs and features about the Omnia II has a 800Mhz processor, has internal memory of 16 GB and can hold up to 32 GB with a microSDHC card, a 5 megapixel camera with dual flash, auto-focus and the capability of taking DVD quality videos. Another Bell exclusive is the Video calling capability as it has a front-facing camera, WiFi, GPS, Email, Text, picture, and video messaging, Opera Mobile 9.5 Browser, MP3 player, 3.5mm headset jack.

The only downside I found with the Omnia II is that it catches a great deal of fingerprints, so make sure you carry a cloth around with you or simply get a case for it. Check out the full review here:

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