Last Friday's tipster was right on the money: The Omnia II lands in the US December 2 for $US200 on contract (after $US100 mail-in rebate). It runs WinMo 6.5, but that sweet-looking 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen gets the 3D cube TouchWiz 2.0 UI.
Key features: • 3.7-inch ultra-brilliant (Wide Video Graphics Array Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) responsive touch screen • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology: input text faster and easier with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional, which keeps customers connected with corporate and personal e-mail and synchronisation of schedules and contacts • Microsoft Office Mobile: manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents • Enhanced 3D cube user interface • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities with Opera 9.5 enhanced browser • One-touch access to social networking sites via shortcut widgets •Supports Verizon Wireless services, including V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, VZW Tones, VZ NavigatorSM, Mobile IM and Mobile Email
Additional specifications: • Full messaging suite, including SMS, MMS, Mobile IM, Mobile Email and Corporate Email • Access to social networking applications, including YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, with Samsung's TouchWiz 2.0 user interface • 5-megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus and camcorder and decoder with DNSe technology and on-device editing capabilities • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi (no N) • Support for Divx and Xvid movie files • 8 GB internal memory and expandable memory of up to 16 GB with microSD memory card (card sold separately) • luetooth® profiles supported: headset (mono and stereo), hands-free (car kits), object push for vCard, basic imaging, phonebook access profiles. Also supports serial port, dial-up networking, object push for vCalendar, file transfer, basic printing and human interface device profiles Available Colors: Black with red accents on the battery cover