I still don't know why the Omnia II's 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen is resistive, but the WinMo 6.5 phone will go head-to-head with Verizon's own Moto Droid. Leaked docs suggest it'll be $US200 on contract after $US100 mail-in rebate.
As we noted when we first saw the ai.rs video below, the TouchWiz 2.0 UI looks nice, but the resistive touch lag is a shame given the 800Mhz processor. Still, there you have it. Engadget's tipster says the phone will hit telesales, online and retail stores on December 2. [Samsung via Engadget]
Omnia II (I8000) Specification
Network: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps EDGE/GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz UMTS 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz Display: 65K WVGA AMOLED Display (3.7", 480 x 800) Advanced R-type Touch Screen OS: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Camera: 5 Megapixel CMOS / Auto-Focus / Dual Power LED / Face Detection / Smile Shot Mobile Blogging / Geo Tagging / Photo Editor Audio: Audio Format Support (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA) WMDRM, OMA DRM 2.1 / Find Music (Music Recognition) Bluetooth® Stereo Headset (A2DP) FM Radio with RDS / 3.5 earjack Video: Video Format Support (DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, WMV9, MPEG4) Video Recording & Playing (30fps@ D1(720x480)) Video Editing (Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle) Value Added: A-GPS with Navigation (3D Map) / LBS TouchWiz 2.0 UI with Mobile Widget / 3D Media Gate Multi-task manager / 3D Interactive Games Connectivity:Bluetooth® v 2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi Memory: Internal Memory : 2GB/8GB/16GB External Memory : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB) Size: 118 x 60 x 11.9 mm Battery: Talk time : Up to 10 hours (3G) Standby time : Up to 430 hours (3G)