Samsung has announced several new additions to Omnia series, which will run Microsoft's upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.The company is adding four models to the Omnia stable. The Omnia II is a direct successor to the original Omnia, and the Omnia Lite promises a simple interface to a range of business and multimedia functions. Two Pro editions, meanwhile, feature Qwerty keyboards and are aimed at higher-end business users. "The Samsung Omnia series is one of the most important additions to our portfolio, and demonstrates our commitment to the smartphone market," said Mark Mitchinson, vice president of Samsung Mobile for the UK and Ireland."The high performance devices, coupled with the new Windows 6.5, make the new Omnia series a compelling choice for anyone that wants a device that brings their work and personal life together."Mitchinson claimed that the use of Windows Mobile 6.5 will make the new smartphones even more compelling to consumers, particularly those using them for both work and personal purposes.The Omnia Pro B7610 features separate 'Work' and 'Home' modes, and boasts a slide out keyboard, a 3.5in Amoled touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera and GPS. The thinner, more BlackBerry-like Omnia Pro B7330 uses a full Qwerty keyboard below a 2.6in TFT display, and includes a 3-megapixel camera and A-GPS.All four devices are expected to launch in October, alongside the release of Windows Mobile 6.5.
Issue: 343 | October 2015