If you like the iPhone, there’s a new Windows Mobile phone, rumored to be coming out from AT&T around September or so. It will have the nice increased real estate for the screen, what we all want and like. In addition, the camera on the unit is 5 megapixels and that’s better than my regular digital camera! 8 GB storage and of course room for more with an expansion SD card. It is out in Europe this month, so exactly when it hits the states is still really not known for sure.
Some other nice features are GPS, FM radio, TV-out and there will be no keyboard, all onscreen with a 3.5 inch touch screen. These are the specs right now for the international market and it will be unlocked.
It will also have a “Mouse”. I can see this being a real potential tool for healthcare with the larger screen and basically it is designed for conferencing with the camera. A bigger screen for using Outlook is wonderful. To view images and health records on a larger screen is huge. Sure there are times when you want a larger unit when in the office by using a Tablet PC, but for being on the go, this sure looks to have all the elements set. HTC is also due to have a phone out soon to compete. Here are a couple videos from You Tube that give a better idea of how it looks and works. BD
SEOUL, KOREA – June 9 2008: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of Samsung OMNIA (model name: SGH-i900). It brings together high performance business content, top of the range style and a fun, dynamic multi-media experience, to ensure consumers are always connected both at home and at work. OMNIA, meaning ‘everything’ in Latin and ‘wish’ in Arabic, goes beyond the current top-of-the-line features available in today’s mobile phones. The OMNIA will be available to the market from June 2008.
Bringing a PC environment to Mobile The new Samsung OMNIA allows users to switch seamlessly between Microsoft Outlook email and productivity applications that replicate the look and feel of their PC - with a stroke of their finger. Based on the most up to date Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system, Samsung OMNIA gives users a mobile extension to their PC experience, with access to MS Office documents such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Users can also send and receive email and manage their appointments in Outlook while on the go. The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system means users can download additional programs as they would on their PC and customize it for their individual needs. For ease of navigation an optical mouse similar to those on laptop computers offers improved usability and one-handed control.
I read a lot about Next Generation iPhones but find most of the news pretty boring. I don't know why it matters so much. Personally, I bought my iPhone two years ago, it still works fine and I don't feel the need to upgrade to a newer model. There's a great deal of
mobile websites and http://www.squidoo.com/mobile_online has a cool list of iPhone apps and sites. Instead of getting a new iPhone, I would probably spend the money on the iPad tablet instead.