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Samsung delivers a unique smartphone experience with Omnia W, a phone that puts people first
This is the first Samsung device utilising the latest release of Windows Phone and offers power, social connectivity and a vivid SuperAMOLED display that delivers a stunning visual experience
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 31 October 2011 – Samsung Electronics New Zealand announces the launch of the Samsung Omnia W, its first Smartphone based on the latest release of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, code-named Mango.
Featuring an elegant design, a vivid SuperAMOLED display, as well as an enriched content and social communication experience enabled by People Hub, the Omnia W puts people at the centre of everything.
Stefan Lecchi, Head of Samsung’s Mobile Telecommunications business in New Zealand, says, “We’re excited about the potential for Windows Phone and the possibilities it opens for Samsung customers.
“Mobile consumers increasingly expect to be socially networked through their phones anytime, anywhere, fast. They’re looking for high-performance devices that are easy and intuitive to use, look great and enable them to create and share rich multimedia content with ease.
“The Samsung Omnia W delivers on every count and we’re looking forward to introducing it to the New Zealand market next month.”
The Omnia W will be available exclusively from Vodafone from late November 2011.
Stunning Performance in Vivid Clarity with SuperAMOLED Display
The eye-catching Omnia W sports a minimalist contemporary design featuring a metallic finish. A rich 3.7” SuperAMOLED display provides stunning visuals ensuring that photos and videos captured with the device’s 5MP camera can be enjoyed with vivid clarity.
A powerful 1.4GHz processor delivers seamless performance, allowing a fast and hassle-free user experience. This is further enhanced by the device’s integrated 14.4Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, enabling high-speed data browsing and ensuring that videos and pictures can be shared with friends and family hassle-free.
Enhanced Windows Phone Usability
Windows Phone has been developed to provide an easy, intelligent and socially connected smartphone experience. Users can easily connect and share experiences with their friends using a variety of communication mediums, while the excellent web browsing experience is further enhanced with integrated Internet Explorer9 and Bing.
Mango’s unique and intuitive user interface lays out applications in mosaic ‘Live Tiles’ which flow and move on the screen in response to the user’s touch. The interface provides the benefits of a user environment usually associated with a larger display within the portability of a smartphone screen, delivering a flexible and intuitive experience.
The six specialised Microsoft applications provide an engaging content and communication experience. The Windows Phone People Hub is integrated with social networking services Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ensuring that users always stay in touch with their social community.
Office Hub provides enhanced productivity on-the-go and includes access to Windows Live Sky Drive*, which provides 25GB of free storage and allows documents and media files to be easily stored and accessed anywhere. Users can also create and edit documents through mobile versions of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as use One Note, a note-taking platform allowing the easy sharing and storage of voice memos, images and text-based notes*.
Seamless access to entertainment is afforded by the integration of a Pictures Hub, Music & Videos Hub – powered by Microsoft Zune – and Game Hub, which provides the latest in social gaming experiences through Xbox Live, meaning that friends can chat with each other while gaming. Windows Phone Marketplace provides access to more than 30,000 apps* for entertainment or productivity needs.
The Exclusive Samsung Experience
The overall Windows Phone experience is significantly enhanced with the inclusion of a set of Samsung-exclusive productivity apps. This includes Samsung AllShare, which provides seamless content transfer between the smartphone and other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTV’s, monitors and digital cameras. Video Call is an easy-to-use app which allows vivid 3G video conversations with friends and family. Additionally, Mini Diary enables users to capture their experiences in multimedia formats and create their very own personalised digital journal* while on the go. Meanwhile, an upgraded Samsung eBook client will be available from Samsung Zone without cost.
Users can stay up-to-date with the latest news and events through the Now 2.0 app, which provides up-to-the minute current affairs, stock market and weather information on the go. RSS Time allows RSS feeds for newspapers, magazines and blogs to be downloaded onto the device and read in an easily digestible format, while eye-catching articles can be easily shared via email or Facebook*.
The device features enhanced social network integration, with Twitter and LinkedIn woven throughout the Omnia W in addition to Facebook. This means that photos and videos can be instantly shared across a variety of social networking sites hassle-free.
Samsung Omnia W Product Specifications
1.4 GHz Processor
3.7” WVGA(800X480) SuperAMOLED
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash
Sub (Front) : VGA for Video Call
Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264/WMV
Playback : 720p@30fps
Recording : 720p@30fps
Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/AMR-NB
3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio with RDS
Marketplace Hub – free and paid Apps
People Hub – Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin built-in
Music & Video Hub – Zune Experience
Game Hub – Xbox Live
Office Hub – Microsoft Office
Samsung’s Enriched Apps
– Now, RSS Times, Video Call(3G), Photo Studio, Mini Diary, All Share(DLNA),Fun Shot, Wireless Manager
– Dictionary (downloadable, except US, Canada, Mexico), Photogram (downloadable),Rubik’s Cube(downloadable)
Windows Live Skydrive® (Free 25GB Storage)
Tile-based Metro UX / IE9 mobile
A-GPS / Bing Map
Bluetooth® technology v 2.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
512MB(RAM) + 8GB Internal Memory
115.97 x 58.8 x 10.9mm, 115.3g
Standard battery, Li-on 1,500 mAh