Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone and telecommunication equipment provider, today announced the availability of its top selling OMNIA touch phone in the Middle East. Bringing together high performance business content, top of the range style and a fun, dynamic multi-media experience, the OMNIA is an elegant touch phone for sophisticated consumers in [...]
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone and telecommunication equipment provider, today announced the availability of its top selling OMNIA touch phone in the Middle East. Bringing together high performance business content, top of the range style and a fun, dynamic multi-media experience, the OMNIA is an elegant touch phone for sophisticated consumers in the Middle East.
“The Samsung OMNIA is everything you could ever wish for in a mobile phone. Whether its surfing the net at high speeds, listening to your favourite radio station whilst navigating to your destination or sending high quality photos to your friends, whatever it is this phone does more,” said Mr. Sandeep Saihgal, General Manager of Mobile Phones Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “We are pleased to be able to offer the OMNIA touch phone in both English and Arabic and hope that this feature will further solidify Samsung’s prominence in the full-touch market.”
Samsung’s cutting-edge smart phone Omnia is emerging as the hottest-selling model in major European smart phone markets. According to market research institute GfK, Omnia gained a share of 14.9% in the German smart phone market in December 2008, ranking No. 1 among major smart phone models, including the Black Berry, Nokia E71 and iPhone. Omnia maintained its leadership for two straight months starting from November in the German smart phone market.
In the French and Italian markets, the two Omnia models were among the top three popular models with a share of 17.2% and 15%, respectively. Even in the Western European markets, including Finland and the UK, the Omnia models were positioned among the top ten.
“We’re seeing a major shift towards smartphones, like the OMNIA, in the Middle East and research findings show that more than one in four handsets will be a smartphone with more than 1.5 billion being sold in year 2010. This growth will be driven by applications that enable the consumer to enjoy accessible and relevant mobile phone and internet browsing.” Mr. Saihgal added.
With Samsung’s patented TouchWiz the user interface makes entering data and text simple. The Samsung OMNIA’s high resolution touch-sensitive screen uses intuitive tap, sweep, drag and drop operations as well as an on-screen keyboard. Delivering the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to a wide 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD screen the OMNIA is great for viewing videos and slide shows in high-resolution and advanced audio capabilities.
The Samsung OMNIA also comes equipped with a five-megapixel CMOS camera with the latest value-added features and the handset’s generous internal memory (available in 8GB or 16 GB capacity options and extendable slot for additions) ensures ample storage space for digital assets like music. Samsung OMNIA also offers GPS, including navigation and geo-tagging capabilities, so users can get their bearings wherever work or life takes them.
Based on the most up to date Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system, the 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.
Samsung Omnia is available in all major electronics outlets and is retailed at USD 655*.