updated 10:05 am EST, Mon December 1, 2008
Verizon Drops Omnia Price
Verizon on Monday has already dropped the price on the Samsung Omnia less than a week after its introduction. Originally priced at $250 with a contract and a $70 rebate, the device will now cost $200 with the same discount and now almost matches the pricing of both the BlackBerry Storm as well as the iPhone 3G, which has an inferior two-megapixel camera but shares a similar 8GB of built-in storage, 3G, GPS and Wi-Fi.
The Windows Mobile smartphone is along with the Storm considered one of Verizon's linchpin cellphones for the holidays and is potentially crucial to sustaining the company's growth during the fall, as the season's usual spike in sales may be offset by a weak US economy. Verizon grew slowly in the summer and is believed by some to have been hurt by a small number of its customers switching to AT&T for the iPhone.