updated 09:10 am EST, Fri November 20, 2009
Samsung Omnia II for VZ due early next month
The Verizon edition of the Samsung Omnia II should at last ship in about two weeks if a leak proves accurate. Internal product info has the phone shipping with Windows Mobile 6.5 on December 2nd, contradicting rumors of a Windows Mobile 6.1 version. The Engadget document gives it an effective price of $200, albeit after a large $100 mail-in rebate and signing a two-year contract.
The Omnia II is already available through Bell in Canada in its original HSPA version. The Verizon model has a different cosmetic design but mostly differs in its use of CDMA and EVDO. Both share a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 3G, GPS and Wi-Fi along with a 5-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage and a microSDHC slot.