Think one million is impressive? Samsung announced this morning that pre-orders for its recently announced Jet handset have topped the two million mark — the highest volume pre-order in the Korean company’s history. The Jet is a well-rounded device with a 3.1-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, 800MHz processor, new TouchWiz 2.0 user interface, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA (3.6Mbps) 900/1200, full HTML Dolfin Web browser, 5 megapixel camera, GPS, DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology, DivX and XviD video support and Microsoft Exchange support. With all that punch packed into a sexy little package, it’s no wonder pre-orders are coming in like crazy. The Jet is slated to launch later this month in 50 countries worldwide. Anyone excited enough to take the plunge and push Samsung towards the 3 million mark?
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Well, we can’t have the new Dash 3G getting lonely now can we? All set for a July 15th launch alongside Tmo’s updated Dash (aka HTC Snap), our ninja just dropped screen caps of this entry-levelish full touchscreen offering from Samsung on us. It definitely has the tween demo lined up in its sights with specs that include a 3.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus, video recording support, Bluetooth, GPS, multimedia player, integrated IM and a microSD slot. No word on pricing just yet but our ninja says it will definitely be on the cheap side of the spectrum. What say you, T-Mobile customers — going for the Dash 3G or the Highlight on the 15th? Hit the jump for a larger version of the image above along with two more screen caps.
As if we weren’t confused enough already with the whole Louvre/Omnia Pro situation, this morning Samsung has gone ahead and introduced two different devices with the same name at the CommunicAsia trade show. To be officially known as the Omnia Pro B7610 and Omnia Pro B7320 (for now, at least), the former is the touchscreen QWERTY slider we’ve seen a lot of over the past few days while the latter goes the full-QWERTY candy bar route. Just to make matters even more frustrating, Samsung isn’t exactly giving out much in the way of details other than the same old spiel about how the two devices are a part of its “mobile convergence plan” to “reinforce its status as a leader” in the mobile phone industry. Uh huh. Luckily it looks like the rumored specs of the B7610 were pretty accurate so at least the more desirable of the two phones is well covered.
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Hot on the heels of the first rendering of the Samsung B7610 Louvre comes the first spy photo and some additional specifications on this mid-range offering from Sammy. The Louvre looks even better in person than it does in the rendering and it comes with an increasingly solid set of specs that include:
- 3.50inch AMOLED 16M color resistive WVGA (800Ãƒâ€”480) display
- 800Mhz CPU
- 5.1 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash
- Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- 2 UIs (Pro & Media, with a dedicated button to switch between them)
- 3.5mm Headphone jack
- MicroUSB connector
- Divx/WMV/H.264 accelerations
- FM Radio
- DNLA support
- 1GB internal memory + SDHC up to 32G
- 1500 mAh battery
The Louvre is expected to debut later this summer with Windows Mobile 6.1 and an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 to follow in the September/October 2009 time frame. That is the good news, the bad news is that the current ROM is reportedly running slowly, even on the 800MHz processor. Slow performance may result in a slip of the launch date possibly until November, a fate that may also await the Omnia 2 (GT-i8000).
Excited about the upcoming Samsung B7610 Louvre? Well wait just a tick, because we’ve got some interesting news to report. Yesterday Samsung slipped up and pictures of the Louvre were briefly published to its press gallery. Apparently Sammy referred to the Louvre as we know it as the Omnia Pro, a device that we have been hearing about since late April. Truth be told, we wouldn’t be all too surprised if this were the case considering all of the known specs of the Louvre match up with the rumored specs of the Omnia Pro. And speaking of the devices specs, a more detailed list has surfaced that makes the device look even more promising:
- 3.5-inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display w/ WVGA resolution
- 800MHz processor
- 5.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
- Sliding QWERTY keypad
- 2 UIs (Pro & Media w/ dedicated button to switch between them)
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Divx/WMV/H.264 accelerations
- FM Radio
- DNLA support
- 1GB internal memory with microSDHC up to 32GB
- 1500mAh battery
The Louvre/Omnia Pro is believed to be on track for September or October. There are some reports that the device is currently running quite slowly because of a very buggy ROM however, so rumor has it the launch might be pushed back a month. September is still quite a ways away though, so we’re hoping Samsung can sort any issues out in time. Until then, hit the jump for a few more press shots.
[Via Unwired View]
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Samsung is just unstoppable today, having announced more new phones in just the past few hours than some companies announce in a year. Two Omnia Pros, a Jet for good measure and now we’re introduced to the Omnia II (I8000) and Omnia LITE (B7300). Starting with the more exciting of the two handsets, the Omnia II will be Sammy’s successor to the popular to the Omnia as we’re sure you guessed. Specs are as follows:
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (upgradable to 6.5)
- Massive 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display
- TouchWiz 2.0 UI
- Advanced R Touch (Resistive Touch) that “enables faster, more accurate touch response”
- 480p video recording and playback
- HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- Up to 48GB of storage
Wow. Ok, now let’s have a look at the scaled down Omnia LITE:
- Full touchscreen form factor
- TouchWiz 2.0
- 3 megapixel camera
- Push email support
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Full HTML Opera Web browser
Samsung obviously wanted to focus on the more capable Omnia II so as you can see, not much substance was offered as far as the Omnia LITE is concerned. Both handsets appear to be very solid offerings however, and will certainly likely be well received be their respective target demographics. Release timing and pricing are not yet available, though the Omnia II will be offered by Verizon Wireless some time this year.
Quite a day Samsung is having today! Following the official announcement of a pair of Omnia Pro handsets, Samsung has just announced the upcoming Samsung Jet. Sporting a full touchscreen form factor, the Jet will sport the company’s brand new TouchWiz 2.0 UI on top of the following specs:
- 3.1-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, 16M colors
- 800MHz processor
- TouchWiz 2.0 user interface with new features such as intuitive 3D media gate UI and motion-response UI, smart unlock, customizable widget screen.
- Full HTML Dolfin Web browser
- 5 megapixel camera
- DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology
- DivX and XviD video support
- Microsoft Exchange support
The Jet is no doubt well-equipped and we can’t wait to check out Sammy’s new take on TouchWiz. Anyone else excited?
One of our trusty ninjas just hit us up with the above photo of Samsung’s Bigfoot Android device slated to hit T-Mobile USA this summer. We’ve been told it will rock a 3 megapixel camera, be a UMTS/HSDPA device, and sport a 3.0″ capacitive AMOLED touch screen display. We’d guess it will have integrated GPS and Wi-Fi but that’s just us talking. The best news? We hear its launching soon. Like, really soon. Hey Samsung, copying Sony Ericcson’s crazy color hues much?
Thanks, Daddy G.!
Reaching out to all the U.S. Cellular customers out there who might feel a little left out with new phones being announced for other carriers, we’re trying our best to stay on top of the handful of handsets due out this month. While the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 and Samsung Code might not be the most exciting of the bunch, one of our sneakier readers managed to snoop dedicated pages for each handset live on U.S. Cellular’s site. Don’t try this at home kids — they’re not easily found from the main site. Hit the read links for each handset to see the full specs and sit tight as both the fliptastic 8230 and, umm, Windowstastic Code are set to drop later this month.
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This rumor is for everyone out there who nearly went insane from all of yesterday’s WWDC coverage. Word is that what you’re looking at above is Samsung’s upcoming GT-i8000 aka Omnia II. Assuming the picture is the real deal and the specs are right, we’re hearing that the Omnia II will come with a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA resistive touchscreen display, 8.1 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and VGA video recording at 30 fps, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and HSDPA connectivity, miniUSB, 150MB of internal memory and a 1500 mAh battery. There is also a rumor that the Omnia II will run custom take on TouchWiz above Windows Mobile 6.1, which while not as polished as TouchFLO 3D is still remarkably better than the standard WinMo fare. But then, what isn’t? And yes, we too noticed that this resembles the mysterious x-ray of a device Samsung plans to spill the beans on next Monday.