Samsung to expand Omnia smartphone line

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

San Francisco, Calif. Samsung has confirmed plans to expand its Omnia smartphone line with five new devices, including the OmniaPRO B7610, OmniaPRO B7320, OmniaPRO B7330,  OmniaLITE (B7300) and Omnia II (I8000).

The OmniaPRO B7610 will feature a high-resolution 3.5 inch AMOLED display along with a QWERTY keyboard, while the OmniaPRO B7320/B7330 models are expected to offer a physical QWERTY interface and email/wireless internet capabilities.

Samsung Omnia 8000

Meanwhile, the OmniaPRO B7330 will support HSDPA 7.2 Mps, HSUPA 2.0 Mps and Windows Mobile 6.5. The OmniaLITE - which was designed for younger users - is slated to include a "friendly" UI and various multimedia functions.

"The Omnia Series is one of Samsung's most important lineups yet and definitively shows our leadership in the smartphones marketplace," said spokesperson JK Shin.

Samsung Omnia Lite b7300

"[Our] smartphone strategy is to provide both powerful multimedia features, with brighter and faster AMOLED displays, and offer efficiency and convenience at work supported by an advanced open operating system."

Shin added that Windows Mobile 6.5 will be featured on all Omnia Series devices after its release. In addition, the company plans to offer an update to 6.5 on the Omnia II, OmniaPRO B7610 and OmniaPRO B7320. All three phones originally shipped with Windows Mobile 6.1.

Samsung Omnia 7320