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Samsung OMNIA vs. Instinct

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Journeyman

Samsung OMNIA vs. Instinct

Now would you just look at this new Samsung i900 OMNIA phone & does it remind you of our little Instincts?

I'd think that with the money those of us in the good old USA spend, this would be the phone that we would get first. Wonder which carrier in the US will get this or a similar model? Maybe this will be THE answer to all those who want the Instinct to be a "smartphone"? But it is not going to be cheap....

Check out these reviews:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/mobile-gadgeteer/?p=1282

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/07/16/samsungs-i900-omnia-launching-next-week-in-italy/

http://www.unwiredview.com/2008/07/15/samsung-i900-omnia-heads-to-italy-xbox-360-included/

I'm no expert, but it appears to me that Samsung already has the technology to add some other features and options to the Institnct?

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We never get the really good handsets in the US.

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Why not?


@c4400 wrote:

We never get the really good handsets in the US.


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Almost $800!!! Geez.

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$800, you get a xbox 360 if you pre-order it too!!!

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yeah.. that....

http://www.gsmcellphonereview.com/samsung-i900-omnia-a-free-xbox-360-for-only-499-euro/

I think this is for Italy from what I've heard...

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The OMNI run's Windows mobile while the Instinct runs some Java based OS.

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The Omni is now available in the US at Verizon. Seems to me our Instincts should run same as this. Hmmm....

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The Samsung Eternity runs the Touchwiz very well and looks colorful. The Omnia does run Win Mobile and now Android. All of these are based upon the Samsung Instinct, with the exception of HSDPA/UTMS instead of CDMA/EVDO.

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/06/26/android-lovingly-painstakingly-ported-to-samsungs-omnia/

Now considering how Instinct owners are dropping left and right, I'm pretty much left that nothing more will be done with Instinct and they'll fix everything with Instinct 2.

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just because they resemble an instinct externally does not mean they are at all "based on it". I am sure that they have much more powerful processors, and otherwise completely different internal hardware that supports smartphone OSs such as winmo and andriod.

i highly doubt we will ever be able to run anything other than this sh!tball OS on the instinct.

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oneMadRssn,

Both the Instinct and the Eternity both made by Samsung use similar chipsets both made Qualcomm. While the Omnia does use a different chipset, they essentially do the same thing. Both link up to cellular networks to process voice, data, and internet. While the processors may vary in speed and memory, they all are designed to handle any adapted OS. All of them use same minimalist handset design all based upon touchscreen OSes. Its very logical to conclude since the Instinct and the Omnia launched on the same day followed by the Eternity later that all of these were very similarly designed family of cell phones. Variants of the same family.

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not true jogomez721. qualcomm makes the communications radio controller. in many "dumbphones" this is shared on a single microcontroller. a smartphone is essentially a pda with a cellphone built in. meaning it has a more powerful cpu (usually some kind of ARM these days), with a simple qualcomm controller built in.

so no, there is no way the instinct can ever run smartphone OSs such as windows mobile or andriod.

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