Samsung Releases iPhone Killer!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by retroneo, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. retroneo macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung just released their iPhone killer - it's very ambitious and raises the bar considerably!

    Can't wait to see the 3G iPhone!!!

    Samsung Omnia

    3.2" Full Touch Screen with Haptic tactile feedback
    7.2Mbit HSDPA + EDGE
    WiFi 802.11g
    GPS with voice navigation
    Accelerometer and autorotation
    Ambent Light sensor
    Second front camera for video calling
    Voice Recognition
    FM Radio
    H.264, MP4 and DivX playback
    TV-Out
    5 Megapixel autofocus camera with a flash, geotagging, image stabilization, face recognition and smile detection
    Wide Dynamic Range - can take face photos facing sun!
    H.264 SD Video Recording 30fps
    Automatic panorama maker
    Bluetooth Wireless Stereo
    8 or 16GB onboard with microSD upgradable to 32GB.
    Slightly shorter and narrower than the current iPhone
    About the same thickness as the current iPhone
    Brushed metal back

    [​IMG]

    Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro :-( but with the TouchWiz interface ported to it.
    Google Android (amazing interface) should follow shortly after

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/06/09/samsung_launches_omnia/
     
  2. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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  3. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    YEah I have used windows mobile and can garuntee that half of those features will not work to their fullest extent.
     
  4. djcraze macrumors regular

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    I do say, the features are wonderful and the design is sleek.. Now only if it ran OSX....

    I sure hope Mr. Jobs has something up his sleeve today to blow this out of the water.. I think I might cry otherwise O_O.

    Another note, I think its gonna be something hard to top on the hardware specs... :(
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    +1. That was almost an "Uh, oh" moment, but...

    Windows Mobile. HA.
     
  6. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    His name's Bruno and they let him out of Sing-Sing.:D
     
  7. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    looks Sh*t to be honest!

    And yea windows mobile... why dont they just through money away!

    Edit: if anything this phone just makes the iPhone look better :) not killing it
     
  8. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I can't see Apple getting close to the camera spec, but the iPhone's interface and AppStore FTW ;)
     
  9. jk000 macrumors regular

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    hahha it won't even half half the touch of quality and style that the iPhone does. I've used these other touch screens, the screens creek as your press them, it's not 'touch' screen it's more like 'push' screen, they're awful!
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's a nice handset, very good specification. Let's see what Apple can do later to better it.

    {{crosses fingers}}
     
  11. MattGTO macrumors regular

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  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Well it has some great features and it will do great in Japan… but… smile detection? What in gods name is that? :confused: :eek:
     
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    we know apple is going to do better.

    that's pretty much always the case :p


    Then in 4 months from now we will be hearing again from these crappy cell phone makers they have a new "iphone killer"
     
  14. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    The camera detects when someone is smiling and auto takes a picture so you dont 'miss a smile'! load of cr*p :)
     
  15. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

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    Very cool features and very slick looking device!

    The one feature the Iphone needs and apple will never give us is the ability to use Micro SD cards for extra storage space.

    This feature alone would make the Iphone hands down the best phone ever for me at least...

    Sadly Apple likes to LOCK down the sotrage for whatever reason (Money to Apple I suppose)
     
  16. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the FM tuner and nicer camera. The FM would be nice, but I doubt the iPhone will get one of those anytime soon. Apple would much rather you download songs for $ than listen over the air for free. Can't say I blame them, but I would like that feature.

    Windows Mobile is awful. I have a Treo now and can't wait to dump it!
     
  17. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Yea but devices like this running Android will be a different story. I feel Android WILL be a serious threat.

    In reality though it will just make Apple more competitive :)
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It'll do great anywhere. Finally you can replace your camera for real. I'm just surprised that Sony-Ericsson isn't the one bringing this out.

    Smile detection has been out for a while.

    You point at a group and optionally use your finger to touch the face(s) of the people that you want to catch smiling. Then press the shutter and say "smile" or wait. When the camera, which is keeping your target face in focus, sees a smile, it snaps the picture.

    Works pretty well, too. Especially good for taking notoriously difficult kid and holiday pics.

    Here's an example
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    There will never really be an iPhone killer because no other phone runs OSX. Its the software that makes the iPhone great not the hardware. My 2 year old pile of crap SLVR had more hardware features than my current iPhone.
     
  20. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    i think its so funny that the phrase "iphone killer" has been thrown around so much in the past year, its like every touch screen phone that comes out aspires to compete with or take down the iphone. makes me feel good to be a loyal iphone owner from day one (or day 3 rather) :cool:
     
  21. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Apple is original. The rest just stuffs all the specs they can get in a phone, with an ugly UI.
     
  22. illidian macrumors 6502

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    An impressive feature set with the hardware, but not so much with the software.
     
  23. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Why's it so hard to say "smile" then click? Sounds like a gimmick that'll be used by .2% of its users.
     
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  25. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    Looks nice. Let's see what Apple actually produce before writing this off.

    As for WinMo, it's OK. Not sure what all the hate is about.
     

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