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July 19, 2008

Samsung Omnia (i900): An iPhone Killer?

Samsung announced the Omnia i900 in June 2008.  Sprint wanted an answer to AT&T iPhone runaway success and Samsung rose to the occasion.  I hope to lay my hands on this little baby soon for an indepth review.  The little bird told me that it will be available in Malaysia next month with a price tag of between RM2,200 to RM2,500 depending on the packaging.  When compared to the Apple 3G iPhone at US$199 and US$299, this seems to be a far cry from what the Omnia is going for shortly.  When the iPhone hits our shops, I think the rush for iPhone is more for the hype than the price since a parallel imported iPhone will be about the same as Omnia without the warranty and support.

If you are anticipating the arrival of the iPhone, you may want to take a look at the Omnia for now.  Since the official iPhone is not expected to be in Malaysia until Q4 this year, you do have some time to consider what is touted as an iPhone killer.

So allow me to introduce you to a very sexy device that really does challenge the iPhone directly.  Check out the summary specs, analysis and the looks.

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