The South-Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung has officially announced its new touchscreen smartphone – Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900), which designed to compete with new iPhone 3G, running on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, combining high performance business functions and dynamic multimedia features together with cutting edge design.

“We are very excited to introduce the Samsung Omnia, a mobile device that truly delivers the best of mobile technology and design to the consumer, helping them stayed connected and entertained in style anytime, anywhere,” said Mr. Ki-Heung Yoon, Managing Director of Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. “Designed specifically for business executives always on the go, the Samsung Omnia helps users stay ahead of their game, no matter at work or at play.”

Features Of Samsung Omnia i900:

  • Marvell 624MHz CPU
  • 3.2-inch WQVGA (resolution of 240 x 400; 65K colors) TFT LCD display
  • 5 megapixels CMOS camera with auto-focus, face and smile detection as well as auto-panorama shots
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • GPS navigation and geo-tagging capabilities
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) and WiFi
  • Built-in accelerometer

According to the company, “Navigation on the Samsung Omnia is a breeze with the inbuilt optical mouse modeled after navigation tools found on the laptop, ensuring ease of use and seamless compatibility for consumers when switching between devices. The Samsung Omnia’s high resolution touch-sensitive screen features the patented TouchWiz user interface with intuitive tap, sweep, drag and drop operations and an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, keeping data and text entry simple and uncomplicated. The Samsung Omnia also facilitates easy and convenient calling and texting with a dedicated dome key for controlling communications.”

The new Samsung Omnia i900 handset which encased in a stylish ultra-slim 12.5mm metallic chassis will available in 8GB and 16GB versions. No words on their price yet.