Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

The name Om­nia from Sam­sung’s sta­ble sound fa­mil­iar? Yes, a cou­ple of years ago, it be­longed to the Korean com­pany’s Win­dows Mo­bile de­vices. With the launch of Win­dows Phone Mango, Sam­sung is back with the Om­nia W.

The Om­nia W is the only com­pe­ti­tion to the HTC Radar at the mo­ment. It packs in a faster sin­gle core pro­ces­sor clocked at 1.4 GHZ. The other specs—512 MB RAM, 8GB mem­ory, 5 MP cam­era, 720p video cap­ture and con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions—re­main same. The only dis­ad­van­tage that the Om­nia W suf­fers is the 3.7-inch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play com­pared with the big­ger 3.8 incher on the Radar. But then the Om­nia clearly out­does the Radar on the price front.

The Sam­sung Om­nia W is made of

plas­tic, so there isn’t any­thing im­pres­sive about its looks. The 3.7-inch dis­play looked small in front of the Radar. Thank­fully, it didn’t ham­per the typ­ing or the nav­i­ga­tion ex­pe­ri­ence. Along with the Win­dows Live ac­count, we man­aged to con­fig­ure our Gmail, Ya­hoo!, Out­look, Twit­ter and Face­book with ease. It also has the WP fea­ture of in­te­gra­tion of Face­book and Twit­ter in the con­tacts (peo­ple hub). We were able to com­ment on our friends’ up­dates from that lo­ca­tion. Giv­ing value to the cus­tomer, the Om­nia W packs in a few apps. These in­clude Fun­shot, All Share, Mini Diary, Now and a wire­less manger. The im­ages cap­tured by the 5 MP cam­era were above av­er­age and could be edited quickly us­ing auto-fix.

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