Omnia Pro B7610 Smartphone is another MID contender.

Posted on 16 June 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

The CommunicAsia expo is happening in Singapore right now and Samsung have taken the opportunity to show off a previously ‘leaked’ product, the Omnia Pro B7610.

Like the HTC Touch Pro 2, it’s got a slider keyboard, an 800×480 screen and Windows Mobile. it’s got a 5mp camera and an 800Mhz CPU. 800Mhz sounds quite hefty but the CPU architecture details aren’t known yet so don’t get too excited about this being the ultimate pocketable browsing device.

It’s said to ship with WM6.1 but Samsung have promised an upgrade to WM6.5 which should keep this device current for a good year or more. While some of you might not like Windows Mobile, I still find it a productive and relatively open environment with a great software ecosystem. It should also be capable of running Opera Mobile 9.7 too which is one of the most advanced mobile browsers out there.

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One more thing. The screen is a 3.5 inch AMOLED type which will provide great indoor color saturation but may not be the best choice for outdoor use. Expect a release in Q3 or even Q4 and keep your fingers crossed for 720p recording and the high-end processor that could make Opera Mobile a truly slick mobile browser experience.

Via Akihabara News

More thoughts on pocketable communications solutions from the smartphone bracket in this article.

16 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    New article: Omnia Pro B7610 Smartphone is another MID contender. http://cli.gs/Tutemy

  2. Patrick says:

    It’s got Samsung ARM11 core processor and RAM size is still specualted. Anyway who would use smarphone as computational platform (for now ;) ??

  3. Vit says:

    Actually, I do, daily. Excel spread sheets, Word doc’s other, business related soft, and of course, internet, email, voice calls. All on my WM device. At this point it is hard to imagine what would I do without it. But still I would love to have something portable, capable with a bigger screen, something like Asus T91 or Archos9 with 8.9″ -10″ screen. (7″ and smaller are not so good for my eyes).

  4. Will says:

    Where did you hear that from? I was hoping it would have the new Samsung Cortex-A8 based SoC. If Apple is (supposedly) using it in the 3GS, I find it unusual that Samsung would use an older model in their top-of-the-line smartphone.

  5. Patrick says:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_b7610_omnia_pro_is_official_as_it_gets_live_shots_inside-news-971.php

    it’s still on rumors, i don’t put my hopes high but yes iPhone 3GS has A8 Cortex so it would be a let-down from Samsung. Still there are power consumption issues, nVidia chose for Tegra the ARM 11 core for specific power issues.

  6. cah says:

    The other contender in this bracket is the Acer M900 it seems.
    3.8″ screen, 480×800 res, sliding qwerty, Arm 11 based Samsung S3C6410 @ 533MHz with 1500mah.
    And don’t forget the HTC touch pro 2:
    3.6″, 480×800, slide+tilt qwerty, ARM11 based Qualcomm 7200A @ 612Mhz with 1500mah.

    The land of qwerty smartphones/mids is really hotting up!!! then there is the TG01 @ 1Ghz with QSD8250…but only 1000mah battery :(

  7. Patrick says:

    SE Xperia 2 is also coming this month but i think i will choose Omnia Pro as my prefered device for this year.

  8. John in Norway says:

    That’s one of the many things I love about my Nokia E90 – both screens are fantastic to use no matter where you are, even in direct sunlight. My next phone must have this same capability but sadly, that doesn’t seem to be what most manufacturers are interested in.

  9. Patrick says:

    The phone is pretty shappy for a WiMo.. i’m kinda impressed! ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h-Hc6DGjrw

  10. Chippy says:

    A demo of solitaire is exactly what I wanted ;-)

    Looking good though.

  11. Gymakos says:

    Sorry if I may sound quite irrelevant, but if you skip the 800 by 480 res. you can have the same form factor with 640 by 320, 32 gig. plus whatever micro sd you stick in it, and 16 mill.colors FULL READABLE even under direct sunlight…you know what I am talking for….!?

  12. cah says:

    I demoed the N97 and it felt very sluggish indeed. and the keyboard was relatively irritating to type in comparison to the HTC. in fact *IF* your primary goal is email on the move similar to a blackberry, I found the HTC touch pro 2 to be the best device for that. Most ergonomic keyboard, and I prefer the horizontal layout for email in comparison to the normal blackberries with the keyboard or the horrific storm.
    The N97 seems to be more of a media phone than a business phone.
    However, I have found S60 on my E65 to be resilient, and reliable with lots of good software and the N97 will have better battery life :(
    But smaller low-res screen…..the choice is yours. sadly I’m jumping to WinMo…but I’m keeping my E65 :p

  13. andrey says:

    Smartphone can not be a contender to MID. It is still a phone. MID is much closer to computer (USB host, screen size and so…)

  14. cah says:

    well gigabyte TG01 will have a 4.1″ screen with 1Ghz chip, and many mids come with 4.8″ 800Mhz menlows or something similar….the gap is narrowing!!!

  15. Chippy says:

    Ive just ordered one. 463 euros

  16. Emmanuel Lerra says:

    Good information. These days I just got a Samsung Omnia SCH-i910 inside the mail from ebay, and it presently would seem that it’s at stock settings for your Verizon Network. I program to use this telephone on Metro PCS. I also wish to place Windows Mobile 6.5 on right here, but I’m not positive which purchase I really should do this in. Need to I carry it to Metro PCS as is and have it activated, and then afterwards flash the ROM with 6.five? Or really should I modify the ROM initial after which it consider it to Metro PCS? I’ve been looking around and I’m unable to discover the answer to this.

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