I loved smartphones ever since they were introduced. As with any new technology or system, the first generation of releases is not always as perfect as it hopes to be.
But many years ago, I was an adopter of Sony Ericsson’s lineup of smartphones and I had used the P800 and P910i for a couple of years before switching to another model (which I would not classify into a smartphone category). But there’s one thing I learnt from being an early adopter is the first generation of releases will be not without bugs. That’s the price I believe most people pay for wanting to be envious for being the owner of a ‘latest technology’.
When Iphone was first released sometime last year, it was not easily available here and that its price was deemed not accessible. But there were many who subscribed to its coolness factor and it paved the way for a second generation release, aptly named iPhone 3G.
Around this time, Samsung announced its Omnia phone, which sparked many discussions and debate over the iPhone.
The attraction of the iPhone 3G is great, and the peer pressure of knowing people around you talking about the product can be influential. But not all features of the iPhone 3G are fantastic – eg. the 2.0 megapixel camera is kinda outdated, and it doesn’t support Flash, along with 6 other ‘relatively-important’ features.
Of course, iPhone 3G users will say that you can download all these from its Service App store, and even though some may be free, it’s like buying an incomplete product and the current price plans and retail cost of the iPhone 3G doesn’t seem to justify the decision to spend.
On the other hand, the Omnia is more complete right of the box and some of its features are far superior. Check out this review site. And if you want to purchase the Omnia from your favourite store, it’s much cheaper. So, I’m pretty much sold on the Omnia.
Oh and another thing.
Samsung says ‘Omnia’ means ‘Everything’ in Latin and ‘Wish’ in Arabic. I think ‘OMNIA’ also means the following:
“OMnia Negates IPhone Always”