Samsung Mobile UNPACKED event kicked off in Singapore (as well as in London and Dubai) few hours earlier at the Changi Exhibition Centre, and the Korean manufacturer unveiled their new mobile phones which include the Samsung Jet and new Omnia line-up – Omnia II (I8000), OmniaPRO series (OmniaPRO B7610, OmniaPRO B7320) as well as the OmniaLITE (B7300).
JK Shin, executive vice president and head of mobile communications division, Samsung Electronics, appeared as a 3D hologram at the event and gave the opening speech. The highlight of the show was the Samsung Jet, which claims to be “smarter than the smartphone”.
At the media question and answer session were Christopher Chew, corporate & brand marketing director for samsung Electronics SEA HQ; Yoonho Ha, president & CEO for Samsung Electronics SEA HQ; Hongsik Cho, senior vice president, East Asia Sales & Marketing; and Younghee Lee, vice president of marketing for mobile communication, Samsung Electronics.
According to Younghee Lee, there is no word on the pricing for the Samsung Jet though it would be “competitively” priced — about the same as the Samsung UltraTouch S8300.
Samsung also showcased its latest Omnia phones (which would also be at the CommunicAsia 2009) – the Omnia II (I8000), OmniaLITE (B7300) and OmniaPRO series (OmniaPRO B7610, OmniaPRO B7320).
Samsung Omnia II (I8000)
The Omnia II is designed for the smartphone user who demands an enhanced and convenient multimedia experience featuring Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
Featuring the world’s largest 3.7-inch AMOLED display with crystal-clear WVGA resolution, the Omnia II offers unbeatable screen clarity, even under the day light.
Samsung OmniaLITE (B7300)
The OmniaLITE is designed for users who demand an easy smartphone interface with full support of multimedia, internet, and business features. TouchWiz 2.0 User Interface and downloadable online widgets make it highly user-friendly, while its 3D multimedia
Samsung OmniaPRO B7320
With its compact design and ergonomic QWERTY keypad, the Samsung OmniaPRO B7320 is a portable messaging centre which lets users carry their inbox with them wherever they go, with corporate push email support. For those who value networking and maintaining relationships, the OmniaPRO B7320 boasts social networking applications like Facebook and MySpace as well as instant messaging support for MSN, Google Talk and Yahoo Chat.player interface provides and enhanced entertainment experiences.
Samsung OmniaPRO B7610
With separate mode for Work and Life, the OmniaPRO B7610 boasts features optimized for both work and play, helping users maintain work-life balance. Matching balanced performance with balanced design, the hybrid Touch/QWERTY form offers users greater versatility and ease of use.