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Samsung launching Omnia M in Europe, Focus 2 in U.S.

Radford C. May 11, 2012 0

Since the debut of the Galaxy S III, Samsung hasn’t seem to have slowed down and they’re not forgetting their roots with Microsoft. On Monday they unveiled the Focus 2, a $50 Windows Phone headed to AT&T on May 20. Ben Rudolph, who is best known for being the face of the Smoked By Windows Phone challenge, does a  review of the phone and his findings are quite interesting. But it wasn’t Samsung’s final Windows Phone surprise this week.

Samsung Omnia M

Today the company also announced the Omnia M, a new Windows Phone initially headed for Europe. The Omnia M sports a four-inch AMOLED display and a “minimalist, compact” design. As CNET reports, it also comes with some neat social features including Family Story, a cloud-based service that lets families swap messages, videos, and photos, and ChatON, a cross-platform chat and messaging app.

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Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the Samsung Omnia M (model: GT-I8350), a Windows Phone based smartphone ideal for social and entertainment multi-taskers. The Omnia M will be available starting in Europe and rolled out to other regions.

Featuring top-notch multimedia capabilities and a wide array of social connectivity options, the Omnia M is a phone for non-stop entertainment, content sharing and keeping in touch in whatever way that suits you. It boosts a stunning design, 1GHz performance and a vividly large 4” Super AMOLED display.

The elegant Omnia M complements your style with a minimalist, compact design. It features an ergonomic contoured casing that ensures the device sits comfortably in your hand. An expansive 4.0’’ Super AMOLED display with reduced glare provides a incredible viewing experience and lets you view messaging, multimedia and Web content in brilliant color and clarity—even in daylight conditions—while saving significant battery life.

Keeping up with your social life is easier, fun, and more interactive than ever with the Omnia M. Family Story, Samsung’s cloud-based family network, can be downloaded to let users share family messages, videos and photo slide-shows on a virtual bulletin-board with other Samsung devices. Samsung’s ChatON communication service connects you and users from any phone platform into a single community, enabling spontaneous group chatting and messaging—whether with text, animations or images—in seconds.

The Omnia M wants you to play, share, and access multimedia entertainment. With Samsung AllShare you can play films, games, or any other media direct from your Omnia M to a TV so that family and friends can share the fun. For music lovers, Music Hub offers a Smart DJ feature which automatically generates playlists to suit your mood; and for a touch of creativity, Photo Studio lets you edit your photo images for easy sharing. Windows Live SkyDrive offers 25GB of free online storage for anytime access, storage and sharing of photos, videos, Office documents, and OneNotenotes.

For added social connectivity, Windows Phone’s People Hub unifies all your messaging and contacts into a single portal to instantly sync with Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.This ensures you are never left out of touch. The Omnia M also features Samsung’s integrated video-call feature, allowing instant video chats using the phone’s front-facing camera and superior voice audio quality. Keeping in touch has never been easier or more fun.

The Omnia M also offers the quality, consistency and community of the Xbox experience built-in. Access your personal gaming information on Xbox LIVE, including recent games you’ve played, Xbox LIVE leaderboards, and you avatar, Gamerscore and Achievements – all from your phone.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.