More about HTC Omni. Touchscreen, 3.1 mpx camera, HSUPA support and other goodies

We already told you about upcoming HTC Omni communicator last week. The pics and specs that we were able to glean from HTC roadmap presentation showed HTC Omni as one fine PDA phone.

During the weekend more details about HTC Omni has emerged on the net, as the preliminary spec datasheet has been uploaded to And with detailed specs, HTC Omni looks even more impressive.


In addition to the cool features we already know about, HTC Omni will have a touchscreen interface, 3.1 megapixel camera and support for HSUPA connectivity.

Preliminary specifications for HTC Omni include:

  • 32 bit Qualcomm MSM7200 Chipset, 384 MHZ CPU Clock
  • 256 MB ROM
  • 128 RAM
  • 800 x 480 px TFT 262 color touchscreen
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100 connectivity
  • CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA data support
  • Built-in QWERTY-type keyboard, 65 keys
  • SDIO, microSD, TransFlash expansion slots
  • USB 2.0 client, 60Mbit/s , USB Series Mini-B (mini-USB) connector
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 802.11b, 802.11g
  • NMEA 0183 , 20 channels built-in GPS
  • 3.1 Mpx camera with LED flash
  • 640×480 VGA secondary camera
  • Windows Mobile 6.0 OS
  • Dimensions: 81 x 130 x 16 mm

We already know that HTC can handle touch interface in small devices pretty well. And now with HTC Omni we have 3.5G PDA phone with full QWERTY keyboard, 800 x480 pixel resolution touchscreen, 3.1 mpx camera in a sleek 81 x 130 x 16 mm package.

If HTC Omni, with all these bells and whistles on, can produce anywhere decent battery time, watch out, iPhone. You may not have been 5 years ahead of competition, after all.

Update: Looks like the release HTC Omni have been pushed back to next year.   For now we’ll have to make do with HTC Touch Dual P5500 Nike, HTC S730 dual slider, HTC P6500 Sedna and HTC Shift, which are now part of official HTC Q4 line-up.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • p3ngwin

    hmmm that Qualcomm chip running at an odd speed (the qualcomm is usually 400mhz), or is it the 7200 as well as ANOTHER chip running at 384mhz? (doubt it but would be nice)

    if it’s just the Qualcomm, then i was happier believing it would have the 400mhz Samsung AND the 384mhz Qualcomm….we’ll see i guess.

    the 3.1MP camera sounds good, and seeing as the OMNI has the same base tech as the KAISER, the camera will probably be AUTOFOCUS too.
    in fact researching the kaiser is a good primer for what the omni can achieve.

    USB OTG is part of the 7200 chipset, but has USB OTG been confirmed for this device?

  • dansus

    iphone five years ahead.. wtf… ahead of what, a fisher price mobile. Do i care about battery life as long as it last for at least 2 hours, i can change the battery unlike some others.

    whatever, gimme gimme gimme. (salivating here)

  • Michael

    This looks pretty sweet. Can’t wait for it to come out.

  • nick

    looks really sexy. definitley an iphone inspired design transition for htc. prolly going to be $$1200 like the htc universal but I want one. as much as we bash the iphone I want the touchscreen technology implemented in all phones.

  • Tomgadgets

    The specs are wrong. There is no MSM7200 Chipset running at 384MHz. The MSM7200 is a fantastic piece of silicon, with TWO ARM core (ARM11 for general purpose and ARM9 for phone) which means there will be NO NEED for Samsung 400MHz CPU. It also has a powerful 3D hardware graphics accelerator built in for fantastic 3D games (Think PSP) but the chip specs only include Bluetooth 1.2, not 2.0. It will also have DVD quality movie recording aka Nokia N93/95 and TV out capabilities

  • Wolf

    I once went to a website where after rebates and such they actually ended up paying you $5 dollars to give you a 512 mb SD card. Why then do all of these devices come with 256 and or 128 megs on board? Do these companys like to taunt us? Do they think this is funny? It cost NOTHING to put in a gig of memory these days so what is up ???????