Bell’s Samsung Omnia II is the Official Mobile Device of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Bell Canada announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Omnia II, which will hit the shelves in November, after the carrier launches its brand new HSPA network.

The Omnia II was designated the Official Mobile Device of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (held in Vancouver between 12 and 28 February next year), and Bell will offer it with exclusive 2010 Winter Games content.

Customers who buy the Samsung Omnia II from Bell will be able to download the Wireless Olympic Works communications platform (aka WOW), which is offered for free and provides real-time information about the Olympic Winter Games.

Samsung-Omnia II Bell Canada

Already available in many markets around the world (like China and Australia), Samsung Omnia II features Windows Mobile 6.5, a 3.7 inches WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, TouchWiz 2.0 UI, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, and up to 48GB of storage space.

Bell didn’t announce the price of its Omnia II.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Kim Fraser

    If all you wanted is a phone to use for 2 weeks during the Olympics, then I guess this one would do. Bell's included program that helps you know what's going on in the Olympics is a bit of a honeypot to attract Olympic fans. However, when the Olympics are over, there are not very many other programs in Microsoft's 'Mobile Marketplace' app store (300), compared to Google Android phones (12,000 apps) and iPhone (100,000 apps). I worry that there is so little support for Windows Mobile, and its declining market share, that it may fade away and be discontinued. Then you'd have no more applications or updates. A better bet would be to go with one of the two popular phone platforms: Android or iPhone, which have much nicer interfaces, and many times more applications.

  • JB

    <face-palm> WinMo is a business platform. That's how it was built and that's how it has evolved. It's on the flipside of of android and the iPhone

    Windows Mobile: broad client support, enterprise level ecosystem inter-connectivity, more task specific business related apps(read:time savers), with an ugly/unintuitive/dated STOCK User Interface.

    iPhone(OSXmobile): Shiny UI so simplified a 5yr old could figure it out, minimal client support, closed ecosystem, more play apps (read:time wasters); it took them THREE YEARS to implement something as simple as cut and paste.

    Android: UI between the two above but leaning more towards iPhone, full integration of google ecosystem, large and growing open source dev-community. Still a little buggy(trying to implement too much at once) but advancing fast.

    WinMo is not disappearing any time soon, it has the juggernaut of Microsoft behind it. You may recall analysts calling WindowsOS an at risk platform due to the Vista launch fiasco. Well here we are with Windows7; do a little poke around and see how that's been received.

  • JB

    <face-palm> WinMo is a business platform. That's how it was built and that's how it has evolved. It's on the flipside of of android and the iPhone

    Windows Mobile: broad client support, enterprise level ecosystem inter-connectivity, more task specific business related apps(read:time savers), with an ugly/unintuitive/dated STOCK User Interface.

    iPhone(OSXmobile): Shiny UI so simplified a 5yr old could figure it out, minimal client support, closed ecosystem, more play apps (read:time wasters); it took them THREE YEARS to implement something as simple as cut and paste.

    Android: UI between the two above but leaning more towards iPhone, full integration of google ecosystem, large and growing open source dev-community. Still a little buggy(trying to implement too much at once) but advancing fast.

    WinMo is not disappearing any time soon, it has the juggernaut of Microsoft behind it. You may recall analysts calling WindowsOS an at risk platform due to the Vista launch fiasco. Well here we are with Windows7; do a little poke around and see how that's been received.