Samsung shows off iPhone-a-like Omnia

While the iPhone hype machine was going into overdrive earlier this week, Samsung slipped out its latest device: the Omnia. It’s a fully-specced beauty, but its design is oddly reminiscent of the iPhone.

It’s got a five megapixel camera with smile detection, decent internal memory with 8GB or 16 GB options, GPS with navigation and geo-tagging, 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD screen, HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps and 12.5-mm thin body. All that, and Windows Mobile 6.1 too.

And like any iPhone wannabe worth its salt, the Omnia also has a touchscreen interface – a Samsung built UI called TouchWiz which can “tap, sweep, drag and drop”. At first glance, the Omnia looks like it could give the iPhone a bit of a run for its money in good looks and functionality – but it seems like most other handset makers are struggling to match Apple on the software front. Still, if you’re looking a solid smartphone that’s not the iPhone, you could do a lot worse than the Omnia.

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