Samsung Mobile is launching a new campaign to promote the Samsung Omnia 2 on Verizon.
The campaign, which features celebrity athlete Lamar Odom, started on 3/18 and is airing during the College Basketball Championships via local CBS stations and websites.
â€œSamsung Mobile found Lamar Odom a natural fit for our ad featuring the premium capabilities of the Samsung Omnia II with Swype technology for faster texting. Lamar is a remarkable athlete who is on the rise, just like the Samsung Mobile brand,â€ said Paul Golden, chief marketing officer, Samsung Mobile. â€œThe College Basketball Championships attract a diverse audience and one which we think will appreciate all of the smartphone features the Omnia II has to offer.â€
In the spot Odom will showcase the capabilities of the mobile phone, including its bright screen and fast speeds, as well as the Swype technology it comes bundled with.
Swype has been adding a lot of fans, and comes shipped as default on the Verizon Samsung Omnia 2. Franklin Page, a recent Swype hire, must also have liked it very much, as he managed to break the Guinness World Record for texting speed on a touch screen smartphone using the SIP.
He wrote the phase "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human." in only 35.54 seconds
The above video features Page and the Samsung Omnia 2 in action.
Paul Golden, chief marketing officer for Samsung Tele-communications America, stated, "Samsung Mobile is proud to be the first handset manufacturer to bring innovations like Swype to market. We knew that Swype made touch screen texting faster and easier and setting a new Guinness World Record is an exciting way to show what the technology can really do."
Clove’s blog has just announced that, for a limited time, all Samsung Omnia devices will come with a free copy of the excellent-looking NDrive GPS Navigation software for UK and Ireland, worth around Â£50, preloaded on a 8GB microSD card.
Some great features of the software are:
3D aerial photo integration, better than Google â€“ Reality View â€“ See your route as it actually appears with real photos!
Video quality graphics makes the fastest software in the market
Simple and easy to use with gesture recognition
Location based services
Faster search system
Special Routing for pedestrian and Adventure modes
Supported devices include the Samsung Omnia 2, Samsung Omnia Pro, Omnia Lite, with prices ranging from Â£195 to Â£305 for the Omnia 2, which is excellent value.
Swype has published this tutorial to show how to work their innovative keyboard, currently shipping on the Samsung Omnia 2 . The video gives a good idea of the actions involved, and despite the apparent complexity of its use, user reports are surprisingly good, both on the Windows Mobile and Android handsets where the software has found a home.
Samsung Apps store has now expanded from UK to many more countries.
Now Germany, Singapore, Brazil and China , France and Italy will be able to get access to games and applications like Guitar Hero from Mobile Bus, Need for Speed from Electronic Arts, Spiderman from Gameloft and other big names, all localized to their language.
From mid-February, the Samsung Store will come preinstalled on devices sold in Germany and Singapore. To add the store to a current device visit samsungmobile.com and download the client there.
In a few months Verizon subscribers in the US will have the choice between the Samsung Omnia 2 and the HTC Nexus One. CareAce.net have published this brief look at some of the features which make the Omnia 2 a better choice than the Nexus One.