Conclusion: The Omnia has aged well in the 5 months it took the phone to make it to US shores, and it's still a cutting-edge and fun PDA phone. And since it's Windows Mobile, it handles business tasks well, including Exchange sync, MS Direct Push email and working with MS Office documents.
Pros: Attractive, slim and well-made. TouchWiz is fun and eases the transition from feature phone to Windows Mobile. Fast CPU and a full complement of wireless radios: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and a fast EVDO Rev. A connection. Large display makes finger navigation pleasant and it's easy on the eyes too. G...
Cons: Weak reception, GPS is locked down so you can only use VZ Navigator. New users may be confused by Samsung's custom applications and their Windows Mobile counterparts (2 user interfaces to do basically the same thing).
Conclusion: The Samsung Omnia would have been considered a fine, and perhaps even innovative phone circa 2006, but now even non-techie users expect more than a lackluster touchscreen or a non-intuitive menu setup.
Pros: Hi-res screen; lightweight; many multimedia options
Cons: Clunky touchscreen; awkward keyboard; slow downloading when not using Wi-Fi