Loving My New Samsung Omnia

WidgetAfter a couple of years with an M3100 I got an upgrade to a Samsung Omnia i-900 a couple of weeks back. I'd heard mixed reports and I must admit it wasn't exactly love at first sight. The Samsung "Widget" homescreen, which was the only customised screen I could find initially, looks quite cool but is a bit of a dead-end functionality-wise.

It took me a little while to figure out how to switch to the other customised homescreens. Go to Settings (Personal tab), Today (Items tab) and select either Samsung Today 1 or Samsung Today 2 (below I switch to Samsung Today 1).

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My preference is for Samsung Today 2 which offers "finger sized" quick access to all the key features and really nice shortcuts for your frequently used contacts and settings.

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The button on the top right of the device is a handy shortcut for the "Main Menu" screen and task manager and I've found typing using the Samsung virtual keyboard to be quite manageable as well.

All in all, after a slightly shaky start, I love it. I haven't even mentioned the built-in GPS which, with the aid of Live Search, helped me find the MSDN event venues in both Bristol and Exeter.

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