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No stock apparently either! My brother tried to order one earlier :D

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No stock apparently either! My brother tried to order one earlier :D

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I can confirm the build version posted earlier. It's a really nice looking device and T-Mobile have not put too much branding on it either.

Not getting a great signal on it either. My old Vario II used to get 1-2 bars at home, but this device is looking the network and barely getting a signal at times - hope its just atmosperics or something as the device looks and feels great.

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I can confirm the build version posted earlier. It's a really nice looking device and T-Mobile have not put too much branding on it either.

Not getting a great signal on it either. My old Vario II used to get 1-2 bars at home, but this device is looking the network and barely getting a signal at times - hope its just atmosperics or something as the device looks and feels great.

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Thats a concern. Best you could say about the Vario II reception was that it was just about acceptable. Anything worse than that would be a serious problem.

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Ok so does anyone want this version and/or know how to completley debrand it.

One problem I am having is all the widgets dont seem to work at all, and my home screen doesnt look like that of the picture above.

All I get is a stupid T-mobile bar a web and walk bar and then an analogue clock face.

How do I add/subtract these?

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Ok so does anyone want this version and/or know how to completley debrand it.

One problem I am having is all the widgets dont seem to work at all, and my home screen doesnt look like that of the picture above.

All I get is a stupid T-mobile bar a web and walk bar and then an analogue clock face.

How do I add/subtract these?

Thanks

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The widgets on the side bar need to be dragged onto the main area before they will work. They can be dragged back onto the slider if you want. Frankly I hate the default screen with all the widgets on it and changed the home screen to Samsung Today 2 which is under Settings / Today / Items.

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Thats a concern. Best you could say about the Vario II reception was that it was just about acceptable. Anything worse than that would be a serious problem.


Now that it has stopped raining it seems to be getting 1-2 bars as my Vario did so maybe it was the atmospheric conditions.

I'm going to let my battery run down, then charge up completely a few times to get it trained as it were. When it loses the network I notice the device becomes unresponsive for a while.

The camera is superb on this device and I'm getting used to the onscreen keyboard.

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What ... T-Mo branded and only 8GB ... disappointed I am!

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Are any of the operator phones the silver version or are they all black?

The wife wants an Omnia and according to the rules of of women's shopping the colour matters more than the different size of onboard memory! :D

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There is only the black version in Europe, white is out in Asia!

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Paul, why do you describe it as white, is the back white? All the photos I've seen have it as silver.

I dread telling the better half the bad news, may even have to add chocolate to the package to soften the blow.

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What ... T-Mo branded and only 8GB ... disappointed I am!


It was to be expected given that Orange has the 16 GB version exclusive till 25th September. The T-Mobile branding on the device is minimal with just the T-Mobile name at the top of the device and the web and walk icon on the front screen (that you can move off to the side). All in all T-Mobile haven't branded it to death like they did with the Compact IV.

Still seeing network dropouts though and my battery life is going down quite quickly (though I have been playing with it alot).

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Paul, why do you describe it as white, is the back white? All the photos I've seen have it as silver.

I dread telling the better half the bad news, may even have to add chocolate to the package to soften the blow.


Well the front of the device is silver (just the back which is black).

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Oh so the choices are silver bezel/black back (EU version) or silver bezel/white back (Asia version)?

I had thought the whole thing was black in the EU version.

If that's the case then the flexible friend is going to be making a purchase very soon.

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Well first day impressions are mixed.

Interface is going to take a lot of getting used to but its not bad.

People comment on the directional button but I dont mind it to much, it makes things precise if nothing else!

Camera BLOOMING EXCELLENT. Makes me want to keep it just for that!

But these are my annoyances:

Signal level is crap! I have my Diamond sitting next to me on my desk at 2 bars HSDPA, with the omnia, it scrapes 3g, and yes I have enabled HSDPA on the phone as well as with T-Mobile.

Battery life dropped 2 bars in an hour of no use. Poor, very poor.

Downloading drops out if I decide to download a podcast. Worked fine on the Diamond.

The interconnects are awful, and not standard. I thought it wouldnt but it has already caused me grief where to put the device on my desk and having to use up another usb port which are rarer than rocking horse poop with my setup! Thats discounting the fact it has a charger sticking out the side of it like a fork has been poked in the side!

It has a stylus as a lanyard. ITS HORRID!

It doesnt have touchflo! It has something similar which is more clunky, but its just not right! Almost a contrast in my statement in good parts, but you see I rate it like this.

The battery apparently does get better but thats just weird. First impressions are everything when you are playing with very expensive toys like these. I thought I wouldnt like it without a hardware keyboard, but the Diamond is just so fantastic at what it does. It works so well, and if I could stick a hardware keyboard from the Touch Pro, and the Camera from the Omnia, I believe everyone on here would want one.

One day we will get there and thus far, we are not doing too bad. However, I am going to give it a few more days to see how I like it but as first impressions goes, this phone is on its way back to T-mobile. I will miss the camera as I have said before, but I cant justify that alone to keep it.

Time will tell no doubt!

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Is there a SIM lock on T-Mobile's Omnia? :D

I am due for an upgrade and am thinking of getting it. However I have some irrational dislike of being locked to one network :D

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deadphill, the first battery run down was AWFUL for me, it was much better next time.

I don't use the stylus at all, funnily enough :D

Low signal is odd, it's WAY better than my Diamond...

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deadphill, the first battery run down was AWFUL for me, it was much better next time.

I don't use the stylus at all, funnily enough :D

Low signal is odd, it's WAY better than my Diamond...

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I agree with Paul here 100%
The first charge or even the first 2 charges are VERY poor.
But it comes around very quickly and i am currently enjoying 3 days use of medium use, 2 day with heavy (My diamond struggles with 1)
Again Signal the Omnia has a much better internal ariel, my diamond would flick between 3g and 2g as 3g isnt so good inside my house, but the omnia will hold 3bars on 3g 90% of the time and has recentley been seen to sit in HSDPA

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Deadphill - I agree with most of your assessments.

Signal is fairly poor so far for me. My suspicion is that it is OK until you get to a very poor signal area, then it doesn't hold it wekk at all. I drove up the road to pick a friend up tonight and I got a wonderful 4 bar signal. My batteey is going down fast, but I'm using it alot and it is the first discharge - I'll take a view after a few recharges.

Lanyard for a stylus is pretty bad and is probably my biggest complaint - why they couldn't put it in the device I don't know. I think if I keep it I'll get a case that has a stylus holder on the side. The one below is probably the one I'll go for.

http://www.ADVERTING...i...&pdaid=I900

I played with the widget menu for some time and hated it. The alternate menu works out much better and I find very useable. The onscreen keyboard is working out OK, though I make the occaisional error on it.

The camera is excellent.

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Please keep the signal reports coming chaps - would be a deal breaker. I know I can flash the radio stack but I really would prefer not to HAVE to do it just to get the phone working properly.

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Please keep the signal reports coming chaps - would be a deal breaker. I know I can flash the radio stack but I really would prefer not to HAVE to do it just to get the phone working properly.


I have to disagree with weak signal (for anyones info im using radio stack HG5) and one of the places i go out to see friends, my SonyEriccssn never gets signal, my nokia has been until now the only handset that clings onto one bar, the Omnia, be it a weak signal, holds it ground with my nokia and clings on to what little signal there is

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