It comes as little surprise, given that we knew a release date from sneak-peaks
into the carrier's own systems last week, but Verizon
have officially announced that the Samsung Omnia II
will drop come December 2nd. The Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone will be priced at $199.99 (after a wretched $100 mail-in rebate) presuming a new two-year agreement, which nets you a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g and a 5-megapixel camera.
There's also Samsung's "3D cube" UI, which we're still less than convinced by, together with Bluetooth and a microSD card slot; Samsung also gave the Omnia II its own 8GB of internal storage. The usual Verizon app suspects are on-board, which includes V CAST Music, Rhapsody support, V CAST Video-on-Demand, V CAST Song ID, visual voicemail, VZW Tones and VZ Navigator.
Perhaps more interestingly, given that screen, is the support for DivX and Xvid video files, meaning the Omnia II might make for a decent PMP replacement. So, anybody thinking of picking up this touchscreen Windows Phone as an early Christmas present?