Samsung have announced a new Windows Mobile smartphone and promised a lease of new life for several other existing models, each of which will get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5. The new Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 is a straightforward QWERTY-toting candybar running Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard, and pretty much takes the core of the B7320 and slaps a 320 x 320 display and HSUPA support into the handset.
Meanwhile the five existing Samsung Omnia models currently on sale – which means the i8000, B7320, B7300, B7330 and B7610 – are all getting an update to the newest version of Microsoft’s smartphone OS, v6.5. That’s new handsets sold, incidentally; existing owners of the Omnia II, B7610 and B7320 will be eligible for an update from 6.1 to WinMo 6.5.
What we don’t know, as yet, is when exactly that update will be released. Samsung have merely said “upon the update’s availability”, which will obviously depend in no small part on when Microsoft push Windows Mobile 6.5 out the door.
The Samsung Omnia Pro B7330, meanwhile, will arrive in October, with a 3-megapixel camera and FM radio. No word on pricing.