Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) QWERTY Smartphone Announced With Windows Mobile 6.5 OS

Samsung has today announced its latest OMNIA family mobile phone, the Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) Smartphone that is 3G network ready handset which features colored QWERTY keyboard and offers a whole lot of useful features that make it very attractive and a perfect choice of high profile professional.

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The Samsung Omnia PRO 5 smartphone, on display at CommunicAsia Singapore, is a powerful business tools that bring an integrated social experience to busy work schedule.

Expected to be released officially in first week of August 2010 in India and rest of the world, the Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) Smartphone is quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G HSDPA network ready handset which is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard user interface and clad uncanny resemblance to Samsung BlackJack and Samsung Jack smartphones.

Featuring colored QWERTY keyboard, Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) Smartphone comes with 220-MB internal memory and features microSD card slot with upto 16-GB expandable memory allowing practically unlimited entries phone book and call records.

The Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) Smartphone is equipped with 2.40-inches 320 x 240 pixel 65K colors TFT display (non touchscreen) and  full (colored) QWERTY keyboard, offering maximum efficiency for full HTML browser.

Featuring 3.5mm audio out port, the Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) Smartphone  is targeted at business professionals, but also include exciting social experience integration which would appeal young consumers too.

For data connectivity, Samsung OMNIA PRO 4 (B6520) Smartphone comes equipped with GPRS class 10 connection, EDGE Class 10 with upto 236.8 kbps speed connection, 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps network connection, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR + A2DP wireless connection. It also include microUSB 2.0 port connection for wired connectivity and recharging.

EDGE network connection allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers. Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash and Bluetooth+EDR enables handset allows upto 3 times faster data transfer compared to conventional bluetooth connection.

Samsung Omnia PRO 5 smartphone also boasts of the innovative “Smart Unlock” feature users can unlock the phone and enter the menu directly by drawing a letter of the alphabet on the screen. Taking this feature even further, users can even set specific menu options to correspond to each letter from A to Z – like I is for Internet.

Social Networking & more : Samsung Omnia PRo 5 phone allows users to update their current status and access friends’ updates, live feeds from popular networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter using a simple Pop-up SNS interface. The phone supports applications for uploading/updating photos and videos to several poplar social networking community sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket and other popular SNS sites. It also offers Google Talk, Palringo Chat and AIM.

The 3G network ready Samsung Omnia PRO 5 (B6520) smartphone also allows users connect to several popular social networking sites that includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google Picassa, Photobucket and Friendster. In addition, the handset also comes loaded with instant messenger applications for AIM, Google Gtalk and Palringo.

With the 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps network connection and SNS shortcut toolbar right on the home screen, it allows users to conveniently update their status, upload photos, send messages and stay in touch with their friends.

The Samsung Omnia PRO 5 Smartphone comes equipped with a main integrated 2.0 Megapixels digital camera with maximum still picture resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and it offers Geo-tagging, smile and blink detection functionality and built-in LED flash light that offers a flash of light for taking pictures in dark surroundings.

Shot mode include Frame, Mosiac, Multi, Normal, Panorama, Smile, Timer shot while Photo effects include Gray, Negative, Sepia. White Balance option allows Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, and Cloudy scene conditions.

The touch phone allows picture storage in standard JPEG format in handset memory or in extended memory and the digital camera also offers Photo effects and option for Photo quality settings while shooting still pictures. There is also a secondary VGA resolution camera for video calling.

Only 11.5 mm thick, the Stylish 3G ready Samsung Omnia PRO 5 (B6520) Smartphone also allows video recording with sound in QVGA resolution at 15 fps. Video recording and decoding formats in H.263, H.264. WMV, DivX video formats. The handset also allows video playback that supports H.263, H.264. WMV, DivX video formats.

Samsung Omnia Pro 5 QWERTY phone also sports integrated FM Radio (stereo) and it allows upto maximum 5-minute duration live recording from FM radio. The live recorded sound clips can only be used as ring tones or alarms.

The Samsung Omnia Pro 5 comes packed with Samsung’s own WebKit-based full HTML web browser which offers full Flash support, kinetic scrolling and one-finger zooming along with landscape orientation display capability.

The Samsung Omnia PRO 5 (B6520) is certified by Sybase Afaria, which allows secure access to enterprise applications, creating a seamless business experience regardless of where you are.

The Samsung Omnia Pro 5 mobilephone also sports a built-in Microsoft Windows Media Player v10 which which supports MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+, WAV, SP-MIDI, Poly 40,  SMAF and WMA music formats. Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth for stereo sound allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free. In addition there is also a FM Radio tuner with 20 station memory and auto-tuning feature and live recorded sound clips which  can only be used as ring tones or alarms.

With a 3.5mm audio ear jack that accommodates standard earphones and “Sound Alive” technology, the Omnia Pro 5 will enhance music listening experience by superior effects and brilliant sound quality.

Other features of the OMNIA PRO 5 phone handset includes built-in GPS with A-GPS Support, Google Maps, JAVA MIDP 2.0 support, RSS Reader, Organizer, Image editor, Voice Memo, SOS Message, applications such as PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, and Alarm, and Java Games.

The handset also comes loaded with built-in email client which supports POP3, SMTP & IMAP4 email protocols and it also offers includes Microsoft Pocket Office 2010 supporting MS Office, MS Excel, and MS Word in addition to PSD viewer.

Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 will enable office-like productivity on Samsung Omnia Pro 5. Users can access and edit files right on the smart phone and type efficiently with the ergonomically-designed QWERTY keypad. Office Communicator Mobile allows users to use the same phone number for mobile and office, so that users only need to maintain one set of contact info on their business card.

To be available in a single Metallic Black color, the Samsung OMNIA PRO 5 (B6520) QWERTY phone comes with 1500 mAh Li-lon battery which offers incredible 12 hours of talk time on full charge and upto 550 hrs of standby time on 2G network.

The Samsung Omnia PRO 5 (B6520) will be available from August in SEA, MEA regions, India and Latin America. Visit in.samsungmobile.com for more details.

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