Smart Phone Acquisition

[Infragistics] Andrew Flick / Thursday, December 3, 2009

As promised, months of research and deliberation into the next device has concluded with a purchase.  The launch of the Samsung Omnia 2 with a faster processor, 8 GB of internal memory!, and a new Swype way of entering text had me excited. 

It came down to a tight competition of the Motorola Droid and the Samsung Omnia (HTC Imagio was in the mix, but quickly crossed off).  Here's what it came down to for me...

Motorola Droid


  • Capacitive Screen
  • Fast App Switching
  • Google Navigation (Wicked Awesome)



  • No built-in Word/Excel Support
  • Small Internal Memory
  • Slower Processor


Samsung Omnia 2


  • 800 Mhz Processor (fastest Verizon has)
  • Microsoft MyPhone
  • Existing AppStore Purchases
  • 8 GB Internal (Expandable to 40 GB)
  • Part of the Microsoft Eco-System (Things like Mesh could be exciting)
  • Dreams of Grandeur and the eventuality of Silverlight Mobile
  • Swipe Text Input


  • Performance

As you can see, I am hugely biased towards Windows Mobile.  I've used a WinMo smart phone since...well since there were WinMo Bricks.  The comparison states that the Samsung is the Winning device!  However, no matter how many awesome features, the reason I hated my last phone (and it was hate at many times) was because of performance.  Sorry Windows Mobile, I wanted you to win so badly...I can upgrade my phone in a year and hopefully...Windows Mobile 7 will steal the day. 

NoMo WinMo.  Hello Droid.