Samsung Omnia about to hit the shelves, coming with a free Xbox 360

15 July, 2008
Samsung i900 Omnia, one of the hottest mobile phones of the year is just about to hit the European shelves. The official launch event will be held only a week...

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  • alvin


im using my omnia i900 before the 16 gig intermal memory was dismounted..
my cellphone even my computer can not recognize the internal memory of my phone.
im begging for your advices..

any advices will be appreciated.

  • mar

Anonymous, 20 Jul 2008Omnia let us down...good specs and features..but always down wit... moreWhat to do if you buy Omnia, and open package after several weeks when you discover that there is no 8 Gb of memory. Would Media World accept it?

  • nacho

nokia is going down...
samsung is killing them, nokia will became the next moto

  • AmrcnHstryX

Anonymous, 20 Jul 2008it's a nice deal. it's a win-win situation for samsung and micro... moreHaha that would be hilarious if Sony did that for the EXPERIA just to spite Microsoft and Samsung. I still cant decide between which of the two to get.

  • PeterR

Grrr...!!! Went to MediaWorld today, here in Italy. The cell phones have not arrived. The people behind the counter were suitably embarassed and apologetic. They had one I could try out, however. I liked the vibration feedback. Nice surprise: The stylus attached to the phone via a lanyard. It's not the best solution, but I thought: "Better than having to fish for it while it lolls about in the bottom of a pocket or in a holster." I didn't feel the need to use it, however. The touch screen worked fine. I'd probably reserve it for hand-writing notes.

  • Anonymous

only samsung
only omnia

  • Anonymous

hey everyone just for the info the new nokia touch screen is coming out soon and trust me guys the phone is hot its just banging . you can see it in the batman movie .its just amazing

  • Anonymous

Omnia let us down...good specs and features..but always down with dismount memory problem :(
4 of us bought Omnia and 4 of us encounter the same memory dismount problem.So better check you sets upon purchase as it has caused us alot of inconveniences.

  • Anonymous

it's a nice deal. it's a win-win situation for samsung and microsoft. samsung will certainly boost sales with this promo and microsoft will get their products to the hands of those people who dont want the xbox. i hope sony will bundle PS3 with the xperia.. now that is a great deal.

  • Anon

Anonymous, 16 Jul 2008so its out on the 11th august in UK, if i was to walk into an o2... moreI read the free xbox is for pre-orders.... not at launch ... you best check.

  • Anonymous

a free red ring of death with the purchase, awesome...not.

  • Anonymous

i love OMNIA .

thanks samsung

  • freek

Xbox doesn`t distribute games on HD dvd format, HD DVD players are,externally to you`re 360 sold as an extra. Now that HD dvd seem to have flopped I wouldn`t be surprised if Microsoft were to release a external Blu-Ray player. So, no reason not to go for a free arcade, except that the phone is a Samsung.

  • Kal

Doug, 17 Jul 2008Just gleaned the following from "Toda... moreThat could be right. After supplying 50 million NAND Flash memory chip to Apple, samsung ran out of it for themselves.

  • Doug

Just gleaned the following from

"Today I heard some news though, that comes as something of a disappointment. Apparently Samsung are not going to release the 16GB version of the Omnia in the UK, only the 8GB version.

We now have official pricing for the 8GB unit. It will be 399 + VAT, with first stock arriving 18th August."

So there you have it if you're waiting for the Omnia in the UK - can't believe they're not releasing the 16GB version. Let's hope they're not going to do the favourite trick of record companies and six months down the line release it with extra tracks i.e. extra memory. Wouldn't put it past them......

  • PeterR

Hi, again.

To answer the question from Argentina: It looks like it's in Italy right now. You can check it out at: (Italian site.)

To answer Striker: It seems like it's a combination MediaWorld/Samsung offer. But I have to say: I checked out the review of the Xbox 360 Arcade on They don't recommend it. I wonder if the giveaway is part of a larger strategy: To get consoles into hands that would never have bothered - thus increasing game sales. (Like Polaroid cameras were just a way to sell Polaroid film.) Eventually the HD DVD format will go the way of Betamax. Toshiba has abandoned HD DVD development in the race with Blu-ray. If I'm not mistaken, Xbox 360 games are distributed on HD DVD media. Am I syncical? Oh yes.

At any rate: I hoped my posts were helpful. I don't want to divert the conversation thread away from the main topic: The Omnia.

I see an i900 in my future - inviting giveaway notwithstanding.

Cheers, all...

  • Anonymous

Vlad, 16 Jul 2008i've heard about much better deal in UAE You preorder experia a... moreBetter deal get real! Omnia is way better I am expecting, and having had a Merc (genuine) believe me they are rubbish and the dealer service is no existent

  • Striker

Ah of course, its a retailer giving away the 360's not Samsung. All makes sense now.


Come on UK retailers lets see you take note. And no rip-off dial-a-phone style "giveaways" either!

  • Anonymous

Peter R, 16 Jul 2008Just got back from the local MediaWorld store here in Italy. The... moredear peter r ,this promotion is only for italian costumers?

can i demand my samsung omnia via internet with the xbox ?,once i live in argentina ?

  • Anonymous

Vlad, 16 Jul 2008i've heard about much better deal in UAE You preorder experia a... more=)