For more pictures of the Softbank 930SC, click here.
Things keep getting better for the Omnia, but much worse for early adopters. Earlier this week, the Japanese just received a much better version of the Omnia than those in Asia and Europe. Rebranded as a Softbank phone, a major telecommunications company in Japan, the new Omnia 930SC carries major improvements over Omnia 900i. Most notable among the improvements are live broadcast television streaming, a completely redesigned user interface with noticeably better sized widgets and no WinMo branding to be seen, and lastly some form factor face-lifts including a larger and better resolution screen, the relocating of the dongle hook to the bottom left corner, a self-portrait camera mirror, and side door for hot-swappable memory cards.
Major features over the previous generation include:
-twice the resolution: 800x480 resolution, i900 has 400x240 (no info on # of colors)
-larger screen estate: 3.3 inches as opposed to 3.1 on the i900
-softbank customized user interface
-reflective mirror added to camera for self-portraits
-infra-red port added
-hot swappable memory on side
-Live over-the-air broadcast TV (called Seg-1, w/ built-in antenna)
-CDMA and GSM capability (three band only, 850 band missing)
-3 colors to choose from (white, red, black)
If you have an Omnia yourself, don't you wish you held out for this version? I sure do. Can't wait till some industrious hacker ports the Softbank UI over to the Omnia (i900)