Samsung Omnia phone looks hot, is no iPhone

In a peculiar move, Samsung today announced its Omnia phone, a sleek little number that follows the touchscreen trend that we've been seeing a lot lately. In fact, it really got jumpstarted by some phone that came out about a year ago… what was the name of it again?

Not sure what Samsung's thinking, but I suppose it's only good manners to let them have the floor until 1 p.m., when Steve Jobs is due to announce the new iPhone. After that, it'll be pretty hard to get excited about a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone with a 3.2-inch display, GPS, and a 5-megapixel camera with face detection, smile detection and geotagging. The quad-band phone will come to Asia and Europe this summer; no word on a U.S. release.

Via Reuters and Gizmodo