The verdict? I’m sooo madly in love with this device :)
So far, it’s the only Symbian touch phone with a capacitive touchscreen and an 8 megapixel camera. In fact, it uses the same excellent sensor and optics as the Samsung T929 (Memoir). Strangely, the electrically activated lens cover and the xenon flash are missing (replaced with an LED flash), but it’s capable of HD video recording (720p).
Some will lament the lack of physical keyboard, but this makes the Omnia HD really thin. I’m happy with a virtual keyboard, especially on a device with a capacitive touchscreen. Of course, the alternative is the Nokia N97, which features a physical keyboard and a very responsive resistive touchscreen.
Bottom line: the Omnia HD is full of goodness! I can’t wait for it to be released…