I’m a bit skeptical when a particular device gets an outstanding or, conversely, an abysmal review. Call it what you will, but that’s just my way of looking at things, and that was the case when I read Gizmodo’s sad encounter with the Samsung Omnia.

With Samsung building up the Omnia as a potential iPhone-killer, it’s quite understandable the level of disappointment visitors felt when they finally got to play around with a demo unit at IFA. So terrible was their experience that the only positive thing they can comment about it was the Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. This is where my skepticism kicked in, and it’s not without reason. I’ve read positive reviews about the Omnia from people that I know are, in their own way, critical when it comes to devices such as the Omnia.

So, what about the unit showcased at the IFA? You can blame it on a faulty unit, corporate sabotage or whatever. I just don’t completely agree on the idea that it has that many faults when on the other side of the globe, it’s working completely well. While the Omnia may not perfect, it definitely shouldn't be chucked off your list if you’re in the market for a touch screen phone.