Samsung Canada has officially announced the Samsung Omnia. While this doesn’t come as a complete surprise since we've seen an Omnia page go live just a couple of days ago, nothing makes it more official than an announcement from the company itself.

What’s interesting to note in this announcement is that early April has been mentioned as the availability date of the Samsung Omnia, and both Bell and Telus have been confirmed as the mobile carriers to sell it.

On a similar note, MobileSyrup reports that Bell will sell the Omnia bundled with a 2GB card loaded with tons of NHL goodies for $129.95 on voice and data package on a 3-yr contract. For voice only package, it’s priced at $349.95, $399.95, and $499.95 for a 3-yr, 2-yr, and single year contract respectively. Getting it outright will cost $549.95. Bell will officially launch the Omnia on April 9.

That’s just about it for now, but rest assured, we’re still keeping an eye out for Telus on when they’ll be releasing the Samsung Omnia and how much they’ll be offering it to the public.

 All-in-one touch-screen device offers the ultimate multimedia experience

           MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 31 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada answers the call of Canadians seeking a smarter and more stylish way to stay connected with the launch of its OMNIA (SCH-i910) touch-screen smartphone. OMNIA, meaning "everything" in Latin, brings together all the features and capabilities needed to provide users with a superior mobile experience - whether it be for work or play.

           To have a first-hand look at consumers' reaction to the OMNIA visit:
http://www.youtube.com/mobilechallenge.

           "Canadian mobile users have come to expect innovative, sophisticated and top-performing wireless handsets from Samsung and the OMNIA takes smartphones to the next level," said Paul Brannen, General Manager, Wireless Terminal Division, Samsung Electronics Canada. "No other device currently offers such a powerful combination of multimedia features including a five megapixel camera, picture sharing and uploading to social networking sites through Sharepix(TM) and online widgets."

       
           OMNIA offers a truly heightened multimedia experience with many industry
           first features, including:

           -   A 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera that features advanced face and
               smile detection allowing users to capture, edit and share special
               moments with friends and family
           -   Unique Sharepix(TM) functionality allows users to instantly upload
               their pictures to their favourite social networking sites including
               Facebook or MySpace with ease and speed
           -   Proprietary TouchWiz(TM) touch-screen interface with unique widgets,
               allows users to customize their phone based on their favourite and
               most commonly used features
           -   8GB of built-in memory and up to 16GB of expandable memory, storing
               up to 30 DVD-quality movies, 7,000 songs and up to 20,000 photos
     

           "Loaded with Windows Mobile and a powerful 5-megapixel camera, the Samsung OMNIA is a sleek mobile device designed for consumers passionate about music, movies, rich multimedia and connected experiences on the go," said Alec Taylor, Windows Mobile Lead, Consumer and Online, Microsoft Canada. "This is a device owners will want to keep out of their pockets and do show and tell with friends."

           Best of all, the OMNIA's DLNA technology allows the handset to connect to televisions and computers wirelessly for an ultimate viewing experience and its DivX movie support eliminates the need for time-consuming file conversions.

     
           The Samsung OMNIA also features*:

           -   Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional including Microsoft Office Mobile and
               Microsoft Outlook Mobile
           -   Full-size, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, haptic feedback and optical
               mouse allow for easy navigation and text messaging
           -   Full HTML Opera browser with Flash support
           -   Built-in video recorder with advanced technology allows users to
               record and edit video directly on the phone
           -   Slim and stylish black casing
           -   Built-in GPS receiver
           -   WiFi and Bluetooth(R) connectivity
           -   Up to six hours of talk time
           -   Up to 400 hours of standby time
           -   Dimensions (HXWXD): 112.0 x 56.9 x 12.5mm
           -   Weight: 125g

           * Features subject to change prior to launch and may vary among
               carriers.
       

           The Samsung OMNIA will be available through Bell and TELUS in early April.
           For more information about the Samsung OMNIA, visit www.samsung.com/omnia.

     
           About Samsung Electronics Canada

           Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products.

           SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung's Consumer Electronics division, IT division, Home Appliance division and Wireless Terminals division.

           Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay since 2004. Also through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.

           For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com