Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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Samsung Omnia i908 In Hong Kong Now


[Updated: 24 September 2008] The Samsung Omnia i908 is officially launched in Hong Kong.  Going price is HK$5,980 (US$767)(unlocked).

[3 Auguest 2008] As reported by ePrice Hong Kong, the import version of Samsung Omnia i900 is here and the price tag, HK$6,980 (US$895).  Check out the stores on the ground level of Sincere Podium (Sintat Shopping Centre) in Mongkok.

In case you missed the video on “How to get to Sincere Podium” in which I posted on CNET a while ago, I’m posting it here for your reference.

Video shot by my Sony HDR-SR11E camcorder.

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September 24, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Video, Windows+Mobile | , , , ,

24 Comments »

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  2. Hi All. I got the Omnia i900 in Hong Kong – problem is I cant get the settings for 3G from 3 Hong Kong. They told me the model is not yet supported in Hong Kong. Anybody out there having the same problem ? Or have you managed to get the 3G service working ? Please let me know what you did.
    Thanks
    JK888

    Comment by JK888 | August 16, 2008 | Reply

  3. even i have the same problem

    Comment by vashi | August 21, 2008 | Reply

  4. GOT GPRS FIXED BY FIDDLING AROUND AND NOW THE PHONE LOOKS GREAT
    ENJOYING IT

    Comment by VASHI | September 3, 2008 | Reply

  5. Its actually possible to get 3G working if you have the settings. “Official” phones have these settings already in the phone, imports do not have the carrier’s 3G information.

    If you have a friend with 3G, you can check their data settings and it might work that way.

    Comment by JC | September 25, 2008 | Reply

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  7. I live in Hong Kong and have waited for the launch of omnia for what seemed to be ages. However, now that it finally came out… wudda heck!? they only got the chinese version!!! im extremely disappointed!! anybody know if the eng version gonna be released in hk?? =S

    Comment by rei | September 30, 2008 | Reply

  8. This is still an issue. I am trying to find an English version i908 but it would seem only Chinese versions available in HK. Can anyone direct me to where I can find one?

    Comment by Allan | October 16, 2008 | Reply

  9. Allan, what you need is an import version. A few shops in Wanchai or in Mongkok carries them. They are a bit cheaper, round $4,880. You can try tomato mobile at Sincere Podium, look for Frankie, his number is 2393 9698. Address:Shop F52 1/F Comm. Podium of Sincere Hse.No.83 Argyle Street, Mongkok,Kowloon,H.K.

    Hope this helps.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | October 16, 2008 | Reply

  10. You can buy Chinese version in Hong Kong with Hong Kong warranty and then get the guy who you bought from Flash Singaporean English firmware. I’m already using i908 with HK Warranty.

    Just upgraded firmware but lost settings of 3G, anyone out there please tell me what are the settings.

    Comment by Anil | October 24, 2008 | Reply

  11. I have the same issue- I want to buy Omnia but right now its only in Chinese version. I was thinking of flashing english firmware, but not too sure whether this would void HK warranty. Anyone have any idea? Wanted to buy the chinese version with subscription with Three and flash it with SG firmware.

    Comment by tayher | October 26, 2008 | Reply

  12. I just bought the i 900 English and same problem with firmware cannot connect to internet. ANyone who knows wher eto get the update and also if the update works.

    Thanks for your help

    Mike

    Comment by mike | November 7, 2008 | Reply

  13. Hi there if you want an English version I have a new phone with the English version flashed on. Please let me know dsbishop@gmx.de. Then you can take a look.

    Comment by dsb | November 7, 2008 | Reply

  14. Can anyone tell me where i can get a official Samsung omnia i900 and for what price? Thanks, Vincent

    Comment by vincent | January 29, 2009 | Reply

  15. For the official ones, the Samsung i908 Omnia (Different model no. in HK) goes for HK$4,680 @ Broadway and Master OA, can negotiate a bit more if paid full in cash. As for the imported ones, prices are as low as HK$3,468 over at http://www.cheaphk.com (Chinese site).

    Hope this helps.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | January 29, 2009 | Reply

  16. so know a place not a web store where u could buy a Samsung i900(i900 not i908) or a i908 with English???
    Thanks, your answer is appreciated,
    Vincent

    Comment by Vincent | February 7, 2009 | Reply

  17. Hi guys. I’m planning on getting the Samsung Omnia I900. Where in Hong Kong can I buy these phones at a cheaper price tag?

    Comment by Marc | February 9, 2009 | Reply

  18. Apart those cheap imports selling online as per my previous comment, the cheapest is from the retail chain call “Wilson Telecom”, around HK$4,480 but think you can bargain it down a bit.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | February 10, 2009 | Reply

  19. I bought an i908 Chinese version had it changed to English version, but the GPRS or HSDPA does not work. Any solution for it? Thanks.

    Comment by Juan | February 10, 2009 | Reply

  20. @Juan, did the GPRS or HSDPA work prior changing to the English ROM? is the Chinese version a locked version, and is it from a network provider, i.e. PCCW, 3HK, CSL1010? because if so, it might be locked.

    Google for a online English manual and see if you can get the settings to work, if not, take a trip down to Sincere Podium and ask around, some shops can help jailbreak locked phones.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | February 10, 2009 | Reply

  21. Thanks for the tip. I’ll check this retail chain when I get there. I saw in alibaba that one guy is selling this model for just USD230/phone

    Comment by Marc | February 10, 2009 | Reply

  22. Thanks for the tip, I will try it.

    Comment by Juan | February 12, 2009 | Reply

  23. Hi All,

    Im in Taiwan and want to buy the i900 here.
    Does any of you know a shop or address where I can find this phone here in Taiwan?

    Thx

    Comment by Edwin | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  24. can anybody tell me what the different between i900 and i908 ?

    Comment by ulienation | June 9, 2009 | Reply


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