Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE Review: The Light Side Of Life: Document Editor, Applications, GPS

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Document editor as fine as usual

Among the other WM core applications is the Office Mobile package featuring support for viewing and editing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. With the latest version of Office Mobile, you also have the OneNote application.






Document editing is also available on the Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE

Not only are their very fine for viewing your office documents straight from the phone, but they also offer editing too. There are no extra charges - you are fine to go straight out of the box.

Thanks to Adobe Reader LE, there is also support for viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. We are extremely pleased with the performance of the OmniaLITE in this area, as opening and handling Portable Document Format (PDF) documents is usually rather slow on most handsets.




Portable Document Format (PDF) files are also supported

Applications are plenty

The Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE has got plenty of preloaded applications, outside its organizing and multimedia packages too. There's the regular stuff such as an RSS Reader and a Streaming Media manager for a start but there's some recent cool stuff also.

The RSS Reader application is rather self explanatory. It gives you quick access to RSS feeds for staying on top of the latest news and content on your favorite websites. The Podcasts application allows you to subscribe and download video and audio podcasts of your choice.

The Digital Frame application allows you to utilize the B7300 OmniaLITE as a digital picture frame with content of your own and highly customizable styles.




The OmniaLITE used as a digital frame

You can have music playing in the background too and, if needed, event alerts such as incoming message or alarms can be suppressed when the Digital Frame is running.

Another application is the rather handy Search Phone, capable of searching throughout applications and the whole file system. You have the option to set filters so that the application searches only in the places you need.

In fact the OmniaLITE is equipped with two search applications - the other is named Smart search and adds some nice graphics and transition effects to the whole searching thingy. Oh, and it's pretty fine at actually finding what you are looking for too.



The smart search app

The MSN duo of applications - Money and Weather - is also here. Those are convenient tools for retrieving weather and stocks updates straight from you handset.

The Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE arrived with a pre-loaded app called Application Download, granting you access to Samsung's app store. Of course, there's the inevitable comparison to the App Store as the structure and concept is quite close.

Applications are displayed into several tabs - Recommended, Hot and Category. You can also see all downloaded items or to search for recent ones. Before you download an app you can read its detailed description and check its rating.

We also found the Microsoft's own Marketplace in the Main menu. The application distribution solution should assist third-party applications find their way from the developers to the users handsets by basically cutting off the middle man.

The interface of the recent Marketplace application is pretty straightforward - it gives you shortcuts to the most popular applications, the most recent ones and category view. There is of course a search box too to create things easier as the number of applications grows.






The marketplace isn't exactly brimming with content just yet

As of now, there are only 102 apps available within the Marketplace, which is almost twice as much as there was when the service launched. The number of free ones however remains disturbingly low with the prices for most ranging from a few pennies to 50 US dollars.

The Marketplace is nicely setup as well, offering user reviews, screenshots and, as usual, individual ratings.

GPS would be better off coupled with a satnav app

The Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE features a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support. The assisted GPS allows for much faster satellite lock upon crecent start thanks to current satellite data downloaded over Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) or the 2G/3G network.

Unfortunately, there is no navigation software preinstalled on the OmniaLITE so you will have to acquire one on your own expense. We downloaded and tested the free Google Maps app just to see if the GPS would have any problems with a third party app. Google Maps had no problems recognizing the receiver also we guess using it with a third-party app of your choice will be as easy as cake.

As usual, GPS navigation software is a regional thing and on your local market the OmniaLITE can be pre-bundled with some sort of satellite navigation.


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