^ Which Samsung did you try?
Little things like which ROM version you have can make a difference, but Samsung's interface isn't the best... it's better than the pre-WinMo 6.5 defaults, but not the best of the bunch. Plus, those widgets that you see in all their advertisements and even on the product packaging are all totally useless and gimmicky.
But the good thing is WinMo is fully customizable. The US Omnia (i910) should be a good choice, I think it's $199 on contract from Telus? You can grab and put 6.5 onto it, it makes the whole thing much nicer to use (and does away with most of the Samsung stuff).
Right, just finished flashing the 6.5 rom to my XDA atom exec.
First impressions - Much neater than 6.1, but takes getting used to.
I miss the haptics from the 6.1 rom though........
The one that I played with was the i900 Omnia. I'll probably just end up with buying an unlocked GSM phone, as I'm on Rogers prepaid. I might be looking for alternatives though, now that they're actually charging you for receiving a text (15 cents vs. free from before). What is a cheap Windows Mobile phone that I can get unlocked for around $400? I'm still quite tempted by the Omnia i900 now.
Most of the 6.5 new stuff covers touch based devices to look and act more as an iPhone. I reverted to my original 6.0 on my motoq since it eats my battery like mad for the "enhanced" home and my BT is unresponsive(excessive lag for my gps to track properly).Wonder how well it would work on phones like mine (Blackjack II), i.e. more phone and less PDA. Tiny, non-touch screen. That is if 1) they ever release an update and 2) I ever find it
I've heard mixed opinions on the screen(low visibility in direct sunlight scenarios) and some finnicky gps readings on the first 6.0 roms, the 6.1 rom seems to have ironed out the gps weirdness but i still suggest to have one in your hand before splashing the cash, the various versions for different markets seems to have different screen matrixes so i can't say for sure about asia/aus. XDA devs have quite a community of devs churning out cooked roms if you feel brave and want 6.5(samsung seems uninterested from that front).I am now considering this:
I can get one for about $300AUD. Worth it?
I love my blackjack already, so I see this as a natural upgrade.