I have the latest Italian firmware (has the sound fix), it has rolled out to many other areas by now too so you may be able to upgrade to it by just connecting to the software updater in PC Suite (if not you'll have to go through flashing it to an older Italian one first with the flashing tool).
Instructions and files for everything I'm talking about there can be found at samsungi8910omnia.com forums (great site for owners of this phone). New firmware is due 21st August (22nd here), so I'd hold out for that one. It'll come in the Italian flavour first, so perhaps get yourself onto the current firmware before then.
I've gots loads of 3rd party apps, the forum I mentioned will give you a good headsup as to whats out there.
Spidey: NZTech, what are you using as the means of transferring music to the device? drag and drop or PC Studio? I'm finding PC Studio very annoying as the set-up is extremely crappy, got any recommendations?
Sorry, missed your post Spidey.
I just drag n drop, my collection is impeccably tagged with mp3tag, so there are no problems with album art or anything when done that way.
Just quick info to hand: there is a new hardware available from samsungi8910omnia forums. Apparently fixes the browser stop bug, must implement some change in java heap as early reports say that Opera is working great with that firmware, better battery, slight speed enhancements, smoother HD video. Lacks the 3D task manager though, which is why I will wait for the next Italian one (should be due soon after being delayed), as this will have the task manager and presumably other changes also.
I still want omnia i8910 but....?what about omnia II- i8000 with windows 6.5??? is it any better or symbian os is better- buying it any moment now...I see phones direct is back online. Went to infotech last Saturday- did not have any on stock- wanted to have a "feel" can anyone enlighten me on symbian Vs windows..esp 3rd party applications??