If you’re lucky enough to be a proud new owner of Samsung’s iPhone-hunting Omnia i910 on Verizon Wireless… first, congratulations.
And second, we have a solution for your widget woes. For those of you that don’t own an Omnia, Samsung replaced the typical Windows Mobile home screen with their own Samsung Widgets. While it is nice that Samsung is trying to innovate… the widgets are full of friction (for those of you who aren’t UI experts, that means they lag a lot… they’re slow).
Fortunately, Samsung gives you more than one alternative home screen. Of course, you can go back to the traditional Windows Mobile Today screen, but, unless you’re a fan of MSN Direct or Windows SideShow, there’s not a lot of fun there. So, Samsung made the (somewhat confusingly titled) Samsung Today screen.
The advantage? The Samsung Today screen is a hybrid rip-off of both iPhone’s home screen, and its locked screen panel. You get the latest time at the top, and program buttons below it. To enable it, go to Start > Settings > Today > Items and uncheck Samsung Widgets. Then, check the box next to Samsung Today. Finally, click OK and go back to the home screen. Enjoy.
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