Verizon Omnia announced, coming December 8th

At long last, the Samsung Omnia has made its away across an ocean, through the torture labs of the FCC, and onto the delivery trucks en route to a Verizon store near you. VZW announced today that the Omnia will be hitting shelves in just under two weeks (December 8th), with orders starting now for $249.99 on a 2-year contract.

If Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional is your thing, it’s a pretty tough toss-up between the Omnia and the HTC Touch Pro. Both are solid pieces of hardware running custom interfaces on top of Windows Mobile; while I prefer HTC’s TouchFLO interface over Samsung’s TouchWiz, the Omnia has that big ol’ screen.

It’s really too bad it takes so long for phones to make it through the US vetting process; in the many months it took for the Omnia to make it stateside, they already blasted out a revised model with pumped up specs for Korea.