Mobile World Congress Feature Articles
February 15, 2010
Samsung Unleashes First Phone Running off bada OS
Korean handset manufacturer Samsung (News - Alert) announced the release of its smartphone running off its bada open mobile platform.
The new phone, announced a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will be called Samsung Wave (Model: S8500). It will join the roster of Samsung’s Android (News - Alert)-based smartphone systems in April.
The Samsung Wave offers a Super AMOLED 3.3-inch display that makes the screen come alive, a Social Hub to bring you closer to your contacts and connections and TouchWiz 3.0 for an intuitive and hugely customizable user interface.
The Wave’s high-speed CPU ensures swift, smooth application experiences and multi-tasking, making the device an always-on mobile multimedia companion. The Samsung Wave has been built to offer users an unrivalled level of performance, customization and choice in how they connect with their world.
“The Samsung Wave truly demonstrates our commitment to deliver rich, connected and innovative smartphone experiences to everyone,” said JK Shin, president and head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Wave sees our platform vision become a reality. For the first time, developers have the freedom to create applications across multiple platforms, for consumption on a huge range of devices. In the Wave, our developer partners can see the ocean of opportunity that is offered by the bada mobile platform and our device technology.”