Samsung’s Galaxy S may be the biggest Android phone ever, heres why

Samsung has kind of been all over the place when it comes to smartphones. They have phones with Windows Mobile, Android, Bada, and soon Windows Phone 7. Until now it has been unclear as to which platform is most important to them and how they are even going about their mobile strategy. From a third-party perspective, one perspective that observes the launch and marketing of phones each time there is a new one, from someone who has been pleased with Apple’s marketing and displeased with Palm’s, and can clearly see the results because of it, I feel I am entitled to a detailed opinion on the matter. Let’s take a brief look at Samsung’s recent past, what they have tried, and where they are headed. Read more of this post

Samsung Wave with Bada and TouchWiz 3 now available in Europe

The Samsung Wave had its official coming out party MWC 2010 and is now hitting the market. The new Samsung Wave, which is running Samsung’s new OS titled ‘Bada’, is now available in Europe. The Samsung Wave features the first Super AMOLED screen to hit the market, has a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, features Touch Wiz 3, Samsung apps, a 5 MP Camera that can record 720P video, and features both BlueTooth 3.0 and WifI 802.11n. It touts this phone as being the first to market with both Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n. Cool yes, but is Bada good enough to compete with Android, iPhone, or even Nokia out in Europe? I think it is going to be a tough sell. Bada is a brand new OS with limited app store when compared to Android and iPhone. Bada features Samsung Apps which is their new ecosystem that is already featured on Symbian and Samsung branded Windows Mobile phones, but the apps are still in small numbers when compared to market leaders. Samsung still needs to work on getting developers interested in Bada. Samsung is not putting all its eggs in one basket by any means, we are expecting to see a Samsung branded Windows Phone 7, Android, and possibly more Symbian devices later in 2010. Samsung is dipping its toes in the ‘Bada’ (lol yes it means Ocean). We will sit back and watch how it all plays out.

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Samsung Wave coming to Vodafone UK on June 1 for free

Vodafone announced today that the new Samsung Wave, running Bada, can be had for the sweet price of $0 as long as you  get the £25 ($36) per month two-year plan, which includes 300 free minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

The Samsung Wave S8500 is the first official bada phone. It sports sleek design with 3.3-inch Super AMOLED display that delivers even greater image quality with reduced energy consumption. The Wave is also equipped with a 1GHz Samsung processor that should allow for smooth 3D gaming and HD video playback. Its 5MP camera is capable of capturing HD video clips. Read more of this post