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

Samsung Super AMOLED Blows All Others Away; Side By Side Comparison

Forget the rest, Samsung Super AMOLED is by far the best display built today on a mobile handset. As demonstrated in this extensive review by Mobile Review with by side photos of the new Samsung Wave running Bada against Google’s Nexus One, Nokia X6 (although I would like to seen the N900 here) and Samsung’s own S9000 Jet. This is a truly remarkable and stunning color screen , with never before seen brightness and screen resolution all packed into one package. A direct result of some great engineering at Samsung’s headquarters. Hit the link for side by side pics. Read more of this post

Samsung’s Bada strategy, specs, video and direction of the company

An excellent article was written my Mobile-Review about the Samsung Bada. Keep in mind that this is a Russian translation but the article itself is a guide to the direction Samsung is moving. At the press conference today, JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s mobile division said: “This is the start of a new era, we are committed to making the smartphone experience a truly democratic one.” Read more of this post

Samsung’s Bada OS Wave in pictures UPDATE: Specs NEW PICS at bottom of post

The infamous Eldar Murtazin, a Moscow based journalist, one of lucky few reporters to able to get their hands on up and coming mobile technology, was able to land his hands on the Samsung Wave running the Bada OS. In one of his tweets he mentioned that was able to touch this new phone before everyone else. He says:

Just finished review of Samsung Wave – most impressive device of MWC10, 14 pages, 300+ pics, on site on Sunday evening, 9p.m. Moscow time.

More NEW pics – hit the read link.

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