On Thursday, leading mobile phone brand in Canada Samsung Mobile announced the launch of a new device in the country, namely the Samsung Wave (S8500). The first smartphone in the world to run under Samsung's own mobile operating system, bada, is already available for purchase in Canada via two wireless carriers, namely Bell and Rogers, the company announced.
The new Samsung Wave
comes to the market with a Super AMOLED touchscreen display, the first of the kind in Canada, and is meant to offer Samsung the possibility to build a “total eco-system around the bada platform.” The Samsung bada SDK (Software Development Kit) (available for download from Softpedia too, via this link
) and Samsung Apps, an integrated application store, should drive the availability of applications for the platform upwards.
“The Samsung Wave represents our strategy to deliver rich, exciting smartphone experiences to everyone via one of the highest quality display screens in the industry,” Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile, commented on the new launch. “We also anticipate that Samsung bada
will significantly expand the smartphone consumer market in Canada, which will create an ocean of opportunity for developers.”Samsung Wave
hits the shelves with a wide range of high-end specs and features attached to it. Among them, we can count the world's first Super AMOLED display, a 5.0-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash, auto focus and HD (720p) video recording capabilities, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB v2.0 (Full -Speed) connectivity options, A-GPS, microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space (a 2GB card included in the package), TouchWiz 3.0, Dolfin Browser 2.0, and more.
“Multi-codec support for DivX, Xvid, MP4 and WMV, and support for virtual 5.1 surround sound delivery transforms the device into a personal entertainment system. HD video (720p) decoding and recording capabilities make the Samsung Wave an outstanding device for capturing, sharing and viewing video. The Samsung Wave
is the first handset in the world that incorporates the Bluetooth(R) 3.0 and WiFi 802.11n standards,” the handset vendor stated.
The bada-based Samsung Wave is available for purchase at Bell Mobility here
, as well as at Rogers Wireless, here