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Samsung launches Bada powered S8500 Wave phone equipped with 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0

Product Launch by Todd Haselton on Sunday February 14, 2010.

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Samsung today announced its new S8500 Wave. It's the first device to use Samsung's new Bada open operating system for phones.

The Wave sports a "Super" AMOLED 3.3-inch touchscreen display, a Social Hub for staying in touch with friends, and Samsung new TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.

Under the hood the 118mm x 56mm x 10.9mm (4.6in x 2.2in x .42in) Wave packs a zippy 1GHz processor, a 1,500mAh battery, aGPS, and a 5 megapixel camera. Samsung says its the first device to offer both Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11n WiFi connectivity. It will be available in 2GB or 8GB versions but memory can be upgraded to 32GB using a microSD card, too.

TouchWiz 3.0 builds on top of the current version by allowing instant access to Twitter as well as Facebook. It also includes SmartUnlock and a motion UI.

Bada was announced in November 2009 as a platform that would allow developers to create smartphone quality applications for phones across Samsung's mobile portfolio.

The Wave will be available globally in April 2010, stay tuned for our hands-on from the Mobile World Congress showfloor in Barcelona.


SITARAM @ 4:30:56PM EST on Saturday February 5, 2011

plz release the installment system

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