Samsung announced yesterday the availability of the Samsung Wave 3 on the European market. The smartphone running bada 2.0 was first announced in late August in Berlin during the IFA Consumer Electronics Fair.
“The Wave 3 is a smartphone to benefit from the power of the bada 2.0, as well as a newly expanded suite of Samsung applications and services. We will continue to enhance our bada platform and its eco system for Wave smartphone line-up by developing more innovative features, application and content services,” said JK Shin, President of Samsung Mobile Communications Business.
“We believe the Wave 3 is a smartphone that will truly deliver Samsung’s commitment to the bada platform in the mobile industry, and I hope customers around the world will enjoy it and take full advantage of its many innovative features,” he added.
The new Samsung Wave is a solid smartphone, literally and figuratively, dedicated to persons who focus on design and safety, not just performance. The phone has a 9.9 mm thick aluminum body, a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4 GHz processor assisted by 512 MB RAM, plus a storage capacity of 4GB (plus a microSD card reader). The Wave 3 also offers support for A-GPS and for the Glonass system (Russian counterpart to GPS), a 1500 mAh battery, HSDPA communication module, WiFi b/g/n support, WiFi Direct and Bluetooth 3.0, but also a 5-megapixel camera.
Bada 2.0 platform
Samsung Wave 3 runs on bada 2.0 platform, providing users a new experience: bada platform and TouchWiz interface. The Live Panel home screen can be optimized with Instant shortcuts to the most important content and applications.
The Wave 3 also features an integrated technology called WiFi Direct, which is automatically connecting the device any WiFi networks available.
The device allows access to thousands of local applications through the app store Samsung Apps. The messaging service ChatOn is also present, connecting all the mobile network users in a single community.
Thanks to the integrated system Store & Player, Music Hub gives users access to over 12 million tracks and also the possibility to fully customize the music files.
Samsung Apps will celebrate the launch of the bada 2.0 operating system through the free download promotion of the games Camcard, Skyview and The Adventures of Tintin and: The Game, for a limited period of time.