The guys at Samsung Singapore gave us the privileged of getting some hands on time with the Samsung Wave (S8500), Samsung’s first Bada device! Learning from the last time we had such an opportunity, we spent more time with the device, digging out every bit of detail we could think of from the device and the guys at Samsung to bring you this epic 3 part video in 720p HD!
The reason why we spent so much time on this device is because Bada is a brand new platform for smartphones, and it’s performance, features etc could affect the smartphone market. Based on what you are able to see below, I believe you will agree with me that there is a lot of promise in this new platform based on performance (it’s responsiveness etc) and features. Read on for the videos and the specs.
PictBridge (USB Printing), Offline & No SIM Mode, Voice Command,
RSS Reader, Communities & Mobile Widgets
118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
According to our friends at Samsung, this phone should be out in Singapore around Q2 2010, although no pricing has been released yet. The SDK for the Bada OS is already available at developer.bada.com, although submitting of applications is not open to public until around end February. According to our very own Justin, who looked through the API, there is OpenGL support, meaning you can expect 3D games to be available. Samsung did mention Gameloft and EA as some of the guys who are working on apps for Bada, though nothing is confirmed.
Oh, and they also want you to know that things may change before the device launches in Q2, so not everything here will stay this when by the time you see the Samsung Wave on shelves.
P.S.: Check out the announcement which was live-blogged by Engadget here.
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