Samsung Wave Europe Availability Confirmed For Today

May 24, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung has confirmed that its first smartphone using the Bada OS, the Samsung Wave (also known as S8500) will be available commercially in Europe from today onwards. The complete Bada SDK 1.0.0 has also been announced to soon become available for download.

The Samsung Wave handset was first announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress held earlier this year. The smartphone is equipped with a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels. The gadget is powered by a 1 GHz processor and will be the first handset in the world to be equipped with Bluetooth 3.0. The device also has WiFi 802.11n standards and features Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.

A 5 megapixel camera along with an LED flash is also integrated in the Samsung Wave. HD video capture at 720p is possible in this device and users can also view DivX, XviD, WMV and MP4 videos on the phone. A built-in memory of 2048 MB is present in the phone and external memory can also be attached through a microSD card slot. A 3.5 mm headphone jack as well as A-GPS facility is also part of the phone.

Samsung Wave will also be available in the UK through Vodafone from June 1 onwards.

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