Samsung At MWC 2010: Wave Is The Name, Bada Is The Game

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The Samsung S8500 Wave is Samsung’s headliner and the worst kept secret at this year’s MWC. But there’s nothing to haged under wraps now: the ocean comes with this here Wave, but several others washed ashore too.

Samsung were fashionably late for their own Unpacked event in Barcelona but they obviously had no intention to wait for the WMC to grind into motion. Not with two gigantic announcement to make. The Samsung S8500 Wave was all over the place anyway, but they seem keen to create the recent bada Operating System (OS) the toast of town.

The S8500 Wave is Samsung’s first handset running the bada OS, an expandable smart platform to tap in on the company’s own app store (Samsung Apps). It’s a smartphone built around the familiar and friendly TouchWiz so users feel at home. Samsung claim they’re keen to create smartphones available to all.






Samsung S8500 Wave

So, on top of the widely-customizable UI, Bada is treating users to something called Social Hub - to integrate all kinds of social networking (Twitter and Facebook) and push email powers. The brand recent Quick Panel sounds intriguing too - it’s a "way of prioritizing and aggregating applications into one classy screen for instant access".

By now you’ve probably heard time and again about the cool recent Super AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) touch screens that Samsung have been cooking up. By the looks of it, the classy screen on the Samsung S8500 Wave sure is worth the fuss. The 3.3“ WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) classy screen is assumed to reflect less light and certainly offers impressive contrast and brightness.




Samsung S8500 Wave

Support for DivX/XviD, virtual 5.1 surround sound and better yet - decoding of 720p video - are set to squeeze one of the best multimedia experiences out of the Wave. There’s plenty of room to store HD videos too - the Wave has 2GB or 8GB of built-in memory, and supports microSD cards up to 32GB.

As for the image and video capturing capabilities of the Samsung S8500 Wave, well… the capturing camera may be just 5MP but it records 720p video and we have samples to prove it. Feast your eyes on these videos:

And one more:

And before we're done looking at the camera, here are some sample photos:






Samsung S8500 Wave capturing camera samples

Bluetooth 3.0 is barely out the gate, but the Samsung S8500 Wave has support for it plus the much speedier version of Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) - 802.11n. And the 1Giga Hertz (GHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) is among the fastest on the market - all the best for Samsung’s recent OS.

The Wave also packs a GPS receiver and a SatNav application with 3D maps. The Samsung S8500 Wave has quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) connectivity and dual-band HSDPA/HSUPA.

So, quite a spec sheet this Samsung headliner. But it’s time we looked at the other MWC debuts that will be showcased these coming days.

Say hello to another AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) player - the Android-running Samsung I8520 and its 3.7” WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) Super AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) touch screen. This one packs an 8MP capturing camera that can shoot 720p video. It’d be impressive enough even if the specs stopped there, but geeks are in luck - the Samsung I8520 packs a built-in projector too.






Samsung I8520

It measures 123 x 59.8 14.9 with a 1800 mAh battery. Not poor for a pocket movie theater, huh? As usual for multimedia powerhouses like the Samsung I8520, there’s DivX/XviD support as well as the ability to play 720p videos including ones using the VC-1 codec, a proprietary version of H.264. There are stereo speakers too.

The Samsung I8520 boasts a full connectivity set - quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, plus Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) b/g/n with DLNA, a GPS receiver with A-GPS support and Bluetooth (just 2.1 this time).

The other MWC entrants by Samsung include a couple of Monte handsets, which seem to nod at traditional users. Quite surprisingly, the Monte duo will cater to those who don’t care about touchscreen. The Samsung C3200 Monte Bar is a candybar and the Samsung E2550 Monte Slider is a slider, each featuring a 2” QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) screen. Both are entry-level offers with basic imaging, microSD memory expansion and Bluetooth 2.1. The C3200 Monte candybar gets the upper hand with a 3.5 mm audio jack and quad-band EDGE, while the E2550 slider is a simple dual-band phone.






Samsung C3200 Monte Bar * Samsung E2550 Monte Slider

The Samsung B3410W is WLAN-enabled version of the B3410 Corby Plus. No, Corby is not officially part of this guy’s model name but pretty much everyone should know what to expect. The 2.6” QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) screen, quad-band GSM/EDGE support and stereo Bluetooth go without saying. The B3410W hasn’t confirmed a 3.5 mm jack yet. Otherwise, it’s a QWERTY-meet-WLocal Area Network (LAN) to round off a neat basic package.





Samsung B3410W


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