Samsung unveils smartphone; new details on app store

Samsung Australia has just released information about its latest smartphone, the Samsung Wave. The handset will feature the world’s first Super AMOLED display and is the first device to support Samsung Apps.

The Samsung Wave S8500, was just unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Samsung Australia has confirmed that the handset will be available locally in Australia mid-year 2010.

Tyler McGee, vice president, telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia, commented on the announcement of the Wave.

“The Samsung Wave demonstrates our commitment to deliver fantastic multimedia experiences for everyone and we’re very excited to bring this offering to market in Australia mid-year,” said McGee. “The Samsung Wave makes our platform vision become a reality.”

McGee also discussed the fact that the Wave will be the first handset to take advantage of Samsung’s new application store.

“This is the first device to support Samsung Apps, our integrated applications store,” said McGee.

“For the first time, consumers will have access to a range of quality apps especially designed for their Samsung phones and their lifestyle.”

Samsung Apps will be available at the launch of the Samsung Wave and can be accessed directly via the handset or a PC.

In terms of features, the Samsung Wave includes the world’s first Super AMOLED display, which delivers a brighter, clearer and less reflective surface. The display measures in at 3.3 inches, has a resolution of 800×480 pixels and uses mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) technology.

In addition to this it also features Social Hub to seamlessly integrate your favourite email services, instant messaging and social networking sites in the one device. A new and improved TouchWiz 3.0 user interface is also incorporated into the Samsung Wave and lets you customise your handset with your own menus and home page.

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