Samsung rides the smartphone wave

It was only last week that Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S. Now the company has once again unveiled another new release, the Wave, which is the first handset in Australia to use its Bada operating system.

“The launch of the Samsung Wave marks another important step in our commitment to deliver a smartphone for every lifestyle and we are very excited to be bringing this sleek and stylish new handset to market in Australia today,” said Tyler McGee, vice president, Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia.

“An important part of the Wave and Bada offering is the Samsung Apps store, our global multi-device applications store. This gives Australians access to over a 1,000 quality apps at launch that have been especially designed for their Samsung phones and lifestyle. We will also be investing in the local developer community through a series of Developer Days in early August to ensure we can deliver meaningful Australian app experiences.”

The Samsung Wave features a 3.3 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with less reflection and wider viewing angles. It also boasts a powerful 1GHz application processor for added graphical performance and easy multitasking.

The Wave’s Multi-codec support for DivX and Xvid, and support for 5.1 surround sound makes the handset a great multimedia device.

The new Samsung Bada platform is another great addition to the Wave, which gives consumers the opportunity to download a variety of applications from the Samsung Apps store. This integrated store can be accessed from both the device and a PC. Over 1,000 apps are available at launch, with over 7,000 apps slated for the end of the year.

The Samsung Wave is available from today with Optus, Virgin and Vodafone. The Telstra Next G Network version will launch in August.

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