Samsung announces three new Wave smartphones
New mobile family is based on the new Samsung Bada open-source operating system
Samsung has announced the launch of three new Samsung Wave smartphones; the Samsung Wave II, Samsung Wave 723 and the Samsung Wave 525.
The new phone range is based on Samsung's open-source operating system, the Bada smartphone platform, which has been designed to offer a number of smartphone applications such as games, entertainment, news, music andvideo, health, social networking, reference, productivity, e-books and utilities as well as providing new technology to Samsung users.
"The new Wave family is testament to Samsung's continuing commitment to deliver a smartphone for every lifestyle. I'm proud of the Samsung Wave family as it continues to offer rich, connected and innovative smartphone experiences to users," said Stephen Jun, head of Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. "These three new devices in the Samsung Wave family represent Samsung's commitment to delivering choice for smartphone users and ultimately democratising the smartphone market."
The Wave family has been designed for social networkers, according to Samsung, and includes the Samsung Social Hub application, on all three phones, which is designed to integrate email, IM, SMS and social networking sites on the device.
All three phones also come with pre-installed Facebook and Twitter apps.
The Samsung Wave II comes with a scratch-resistant, anti-smudge and anti-glare 3.7" WVGA 480x800 16M TFT LCD screen, a 5MP camera with LED flash, HD video record and playback and a music player with SoundAlive EQ, music recognition and music match software.
The Wave II also features Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi connections.
The Samsung Wave 723 is the mid-range Wave smartphone of the Wave family and comes with a 3.2", 262,144 colour TFT Screen, a 5MP camera, video recording and video call.
The Samsung Wave 525, the lower end smartphone in the Wave family, has a slightly smaller LCD screen than the Wave II at 3.2". It also features video recording, a 3.2 MP camera and social networking capabilities. It has the same connectivity options as the Wave II.