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Samsung S8500 Wave to be distributed by T-Mobile Saveri | , 12:48 p.m. Feb. 18, 2010 2010-02-18

The announcement of the Bada OS based S8500 Wave is still lingering in our ears and already T-Mobile has stepped in to distribute Samsung's terrific invention across several European markets. Samsung Wave is the first handset to incorporate the Bada OS and customers located in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia will be the lucky ones to operate the phone in the second quarter of this year.

Here is the press release of the Samsung S8500 Wave that will fetch detailed information about device:

February 14th, 2010, Barcelona, Spain – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the Samsung Wave (Model: S8500). This is the first mobile handset to be released on Samsung’s new, open mobile platform, Samsung bada. The Samsung Wave offers a Super AMOLED 3.3” display that makes the screen truly come alive; a Social Hub to bring you closer to your contacts and connections and TouchWiz 3.0 provides an intuitive and customisable user interface. The Wave’s high-speed CPU ensures swift, smooth application experiences and multi-tasking, making the device an always-on mobile multimedia companion. The stunning full touch mobile will be available in the UK from April 2010.

“We’re delighted and extremely excited about the launch of Samsung Wave – the first handset to run on the Samsung Bada platform and the first to feature a stunning Super AMOLED screen. The Bada platform enables seamless access to an abundance of quality apps, through a screen that really has to be seen to be believed.  The screen is fantastic for displaying 720p HD video decoding and recording capabilities, plus the new Social Hub offers a life changing user experience”, said Mark Mitchinson, Vice President Samsung Mobile UK & Ireland.

Super AMOLED – Seeing is believing

With the Samsung Wave, seeing really is believing as it features the world’s first Super AMOLED display; delivering an unrivalled screen experience on a smartphone. The Super AMOLED offers much brighter, clearer, and less reflective AMOLED OnCell display, featuring a high resolution WVGA (800x480 pixels) screen with mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) technology. DNIe technology is proven display technology which incorporated to Samsung’s LCD TV and LED TV lineups. With a free viewing angle and super fast response, the Samsung Wave display provides superb image quality for viewing both videos and photos.

Social Hub – my communities in my hand

Social Hub has been designed from the ground up to seamlessly integrate all major email providers, IM and social networking services such as Yahoo, MSN, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace directly into the Samsung Wave. With its TouchWiz 3.0 UI, it provides users easy-flow integrated experience of messaging, managing contacts and viewing calendar events.  Social Hub is powered by push technology to deliver email messages, calendar events and SNS updates in real-time.

TouchWiz 3.0 UI – new and improved


The Samsung Wave provides superior levels of choice to all users via its fully customisable menus and home-page. For those who demand access to their social networking sites at all times, the device allows users to change the layout of the home-page to allow instant access to Twitter, Facebook and a host of other social networking services. For music lovers, the device home-page can be turned into an intuitive media player; and for those that take and share a lot of photos, the home page can be customised to feature favourite images. Users will also benefit from Quick Panel, a way of prioritising and aggregating applications into one screen for instant access.

With its eye-catchingly brilliant screen, Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 3.0 user interface gives a tactile, intuitive user experience, and includes iconic new features such as motion UI, smart unlock and customisable widget screen.

Speed, performance and beauty

The Samsung Wave boasts a superb 1GHz processor which offers the best graphic performance available today. Its speed means the touch screen user interface is incredibly responsive, intuitive and more importantly, means the 3D and memory-intensive graphic and video performance is unsurpassed.

The Samsung Wave is one of the most attractive devices to launch this year; its seamless, streamlined body has no parting or harsh lines and features a beautiful curved, tempered glass display which perfectly complements and enhances the vividness of the Super AMOLED display. And, with anti-smudge technology, those greasy thumb prints are a thing of the past. Samsung Wave incorporates Bluetooth® 3.0 and WiFi 802.11n standard.

Multimedia Features

Multi-codec support for DivX and Xvid, and support for 5.1 surround-sound-delivery transforms the device into a personal entertainment system, and 720p HD video decoding and recording capabilities make the Samsung Wave an outstanding device for capturing, sharing and viewing video.

Samsung Apps: Unlimited Expandability

Samsung’s bada platform allows mobile users to simply and easily download an abundance of applications from Samsung Apps, an integrated application store accessible from the device and online. Featuring a wealth of games, navigation, social networking, e-book, health and lifestyle applications, Samsung Apps gives users instant access to a huge choice of mobile experiences.

Samsung established its mobile application ecosystem through the launch of Samsung Mobile Innovator in 2008 and the Samsung Application Seller Site followed by Samsung Application Store as another key element of this offering. Already launched in the UK, France, Italy, Singapore, Germany, Brazil and China, this will be expanded to more than 50 countries all over the world in 2010.

Samsung is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2010, at Hall 8, Stand 8b 169.

The Samsung Wave will be supported by a £6m advertising campaign that begins in May 2010.
For more information, please visit http://samsungmwc2010.com

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