Samsung Wave S8500 unpacked, brings bada to the world
Wondering what's the horsepower under the hood? Well, of course, a 1GHz Samsung processor, which should allow for 3D gaming and watching HD video! The 5-megapixel camera will also let you record in HD resolution. It goes without saying that the Samsung Wave S8500 is also equipped with features like Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth, but the interesting thing is it will have support for Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 (the first official phone to have it).
The interface on top of bada will be called... surprise: TouchWiz 3.0, which is quite similar to what we've seen from TouchWiz so far. There are some improvements of course, like the 10 home screen pages we now have. The Social Hub feature will integrate all your correspondence into one place, making it easier for you to manage your communications. The browser will be WebKit-based Dolphin 2.0 with one-touch zoom.
The Samsung Wave S8500 will become available in April, at a still unannounced price. Stay tuned for our hands-on for more information about the feel of this sleek device!
Samsung Wave S8500 Specifications
1. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
not even a little bit impressed. sorry but this is nothing spectacular, the resolution looks great, but thats not getting me off my DROID.
3. dZW (Posts: 23; Member since: 16 Jun 2008)
I have the DROID also, along with many others, and thought I'd share this with you. Just because you don't think this phone is impressive doesn't mean someone else won't. There was no need for you to comment on this article. All you did was embarrass owners of the DROID because after reading this people are going to generalize "us" like readers did with Iphone owners; condescending, ignorant, self-absorbed, narrow-minded, geeks. Thinks twice before you post. Thanks.
4. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
Isn't this set up for us to comment? He's not impressed, and to tell you the truth, I'm not that impressed and I don't even have the Droid. This S8500 is a nice phone, but besides the screen, nothing special..
5. dZW (Posts: 23; Member since: 16 Jun 2008)
I have no problem with his comment other than it comparing this phone to the DROID, which i know for a fact can not be done by this member of phoneArena because they have never touched this device. There was no need to judge this phone and compare it to something you cannot physically compare it to. Also we don't need to add anymore people into the DROID hater group. Its obvious you haven't been around here long enough to see how people generalize and try to create drama. That's why i am here as a "MOD" to control these type of situations. Thanks again.
2. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)
Wow this phone is impressive. Too bad its new and won't yet initially have the app support of other platforms.
6. dtn_93 (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)
i dont know whether to get a nexus or this one or this. id rather wait to see if it does well first but then everyone would do that and bada would fail