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Samsung's bada might be gearing up for a US launch

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Samsung's bada might be gearing up for a US launch
Samsung’s bada OS first appeared in June 2010 on the Samsung Wave, and since then has been the signature feature of Wave devices, but while it has picked up some interest across the globe, it’s virtually unheard of in the States. Nonetheless, bada is a pretty mature platform, which has managed to outsell Windows Phone globally, and doesn’t carry the legal uncertainties of Android. While previously Samsung was mum on its plans for US debut of the bada platform, the company now says that it’s definitely a viable option.

"I think that [launching bada in the United States] is something that's always going to be under consideration," senior manager of strategy at Samsung, Chris Martinez, said.

There are a couple of conditions to a possible launch though - Samsung wants to make sure carriers offer bada phones first and some developer support is also required. Interestingly, Martinez revealed that the Koreans have been pondering on bringing their home-baked mobile OS to US soil, but doesn’t have any immediate intentions.

The senior manager revealed that Samsung has shipped an impressive 5 million bada handsets to date.

US carriers have also spoken in favor of bada with Verizon’s Lowell McAdam in particular mentioning the platform a couple of times when speaking about the current mobile landscape. At the same time, though, Big Red doesn’t offer a single bada phone.


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posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:00 9

1. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


YAY for Peter! :)

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 16:25 3

35. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 590; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


lmao.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:10 2

37. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


That gave me a good chuckle.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:02 8

2. Mozarrt (Posts: 290; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I don't think it will be a threat to any of the current OS's.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:09 3

3. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


peter doesnt care about this because he is from sweden..

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:13 4

4. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yes but since Google bought Motorola, all the other vendors will switch to other OSes, with bada leading the way to global domination in Peter's fantasy world.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 16:28 1

36. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 590; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


are you kidding the guy was commenting on EVERY article and somehow tying bada into it...

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:15 4

5. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Ahh Peter... Where are you?

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:17 5

6. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I love the idea of more choice, but what kind if market is there for another OS? If RIM or WP fail and fall off the face of the Earth, than maybe. But it is a tough sell otherwise. It is doing very well in it's markets, though. Samsung should let it develop a little longer before they go worldwide.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:32 4

8. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot. You kids have fun now.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:35 4

20. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


u know.. thats exactly what you mom said to me as i gave her the chocolate popsicle.

you are an idiot of the highest calliber.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:11

38. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


You get a star.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:46 3

12. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Wow, you're a fun little troll! Do me now!

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:18 3

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Dude you are very funny, did you come up with that all by yourself? Ovulation is a big word, maybe you learned that yesterday at health class? lol No I really think you mommy helped you with that.

I give that though, you are very creative with your mothers help. lol

Let’s see what else this little boy comes up with. I like it! lol

I am glad you are thinking about Peter, remixfa, Rory, & myself! Keep up the great work! lol

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:18 2

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Dude you are very funny, did you come up with that all by yourself? Ovulation is a big word, maybe you learned that yesterday at health class? lol No I really think you mommy helped you with that.

I give that though, you are very creative with your mothers help. lol

Let’s see what else this little boy comes up with. I like it! lol

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:44 4

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5321; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Guys! peter Left, He was probably bashed a lot by many users....

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:48 6

13. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, but his was an endearing sort of rambling. I miss him too.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:13

39. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Rolde.. I meant to give you a thumbs up, not down.. I'm still getting used to my new tablet lol

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:16

14. THE_GAME6 (banned) (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


PETER where r u man .... we r missing u a lot.....
please come back.......we r bada fans u know.........

grace us with your auspicious presence and your impeccable knowledge..........

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:19 3

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Dude you are very funny, did you come up with that all by yourself? Ovulation is a big word, maybe you learned that yesterday at health class? lol No I really think you mommy helped you with that.

I will give you that though, you are very creative with your mothers help. lol

Let’s see what else this little boy comes up with. I like it! lol

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 00:54

43. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


Wow you learned how to copy and paste. You get a gold star and a lollipop.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:34 2

19. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


You really are crying for attention aren't you. I'm guessing you're an Iphone fanboy. Name-calling just proves how immature you are. Stop making a fool of yourself.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:41 2

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


AKm007 I know what you mean, he is just a sad, sad little boy. Let him have is fun because, he has no friends & is really crying for attention just like you say. This person must be like 15, because any older it would be just a darn crying shame. Plus it's actually funny to see a person reduce themselves like this in a public forum.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:02 2

23. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Let him have his fun. His is a special kind of trollitude.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:04 2

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I completely agree, it's fun to witness his downward spiral! lol

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:03 1

24. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


THE_GAME6 now, what happened with THE_GAME5? Did you get banned or something? lol Also what on Earth are you talking about? You make no sense! You talk like a chicken scratches at the ground. Dude it's horrible. I think I understand Chinese better than I understand your horrible butchering of the English language! lol

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:04 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Holy crap. I didn't know Tourette's affected the typing hands.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:13 2

28. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Aww thanks. Now quit trolling on our good comment boards. :P

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:42 1

29. K1N9J (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


somebody please tell me what trolling means???

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:51 2

30. protozeloz (Posts: 5321; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:19 2

31. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


welcome to the internets son

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:28 2

32. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


So peter is no longer huh? I thought no one could break his BADA spirit...I guess everyone has their breaking point...

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:38 2

33. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I'm seeing BADA as a failure at least in the US. I have nothing against it so Bada fans please keep your bullsh*t.

My logic is simple, WP and RIM has been around for a while now and they are falling because of the smartphone OS giants iOS and Android. It will be a miracle if they can snag a chunk of the market share from the current competion. It's like matching up WeeMan against Pacquiao and Mayweather.

But I can see Bada to be successful in other countries and not in the US.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 15:00 1

34. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Now I can finally see another flavor of Linux for cell phones running here in the USA.

Watch out Peter!!

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:59

40. corporateJP (Posts: 1282; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


WHAT?!?!

Peter is GONE?

Sad...his shining moment is about to happen.

Kind of like all those dudes in "Armageddon", never get to see the fruits of your labor.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 20:16 1

41. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Dude! Have you not heard of SPOILER ALERT? Maaaan. Now I don't even wanna see the movie.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 20:20

42. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Honestly, I don't think Samsung should attempt to bring bada to the US simply because it'll probably go the way of webOS. In the US, Android, iOS, WP, and BB have a strong dedicated following and are familiar with American audiences. If bada were to come to the US, I don't think it'd fare as better because it's the new guy on the block. I can say, however, that when I see bada phones, I think they could be marketed like the HTC Smart on AT&T. It looks like a smartphone, but it's not quite a smartphone.

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