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Samsung announces the low-range bada OS warriors – the Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro

Samsung announces the low-range bada OS warriors – the Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro
Hot on the heels of yesterday's rumor Samsung is to unveil the Wave successors at CommunicAsia 2010, the company issued a press release detailing the handsets. Samsung will be targeting the open bada OS expansion with the two devices, as they are tailored to the mass market. It's a bit confusing the low-range phones are being labeled as Wave 2, almost as if they are an upgrade to the original Wave, but mysterious are the ways of the marketing departments.

And they have specs to back the mass market claim – with no 3G, 3MP camera and only 80MB of internal memory you shouldn't have to touch your savings for those two. The Super AMOLED screen of the first Wave gives way to a ho-hum 3.2” WQVGA display. Samsung states that their application store Samsung Apps can be accessed from the handsets to download what's in the catalog, though we are wondering if all current applications that are made for the Wave WVGA resolution will be available on the WQVGA handsets. The “Pro” moniker means only one thing these days – a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and that's what the Wave 2 Pro is offering.

Hey, you still have the “Social Hub” and “Ultimate Inbox” features we wrote about in our Samsung Wave review - for all your social networking and messaging needs. You also have Google Latitude and geotagging, but that's about it for the A-GPS chip.

We can't pass any judgement before we get down and dirty with the Wave 2 and the Wave 2 Pro, but we are fairly positive they have to be priced very competitively to make a splash in the bada OS ocean. Both handsets will be available starting August in Russia and Southeast Asia in black, white, and pink. We are assuming a wider availability soon after.

Samsung Wave 2 Specifications
Samsung Wave 2 Pro Specifications

source: Samsung

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