Samsung's new Bada flagship, the Samsung Wave 3, expected to launch next month

Samsung's new Bada flagship, the Samsung Wave 3, expected to launch next month
According to Samsung Hub, at the Bada Developer Day event held in India, Samsung said that its next Bada flavored flagship model, the Samsung Wave 3, will launch next month. At the event, the South Korean manufacturer did not say precisely which market would be the first to receive the device (most likely a European country), nor did it comment on pricing. The manufacturer did say that the Wave 3 (model S8600) would launch in India in November.

As we reported, the specs on the Bada 2.0 powered Samsung Wave 3 are top-notch for the most part. The event in India didn't really add anything new to the specs list except to let us know that Samsung won't be monkeying around with the screen on this device; the 4 inch display will be made of Gorilla Glass.

At the same time, Samsung executive Dipesh Shah put the kibosh on those hoping for a Bada powered tablet. The Shah of Samsung said that the OS was designed for affordable smartphones, not for tablets.

source: SamsungHub (1), (2)

Related phones

Wave 3
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 3.072 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(8.50h talk time)



1. Wheres Peter unregistered

Come on, where is Peter?

77. Life unregistered

Best comment so far on Mr. Peter Bada!

2. nwright94 unregistered

Looks like a nice phone, but i can't help but look at it like its trying to be like android. Don't shoot me for this, just making a speculation. I'm sure its great.

6. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

It's basically like eclair with touchwiz. No lte no dual cores but neither does wp7 or blackberry. The only other OS is ios because iPhone got dual cores but still no lte

31. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

It does looks similar to Samsungs Android phones, since they both use touchwiz (i think). But bada doesn't look anything like stock Android.

50. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Bada is a cheap Android. No offense peter. Just accept it. They would probably sell it to south korea government for their own OS.

3. peterwhereareyou??? unregistered

Where's peter?

30. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

in Sweden.

78. Life unregistered

Well Mr. Peter if you are really from Sweden buy only Nokia Phones to avoid European recession.

4. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

What??? Something about Wave and Bada...and no peter??

5. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Cmon, it's 3-4 am where Peter is :P Also, looks like TW4, but I guess that can be expected.

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I don't see a difference between this bada and android.

8. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I would have actually considered buying this if it weren't for Bada. The hardwear is excellent. it has a 4-inch bloody Amoled screen. All the other android manufacturers are too cheap to put Amoled screens into their products. Call me insane, but the best display I've ever seen on a smartphone (not counting sharpness) would have to be the Amoled Clearblack on the Nokia E7. (YES I have seen the Galaxy Sll screen.) If nothing else at least Nokia can produce good hardwear and good screens. But back to the topic, where is Peter?

29. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Why does bada make you not buy this phone ? bada has more functions than even IOS and WP7 has so i don't see your point.

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you realize this is a rebranded and slightly over clocked GalaxyS-1 right? lol you can find them anywhere for cheap, and bada free.

64. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Agreed. But the hardware is prettier!

9. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Looks like Peter is disappointed that Nada I mean Bada is not the greatest thing since sliced bread and his beloved OS doesn't support tablets, Bada is not that advanced after all

28. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

bada is advanced. the reason they said it was not coming on tablets is either: 1. they know that Windows 8 will dominate the tablet market, therefore they see no reason with coming with a bada tablet. 2. they are working on a bada tablet, but only the top management knows about this.

40. hepresearch unregistered

1... hahaha, although possible, it is not likely 2... how in the world would you know anything about that?

42. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

2...insider info...

45. hepresearch unregistered

2... HAH! Got a link to support that? I'd be interested to know...

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, its the same "insider" that he says he talked to that says google is going to push away all its manufacturing partners and go moto-google only. its called.. he puts on a tin foil hat and talks to himself. :)

48. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

first, i'm not saying that google is going to push away it's partners. I'm saying that google's partners will leave Android and go for their own OSes. You will see this happen in 1/2 years, even though they are working on it right now, but it takes some time to release all the phones the manufacturers have in the pipeline. I'm not going to give any links for my insider info, but i can assure you i do have some insider info.

51. hepresearch unregistered

I would probably like it if a lot if the OEM's managed to develop their own OS's... more choices. However, I doubt that it will happen that way. Has your "insider" ever predicted anything that turned out to become the truth?

56. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

My insider info has predicted several things in the mobile world that has been true ; )

72. hepresearch unregistered

like what?

63. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that would never happen.. at some point its unsustainable. Too many different OS's means too much money put into everyone having to R&D their own OSs, make their own apps, so on and so forth. Also, if you were an app developer, would you spend your time making apps for 1 or 2 OS's that make up 60-80% of the market place, or 5 OS's that barely make up the other 20% combined? People go where the apps are these days, which is why most of these boutique OS's will eventually fail.... including bada if it doesnt show real progress soon. Samsung may want to push their own OS, but they can push all they want, if they cant get the market to buy it, they will dump it like a dirty diaper. Right now there are 3 huge obstacles in its way.. iOS, Android, and itself. The first 2 for obvious reasons, the third because bada looks so close to every other samsung android handset and is priced similarly. To the laymen that doesnt know any better looking at a galaxyS and a Wave3, which are essentially the same device, they will go for the galaxyS almost every time. Brand recognition, OS recognition, google navigation, and 300k apps vs 6k apps. If bada wants to succeed, it needs to stop looking like a touchwiz enabled android phone and differentiate. Peter may not wish it to be so, but it is so.

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

how do you link to a tinfoil hat? :) does he have his own myspace? or is he cool enough for facebook or G+? :)

10. PeterFromSwedin unregistered

What are you guys talking about!? I hate Bada!! Android Ftw!

18. Sam unregistered

Ha ha ha Lolz

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.