Samsung Wave 3 launched in France
Samsung today announced the commercial availability of its flagship 4” Wave 3 smartphone. Initially launching in France, it will be rolled out to Germany, Italy, Russia and other global markets within this year. Building on the Wave series’ style heritage, the Samsung Wave 3 is a beautifully designed smartphone contained within a unique 9.9mm full metal casing. Stylishly constructed with anodized brushed aluminum, the slim yet solid unibody design supports users’ active, on-the-move lifestyles.The Samsung Wave 3 is powered by an impressive 1.4GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity which truly transforms the user experience with smooth screen transitions and ultra-fast download speeds. Embedded HD video capability ensures users enjoy high resolution video anywhere and anytime, and playback on DivX codec offers crystal clear images so you can experience the best of mobile video.
An integrated Store & Player, Music Hub offers a full music store experience with access to over 12 million tracks and ability to fully personalize users’ own music catalogues. The Wave 3 also includes ChatON, Samsung’s cross-platform communication service that connects all mobile users into a single community.
The Wave 3 runs on Samsung’s bada 2.0, offering a unique user experience by balancing Touchwiz UX and the bada platform. The device’s integrated WiFi Direct feature saves users the trouble of tracking down a wireless hotspot by directly connecting to other WiFi devices. The Wave 3 enables access to tens of thousands of localized applications through Samsung’s dedicated application store, Samsung Apps. A newly enhanced Social Hub 2.0 service helps users stay on top of their busy, active social lives, integrating messaging, SNS and emails with phonebook and calendar information for instant social networking; and displaying all social interactions in a single portal.
With the launch of the Wave 3, Samsung has introduced a range of exciting new 3D Game and LBS related apps that take full advantage of the updated bada 2.0 OS and new hardware features such as Wi-Fi Direct and voice recognition. Spanning a diverse range of categories including gaming, entertainment, education and utilities, Samsung Apps will celebrate the launch of bada 2.0 by providing exclusive free downloads of Camcard, Skyviewand The Adventures of Tintin: The Game for a limited time.
Samsung is hosting a global app contest, the ‘bada 2.0 Power App Race’. The competition is designed to encourage the bada developer community by rewarding the best bada 2.0 apps with a $1,000,000 cash prize. bada 2.0 Power App Race’ winner will be decided by the public, with the top 10 best-selling applications in Samsung Apps determining the result. Developers can participate via the bada developer site (developer.bada.com/) after registering for the contest by Dec. 31