Wave Hello To Samsung’s First Bada Handset Today

Wave Hello To Samsung’s First Bada Handset Today

As if there wasn’t enough mobile phone excitement today, Samsung has launched the Wave, their first handset running their home-grown Bada OS, through Optus, Voda and Virgin as well.

Targeted towards a slightly younger demographic than the Galaxy S Android phone, the Wave is still extremely well specced out, with a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, 720p video recording, and gorgeous 3.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. It also features the Samsung Social Hub, which is essentially a push service for all your messaging needs. There’s GPS inside, plus an accelerometer and proximity sensor.

The Optus website has the phone available for $0 up front on a $49 plan over 24 months, although Voda and Virgin are yet to update their websites. Telstra will a also be getting the handset in August, but because NextG runs on the 850MHz spectrum, it will need a slightly different chip inside which accounts for the delay.

[Samsung]