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Samsung Wave smartphone unveiled

Samsung reveal new touchscreen phone at MWC 2010

Samsung Wave

Samsung Wave

Samsung has announced the Wave, the first handset to run on its new Bada operating system. The phone also comes with a full 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and a host of premium features.

Bada is the latest mobile phone operating system, joining rivals such as Apple’s iPhone OS, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. It includes an iTunes-style store for downloading useful applications (apps) and allows you to customise your homescreen with your favourite shortcuts.

Super AMOLED display

The Wave boasts an 800×480 pixel Super AMOLED screen. This is thinner, less reflective and more energy efficient than traditional LED displays, and promises to produce fantastically bright and sharp images.

Other headline grabbing features include a powerful 1GHz processor to keep your applications running smoothly, large 2 or 8GB internal memories (plus a microSD memory card slot) and Samsungs ‘Social Hub’. This is designed to seamlessly integrate and deliver all your emails, messages and calendar events in real time.

Wi-Fi and GPS

There’s also a 5Mp autofocus camera, music player, FM radio, 3.5mm headphone socket, Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS.

Price and network availability for the Wave have yet to be confirmed although we expect to see it in the shops in April.

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