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Samsung Wave II GT-S8530 Has Bada 1.2, Launching Globally

Posted on October 6th, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive, featured. 6 comments

Announced in Germany this week, Samsung has issued another press release for its upcoming Samsung Wave II GT-S8530, confirmed that the Wave II will be launched in Europe first in November, followed by Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East Asia, Africa, India and China. It will be also loaded with the updated Bada 1.2, which is the same version leaked on Samsung Wave S8500.

The Samsung Wave II GT-S8530 is an “upsize” of the S8500. It comes with a larger 3.7-inch TFT-LCD touch screen, WVGA resolution, 5 megapixel camera, WiFi and GPS. Full press release below.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the Samsung Wave II (Model : GT-S8530). The Wave II is based on bada 1.2, the latest edition of Samsung’s own open smartphone platform. Complete with extensive multimedia entertainment, integrated messaging and an enhanced user experience, the all new Samsung Wave II delivers a powerful mix of upgraded smart performance.

The Samsung Wave II has been designed to enable superior user-experience – a large 3.7” enhanced TFT-LCD screen gives a stunning viewing experience so users can enjoy truly vibrant and expressive multimedia. By supporting multiple video formats the phone provides universal compatibility for easy viewing of different movie file types while support for HD video recording lets users capture life unfolding with crystal-clarity on the superior display.

Samsung Wave II also comes with Social Hub which lets users view their phonebook, SNS, IM and email together in an integrated one-page layout, keeping them constantly connected. For unlimited personalization, Samsung Wave II supports the Samsung Apps to deliver a world of interesting, compelling and entertaining applications and services. Upgraded features like QuickType by t9 Trace offers a faster and easier way to input text than standard texting – rather than punching in individual numbers, users just trace a finger in a continuous motion over the letters of a word and the device intelligently determines which word is being spelled.

“The Samsung Wave II shows that Samsung never rests when it comes to delivering a truly innovative smartphone experience. Samsung’s success with the first Samsung Wave smartphone did not slow our drive to further integrate social media, rich multimedia and enhanced features,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our customers told us that they would like to have a bigger display and a better input method so we fulfilled their needs. They said they like advanced features so we built more into the device. The Samsung Wave II has really shown Samsung’s innovative capabilities,” he said.

The stunning full-touch smartphone will be available starting in November 2010 in France and will be gradually rolled out to other global markets including Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East Asia, Africa, India and China.

  • RJ

    So this phone isn’t coming to North America? That makes me think that bada 1.2 isn’t coming to Canada anytime soon >.<

  • Stimpunked

    I’m preety sure that there can be some similar alternatives, even cheaper ones not to mention the phones with contracts. Many of them can be found via http://simtariff.com/. It’s a nice site with multiple tariff plans and you can easily compare one to another. A matter of couple of clicks.

  • Alex

    I’ll be really depressed if Samsung doesn’t release 1.2 in Canada. It seems a little unfair that Europe and Asia are getting all of the attention. At least a good word from Samsung that YES 1.2 will be released in Canada or NO it will not even would be nice. I called Samsung the other night, and the woman I talked to didn’t even know what Bada was. BUT she did say that if an update was to come, it’d be released to everyone through Kies,,, Lets hope Samsung doesn’t let us down by barring half the world from this great product.

  • Raja Ram

    I am Raja Ram. I have purchased samsung mobile bada 1.2 six months back at Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar islands, but regret to submit that the same was found troubling after four months. The touch function suddenly get strucked down and the set starts heating. I have returned the same to the dealer two times in the recent past to get rectify the complaint, but still the mobile is not updated. Kindly suggest me what to do next.

  • Ayatullahm

    I am Ayatullah.from kuwait samsung s8530 Wave 2 bada not support =fring softowar.

  • Ayatullahm

    I am Ayatullah.from kuwait samsung s8530 Wave 2 bada Why not supporting=fring software..?