Samsung Wave HD hits the stores

10 Jun 2010

The Samsung Wave – the first mobile handset to be released on Samsung’s new open mobile platform bada – is now available in Ireland.

The Samsung Wave HD comes with a Super AMOLED 3.3” display that makes the screen come alive, a Social Hub to bring you closer to your contacts and connections, and TouchWiz 3.0 for an intuitive and personal user interface.

The Wave HD’s high-speed CPU ensures swift, smooth application experiences and multi-tasking, making the device an always-on mobile multimedia companion.

“The Samsung Wave HD demonstrates our commitment to delivering an unrivalled, connected and innovative smartphone experience,” said Gary Twohig, general manager Samsung Mobile Ireland.

“Samsung Wave HD sees our platform vision become a reality. With the launch of the Samsung Apps, as well as the global apps, Wave HD users will be able to download a large range of Irish apps, including, Georgina Campbell, Leinster, Munster & Connaught rugby, RTE News, Irish Times and the Irish Independent to name a few.”

Features of the Samsung Wave

The Samsung Wave HD features the world’s first Super AMOLED display; delivering a unique screen experience on a smartphone. The Super AMOLED offers much brighter, clearer, and less reflective AMOLED OnCell display, featuring a high-resolution WVGA (800×480 pixels) screen with mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) technology.

mDNIe technology is proven display technology which incorporated to Samsung’s LCD TV and LED TV lineups.

Another feature, Social Hub, has been designed to seamlessly integrate all major portal’s email, IM and SNS services directly into the Samsung Wave HD. With its TouchWiz 3.0 UI, it provides users easy-flow integrated experience of messaging, managing contacts and viewing calendar events.

Social Hub is powered by push technology to deliver email messages, calendar events and SMS updates in real-time.

The Samsung Wave HD benefits from a superb 1GHz processor which offers users the best graphic performance available today. Its speed makes the touchscreen user interface incredibly responsive and more importantly, means that the 3D and memory-intensive graphic and video performance is unsurpassed.

Multi-codec support for DivX Xvid, MP4 and WMV, and support for virtual 5.1 surround sound delivery transforms the device into a personal entertainment system and HD video (720p) decoding and recording capabilities make the Samsung Wave HD an outstanding device for capturing, sharing and viewing video.

For the first time, Samsung Wave HD is incorporated Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11n standard.

The Samsung Wave HD is available from free on bill pay from O2, Vodafone, Meteor and 3.

Samsung said that more devices running on the bada platform will follow on the heels of the Wave HD.

“Following the launch of the Wave HD we will be launching another three devices in the Irish market before the end of this year which will all support Samsung Apps and run on our own platform.

“These phones will bring apps to the prepay market which is a strong incentive for developers to develop for our platform,” Twohig said.

Photo: The Samsung Wave

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years