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Samsung Wave 723 tries bada on mainstream hardware

Samsung Wave 723 tries bada on mainstream hardware

We can't say we were overwhelmingly convinced with Samsung's bada smartphone OS back when we reviewed the Wave S8500, the handset's high-end specs doing most of the wowing, so we'll be interested to see how a more affordable model fares.  Samsung has just outed the Wave 723 (GT-S7320E), apparently intended to further "democritize" the smartphone market, with a 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD display, 5-megapixel camera and dualband UMTS/HSPA.

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Samsung Galaxy S Review

Samsung Galaxy S Review

The Android smartphone segment keeps getting stronger, and the Samsung Galaxy S looks set to be a key player in 2010. Not only does it get the company's coveted Super AMOLED display, but a 1GHz processor, 720p HD video recording and plenty of wireless connectivity. Now freshly announced as incoming to Verizon as the Fascinate, T-Mobile USA as the Vibrant and of course AT&T as the Captivate, the Galaxy S is certainly spreading itself around. Is this Android's answer to the iPhone 4? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S Pro 4G phone outed

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S Pro 4G phone outed

We pointed you to the first shot of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro over at our sibling site Android Community earlier on, in our Daily Slash round-up, but now there are a few more shots of the smartphone to be had.  The Galaxy S Pro - which, judging by the branding, is headed to Sprint's 4G network - has a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard along with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, Android 2.1 and TouchWiz 3.0.

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Samsung extend bada with Wave 2 S5250 and Wave 2 Pro S5330

Samsung extend bada with Wave 2 S5250 and Wave 2 Pro S5330

Samsung had always promised that the Wave S8500 would be just the first of several bada devices, and now the second and third smartphones based on the platform have arrived.  The Samsung Wave 2 S5250 and Samsung Wave 2 Pro S5330 are more affordable versions of the original bada phone, each with a 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD display (rather than the Wave's Super AMOLED), no 3G (EDGE max) and a 3-megapixel camera.  The Wave 2 Pro also gets a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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iPad and Samsung Wave use same ARM CPU say analysts

iPad and Samsung Wave use same ARM CPU say analysts

Apple has been pretty keen to talk up the benefits of their Apple A4 1GHz core, as buried inside the iPad and the new iPhone 4, but they've also been quite coy about sharing its technical origins.  Now analysts UBM TechInsights reckon they've figured it out on their own, and interestingly enough they're saying the 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 application processor is exactly the same as what's found in the Samsung Wave S8500.

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Samsung Wave S8500 Review

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

From its confusing launch back in December 2009, to its feature-packed handset debut at Mobile World Congress and then all the way to the SlashGear test bench today, Samsung's bada OS has had a rocky journey. Showing up for the first time on the Samsung Wave S8500, the new platform promises the flexibility of a smartphone OS with the easy usability of a feature-phone. That makes this a double review, perhaps: new platform, new phone. Does bada really have a future in the competitive cellphone market?

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Samsung Wave S8500 gets European launch

Samsung Wave S8500 gets European launch

Samsung have announced that their Wave W8500 smartphone - the first handset to run the bada OS, not to mention to have both Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi 802.11n support - is now available in Germany, France, the UK and other "European countries".  The handset has a 3.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 720p HD video playback and recording, and a 5-megapixel camera; however Samsung aren't particularly forthcoming on where exactly you can buy the handset.

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Samsung bada SDK open to all

Samsung bada SDK open to all

Samsung have pushed out the latest beta build of their bada OS SDK for affordable smartphones, and it's now available for anybody to download.  Signing up at the bada developers site gets you access to the integrated development environment (IDE), bada simulator, UI builder, some sample applications, documentation and tutorials; if you're familiar with C/C++ then Samsung reckon you should be able to quickly get up to speed with bada.

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