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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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Mobile OS Madness in Barcelona

Mobile OS Madness in Barcelona

Another Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has come and gone, and this one was clearly Microsoft’s show. “Windows Phone 7 Series” is nearly impossible to say out loud, but the OS itself meets the user interface bar set by Apple and Palm while tying together all of Microsoft’s consumer brands. I got hands on time with a prototype and was impressed, but if you want an early look yourself, you don’t need to be an analyst with access to high level Microsoft executives, you just need to scrape together $220 and buy a Zune HD. Zune lends WP7 both its user interface conventions and its PC software for media management, synchronization, and purchase. Microsoft still needs to convince developers to support the platform, but the company is relevant in mobile again for the first time in years.

Samsung Wave S8500 hands-on

Samsung Wave S8500 hands-on

We didn't hide our confusion back at the Samsung bada launch late last year; at the time, a disappointingly vague presentation and a complete absence of demo devices left us uncertain as to where Samsung expected the new smartphone-for-the-masses platform to fit into the current ecosystem. Having spent some decent hands-on time with the first bada phone, the Samsung Wave S8500, and our very own hands-on at MWC 2010 - we're a little more confident in the device if not the positioning. Check out our first impressions - and video - after the cut.

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