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Samsung to Release Two NFC-enabled Bada 2.0 Phones

Samsung to Release Two NFC-enabled Bada 2.0 Phones

Samsung plans to release two NFC-enabled smartphones later this year, based in their proprietary OS, Bada 2.0. Samsung reported last week that the French arm of the company had sold 2.1 million smartphones in France in 2010, and expects to sell 6 million this year, with 25% of the phones running on Bada. A high end model is due out in September and a low end model will follow in November.

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Samsung Apps hits 14m bada downloads: HDTV domination next?

Samsung Apps hits 14m bada downloads: HDTV domination next?

Samsung is celebrating the first anniversary of its Samsung Apps software market, with the app store now available in 109 countries and having seen more than 14m bada downloads in the past twelve months; problem is, they're less keen to shout about how many titles there are in there altogether.  Samsung Apps isn't just about smartphones, though; it's also their TV app platform, and with the company's executives talking about a home-grown smartphone/TV platform together with Android's HDTV potential, it leaves Samsung with a big decision to make.

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Samsung Will Push Android, Keep Bada and Windows Phone 7 in the Backseat

Samsung Will Push Android, Keep Bada and Windows Phone 7 in the Backseat

Being a phone manufacturer first, and a software developer second, means that you get options. Especially when you're in the smartphone market. For Samsung, who just recently unveiled Bada as their proprietary mobile Operating System, they've still got other platforms to jump onto and show off to the world, even if Bada isn't the success they'd probably like it to be. And, while Windows Phone 7 has been shown off (almost primarily) on a Samsung-manufactured device, it looks like the company has other plans: they're going to focus on Android, and put Windows Phone 7 and Bada in the background.

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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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Nokia E7, Samsung i8700 Cetus, HTC Gold and Ace all dated in UK cellphone roadmap leak

Nokia E7, Samsung i8700 Cetus, HTC Gold and Ace all dated in UK cellphone roadmap leak

Salt-cellars at the ready, but online phone comparison site Omio reckons they've got the scoop on some key UK handsets set to debut in the second half of 2010.  Billed as freshly leaked from an unspecified UK retailer, the roadmap contains such gems as the HTC Vision and hitherto-unheard-of HTC Ace arriving alongside the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 in October, while November will see HTC's first Windows Phone 7 device together with the QWERTY-blessed Nokia E7 and Samsung i8700 Cetus.

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