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Bada 2.0 for Wave devices in 2012 says Samsung

Bada 2.0 for Wave devices in 2012 says Samsung

There are more than just a couple of mobile operating systems out there in the world, believe it or not ladies and gentlemen, and if Samsung has anything to say about it in 2012, you'll know the third heat to be Bada. We've had our hands on a few devices late this year running Samsung's own personal brand of operating system, each of these devices with the lovely "Wave" name attached to them, and we're to understand today that an update will be coming to a handful of these devices inside 2012. Hopefully it'll be early on in the year as the last time we heard the Bada 2.0 update was swinging through was inside 2011, and that's no longer looking too likely.

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Share Your Experiences with ChatON Now

Share Your Experiences with ChatON Now

The last time we spoke about Samsung's mobile communication service ChatON, it was only just being announced as a future product - that was earlier this year - since then it's been launched as a fully active application on not only Android but Samsung's own bada mobile operating system as well. What this app, or as they call it, mobile communication service, does is to provide you the user a whole new way to communicate instantly between web-enabled mobile phones. While the app is currently limited to the two OS platforms stated for the moment, it will be extended to additional platforms soon!

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Samsung Wave 3 Smartphone Ushers in bada 2.0 Trio at IFA 2011

Samsung Wave 3 Smartphone Ushers in bada 2.0 Trio at IFA 2011

In Berlin this week Samsung's Unpacked IFA 2011 event we're seeing several devices running the hardware manufacturer's own mobile OS Bada 2.0, at the head of a pack of three devices the lovely looking Wave 3. Now this isn't the first time we've gotten a look at the Wave 3, Samsung officially unveiling the Wave 3, the Wave M, and the Wave Y in a release on the 30th of this month. What's new for the viewing at the Samsung Unpacked event is the groups renewed dedication to the Bada platform and slightly different spin on the trio of devices announced this week making them seem all the more appealing as they surf in to an ocean of mobile devices, a flood if you will, largely dominated by Samsung's other main partner in mobile, Google's Android.

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Orange Launching Contactless Payments in Q2 For Europe

Orange Launching Contactless Payments in Q2 For Europe

European carrier Orange announced today that the company will have NFC (near-field communications) services for contactless payments in the UK, Spain, France, and Poland starting from Q2 of this year. Orange will bring in other European markets later on. The carrier hopes by the end of 2011 over half of its smartphones will be NFC enabled.

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Samsung defend Super AMOLED over Steve Jobs iPhone 4 display snub

Samsung defend Super AMOLED over Steve Jobs iPhone 4 display snub

After Steve Jobs described his iPhone 4's new LCD-based Retina Display as being better than AMOLED panels during the WWDC 2010 keynote this past Monday, it was pretty clear that Samsung wouldn't let the snub slide.  While a Samsung spokesperson did concede that Apple's 960 x 640 display was higher resolution than their own Super AMOLED panel (as used in the Samsung Wave and Galaxy S), he also insisted that "structurally, IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology" in other ways key to image quality.

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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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The Daily Slash: May 17th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 17th 2010

Did anyone else notice it's Monday? We sure did. It just has an air about it, doesn't it? Well, we're happy that you chose to start your week out with us, and welcome to this latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3, we've got a CDMA HTC Hero showing up somewhere it doesn't belong, and Samsung wants to give you money for developing applications. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Blue Ant's got a new speakerphone for your Bluetooth pleasure, a new report shows cell phone shipments around the world are growing, and finally, a LEGO robot that can raise its own bridge.

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