Samsung Wave Gets On Preorder

Resurging T-Mobile has become the first UK mobile phone operator to stock the Bada-powered Samsung S8500, which was first announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.

The device, which will be available from Orange and Vodafone soon, sheds traditional mobile platforms like Android or Windows Mobile, relying instead on Samsung's own OS, Bada.

It packs some impressive technology as well including a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera with Flash and a few more additional tricks.

The Super AMOLED screen in particular promises to surpass the rest of the competition with much better colour delivery and great contrast compared to "normal" AMOLED technology.

The Wave can also record video at 720p HD resolutions and was the first phone to receive an official DiVX certification.

The phone is already available on preorder from SIM Free from Expansys for £375 including a 2GB memory card with a delivery date set for the 26th of April while Play.com stocks it for £340.

Our Comments

The Wave will provide with some serious competition to the HTC Desire and the likes. However the fact that it is based on Samsung's own Bada OS will put it at a significant disadvantage especially if people are looking for specific apps.

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