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  • Samsung to launch first Tizen phone in select countries in October?
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    Samsung to launch first Tizen phone in select countries in October?

    By 13 August 2013

    Samsung  ill allegedly launch the first Tizen smartphone in select countries around the world in October, according to a new report.  Sammobile reported on Tuesday - pointing to another report, which cited unnamed industry sources - that Samsung has...

  • Samsung to merge Bada with Tizen for open-source OS, more Wave handsets to come?
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    Samsung to merge Bada with Tizen for open-source OS, more Wave handsets to come?

    By 11 October 2012

    Samsung has confirmed that it plans to merge its own Bada mobile operating system with the HTML5-based Tizen OS, suggesting future Samsung Wave handsets are in the pipeline.  A merging between the two operating systems was mooted at the start of the...

  • Samsung folds Bada into open-source Tizen Project
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    Samsung folds Bada into open-source Tizen Project

    By 16 January 2012

    Samsung is merging its Bada mobile phone operating system with the Tizen Project, an open-source Linux Foundation software platform, aimed at a broad range of devices, including smartphones. "We have an effort that will merge Bada and Tizen", Tae-Jin...

  • TomTom maps give the Samsung Wave 3 direction
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    TomTom maps give the Samsung Wave 3 direction

    By 10 January 2012

    TomTom has announced that it has struck a deal with Samsung that will see TomTom supply data for navigation needs. The deal only appears to apply to the Samsung Wave 3 which runs on Samsung's own Bada platform, rather than their flagship Android smartphone...

  • Bada 2.0 adds a Wave of excitement for older Samsung phones
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    Bada 2.0 adds a Wave of excitement for older Samsung phones

    By 9 September 2011

    Do you now look at your Samsung Wave or Wave II device with contemptuousness hidden beneath your eyes, following the unveiling of the awesome looking, Bada 2.0 packing, Wave 3 over at IFA? Do you long for some Bada 2.0 action to at least put you on an...

  • Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung is still developing its own Bada platform, despite enjoying runaway success with its Android smartphones. Leading the charge for Bada 2.0 is the new Samsung Wave 3.  We’ve liked previous Wave handsets: they’re well put together and offer...

  • Wave hello to three new Samsung Bada 2.0 phones
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    Wave hello to three new Samsung Bada 2.0 phones

    By 30 August 2011

    When Samsung officially announced Bada 2.0 last week, it promised that three new Wave handsets would follow later this year. Well, their time frame may have been a tad conservative as the Samsung Wave 3, Samsung Wave M and Samsung Wave Y have all now...

  • Samsung Bada 2.0 SDK goes live and three new Wave phones coming
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    Samsung Bada 2.0 SDK goes live and three new Wave phones coming

    By 25 August 2011

    If you thought that Samsung was putting all its eggs in one basket by announcing Samsung Galaxy Android phones for every letter of the alphabet and their pro, plus and LTE variants then think again, because a new version of Bada is coming, along with...

  • Windows Phone 7: Less popular than Bada?
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    Windows Phone 7: Less popular than Bada?

    By 12 August 2011

    The latest mobile phone industry figures released by technology reserach analyst Gartner don't make good reading for Microsoft - it suggests that its smartphone market share for Windows Phone devices in Q2 2011 was just 1.6 per cent. This is a figure...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Formula1.com 2011 review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Formula1.com 2011 review (Android)

    By 8 June 2011

    As great as he is, there are some days when you just don't feel like watching Lewis Hamilton's face on television. Thankfully F1.com has a brilliantly in-depth app which keeps you posted with stats so you can avert your gaze from the screen. Those who...

  • Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian
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    Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian

    By 8 June 2011

    Whilst the Parrot AR.Drone might sound like something that the Terminantor's Skynet would spawn, it is in fact a harmless (unless fitted with rockets) smartphone controlled quadricopter. For quite a while now iPhone owners have enjoyed the delights of...

  • Samsung Apps hits 100 million downloads
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    Samsung Apps hits 100 million downloads

    By 24 March 2011

    Samsung has announced that its Bada app offerings have been downloaded an incredible 100 million times in the 10 months in which the service has been live. Samsung Apps launched with the original Bada handset - the Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - back in June...

  • Samsung Wave II   review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Wave II review

    By 28 February 2011

    Samsung’s original Wave from last year was an attempt at a high-functioning smart phone at a lower than usual price, thanks to Samsung’s Bada OS, which is supposed to be cheaper to implement than the likes of Android. It did a pretty good job too,...

  • Samsung Wave II finally goes on sale in Britain
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    Samsung Wave II finally goes on sale in Britain

    By 1 February 2011

    Bada bing, bada boom - the Samsung Wave II handset is finally available in the UK, almost 4 months after it was initially confirmed by Samsung. The Wave II (model GT-S8530) looks very similar to the original Wave (the S8500) but the new arrival does,...

  • Samsung Wave 723   review
    Phones 3 out of 5

    Samsung Wave 723 review

    By 25 January 2011

    The Samsung Wave 723 (GT-S7230E) is Samsung’s latest Bada phone. If you remember, that’s their own mobile phone software platform. Launched at MWC 2010 on the Samsung Wave, the company has always said it is committed to the platform. It is perhaps...

  • Samsung Wave II sets sail for Blighty
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    Samsung Wave II sets sail for Blighty

    By 12 October 2010

    Samsung went official with its latest Bada handset last week and now we've received confirmation from Samsung that the device will be seeing a UK launch. "Samsung’s success with the first Wave smartphone did not slow our drive to further integrate social...

  • Bada Bing: Samsung Wave II gets official
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    Bada Bing: Samsung Wave II gets official

    By 4 October 2010

    Samsung has revealed the latest Bada handset - the Samsung Wave II S8530. Looking very similar to the original Wave (the S8500) the latest incumbent does lack the Super AMOLED screen of its older brother. In its place is an LCD display, although it is...

  • Samsung Wave 723 hands-on
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    Samsung Wave 723 hands-on

    By 6 September 2010

    Samsung officially announced the arrival of the second Bada handset, the Samsung Wave 723 or Samsung S7230, depending on who you talk to, just in time for us to snap a gallery of shots at this year's IFA in Berlin as we roamed through the 28 halls. The...

  • Samsung Wave 723 incoming
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    Samsung Wave 723 incoming

    By 30 August 2010

    The second Bada device looks likely to be the Samsung Wave 723 with reports stating that it is all set for a September launch - just before the Wave 2 (5250) and Wave 2 Pro (5330) hit the shops. The Wave 723 has a 3.2-inch, WQVGA, TFT touchscreen display...

  • Samsung Wave GT-S8500 review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Samsung Wave GT-S8500 review

    By 15 June 2010

    There is a lot riding on the Samsung Wave. It is the company's flagship handset, designed to show off its new platform Bada. As such this review is a little on the long side, but it is worth digging around and seeing what the Wave has to offer. Samsung...

  • Vodafone nabs Samsung's Wave and Galaxy S handsets
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    Vodafone nabs Samsung's Wave and Galaxy S handsets

    By 13 May 2010

    Vodafone has added pages to its online shop where customers can register their interest for two upcoming and exciting Samsung handsets - the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S and the first ever Bada handset, which is called the Samsung Wave. The Galaxy...