Wave hello to three new Samsung Bada 2.0 phones

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 hit officialdom.

Starting with the Wave 3, because it's the daddy of the bunch, and we're looking at a Bada handset, but with Android-like specs; it seems that Bada is ready to come out of the corner.

It packs a 1.4GHz processor, HSDPA 14.4 connectivity, a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 3GB of onboard storage (expandable with microSD), Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, an accelerometer, a digital compass, a proximity sensor and a 5-megapixel camera with AF and an LED flash. There's also a VGA camera for video calling.

The Samsung Wave M, which by Sammy's new naming rights should be a "Magical" experience, is the next step down boasting an 832MHz processor, HSDPA 7.2 connectivity, a 3.65-inch 320x480 (HVGA) TFT LCD, a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA one on the front.

The Wave Y, for the youth, does away with the 5-megapixel snapper in favour of a 2-megapixel one, and has no front-facing camera option.

All three handsets, of course, run on Bada 2.0 with Samsung TouchWiz over the top, and also have access to the new iMessage-rivalling ChatON messaging service. The M and the Y have optional NFC connectivity as well.

No word on pricing or availability yet, but Samsung will be showing off the handsets over in Berlin at IFA - so keep your eyes peeled for some Pocket-lint hands-on action.