Handset manufacturer’s latest device to be based on its Bada platform goes on sale in the UK, with an entertainment bundle available to customers that purchase it by March 31, 2011
The Samsung Wave II, the company’s flagship smartphone based on its own Bada platform, has gone on sale in the UK through O2 and Phones 4U.
The Wave II will be based on the latest version of the operating system, Bada 1.2, and follows the release of the original Wave handset in June.
The phone comes with a 3.7-inch LCD screen, which Samsung said is anti-scratch, anti-smudge and anti-reflective, as well as a five megapixel camera with image editor, face detection and smile shot, HD video playing and recording and 2GB of internal memory that can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card.
‘Social Hub’ enables people to view their phonebook, social networks, instant messenger and email together in an integrated one-page layout, with support for Samsung Apps giving users access to the handset manufacturer’s application store.
In addition Samsung is offering a free entertainment package for anyone buying the Wave II until March 31, 2011. The package is designed for gamers and heavy users of applications and includes the highest ranking applications in the paid for charts from computer games companies Gameloft and EA Games, which are available from Samsung Apps. The bundle includes Need for Speed: Shift, FIFA 10; Monopoly; Tetris and Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles. These can be redeemed from www.samsung.com/uk/wave2apps.