Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung Wave II (Model : GT-S8530). The Wave II is based on bada 1.2, the latest edition of Samsung?s own open smartphone platform.
The Samsung Wave II features a 3.7" TFT-LCD screen, supports multiple video formats as well as HD video recording. Samsung Wave II also comes with Social Hub which lets users view their phonebook, SNS, IM and email together in an integrated one-page layout.
Samsung Wave II supports the Samsung Apps as well QuickType by t9 Trace, which offers a faste way to input text than standard texting - rather than punching in individual numbers, users just trace a finger in a continuous motion over the letters of a word and the device intelligently determines which word is being spelled.
The full-touch smartphone will be available starting in November 2010 in France and will be gradually rolled out to other global markets including Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East Asia, Africa, India and China.
In related news, Samsung said that it would unveil its Galaxy S
smartphone in Japan in late October and the Galaxy Tab
tablet PC in late November. Samsung announced the launch of the two gadgets at a press conference with NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Galaxy S, Samsung's answer to the iPhone, is powered by Google's Android operating system and sold through about 100 carriers worldwide, including four major U.S. telecommunications operators.
The company said it expected strong sales for the Galaxy S to help its 2010 smartphone sales reach 25 million units.