Samsung plans to sell 10 million Wave S8500 phones, offer 1,000 Bada apps this year
Unveiled last week at MWC 2010, the Samsung Wave S8500 (Samsung’s first Bada phone) should be available in Europe starting April – and it looks like Samsung hopes to sell about 10 million units of it (while also selling handsets based on other platforms, like Android).
The official price of Samsung Wave was not announced, but it’s said that the phone would cost around €450 ($610).
It’s certainly not that easy to sell 10 million phones at this price, but since Apple sold tens of millions of iPhones, I guess Samsung can do it, too – especially since the Wave should be available in 50 countries by May.
The Samsung Wave features a Super AMOLED WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, TouchWiz 3.0, HSPA, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, a 5MP autofocus camera with HD video recording and so on.
Samsung also plans to offer more than 1,000 Bada apps by the end of 2010, and “offer developer support in 20 countries.” The Bada SDK is already available to Samsung’s partners, and it should be publicly launched in March.