Samsung didn’t mention how much the Wave S8500 costs in the UK and France, but we do know that the handset is sold for €429 in Germany. Also, in the UK, Vodafone will offer the Wave for free on plans starting at £25 per month.
The Wave S8500 is Samsung’s first Bada smartphone and it features a 3.3 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels, HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GSP, access to Samsung Apps, Bluetooth 3.0, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording, and 1GHz CPU.
The new handset will also be available in China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, but Samsung didn’t say when exactly.
Other Bada devices are expected to be introduced later this year. Samsung has already released a beta Bada SDK, so developers can start making apps for the Wave. A final bada SDK (version 1.0.0) should be available for download “shortly”.
Via Press release
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