Samsung has just announced its second and third Bada-based smartphones, the Samsung Wave 2 (S5250) and the Samsung Wave 2 Pro (S5330).
Unlike the already-available Samsung Wave S8500, the new Bada smartphones are targeted at emerging markets, coming without support for 3G networks. They share most of their features: 3.2 inch touchscreen display, TouchWiz UI, Wi-Fi, GPS, Samsung’s Social Hub, 3MP camera, and MicroSD card support. The main difference between the two handsets is that the Wave 2 Pro has a full QWERTY keyboard, while the Wave 2 is a touch-only device.
Samsung Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro will be available in Southeast Asia and Russia starting August. Samsung didn’t unveil their prices, but the handsets will probably be affordable.
Other two new smartphones announced by the world’s second largest handset maker are Samsung Omnia Pro 4 (B7350) and Omnia Pro 5 (B6520), both featuring QWERTY keyboards and running Windows Mobile 6.5 (the Omnia Pro 4 seems to run WM 6.5.3 and it also has a touchscreen display).
Live photos via FoneArena:
Starting July, the Samsung Omnia Pro 4 should be available in Europe, CIS and Southeast Asia. The Omnia Pro 5 will be launched in August, in Africa, Southeast Asia, Middle East, India and Latin America. I find it weird that Samsung still bets on Windows Mobile, but they probably know better.
Via Press release
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