The Samsung Wave S8500 is indeed going to be launched in Canada via Bell, as rumored last month.
A launch memo uncovered by Boy Genius Report shows that Bell is planning to offer the Wave starting July 8. The price (with a contract agreement) is listed as $299.95, but that’s probably not accurate – at least not with a 3-yr contract agreement, in which case the Wave shouldn’t cost more than $200.
The Wave S8500 is Samsung’s first smartphone to use the new Bada OS, and also the first to feature a Super AMOLED touchscreen display (3.3 inches, WVGA). The handset has also got a 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and a 5MP autofocus camera with HD video recording – so it’s definitely an option to consider if you’re in search of a new smartphone.
The Wave S8500 is not the only Bada device announced by Samsung: the company has recently unveiled the Wave 2 (S5250) and Wave 2 Pro (S5330), both of which will be considerably cheaper than the first Wave, because they don’t have high-end features.
According to TechRadar, the Samsung Wave 2 (seen above) might be launched in the UK starting August. Details about pricing and carrier availability are missing for the moment.
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