Samsung Wave 578 with NFC and Bada 1.1 will be out tomorrow in Singapore
The Samsung Wave 578 is the first Bada phone to have support for NFC. We first heard about it in April, and back then the story was that it would hit the streets in June. While that hasn’t happened, the Wave 578 will become available in Singapore tomorrow.
Samsung’s Singapore arm announced that on Twitter earlier. If you’re in Singapore, tomorrow you’ll be able to pick up a Wave 578 for S$338. The Wave 578 runs Bada 1.1 and comes with a 3.2-inch WQVGA touchscreen, a 455 MHz processor, quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, a 3.2 MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a microSD card slot. Software-wise, there’s Samsung’s Social Hub, Quicktype by t9 Trace and handwriting recognition for both English and Simplified Chinese, Picsel File Viewer, and Smart Search. The phone has Samsung Apps support.
If iOS or Android somehow aren’t your preferred mobile operating systems, then perhaps you should give Bada a shot, especially if you’re on a budget or are coming from a featurephone. The Wave 578 is a decent lower-midrange offering even if you don’t use it to run any third party apps, and it will finally be out tomorrow. Now let’s wait for it to slowly make its way to other territories.
If you’re interested, Samsung Singapore has a teaser site up complete with details about the Wave 578 here.