Conclusion: The Samsung Wave is an excellent test bed for Samsung’s new smartphone platform. With TouchWiz 3.0 lending a strong hand, bada shows great promise. The hardware design is elegant and modern, and the display is outstanding. The biggest obstacle for the Samsung Wave is the new OS that needs not only to be fortified but elevated by a strong app store and a thriving development community that Apple and Google are so enjoying.
Pros: Excellent Super AMOLED display, easy to use Widget UI with very flexible customization, lovely high end hardware., Pro: Excellent Super AMOLED display, easy to use Widget UI with very flexible customization.
Cons: At this point, there are virtually no apps available for download. Do we need another smartphone OS?, Con: No downloadable apps yet, OS doesn't set itself ahead of the smartphone pack.
Summary: This is one of two recently launched phones from Samsung . The other the Galaxy S was launched in a swathe of who's who at a London nightspot. This unit, the Samsung Wave S8500 , offers you the chance to do most things from a Smart Phone.
Excerpt: The Samsung Wave is the first phone to use Samsung's new Bada operating system. It has a huge AMOLED touchscreen, a 1GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera. The screen is one of the brightest and most colourful we've seen yet, with fantastic contrast and a responsive capacitive touchscreen. As an interface, Bada differs very little from previous TouchWiz phones. It relies heavily on widgets to customise the home screen, and these are generally poor.