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.
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.
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.
Summary: The Samsung Wave is just the first device on the Bada platform and it’s a great start for the Korean manufacturer. Although the App Store has to go a little way before it’s even close to becoming a competitor to Android or Apple, we hope it does succeed as a smartphone platform.