Shin Jon-kyun, Samsung’s President of handsets, made an announcement to The Korean Herald about his company’s mobile platform venture known as “bada.” “Currently, bada does not have a prominent presence in the market. But we plan to launch our first bada phone in late March or early April globally… we seek to make a big success with bada.” Will it be on the mysterious device that popped up on our radar screens last November? Who knows. Samsung has been very stingy with details on the new OS; what we do know is that it will have the TouchWiz interface, support multitouch screens, and be built for — initially anyways — all touch screen devices. Looks like we’ll be welcoming bada to the mobile OS family sooner rather than later.