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Samsung to open bada to other manufactuers, developers next year

September 20th, 2011

Samsung will open its bada mobile operating system to other manufacturers and developers next year in an effort to “reduce its reliance” on Android, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The South Korea-based company also hopes it can deploy bada on other devices, such as smart TVs. Samsung unveiled bada in late 2009 and …

Microsoft shows off first wave of Windows Phone 7 games

August 17th, 2010

Late yesterday, Microsoft decided to shed a little light on exactly what the Windows Phone 7 gaming scene would look like at launch time. And we have to say… it’s looking pretty healthy. Microsoft listed sixty two different titles that it described as the “first wave” of games coming to its new mobile operating system. The …

Google puts Wave product out to pasture, discontinuing development

August 5th, 2010

Yesterday, Google announced that it would discontinue development of its futuristic real-time communication tool known as Wave. The post reads: Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the …

Samsung now partnering with Skyhook Wireless

July 2nd, 2010

Samsung and Skyhook Wireless confirmed Friday that the Korean handset manufacturer will incorporate Skyhook’s Core Location Platform into its mobile handset lineup. Not surprisingly, the first handset to get Skyhook’s impressive location service will be the Bada-powered Samsung Wave S8500. Samsung did not single out any additional handsets for Skyhook integration but presumably the Wave will be the …

Samsung announces the Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro

June 15th, 2010

The original bada-powered Wave has only been on sale for a couple of months, but two new models were announced today by Samsung.  Known as the S5250 Wave 2 and S5330 Wave 2 Pro, both devices are more or less identical save for the fact that the Pro model has a sliding QWERTY keypad. This …

Samsung's Wave S8500 handset gets official

February 14th, 2010

Not exactly like this came out of nowhere, but just recently in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the Wave S8500. It runs Samsung’s new OS, Bada, and is packed to the brim with features. We’re looking at a 3.3 inch “Super AMOLED” display, a 5 megapixel camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1 …

Live photos and specifications of the Samsung S8500 Wave emerge

February 13th, 2010

Yesterday we saw the Samsung Wave from afar, today we get our first up close look at Samsung’s first Bada-powered handset. The Wave is indeed the S8500, the first handset to receive Bluetooth SIG certification for the new Bluetooth 3.0 standard. Ironically, Bluetooth was left out of the list of leaked specs but we will …