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Samsung adds Wave 578 to its Bada portfolio

by Sarah Griffiths on 15 February 2011, 10:49

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Bada idea?

Samsung has unveiled a new member of its Bada family, the Wave 578 at MWC.

The handset boasts NFC connectivity, user friendly design and runs Samsung's own smartphone platform.

In terms of connectivity, the handset is relatively fast with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and USB 2.0, for fast data rates and easy information sharing, said Samsung, while the NFC technology will let users use services like mobile payment in shops, buying rail fares, reading tags and using coupons.

In addition to its ergonomic design, the Wave 578 features QuickType by t9 Trace, which the company said is two to three times faster than standard typing and supports more than 75 languages, delivering an easy and efficient typing experience while reducing input error. The handset also has multitouch functionality.

The phone's ‘rich communication suite' lets users shear content whist chatting on the phone, send messages, social networking integration and post to different networks simultaneously, while push IM enables people to access messages anywhere. Wave 578 owners can get apps from Samsung Apps too.

The handset will be available from May across Europe. Here is an image of the Wave 578 and its spec.

Network

 HSDPA 3.6Mbps  900/2100

EDGE  850/900/1800/1900

Display

 3.2" WQVGA TFT LCD

Camera

Main (Rear): 3.2-Mega Pixel Camera

Front: VGA

Video

Codec : MPEG4/H263/H264

Playback : WQVGA @ 30fps

Recording : WQVGA @ 20fps

Audio

Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition

3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS

Value-added Features

Samsung's Smartphone ‘Bada' Platform

Samsung Apps (*Availability of Samsung Apps differs by country)

Social Hub

- Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox

- Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM

Push IM : Yahoo! Messenger

IM : GoogleTM Talk, Facebook Chat

Samsung TouchWiz

QuickType by t9 Trace

Connectivity

Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

 USB 2.0 HS

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

NFC (* adoption is according to market situation)

Sensor

Proximity, Accelerator

Memory

100MB + microSD (up to 16GB)

Size

 107.9 x 54.9 x 12.5mm, 99.8g

Battery

 1200mAh

Talk Time : 2G 750 min / 3G 410 min

Standby Time : 2G 700 hour / 3G 500 hour

 


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