Hands on: Samsung Wave at MWC

3 Mar

For a change, Samsung had just one major announcement at MWC – the Wave, Sammy’s first phone running on the Bada platform. While the specs sound awesome – a 1 GHz processor and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support – our first impression of Bada was that it was inspired by the iPhone and Android operating systems. It is smooth and no doubt seems very user friendly, it lacks the ‘wow’ factor that we’d expect from a new platform. In my opinion, Samsung’s Bada is aimed at Nokia and its ailing Symbian platform than really taking on the likes of Apple and Google.

It is a good strategy from Samsung, as it will continue to have Android smartphones in its portfolio and Bada would essentially counter Nokia’s S60 devices. What remains to be seen is how big a hole would the Wave burn in our pockets. The sweet spot, in our opinion, would be somewhere close to Rs 20,000.

Check out the hands on video below and let us know what you think.

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