If HP is as eager to sell! sell! sell! as they seem, today's Samung Electronics news must be a little disheartening: CEO Choi Gee Sung said that his company would "never" buy webOS. Won't anyone give it a good home?
It was hardly a well-kept secret by any stretch of the imagination, but at MWC Samsung's Wave S8500 has raised its head. It's running the new Bada OS, and has one of those 3.3-inch SUPER AMOLED screens we saw before.
Yesterday we saw the Samsung Wave from afar, today we get our first 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.
In today's Remainders: the unfun. Wait! Don't go. The items themselves are fun! They just involve unfun. We have a no fun WiFi school bus; a no fun eBook from the White House, an unspectacular Samsung smartphone reveal, and more.
The details about Samsung's Bada OS have been scarce, and while even these leaked screenshots don't tell us much that we didn't know, we can at least look forward to an eye-pleasing interface design.
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So this is why Samsung announced bada. That new OS will replace Symbian starting in 2010, according to Samsung's senior VP, Don Joo Lee. (No worries, Samsung will continue to sell Windows Mobile and Android handsets.) But as for Symbian, the OS will certainly take a hit without a piece of Samsung's 200 million or so…
They're calling it "Bada," which means ocean in Korean. And it's got an SDK! After sifting through hundreds of words of deliberately vague press release, this is all we really know about Samsung's new mobile OS. Well, almost.