Samsung Introduces iPhone Competitor
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Samsung has introduced their latest phone, which is called the Wave. It’s apparently supposed to be an iPhone killer. Samsung has a history of producing excellent, high-quality electronics (I loved their UpStage cell phone) but I don’t think Apple’s iPhone sales will suffer due to this new phone. The Wave was announced before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Wave is based on Samsung’s Bada platform, which is supposed to compete with other mobile platforms such as Android, Windows Mobile, and the iPhone OS. There will be an app store with similar apps to those found in Apple’s App Store. Bada, like Android, is an open platform.
Some analysts have said that there are so many mobile platforms and app stores out there that Samsung will have a hard time attracting developers. Other analysts have said that Samsung has other motives in developing its own mobile operating system: to reduce its reliance on the less-than-stellar Windows Mobile from Microsoft.
The Wave will feature a new kind of touchscreen technology that allows for brighter colors and a thinner device. And, very significantly, the Wave will support Adobe Flash, unlike Apple’s iPhone.
Via The Sydney Morning Herald, image via The Sydney Morning Herald.