The recent popularity of the Bada proprietary operating system from Samsung is probably what caused the mobile telecommunications giant to confirm the release of yet another Bada device. The smartphone in question is the Wave III and it will become the flag carrier for this operating system. The release is scheduled in October and this was confirmed by an anonymous executive of the company at the Bada Day in India. There was considerable speculation that Samsung will be busy with a smartphone release in Q4 but October is an even better date!
The European market will be the first one to enjoy the Wave III, followed by India where it will be released in November. As of now, it is unclear when the phone will be released in the United States. It is quite possible that it will only be after several carriers have released the current Samsung flagship model, the SII to customers.
The technical specifications are not anything like the SII but are still quite competitive. It is going to feature a 1.4GHz processor; the model and manufacturer are unknown and the device will be running the Bada 2.0 Operating System. The Wave III or Samsung S8600 will be HSDPA enabled so expect data transfer rates as high as 14.4Mbps. In addition, it will have a 5 megapixel camera that can record video at 720p. Connectivity options are reportedly impressive too with Wi-Fi Direct, GPS and the standard quad band GSM capability. The only downside would be the battery which is going to be only 1500mAh, a disappointment as some smartphones now come with 1650 and even 1700 mAh batteries.