Looking at the series of Android powered smartphones and tablets unveiled by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress, one would think that Samsung had probably dumped the Bada OS, which it had launched about 6 months back. The Bada powered Wave was a good smartphone, but compared to the Samsung Galaxy S, it was just a blip on the radar.
Apparently, Samsung hasn’t yet given up on Bada. At MWC 2011, Samsung unveiled a new Bada powered smartphone – the Samsung Wave 578.
The Samsung Wave 578 will be a budget Bada smartphone. It has a 3.2 inch WQVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display. It is powered by Bada 1.1 and offers the TouchWiz UI.
It is quite compact with dimensions of just 107.9 x 54.9 x 12.5 mm and weighs just slightly less than 100 gms. It has a 1200 mAh battery and will come with a 3.2 MP camera. It will also have Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and NFC.
It comes with 100 MB internal storage and support for up to 32 GB microSD cards. The Wave 578 is the first Bada phone to offer NFC support. Samsung hasn’t released any pricing or launch details yet, but if priced right (read: lower than its Android counterparts) , the Wave 578 could be a very attractive budget smartphone option.