While yet to release the latest Android and Bada smartphones in Australia, Samsung already has a fleet of new Android ‘Galaxy’ and Bada ‘Wave’ handsets on the launchpad.
At this week’s CommunicAsia 2010 show in Singapore, Samsung has revealed a fistful of phones for Android, Bada and yes, even Windows Mobile 6.5 (aka ‘Windows Phone Classic’).
The Korean colossus has yet to launch the first Wave handset powered by its own Bada OS – that happens here on Wednesday June 30th – but there’s literally a second wave, the Wave 2, set to follow.
However, the first specs indicate these will be mid-market GSM-only handsets designed to bring Bada to the mainstream. Both are built around a 3.2 inch screen, 3.0 megapixel camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi and GPS. You get to choose between the standard candybar Wave 2 and the Wave 2 Pro ‘messaging mobile’, which is equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keypad.
Android fans get a triple serve with the Galaxy 5 (i5500), Galaxy 3 (i5800) and Galaxy beam (i8520).
The Galaxy 5 is a compact 2.8 inch model, the Galaxy 3 has a larger 3.2 inch screen while the Galaxy Beam combines a 3.7 inch display with an inbuilt ‘pico-projector’ for ad hoc VGA presentations onto the nearest surface.
Microsoft also scores an invite to the party with the rather BlackBerry-eqsue Omnia Pro 4 and Omnia Pro 5 (above), both of which run Windows Mobile 6.5.3 – the planned last hurrah for the current Windows Mobile line until Windows Phone 7 touches down around year’s end.