Samsung launches second Bada-based Wave

Available next month in Europe, the Wave II sports many of the specs seen on the Wave S8500 but has a larger touch screen and a Trace virtual QWERTY keyboard.

The Wave II runs on the Bada operating system. Samsung

Samsung is continuing to roll out the Bada-powered mobile phones in Europe with the announcement of the new Wave II.

Following up the Wave S8500 that launched earlier this year, the Wave II continues many of the traditions seen on the first handset. That would include a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA support, and most other specs. The only big news seems to be the slightly larger 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD touch screen, up from the previous 3.3-inch version, plus a Trace virtual QWERTY keyboard.

The Samsung Wave II will make its way to at least Germany this November for $587.

Editors' note: The Wave II will be available in Southeast Asia, India, and China after its initial rollout in Europe.

(Source: ZDNet's The ToyBox)

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