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It’s a tough world out there for mobile OSes. iOS and Android rule the skies, and Windows Phone 7 is trying to catch up. Nokia has pretty much thrown in the towel on Symbian (at least for higher-end phones) and adopted Windows Phone 7 as its go-to operating system, and upstart Meego looks to be dead, again, finally.   Often lost in the mobile OS shuffle is Bada, Samsung’s homegrown mobile OS. Although Samsung uses Android on its phones in the U.S., Bada can be found on the company’s overseas Wave handsets. Now, according to a report from the Wall Street journal, Samsung is... Read more...
Samsung recently announced its latest Bada powered smartphone, the S7230E Wave 723. This new smartphone features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus, an FM radio, and Dolfin Browser 2.0. Connectivity features include 3G, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, aGPS, and Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR. For storage, the Wave 723 has 90MB of onboard memory and a microSD card slot with support for cards as large as 16GB. The Wave 723 is built on Samsung's open Bada platform (SDK 1.1) with auto UI scaling which will make it easier for developers to port Bada apps to the Wave 723. Samsung has... Read more...
One of the biggest issues that still plague phones and navigation devices that are equipped with GPS chips is indoor reception. Go under a bridge, or inside a tunnel, or inside of a building, and you'll probably have a hard time keeping a decent reception lock. It's a frustrating experience, and now that phones are being used more and more as true navigation devices, it's a growing problem that really needs a solution. Skyhook Wireless has been working on this for awhile now, with their Core Location Platform providing indoor reception on tons of phones today. The solution uses a combination of... Read more...
It may not seem very significant at first glance, but this is a monumental day for Samsung Electronics. While Palm has struggled with getting WebOS to the masses, and Nokia has had to merge Maemo with Intel's Moblin just so MeeGo can have a fighting chance, Samsung is pressing forward with their own mobile OS today. It's a tough world out there for software makers, particularly when you make software designed to compete directly with Windows Phone 7, iPhone OS and Android. The Samsung Wave represents Samsung's first-ever Bada cell phone. Bada OS is an all-new mobile operating system, designed mostly... Read more...
With Windows Mobile, webOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and iPhone OS dominating the smartphone scene, you might think that yet another mobile platform would just be overkill. But not if you're Samsung. The company has unveiled its first major Bada-based phone (the Wave) at Mobile World Congress in Spain, and aside from bringing a new face to the smartphone OS wars, it also has a few other "firsts" for consumers who love the cutting edge.Reportedly, it's the first smartphone that is equipped with both Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Connectivity hounds should certainly appreciate that, and movie lovers... Read more...
Nevermind the iPhone or Droid - or even the Pre, for that matter. Samsung is betting there's room for more in the smartphone market and unveiled its new bada OS yesterday in London.The name "bada," means "ocean" in Korean and "was chosen to convey the limitless variety of potential applications which can be created using the new platform." Samsung claims the OS is extremely simple for developers - "one of the most developer-friendly environments available."bada was built to be extremely interactive with its users - including flash control, motion sensing, fine-tuned vibration control and face detection.... Read more...
HBO,Time Warner's cable TV channel, is launching a service allowing subscribers to download and watch HBO content like the Sopranos and Sex in the City on their computers and various mobile devices. It will be offered as a free add-on to their existing subscribers to HBO and HBO on Demand. Targeted at younger subscribers and travelers who watch TV shows and movies on laptops, HBO on Broadband will offer 600 titles each month, with 400 of those available at any time, as well as a live stream of the main HBO channel.HBO on Broadband will also suggest titles based on viewing habits. Programming will... Read more...