• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Samsung Intros "Life Changing" Wave to Rival iPhone


    We hear an awful lot about Apple introducing game changing devices, but now Samsung is aiming at their rival iPhone with a new mobile phone that some (but mostly those at Samsung) are calling a "life changer." Yes, it's a mighty bold claim, but one that Samsung thinks the "Wave" can live up to.

    The Samsung Wave was introduced with much fanfare in Barcelona just before the start of the Mobile World Congress, pretty much the biggest mobile phone trade show in the history of humanity. While Samsung rolled out its ambitious new smartphone, it's pretty obvious what else Samsung is rolling out - a plan to capture a big chunk of the market share controlled by the iPhone.

    While much will be said and written about the Wave in coming days, here's the rundown Samsung hopes will be the device's first impression to the masses. All told, the Wave comes with an organic LED screen (AMOLED); it's the first smartphone to run Samsung's new open source operating system called Bada; it supports full multi-tasking capability' it's powered by a 1GHz processor; it serves up Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n wireless technologies; and it will be available this April.

    There will be no shortage of comparisons between the iPhone and the Wave this year. But now that Samsung has introduced the device that many believe could be the first to truly give the iPhone a run for its money, all eyes turn to Cupertino to see what the 4th gen iPhone will deliver and if it can best the Wave on arrival later this summer.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Intros "Life Changing" Wave to Rival iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      It's watered down on purpose. People that run out and buy the iPad will buy this one.. then the next one in a year... then the next one a year after that.. ect. This is Apple's way of making money... which their experts at. There are the proud few (like yourself perhaps) that will wait until the 3rd or 4th generation iPad to buy it when it's not "watered down". But guess what?! A year after that they'll upgrade it again
    1. SIRIUSISSUES's Avatar
      SIRIUSISSUES -
      What about flash capabilities?
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      @K.nitsua
      Yea dude, i thought u could just draw pretty pictures... who knew. lol. jk, nice write up.
    1. organik's Avatar
      organik -
      The iPhone will be the leader for a long long time, because what a lot of people here seem to be missing, is that the average smart phone user doesn't really care about specs. The iPhone was first, and has the largest user base, and largest app selection. That is all that is needed to win. Same with the iPod, iTunes, etc. Apple knows how important it is to be first, because everything thing that follows, well, it follows. People respect the innovator more than the follower.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      I still am leaning toward another iphone purchase, but I agree that WinMo 7 is going to be the new "wow" OS for mobile devices. Mobile OSX is great - but just as was said a few posts earlier - its going on four years old, with virtually NO major updates. Cut & Paste, Push notification, Stereo Bluetooth, etc., are NOT major improvements. Especially when they should have been there in the first place.

      When was the last time you stuck with an operation system, virtually unchanged, for 4 years? I mean, can you even imagine how bored with these things we would be if jailbraking had never happened? Staring at that disgusting Dock got old after 30 minutes, lol. And for ANYTHING thats aimed at delivering decent web content to blatently refuse to provide flash support is just plain dumb. Who cares that HTML5 is the future? Its not here yet.

      Its like buying a penthouse condo with no windows. Who cares how high you are if you cant enjoy the view?
    1. GTOpilot's Avatar
      GTOpilot -
      Well, first of all, this article Fear, Loathing, and a Hands On with Samsung's Wave - Reviews by PC Magazine says:

      "The Wave won't come to the U.S., but Bada phones might; it's Samsung's eventual plan to replace the OSes on many of their higher end non-smartphones"

      This link Videos: Samsung Wave Hands-on Review Phone Reviews not only has 3 videos of a hands-on with this new phone but also proclaims:

      "They say that overall, the Samsung Wave feels somewhat like a ‘glorified feature phone’ and the Samsung Wave doesn’t bring a great deal to the table that we haven’t already seen in previous Samsung mobile phones, and it is clear there is still much work to be done."

      So it seems that this is just another mere wannabe in the long list of supposed Iphone killers and probably wont make it to the USA in its current version. They might improve things but overtaking the Iphone has proven to be an exercise in futility for quite some time now. Factor in the new 4G version and all those contenders will have to go back to the drawing board.
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      before my iphone, my samsung T809 was hands down the best phone I ever had. samsung makes good phones but its not just the iphone other manufacturers have to compete with, its the iphone's popularity. other phones are better than the iphone in many ways but iphone (and pretty much anything apple) is still very popular. if was was the head of a company, I would attack the iphone on two fronts, hardware and what makes apple products so popular.
    1. jimmydee's Avatar
      jimmydee -
      I am from way back in time.I remember Apple was the big boy on the block for computers. They sold more then anyone else, and had the biggest market share. The thing was there competition was IBM only to start and then came Compaq, and then several clones. Apple lost that battle due to overwhelming competition. There computer market is based on a certain type of user now so that has caused them to change gears and go with IPODS. IPADS, and Iphones. Several people make ipad types like Zune, and others. Iphone was first but remember the word competition. People will buy other types based on what they want in a smartphone. You have to stay ahead of the competition all the time if you don't you lose. The IPAD is new we don't even know how many people will buy it. Maybe it will be a great success but from what I see it is an oversized iphone which is my opinion only. We'll just have to wait and see. I'm not making any predictions just stating some of the facts as I see them. We shall see in the future what happens in this market.
    1. henners123's Avatar
      henners123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmydee View Post
      oversized iphone
      But its not even a iphone, its doooooomed lol
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      before my iphone, my samsung T809 was hands down the best phone I ever had. samsung makes good phones but its not just the iphone other manufacturers have to compete with, its the iphone's popularity. other phones are better than the iphone in many ways but iphone (and pretty much anything apple) is still very popular. if was was the head of a company, I would attack the iphone on two fronts, hardware and what makes apple products so popular.
      Agreed. That's what leads me to believe that the new windows OS will be (at least from the interface end) the OS that will make apple have to seriously bring change to their glib complacency. I dont know if any of you have used a Zune HD, but the interface is stunnning. Beats the holy crap out of any of the iDevices. Seeing that interface tied to a phone, will set the new standard for smoothness in a mobile UI. Mate that with some capable hardware, some actual buttons, the ability to sync wirelessly, which the Zune has, a compelling App market, and a reason to uninstall iTunes, and presto, you have a winner.

      In all honesty, the only thing that would hold such a phone back would be the commitment to writing software for the device. Microsoft has pockets deep enough to give incentives to the big time devs to get the ball rolling on that. All it takes is 1 good game, and one good user created app to show profitability before you see the growth skyrocket.
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpkirkley View Post
      Agreed. That's what leads me to believe that the new windows OS will be (at least from the interface end) the OS that will make apple have to seriously bring change to their glib complacency. I dont know if any of you have used a Zune HD, but the interface is stunnning. Beats the holy crap out of any of the iDevices. Seeing that interface tied to a phone, will set the new standard for smoothness in a mobile UI. Mate that with some capable hardware, some actual buttons, the ability to sync wirelessly, which the Zune has, a compelling App market, and a reason to uninstall iTunes, and presto, you have a winner.

      In all honesty, the only thing that would hold such a phone back would be the commitment to writing software for the device. Microsoft has pockets deep enough to give incentives to the big time devs to get the ball rolling on that. All it takes is 1 good game, and one good user created app to show profitability before you see the growth skyrocket.
      I can see Microsoft offering some kind of package deals for publishing Xbox games alongside mobile ports.

      Quote Originally Posted by leram84 View Post
      @K.nitsua
      Yea dude, i thought u could just draw pretty pictures... who knew. lol. jk, nice write up.
      Initial majors out of high school was "Literature and Cultural Arts" and "Journalism"; only switched it to Pre-med because I realized the only job I might have with those majors would be teaching other people to get those majors, lol.

      But yeah, I can write =P
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      nitsua thanked me... *Faint*

      I'm getting more and more interested in what direction they will run with this.The fact that there are so many manufacturers tied into producing the different models is great. It takes the the pressure off of one phone having to be the "killer", and puts more emphasis on the OS being the wave of the future.


      I just read the cnn article on WinMo and how they are tying Xbox Live accounts to the phone, I'm hoping it works much in the way that Live Games for Windows does. Sending messages to/from two other platforms (PC & XBOX) is something that Apple could only dream of. I could see them splitting live into 3 tiers now - Bronze for Smartphone Only (Free), then Silver and Gold would basically remain the same, only allow interconnectivity throughout the different platforms. Its perfect because the points infrastructure is already proven and established. Could be gold if they get it right. Unless hits a grand slam on the new phone, this could be a problem for them. I wont be as foolish as to suggest that their sales will DROP, but its totally reasonable to see their sales stagnate this year as microsoft has the advertising clout that neither Google or Apple can afford to pay for. And how much do you want to bet that Verizon has the best model exclusively?

      Oh god it just hit me, Nokia NGage 360, lol. I called it first, folks.