In a world dominated by biggies like Apple, RIM and Google, Korean electronics giant Samsung has achieved an extra ordinary feat by selling a million smart phones in a short period of just one month. Justin Hong, the project lead and architect of ‘bada’, made the announcement in one of his tweet. The phone is attaining popularity in European and Asian markets. It was recently launched in Canada, as well.
Experts feel that the success of the phone is due to Samsung’s competitive pricing of its high-end smart phone. The Wave is powered by a 1 Ghz CPU and boasts of a 3.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen which doesn’t get washed out in sun light. It is HD ready supporting video playback with 720p and 30 fps, has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 3.0, wi-fi connectivity, GPS & navigation and built-in social networking applications including facebook and twitter. In India, the phone sells at a rough price point of Rs 18,000.
What makes it even more commendable is the fact that it is the first ever phone to run on Samsung’s natively developed ‘Bada’ mobile operating system. The company has high hopes with this home - grown platform and is running several initiatives and contests to encourage developers to come up with new apps.
Samsung wants to position ‘bada’ as an alternative to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, and hopes to see more than 7,000 apps in the Samsung App store by the end of this year.
In another development, Samsung also announced that its Android powered high-end smart phone ‘Galaxy S’ is also getting an over whelming response and has sold more than 3,00,000 units in Korea after just 19 days of its launch.