This is pure rumor and even I’m not buying this without more confirmation, but according to some reports, Samsung may have halted the production of its Samsung Galaxy S and Wave handsets due to an acute shortage in supply of Super AMOLED displays. This is ironical considering that the Korea based company is the world’s largest manufacturer of Super AMOLED screens. But reports suggest that Samsung may have already committed a significant chunk of 2011 production to Apple for their iDevices and may consequently be feeling the brunt of short production at home.
This is not very likely considering that this could be a cannibalization of their own handsets. However, speculations are that Apple may have chosen to buy these displays for their devices at a premium that certain divisions of Samsung may have found to be a more attractive proposition.
Folks in the UK have enjoyed the new Bada powered Samsung Wave for over a month now. However, is you are in the US, you may not be able to get this new exciting device officially for now. However, fret not, the device is already available on Amazon.
Samsung Wave has some pretty neat specs. This is the first Bada powered handset from Samsung and is equipped with a very cool 3.3-inches Super AMOLED screen, a 5-Megapixel camera with LED flash, a powerful 1 GHz processor and capacity to capture 720p video without the need for any firmware update. Other standard features are available as well. Samsung Wave supports Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and microSD card.
Quite evidently, you may not be able to secure a carrier subsidized handset on Amazon. However, if you are willing to go for an unsubsidized Samsung Wave with no carrier commitment, go ahead immediately. The device is retailing at $440.
Vodafone UK has announced that the new Samsung Wave S8500 Bada phone shall be available on their stores starting June 1. What’s more the carrier is already taking pre-orders. Price of the device begins at free with contracts of 2 years.
Here are the notable features and technical specification
118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
3.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display
5 megapixel autofocus camera
1 GHz processor
2GB Internal Memory
Built in GPS
This new phone from Samsung may be procured free of cost on a 2 year contract. Popular pricing plans are between £25 per month to £40 per month.