Feeds

Samsung shows Wave II smartphone

Updated Bada on board

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Samsung's second-gen Wave smartphone - set to feature the next release of the South Korean giant's Bada OS - will arrive in Europe in November.

The Wave II - aka the GT-S8530 - will come with Bada 1.2 and a 3.7in "enhanced TFT" touchscreen to view it on.

Samsung Wave II

Samsung also touted the Wave II's social network support and app download store, but we're more interested in its trace text-entry system, which allows you to slide your finger across the virtual keyboard rather than tap out text letter by letter.

Dubbed QuickType and developed by Nuance from its T9 Trace system, it works by tracking the pattern your finger makes as it slides over the touchscreen. While it collates the letters you cover, it smartly works out which words you might be intending to enter.

“Our customers told us that they would like to have a bigger display and a better input method so we fulfilled their needs," cheered J K Shin, the head of Samsung's mobile business. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.