Samsung has finally launched Wave II (S8530) in the Indian market. Based on the the company’s very own ‘bada’ OS, the new Samsung Wave II is equipped with a 1GHz processor for superior multimedia, multitasking and application experience, along with an enlarged 3.7-inch super clear LCD display. With aluminium body, Wave II features Quicktype by T9 which provides a faster and easier way to input text than standard texting. Instead of punching individual letters, users with Quicktype T9 just need to swipe their finger in a continuous motion over the letters of the word, and the mobile intuitively spells out the word, which is being typed. Along with this quick texting features, the Samsung Wave II’s advanced Social Hub feature integrates all contact information from SNS, IM and e-mail allowing the users to track information and view history of activities with their peer group. Touchwiz 3.0 user interface of Wave II features multiple screens which can be customized for easy access to multi widgets like ‘Buddies Now” and “Feeds and Update’’ which enable users to connect with their friends with just one click. The integrated HD video player provides universal compatibility for easy viewing of different file types with a multi codec support for DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, real, MKV, ASF and WMV. According to the company, users can also enjoy a whole range of mobile apps from the Samsung Apps store and download exciting applications from the ‘bada’ platform. The Wave II has a 5 megapixel camera with flash LED and a 1500 mAH battery which provides 15 hours of talk time on 2G network and 8 hours of talk time on 3G. The 2GB internal memory of Samsung Wave II is further expandable up to 32 GB and it comes with a free 2GB memory card. Announcing the launch of Samsung Wave II in India, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile & IT stated: “The ‘bada’ platform has been designed as a fully integrated platform which supports cutting-edge applications and services. The launch of Wave II represents our efforts to grow this platform further. The new Wave II enhances the consumers’ smart phone experience with advanced entertainment, communication, push e mail, display and superior usability.” The Samsung Wave II is available at Rs 20,900.