HOP­ING TO MAKE A WAVE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

The Wave 3, with the Bada OS, is a typ­i­cal Sam­sung de­vice: it boasts a 4-inch bright ca­pac­i­tive touch dis­play with just a sin­gle phys­i­cal key be­low the screen. How­ever, it took us a few min­utes to un­der­stand how to ac­cess the SIM slot by re­mov­ing the back panel. Crafted of metal, the back panel is in the form of a cas­ing that doesn’t come out com­pletely but opens up­wards, al­low­ing ac­cess to the bat­tery, SIM card and mem­ory card slot.

Un­lock­ing the home­screen makes it look sim­i­lar to Android smart­phones. Long press­ing the icon in the main menu al­lows users to drag them in any of the home­screen win­dows. A no­ti­fi­ca­tion bar can be dragged from the top—it shows set­tings

such as Wi-fi, Blue­tooth, Sound and Vi­bra­tion and auto ro­ta­tion and also no­ti­fies pend­ing calls and mes­sages. Emails, so­cial hubs, Chat on, Google, Voice Cmd, Caster, desk clock, Orkut, are a few apps that are pre­in­stalled on this phone and more can be down­loaded from the Sam­sung App Store. But even now, Bada doesn’t have a wide range of apps. The Po­laris Of­fice lets one open doc­u­ments and edit them as well. It has a mu­sic player and video player on board, but the sound is just about av­er­age. The 5 MP cam­era cap­tured de­cent im­ages. On a pos­i­tive note, Sam­sung has added a 1.4 GHZ pro­ces­sor that makes it oper­ate quickly.

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