We already have BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, Symbian, and Windows Mobile, but Samsung wants to add Bada to the smartphone open platform mix too. We got a sneak peek at the phone last month, but Samsung hosted a special press event today to tell everyone a little more about Bada.
The trouble is that they really did only tell everyone a little more. In my brief discussion with Chris Davies on Twitter, he said that they had a brief demo, “but only conceptual stuff, nothing solid.”
At the event, Samsung said that Bada will feature a full touchscreen UI with multi-touch support. Other highlights include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and support for WVGA displays. They also make mention of Flash support, web control, and face detection. All this without showing a real handset.
The expectation is that the first Samsung Bada smartphone will launch in the first half of 2010. A Bada-centric application store will be launching around the same time.
Source: BGR and @c_davies