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Samsung Wave 578 gets NFC addition

Jonathan Morris
February 14, 2011

Samsung has launched a new bada OS powered Wave handset that adds NFC connectivity ahead of its release on Orange later this year.

The handset will be released throughout Europe in May, and is another in the line of bada OS models that has been enjoying incredible success in Africa recently but still hasn’t managed to be a huge success in Europe – due mainly to the huge success of Android.

With its NFC (Near Field Communication) connectivity, the handset has already been selected for release by Orange, as part of its forthcoming Orange and Barclaycard tie-up. This will enable the phone to be used to make contactless payments in a number of locations throughout the UK.

The phone itself has support for Bluetooth 3 and Wi-Fi with Wireless-N, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3.2-inch LCD screen and expandable memory that takes the potential storage to 32GB. With bada OS, users can download apps via Samsung’s own App Store.

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