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Samsung Wave 723: Bada on a budget

It’s been relatively quiet on the Bada front but Samsung hasn’t given up on its home-brewed OS yet. Yesterday it announced the Samsung Wave 723, a budget Bada phone with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Similar to Android, OVI and iOS, Bada is designed to offer you access to apps via an app store. It’s not a huge app store yet but Samsung seems keen on investing more time and money into Bada so we hope developers will follow suit.

In true Samsung style, the 723’s metal body is protected by a lovely leather flip case – if you like that sort of thing. It’s not the most original phone we’ve ever seen but it will hopefully be very cheap and at 12mm thin, it’ll slip into a pocket very easily.

The Samsung Wave 723 will be available later this year. There are no details about how much it will cost but we assume it will be free on a monthly contract.

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