With the Wave 578 Bada OS enters the NFC playing field (NFC is optional so not all Wave 578 phones will support it). The compact phone packs some serious telephony gear - HD Voice and a secondary camera for video calls. The Samsung Wave 578 features SNS integration in the phone book, a document viewer and T9 Trace text input (a Swype competitor).
Bada OS 2.0 is another new thing to come out of the MWC this year. Here it is, running on a Wave II. By the way, in our blog we have two detailed articles about the new features of Bada 2.0 and its cool services.
The software is still pretty beta and many things don't work (e.g. widgets, camera) and what does work is laggy. There's still plenty of work to be done before it's ready for prime time.
The Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 is a compact droid (110.5 x 57.5 x 12.2 mm) with a 3.2" HVGA screen. It's powered by an 800MHz processor running Android 2.2 Froyo, plus Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 custom UI.
The Galaxy Gio features DNSe sound enhancement, SNS integration, Swype preinstalled and a 2GB microSD card in the box.