helloo.. i am frm inida, is samsung s8500 wave is now not available in inida, i gone to various shop in mumbai, but they r saying out of stock, and samsung is not producing enough samsung wave, due to the shortage of super amelod screen,,, any truth in this ...
after being a proud owner of wave, only today that i managed to use the music recognition function in the music player..its very simple & reliable!..i was listening to this song on the radio, i just open the music player,tap the 3 dots at the bottom, select music recognition..
click the record button & put the phone mic at the speaker..in 10 seconds (if i'm not mistaken), the recording is completed & it automatically use packet data to get the song name,singer & also the cover album!..gonna use it more often after this...i keep on remembering the lyrics, but not the title..hope this benefit u guys too!!..
The best mobile phone ever !!!
Vote it up ... it deserves a 10
truly amazing ., Thanks Samsung
Try them, its free except Picsel Smart office(docs editor) and Alarm Clock.
Try "Blue Wave" for your Wave theme. That's my best.
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010someone help me in getting Route 66 activated
i mean after trail to activate drive & wal... moreHi,
There is no cheat / code for activating the route 66 as it works relating to IMEI # of mobile handset. I purchased the lifetime navigation for India @ $49.99 Rs.2290 and it is working very well. And I saw this lifetime offer is for limited period only. So go to www.66.com and make the online purchase. Be careful while typing your IMEI # while you are purchasing.
KSR, 23 Nov 2010I agree with you..
They need to launch Paid apps in all the counties first..
Need to lur... morecontinued..
hey should Speed up the App approval process..Should take top 100 apps & games from Apple and Android stores and port them to BADA..Should stop fragmenting the OS .. and prevent the situation Android is facing today.. should provide the paid apps at very low price if not fo free for the first 1 month to attract downloads..
Otherwise people incline towards cracked games and apps by all means..
josh, 23 Nov 2010I'm glad that bada apps have been hacked, maybe now samsung will take their customer's needs m... moreI agree with you..
They need to launch Paid apps in all the counties first..
Need to lure developers with more incentives..treat them properly..should not hastily reject the apps developed if it fails their so-called testing
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010Pls tell anyone i have to download SKPYE in my Samsung Wave tell any good website?JAVA version of Skype is available for S5260 .. just google it .. it is compatible with Wave.
But as u might have already know u cant make calls via Skype in Wave
Want BADA's own Skype app?? u have got to wait .. as told by below post
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010Pls tell anyone i have to download SKPYE in my Samsung Wave tell any good website?skype will hopefully be ready for bada by january or febuary but at the moment its not available
I'm glad that bada apps have been hacked, maybe now samsung will take their customer's needs more seriously
Pls tell anyone i have to download SKPYE in my Samsung Wave tell any good website?
Here is a link to a tutorial on how to set up for wave.
2. Telephony: Rating - 9/10
Till the introduction of Iphone, Telephony has been the utmost important feature on a mobile phone. But not sure if it is still the same now-a-days. Companies launching lavish handsets with hell nbr of features to cry out (which costs a bomb) but with sub-standard call reception hardware and mechanism.
All said, Wave performs extremely well in telephony. Ease of making calls is gr8, signal reception is adequate enough, voice quality thru headset and inbuit speaker are pretty decent. The proximity sensor works perfectly which is very imp on a touch screen mobile.
On the other side, there are few things that Sammy needs to work upon. Fortunately all of them are software related and can be easily implemented (if at all Samsung wants to) with in the future firmware upgrades. Finding a number from contacts while one a call should be done in a simpler way, than pressing menu button and going launcing contacts again; then searching for the contact need. Several people out there are used to speed dialing. It can be introduced
easily I guess. Of course u have 'Buddies Now' which can serve the purpose. But I felt this widget to be a bit laggy and definetly need some tuning. And the last missing thing is voice dialing which I would never use anyway.
The UI for making and receiving calls is nicely touch optimized and few gestures uses using built-in Accelerometer as well. You wont miss eye-candy even in telephony :)
.... KSR ....
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010@ Rizul sharma from where u downloaded opera 5.1 for wave s8500... plz inform...www.m.opera.com
anjali mehta, 22 Nov 2010hiiiiii iam from gurgaon i have this wAVE its been so long whenever the recent updates come ... moreHi,
I am looking for this set, but not been able to get one in Gurgaon.Can you suggest any dealer from where i can buy Samsung Wave
someone help me in getting Route 66 activated
i mean after trail to activate drive & walk with voucher code
anyone who has a crack key forhte voucher code of route66
1. Design & Construction: Rating - 9/10
Design is pretty personal thing as all of us know. But Wave's design definetly wins most of the hearts out there. It is sleek, elegant, smooth, classy and sexy. I accept there are less takers for diamond cuts over it. Even I am not a fan of those initially, but over the time I feel them to be unique in the world of squares and circles. The brusehd metal finish gives the mobile a solid and classy feel. Yes, at times I feel it might slip from my hand. It is definetly not a deal breaker, but one need to be a bit careful not to let it fall. It is the price u need to pay for having scrath resistant & non-smudgy metal surface.
The plactic on top and bottom is definilty not my favourite. It is glossy and cheap looking .. typical Sammy. God knows when will they (samsung) get rid of this junk from thier otherwise well designed handsets. I guess this has been the biggest deal breaker for several perople out there who kept away from Galaxy S. Thank God they have used it to the minimum in Wave, where platic an absolute necessary for proper antenna reception. It would have been great if they went for a better plastic finish. Like Matt plastic for example with rubbery finish (which can absorb a bit more shock, can hide more scratches and will take less smudges than the glossy thing).
Coming to the battery cover, I dont know if it only with my hanset, it is little bit loose but cant say it as wobbly. The opening mechanism is great which doesn't require a hard pull/push nonsense as we generall find in other Sammys. Non-hot swappable Micro SD card slot is no big deal for me. I can happily live with it. Removing the repacking the battery and Sim card can be done without any hasseles.
Having a movable cover for Micro USB port instead of regular pull-and-turn rubber cap is a nice idea. The 3.5mm jack & speaker are placed in right areas. Volume rocker and Camera buttons are made of durable materials, well positioned and perfectly integrated with the metal body. But I have my reservations with the unlock key. It is better than the Nokia's idiotic slide-to-unlock mechanism, which over the time dies due to wear and tear. But still when pressing it for locking/unlocking, I feel that it also may not last long enogh. But hey, u have slide to unlock option nonetheless; not an issue.
Coming to the most important part..the screen. Yes I am happy that it is highly scratch resistant. But it is not as solid one as N8's. It is brittle and suceptible to breakage on a nasty fall. So one need to protect it with scratch gaurd, silicon pouch, bumper or whatever he/she feel like. the finish of the screen is excellent. It might mot be totally anti-smudge, but it is scratch resistant & silky smooth. The rised edges of Wave near the top and the bottom is a novel idea to prevent it from touching the base when placed upside down. The Menu key and call keys are well made with nice ergonics. I cant comment on their durability; though they are far better than that of several nokia's counterparts in this aspect.
All in all I am very much happy about the design and construction of Wave.
After using this beauty for more than one month, I felt like writing my opinions on Wave without any bias/obsession/fanboyism as far as possible.
1. I might be a bit inclined to Sammy only becos of my previous frustrations with Nokias I had. But I will try my best to avoid such inclination.
2. Whenever there's a comparision, I will always try do it by keeping Value-for-Price in my mind.
3. Few of my experiences/opinions might not be facts. It is just what I HAVE FELT over the time. And so these might change in future.
4. I am an IT guy; but into Mainframe Application development. So have very little knowledge about Open System's (JAVA, .NET, C++ per se) applications and OS (system level stuff). So this has to be considered merely as an USER OPINION and NOT a GEEK'S REVIEW.
5. My posts might not help those who want to buy a new New Wave I; since the roumers say it is already discontinued. This is just to express my feelings.
I will keep posting My opinions on Wave w.r.t various features one-by-one in the coming 3-4 days.
.... KSR ....