Samsung just grew its Bada
line with a low-end foil to the original Wave
, the so-called Wave 723
-- and we just happened to catch it hanging out tucked away in a distributor's booth at IFA
this week. Though the leather-grain flip cover is a classy touch, make no mistake that this one is destined for the bottom bits of the full-touch featurephone market segment thanks to a middle-of-the-road TFT LCD that looks pretty washed out and low-res compared to the Wave's Super AMOLED
(interestingly, the 723 is the first Bada phone to use version 1.1 of the platform, whose major addition is support for auto-scaling between multiple resolutions). We were also surprised at how poorly responsive the screen was to touches and swipes; we even thought for a moment that it might be resistive, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Then again, 802.11n support ain't bad, and Samsung certainly seems
as committed to Bada as ever, so we imagine they'll sell a few. Hit up the gallery!
Samsung Wave 723 flaunts Bada, little else at IFA