Recently Samsung Electronics, a leading mobile phone provider launched two iconic next generation Smartphones, Samsung Wave and Samsung Galaxy S.
Speaking at the launch Mr. Shankar Narayan, country manager, Samsung said “consumers today relate to their mobiles as communication hubs, as personal gateways to communicate with friends, family and the world at large. Samsung ‘bada’ our open operating system, can accommodate the various applications created by developers and it provides an interesting space that offers endless enjoyment to its users.”
Speaking on the company’s Smartphone strategy, Mr. Narayan stated, “We have been focusing more on OS mobile recently since many key characteristics of Smartphones are becoming more important, especially mobile internet, messaging features and flexibility for
Samsung Wave is the first Smartphone with Samsungs own proprietary operating system ‘bada’ which allows users to easily download free applications from Samsung apps, an integrated application store accessible from the device and online. Featuring games, social networking and health and lifestyle applications Samsung apps gives users a wide range of mobile experiences.
Featuring the world’s first super AMOLED display, this offers a brighter and clearer screen on a smartphone, improving visibility by 80%. A high resolution WVGA screen ensures image quality for viewing both videos and photos. The Waves high speed CPU means swift, smooth application, gaming, HD video and multi tasking.
Samsungs latest TouchWiz 3.0 includes new features such as multi widgets, customizable home screens, pinch zoom and a quick notification panel. The Wave benefits from the worlds fastest 1GHz processor offering the best graphic performance available.
The Android powered Samsung Galaxy S introduces people to the concept of ‘smart life’ an experience that is simple, organized and integrated. It features a bright 4-inch AMOLED screen, 1 GHz application processor and Samsungs latest TouchWiz 3.0 user interface. Smart life further enables intuitive features including the swipe text input service, social hub integrated phonebook, downloadable E-book, think free office, wireless tethering and the powerful Android 2.1 operating system.
The Samsung galaxy S is G.P.R.S activated with G.P.R.S free; Users have access to Google mobile services, such as Google search, Gmail and Google Maps.
Samsung mobile are available at 600 dealer outlets across the island and they are hoping to expand to 1000 soon. The company has set up six service centers in Colombo, Kandy, Galle and Trincomalee and will shortly set up service centers in Rathnapura, Anuradapura and Polonnaruwa that will extend services to the entire north east part of the country.
According to Mr. Narayan, Sri Lankan consumers are embracing social networks, “based on our new innovative product launches and our enhanced distribution network, we are expecting to notch up an over 25% market share in the fast growing mobile market in Sri Lanka by the end of the year.”
The Samsung Wave and Samsung galaxy S Smartphones are available for purchase from the 12th of August. (LA)