updated 03:45 pm EDT, Mon July 11, 2011
Phone may hit market in September
In April, news leaked from a Samsung conference in France about two new smartphones running Bada 2.0, the mobile operating system being pushed by the company. Today, the Russian blog bada World has identified the first of these as the Wave 725. The phone has preliminary availability slated for September.
In addition to running Bada 2.0, the phone will offer a 3.65-inch display with a 320x480 resolution, 7.2Mbps HSPA 3G, and both rear-facing five-megapixel and front-facing VGA cameras. It's likely that the phone, consistent with Samsung's partnership with Visa for the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London, will support NFC.