Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 19:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As Sammobile reports: "Samsung will not bring any kind of new Bada phones in the second half of 2012. Samsung's latest bada phones showed up last year at IFA 2011 in Berlin. Samsung showed the Wave3, Wave M and Wave Y, all those devices run on Bada version 2.0. The focus of Samsung in the second half of 2012 is fully on Windows Phone 8 and Android. Because the Windows Phone market is in the hands of Nokia they will try to get that share back. Samsung will also try to make their Android position better than before. Thanks to some new Galaxy products in the second half of 2012. Another sad thing is Samsung moved their first TIZEN OS devices to 2013. Samsung already gave away some developers devices with TIZEN 1.0. The only problem is the support from TIZEN itself." Tizen was a lost cause to begin with, and Bada, while actually pretty good, can easily be replaced by Android. As much as it sucks to lose two operating systems (don't kid yourselves - these are EOL messages), it makes sense from a business perspective. Next up: the TouchWiz team.
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RE[7]: no surprise here
by zima on Wed 29th Aug 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: no surprise here"
zima
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2005-07-06

You're living in fantasy world. Yes, evidently you have no idea what success means - it's certainly not about some fanboy reviews, or meaningless design award given to an absolutely fugly phone (but, coincidentally, ~made in the UK - where Nokia has/had major design & Symbian operations - the same place where the award you claim is located ...likely just a case of pompous hipster buddies). N9 never came close to returning the looong investment in it & its platform.

WebOS, RIM, Bada, all failing and/or losing momentum... if there's a place for third player, that's certainly MS with their resources and overall influence on the industry; if Nokia didn't want to be relegated to being just another Android oem (where they wouldn't be able to compete with vertically integrated Samsung, like like most present Android OEMs are unable), then MS was the only way.

Edited 2012-08-30 00:05 UTC

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