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This year's 15 most anticipated mobile technologies

From smartphones to mobile operating systems


We've rounded up the 15 most highly anticipated mobile technologies set to appear later this year.

Samsung's first Bada handset: The Wave

Whether Bada will succeed or flop is unknown, but the Samsung Wave, the first phone to feature the OS, has some pretty hard-to-ignore specs.

The Wave also showcases Samsung's new Super AMOLED technology, which has touch sensors on the display itself as opposed to creating a separate layer.

Super AMOLED is fantastic; my low-light photos truly don't do it any justice.

Colours burst out of the display, and animations appeared lively and smooth. Samsung also says that this design reflects less light and therefore handles better outdoors.

The Wave is powered by a 1GHz processor - the same speed as the Snapdragon processor in the Google Nexus One.

It also runs the new TouchWiz 3.0 interface, which didn't feel as muddled and confusing as previous versions.

Xperia X10 Mini Pro: compact with a keyboard

Its small size (as its name suggests) sets Sony Ericson's Xperia X10 Mini Pro apart from most other Android phones (it runs Android 1.6).

It has a 2.55in capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240x320 pixels; a backlit qwerty keyboard slides out from beneath the display.

Other features include a 5Mp camera with an LED flash, Assisted-GPS, and an FM radio. It can access the internet via either HSPA or Wi-Fi.

NEXT PAGE: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro and Docomo's eye-controlled earphones

  1. From smartphones to mobile operating systems, we can't wait for these products to appear in 2010
  2. HTC Legend and HTC HD Mini
  3. Garmin Nuvifone A50 and HP Compaq AirLife 100
  4. The MeeGo OS and the Motorola Quench
  5. Opera Mini on the iPhone and Samsung Bada
  6. Samsung Wave and the Xperia X10 Mini Pro
  7. Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro and Docomo's eye-controlled earphones
  8. HTC Desire



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