While Samsung has embraced the Android revolution, most recently with the excellent Samsung Galaxy S II, the Korean manufacturer has no plans to turn its back on its own Bada operated phones. Samsung's Bada OS has so far been found on the Samsung Wave, the Wave 723 and Wave II and provides access to the manufacturer's own app store as well as customizable UI with social networking integration. Samsung confirmed that it hopes to have around 1,000 localised apps in the Samsung App Store available to Bada users and suggested that a new payment method would see money deducted from a user's phone bill rather than say a PayPal account.
Though Samsung refused to confirm the arrival of a Samsung Wave III, with the three previous Bada phones all being part of the Wave family, we wouldn't bet against it. One thing Samsung did confirm was that all future Bada phones would have built-in NFC technology as standard enabling contactless payment transactions.