During the Singapore-held CommunicAsia 2010 show, Samsung announced the Wave 2 Pro (S5333), which comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Let's see what else it offers.
As mentioned, the S5333 sports a slideout QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode. We haven't had a chance to try typing on it, but the layout looks sensible with clearly separated keys.
The Wave 2 Pro will function fine as a media player, thanks to features like a 3.5mm audio connector, microSD card slot for memory expansion and even an FM tuner.
Though Samsung is not calling Bada a smartphone platform, the software allows for many advanced features. Some of these include a Webkit-based browser and support for Microsoft Exchange. The company is also working to increase the number of widgets and apps available for Bada, so that's good news for the S5333.
The screen on the Wave 2 Pro has a resolution of 400 x 240 pixels (WQVGA). Though it pales in comparison to high-end WVGA screens, it's still a little better than the outdated QVGA variant.
Connectivity-wise, the S5333 comes with a quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS for navigation.