Still remember the new Samsung S8500 Wave that was first introduced in February 2010? Vodafone UK has announced that their valued customers now can pre-order this Samsung Wave, which the company claims as the first smartphone based on the new clever Bada OS, featured with a large, bright 3.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity and virtual 5.1 surround sound support.

With the new Samsung Bada software platform, the users can get their “true-personal” phone by customizing up to 7 home screen with their favorite shortcuts and simple-to-use menus for instant access to the stuff they use most.

“The Samsung Wave represents our strategy to deliver rich, exciting smartphone experiences to everyone,” said JK Shin, President and head for the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “This launch will make our platform vision a reality and consumers, developers and operators will experience the freedom of choice that bada enables.”

Samsung Wave also combines Samsung’s newest TouchWiz 3.0 user interface with Social Hub that designed to provide users an ultra-convenient, intuitive access to email, IM and Social Networking Sites (SNS), aiming to deliver an ultimate user experience.

The new cool Samsung Wave smartphone is slated to hit Vodafone UK stores for free beginning June 1, with two-year service agreement (£25 a month) that offers 300 minutes of talk time, unlimited text messages and 500MB of mobile data.

In addition to European countries, Samsung Wave S8500 is expected to be available in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America in the near future.