Orange has announced that the second handset in its Quick Tap range will be the Bada-running Samsung Wave 578. It joins the Samsung Tocco Quick Tap, essentially a rebranded Samsung Tocco Lite.
Quick Tap, launched in May, is the UK’s first contactless payment service for mobile phones, and is offered by Orange in conjunction with Barclaycard.
The Samsung Wave 578 is a budget Bada handset, with a 3.2in WQVGA display, 3.2MP camera, 100MB internal memory, and modest 455MHz processor. Oh, and NFC capabilities. Obviously.
There’s a cheeky Quick Tap incentive on offer at the mo. Barclaycard will give you £10 upon activation, and 10% cash back on all purchases made within the first 90 days. That sounds like a pretty good excuse for living off McDonald’s and Subway to me.
Simeon Bird, Director of Propositions at Orange, beamed: “We’re pleased to be offering the Samsung Wave 578, which is the next in a range of Quick Tap enabled mobiles we have planned for the UK. Only on Orange will customers benefit from the greater convenience and control over their high street purchases which Quick Tap provides them with."
David Chan, CEO of Barclaycard Consumer Europe, adds: “Paying with a mobile phone means never being without the right change, and always having access to funds. That’s why I believe contactless mobile is the future of payments, and I’m keen it’s made available to as many of our customers as possible.
“At the launch of our first contactless handset earlier this year we promised we would roll out greater choice in the ‘Quick Tap’ range and I’m pleased to be able to announce the first of these new handsets today.”
The Samsung Wave 578 will be available from Orange on contract and PAYG “in the coming weeks”.
via: Orange Newsroom