Vodafone UK ships the world's first Bada phone, the Samsung Wave

And we’re off! Without all that much fanfare following the announcement of Samsung’s smartphone operating system, Bada, the first Bada-powered handset has shipped.

This morning, customers who had pre-ordered the Samsung Wave through Vodafone UK began receiving their handsets. Samsung’s hoping to sell 20 million of these things (as in Bada phones) by the end of next year. Seem crazy? Sure — until you remember that Samsung managed to sling 5 million Tocco Lites in 4 months.

What do you think? Can they hit the 20 million mark in a year and a half? Drop us a comment below and tell us why or why not.