UPDATE: Samsung contacted us with the following statement.
We are delighted with the success of the original bada platform, which was launched at MWC last year. We have looked to build on this with bada 2.0 by creating a versatile and robust platform capable of continuing the success of its predecessor. We have also created and strengthened an eco-system around bada, ensuring developers are able to create the apps our customers need and want.
Meanwhile, another Samsung spokesperson confirmed to Reuters that this newsletter was sent by an event organiser. Full quote to Reuters is below.
“There have been no orders from our Mobile Solution Center to initiate strategic hiring from Nokia, and the newsletter was simply sent by our event organiser in India to a group of engineers who showed up at our bada developers’ conference there earlier this month.