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Samsung lauches rugged G-series external HDDs

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2010

Samsung has announced a new line of stylish and rugged hard drives at CES 2010. Judging by the image above, stylish means that they match your grandmother’s couch. These will come in 3 different physical sizes, 1.8”, 2.5” and 3.5”.

The drive is rugged enough to survive drops and also survive spills from liquids. The G2 portable will be boast hard drive sizes from 250GB to 640GB, while the G3 station will come in 1-2TB capacities. The G3 will even switch itself off when the computer is off and it’s not in use.

Super slim Samsung 9000 with sexy remote

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

The Samsung 9000 LED LCD will provide support for 3D and will come with a sexy touch-based remote that looks like a tall iPhone with a Samsung logo. The remote has a touch interface and actually shows video from various sources. It can convert anything 2D into 3D.

Along with the 9000, Samsung also showed off some other flatscreens like the 8000, which features edge lit technology, 2D to 3D conversion, and the 7000 that Features Samsung’s ‘Touch of Color’, and a 4-legged stand, as well as the 6500 with DLNA streaming, but no 3D. Lastly the 5000 with low power usage, USB playback, and DLNA.

Samsung OLED identity card animates your head

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

You’ve seen it in all kinds of sci-fi flicks. The identification card with the moving animated head. Samsung Mobile Display has made it a reality with the Specimen Display Card Prototype.

It looks like a standard ID card until it comes into range of an ISO 14443 RFID card reader. That’s when the magic happens and the OLED display comes to life, showing a 360 degree closeup of the card holder’s head.

Samsung unveils NX10 digital camera

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on January 4th, 2010

Samsung has unveiled a new digital camera called the NX10 that isn’t a point-and-shoot and isn’t a DSLR. The camera has interchangeable lenses but lacks the mirror system of a DSLR. The image sensor is also larger than the micro four thirds cameras on the market and the cam uses a slightly larger lens connection than the aforementioned cameras.

The NX10 has a image sensor with 14.6MP resolution and will come in black or silver colors. The display is a 3-inch AMOLED screen that promises reduced power consumption. ISO range for the camera is 100- 3200 and the cam has a built-in flash.

Samsung announces M5650 Lindy

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2009

Samsung has announced the sporty looking M6560, otherwise known as the ‘Lindy’. The phone has several nice features that users should dig.

Features like 3G, video calling, Wi-fi, 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and a nice curvy body and glossy back. The Samsung M5650 Lindy is available right now in Portugal for $221. It should show up in other countries pretty soon.

Samsung bada screenshots leak

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 17th, 2009

Samsung bada screenshots leakSome screenshots of the upcoming Samsung bada OS have leaked and it’s no surprise that it looks more or less like the company’s TouchWiz UI. bada will be an open platform like Android in hopes that developers will do all the hard work, tweak it and make it better.

Your handset will need a minimum 800 x 480 resolution display in order to get the most out bada and multi-touch gestures are supported so it can compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone OS.

Samsung puts free charge stations into colleges and universities

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on December 10th, 2009

samsungchargestation-sgBack in January when I went to CES in Vegas one of the coolest things I noticed was the Samsung charging stations in the airport in Dallas. The stations let you charge your gadgets for free while you are on the go. Samsung Mobile has announced that it is putting similar charge stations into 15 different colleges and universities around the country.

The schools getting a charge station this go around include San Diego State University, The University of Colorado – Boulder, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Northern Iowa University, The University of New Mexico, The University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, The University of Miami and Louisiana Tech. Samsung plans to add stations to 35 more campuses by the spring semester of 2010.

Samsung C5130 launches in India markets

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2009

Samsung C5130 launches in India marketsSamsung’s entry-level C5130 slider phone looks a little, uh, how should I say, “husky” in this pic. Well, despite it’s width, it has been launched in India for a mere 6200 INR (That’s $134 to you and me). It does have some useful features for an entry-level phone.

Like 3G and social networking integration, home screen shortcuts to 8 popular social networking services like Facebook, YouTube, Orkut and Picasa too. The C5130 also packs Bluetooth, FM radio, a 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD card support and talk time of up to 13 hours.

The New York Times offers times Reader 2.0 and Samsung Go netbook discount

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on November 25th, 2009

samsunggonyt-sgThe economy has been very hard on traditional print publications like magazines and newspapers. Shrinking subscriber numbers, increased costs, and less advertising have all conspired to drive more than one publication out of the black. Even large papers like The New York Times are looking to new methods to distribute their paper.

The NYT has a digital version of its paper called the Times Reader 2.0. The digital version looks much like the real paper and can be accessed via a computer or netbook. The big catch is that the service is a whopping $179.40 for a year.

Samsung offers 2TB Story Station Plus external HDD

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on November 24th, 2009

samsungstorystation-436x480Samsung has a line of external hard drives that are aimed at users looking to back up their data called the Story Station. The line uses 3.5-inch HDDS and is currently available in 1TB capacity. Samsung announced a new version of the drive is coming soon with new features.

The new drive has 2TB of storage space and has both eSATA and USB connectivity. The eSATA connectivity allows the drive to operate at 3Gbps transfer speeds. The 2TB of storage is enough for 500,000 MP3s or 560,000 digital photos.

Samsung drops Black Friday deals on HDTVs

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on November 23rd, 2009

samsung50plasma-sbBlack Friday is coming this week and that means that you can find some of the best prices of the year on electronics after Thanksgiving. Samsung has announced its special Black Friday deals on five different HDTV models.

The special prices will make it easier for Santa to put that new HDTV under the tree this year. The 46-inch LCD LN46B500 HDTV has a resolution of 1080p and a 40,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The set will sell for $849.99. A smaller 40-inch LN40B500 will sell for $599.99 with the same specs.

Samsung Omnia II launching December 2 for $200

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on November 20th, 2009

Samsung Omnia II launching December 2 for $200Looks like we can finally say that Verizon’s version of the Samsung Omnia II is almost here. It will be launching on all fronts, telesales, online, and in-store, on December 2 for $199.99 on contract after a $100 mail-in rebate.

It sports a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, 8GB of internal storage plus microSD expansion, 5 megapixel cam, and WinMo 6.5 Professional. If you can resist the allure of Motorola’s Droid, this is a good one. The TouchWiz 2.0 UI looks nice.

AT&T offers subsidized Samsung Go netbook

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on November 17th, 2009

samsunggo-sbSubsidized netbooks really aren’t that great a deal when you stand back and look at the price. You don’t save that much money typically, but if you need mobile broadband, anyway they may be a decent deal. AT&T is building up its subsidized line with the Samsung Go netbook.

Starting on November 22, customers can get the Go for $199 after a new 2-year agreement for a data plan and mail-in rebates for $199. The data plans will cost either $35 monthly for 200MB or $60 monthly for 5GB of data. That’s not much for the money honestly.

Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica i5700

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2009

Samsung unveils Galaxy Spica i5700A sibling to the Galaxy, the i5700 has been rumored for a while. Now it has been made official by Samsung and dubbed the Galaxy Spica. Samsung’s latest Android-powered handset is just 13.2mm thick and features a 3.5mm jack, an 800MHz core, and built-in DivX support.

According to Samsung, it’s already out in Europe and will be coming to the Middle East and Asia shortly.

Samsung Corby Bluetooth Headset

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2009

Samsung Corby Bluetooth HeadsetSamsung has introduced the Samsung Corby Bluetooth headset, which is designed as the perfect accessory for the recent Corby series of mobile phones.

The WE490 has changeable cases to match the handsets and it’s also packing noise reduction, echo cancellation and automatic volume control. The battery will also deliver up to 6-hours of talk-time.