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Samsung Series 5 hits Europe on June 24th

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 22nd, 2011

Samsung’s giving folks in Europe some Chromebook goodness, so if you have a taste for Chrome and are European, this is some good news. The Samsung Series 5 will hit Europe this Friday for €399 (or £349) for the Wi-Fi model and €449 (or £399) for the 3G version.

The Chrome OS laptop will be available in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy for now with other countries getting it over the next few months. Are you getting one?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hitting Sprint on June 24th

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 21st, 2011

Samsung would only say “mid-summer” when it revealed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Sprint, but it looks like the time is almost here. Sprint has announced that the WiFi-only tablet will be available on its website and elsewhere on June 24th for $499.99.

Great news but it won’t be until July 24th that you can get one at a Sprint retail store. Your wait is almost over my Wi-fi loving peeps.

Samsung NC215S solar netbook headed for Russia

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 20th, 2011

The sun is usually an enemy to laptops. Just try using your screen on a bright day. But in this case it will power your PC. First introduced for the African market, Samsung’s NC215S will be heading for Russia in August for 13,999 rubles ($479).

The lid is almost entirely a solar panel and so this netbook has an estimated battery life of 14.5 hours. The NC215S packs in a 1.6GHz N570 Intel Atom dual-core processor, 250GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM.

Samsung Unveils USB Adapter For Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2011

Samsung has unveiled the USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. This dongle will provide you with a single USB port, allowing you to expand your tablet’s functionality with a USB mouse, keyboard, thumb drive and other USB accessory.

This device connects to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet via a 30-pin dock connector. The USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced at just $20.

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Coming Soon With Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Samsung has announced two new tablets in the Galaxy Tab range, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but what about the original Samsung Galaxy Tab with its 7 inch display? There were rumors that Samsung would release a second generation version and now according to HDBlog, Samsung will be releasing it later this year.

According to them the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 will have a 7 inch WSCGA IPS LCD display, and a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb. It will be able to make voice calls and send SMS message like the original Galaxy Tab as well.

Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart coming to T-Mobile on June 22nd, Dart is here now

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

It’s not a surprise, but T-Mobile has confirmed some earlier rumors involving three Android-based phones from Samsung. The Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart will both be launching on June 22nd, and the Samsung Dart is available today for free with a two-year contract.

The Exhibit 4G is the highest-end here, with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3. The Gravity Smart has Android 2.2 and a QWERTY keyboard, while the Dart is a low-end mystery as far as specs are concerned. We do know that it has a 600MHz processor and 3.1-inch QVGA display.

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 availability for Sweden and Finland

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

Samsung Finland and Sweden have announced the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9. The devices in both countries will get Wi-Fi and 3G versions of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 in August and September. Sweden users who want to buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Telia can get it this month on June 29.

Both tablets run Android’s latest Honeycomb 3.1 OS, have an LCD screen supporting WXGA resolution (1280×800), a 1GHz dual core processor, 21Mbps HSPA+, 3MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera, HD video recording and playback support, Allshare, Social and Music Hub, Adobe Flash 10.2 support, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and storage ranging from 16 to 64GB.

Samsung Launches ‘Smart View’ App

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 8th, 2011

Samsung has just released the Smart View app for the Samsung Galaxy S II which allows users to stream images and videos from their TVs onto their phone. So now you can watch what you want anywhere. In bed, outside even in the bathroom if you so desire.

It works with the Samsung Smart TV transmitting the data over WiFi, while the phone uses the app to receive the video. You can also make use of any Smart TV apps that have been installed on the TV for added functionality on your Galaxy S II phone. The Samsung Smart View is available on the Android Market for the Samsung Smart TV D7000, D8000, and D9500 series. Right now the Samsung Galaxy S II is the only phone that supports it, but Samsung is planning to release it for the Galaxy player (YP-GB70) in July, the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab later this year.

Verizon Unveils LTE-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2011

That’s right. Verizon has unveiled the new 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The LTE-based version is similar to the Wi-Fi version, but you will be able to surf the internet on-the-go without needing to depend on a Wi-Fi hotspot.

If you want it, the LTE-based Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available in 16GB and 32GB of storage capacities for $530 and $630.

T-Mobile announces Samsung Exhibit 4G And Samsung Gravity Smart

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2011

We know that the Samsung Exhibit 4G was headed to T-Mobile, and now T-Mobile has officially confirmed the launch as well as confirming the new Samsung Gravity Smart. The Samsung Exhibit 4G has Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 1GHz processor, a 3 megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera in front for video chat.

The Samsung Gravity Smart features a slide out QWERTY keyboard and Android 2.2 Froyo, as well as a 3.2 inch touchscreen display and a 3 megapixel camera with an LED flash. Both will be available this month from T-Mobile. The Gravity Smart is $70 after a $50 mail in rebate and the Exhibit 4G is $80 after a $50 mail in rebate, both of course with a new two year agreement with T-Mobile.

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Samsung Launching 4G Tablet This Year

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

Samsung’s president of the mobile division, JK Shin, says that the company plans to launch a 4G tablet later this year. We don’t know if it will be a 4G version of one of Samsung’s new tablets that have already been announced, or if this is a completely new tablet.

He also said that we can expect to see the new Samsung Galaxy S III in the first half of 2012. The company’s Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets have been a great success, so they obviously want to build on this.

Samsung’s new Children Animations for your Camera

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 29th, 2011

Taking pictures of kids, especially young kids, can be tricky, but thanks to Samsung it doesn’t have to be any longer. This camera displays up to 21 different kid friendly animations on the camera front LCD. Available for Samsung ST700, PL170 and PL120 these animations are free to download and will make sure your child focuses on the camera.

And we all know that kids love animations, so you will have their full attention so that you can snap a pic and get it right the first time.

Samsung 950 Series 3D LED Monitor Now Shipping

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Samsung has announced that their new and beautiful 950 Series 3D LED monitors have started shipping. The new monitor was first seen at CES this year and had to have the drool cleaned off of it all day long. It features a 27 inch screen size with 1920 x 1080 pixels of native screen resolution.

These monitors also come with Samsung Apps and Smart Hub installed and have Samsung’s Ultra Clear Panel technology. Other features include full HD resolution, a 2Ms response time, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, D-SUB, HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI-DualLink connectivity.

Samsung AF315 All-in-One PC

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on May 25th, 2011

Samsung’s new AF315 All-in-One PC features a large 23-inch LCD along with Samsung’s switchable active shutter 2D / 3D technology and a thin 11-mm bezel. Aside from that, it packs a Core i5 CPU, 1TB 7200RPM hard disk and USB 3.0.

There’s also a TV receiver, Blu-ray player, remote control, 3D glasses, and a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. It ships in South Korea tomorrow for 2.19 million won or about $2,000. Apparently it is aimed at well dressed business woman types.

Samsung ships compact BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray player

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

Good news for those of you in Korea. That’s where Samsung has begun shipping the compact BD-D7000 Blu-ray player with 3D playback. Its design delivers a full Blu-ray player in a package that is about half the size of typical players and weighs just portable 2.4lbs.

The player was first seen at CES and also does apps and and has other smart features thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Samsung’s Hyper Real Engine helps process the video, which minimizes noise without sacrificing the sharpness of the image. Other features include Dolby 7.1 surround sound support and it will upconvert 2D content to 3D.