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Samsung Exhibit 4G coming to T-Mobile on June 8th

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

It looks like the Gingerbread packing Samsung Exhibit 4G for T-Mobile will go on sale June 8th. That is, if we can believe this flyer sent in to TmoNews. Looks like a reliable flyer to us. So we have a potential date, but still nothing on pricing, even though we know that the dealer price is $325.

To refresh your memory, the Exhibit 4G is an HSPA + handset with TouchWiz on top of Android 2.3. It has front and rear-facing cameras, an LED flash in the back, and a microSD card slot. The phone will also boast a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and a 3 megapixel back camera.

Samsung’s 11.6-inch Series 9 now shipping in the US

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

You’ve been able to preorder it for about a month on Amazon, and now Samsung’s 11.6-inch Series 9 laptop is available for shipping. It will cost you $1,160 and to refresh your memory it features an Intel Core i3-380UM processor, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD.

Other features that you get for that price include 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0 and WIMAX 4G capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel HD webcam and a 1366 x 768 display with 340 nits of brightness. You can pick one up right now.

Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab getting Gingerbread update in mid-May

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

The update was supposed to have a mid-April delivery, but Samsung ran into some problems and is now ready to attempt to deliver Gingerbread again. The company has officially stated that it intends to update the entire Galaxy S line, starting with models in the UK and Nordic countries from the middle of this month.

The rest of the globe, including us yanks in North America, will follow “according to the regional plan.” So who else is getting a Gingerbread upgrade? Why, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the company’s budget Galaxy devices too, the Ace, Gio, Fit and mini.

Samsung unveils 75-inch D9500 3D LCD HDTV

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2011

Samsung has now gone one better than LG’s 72-inch LZ9700, which was previously the world’s largest LED-backlit 3D LCD HDTV, but it is now beaten by the Samsung 75-inch D9500. Aside from being huge, the TV also has some nice features too, like a QWERTY integrated remote so you can use this 240Hz display for browsing the internet.

Samsung is using active shutter 3D technology with this one too, with a price of ₩19,000,000 ($17,600). Nice if you can afford it.

Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3 million pre-orders

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2011

Samsung is celebrating tonight as they have announced that they have reached up to three million pre-orders worldwide for its dual-core Android phone by the end of April, when it went on sale in Korea. Orders were expected to only go up like this as the phone reached global scale and peaked at 120 countries.

I’d call that a success. In Samsung’s home country, it sold 120,000 of the phones in the first few days. The company had initially predicted 10 million Galaxy S IIs shipping for the entire year. These numbers will level off, but they help Samsung threaten competitors like Apple.

Samsung Infuse 4G coming to AT&T May 15th

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2011

We’ve been waiting for Samsung’s Infuse 4G to come to AT&T and now we have a date. The Infuse features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and is launching May 15th on AT&T for $200 with a two-year contract.

Other specs include HSDPA Cat 14 and HSUPA Cat 6 radios, a 2GB microSD card, 1.2 GHz processor, and Android 2.2. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera in the back that does 720p video and a 1.3-megapixel shooter in front.

Samsung SENS-240 Navigation Tablet

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2011

The Samsung SENS-240 hybrid car navigation system / tablet is compatible with your Android-powered Samsung smartphone or tablet. The device uses Bluetooth to take over your voice, data, voice search, and even “video features” from your smartphone when you are behind the wheel.

You can use your smarpthone or tablet as an “advanced” remote when idle. The SENS-240 packs in 256MB of RAM, USB-host mode, and an SD slot in addition to a 1.43GHz processor. For now it’s Korea-only, but who knows where it will show up after a while.

Samsung takes 200K Galaxy S II pre-orders, passes iPhone 4

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

Samsung has to be quite happy with the Galaxy S II. The company has taken over 200,000 pre-orders across all three major Korean carriers between Monday of last week and the launch on Friday. 160,000 of these were at the country’s largest carrier, SK Telecom.

It gets even more impressive. The pre-orders passed 10,000 units in the first 29 minutes and doubled that in over an hour. This surpasses iPhone 4 pre-orders last August and sets a new high for Apple to beat.

Samsung Sliding PC 7 now available for pre-order for $649

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

Remember the Samsung Sliding PC 7 from earlier this year? It’s a Windows 7 tablet computer with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, giving you the best of both worlds with something between a tablet and a netbook.

The Samsung Sliding PC 7 is now on Amazon for pre-order for $649, though we don’t know when it will actually ship. Some features include a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768-resolution touchscreen tablet plus a full slide out keyboard, and it runs Microsoft Windows 7 and has an Intel Atom Z670 CPU.

Samsung RF712 gaming laptop

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

Samsung claims that the screen on its new RF712 gaming laptop will have the best brightness that you can buy, which helps to overcome the dimming effect of wearing 3D glasses. The 17.3-inch screen uses the same Super Bright Plus technology as its Series 9 laptop, but with an added bonus, higher Full HD resolution.

The brightness is 400-nits. That’s about double that of an average LCD. Other specs include a second generation quad-core Intel CPU, 2GB AMD HD6650M graphics, a roomy 750GB hard drive and USB 3.0. The RF712 will hit South Korea on May 2nd for the equivalent of $2,400. No word on when it might reach the US.

Samsung announces 32-inch 3D Smart TV

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

If you enjoy 3D content, then you know that it is best on a large screen, but if your budget demands something small and affordable, Samsung has introduced the industry’s first 32-inch 3D-enabled Smart TV.

The D6350 Series television features a Crystal Black Panel, 3D Hyper-real engine, Smart-real motion to reduce Cross-talk and flicker, 2D to 3D conversion, Full HD resolution and more. It also supports Smart Hub that allows users to search and surf the internet, download apps from the Samsung Apps store and connect to social networks so you can share your 3D experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v to go on sale in Portugal tomorrow

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

Vodafone will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v in Portugal tomorrow, followed by the Netherlands later in the week. The device is priced at €590 ($862.) and runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen, an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip (two Cortex-A9 cores @ 1 GHz), 16GB of flash storage, HSPA+ support, a rear 8 megapixel camera with flash that does 1080p recording, a front 2 megapixel camera, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a USB port, digtal compass, an accelerometer, dual surround-sound speakers, and a 6860 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1v is different from the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is 8.6mm thick and comes with a 3MP rear-facing camera. The rest of the specs are the same. It is expected in early June.

Samsung Infuse hits Walmart in May for $179

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

Looks like you will be able to pick up the Samsung Infuse at Walmart in May. So when you are buying all of your other goods, you might as well pick up the phone.

The phone features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.2 GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera. Its also very thin and will run Android. The phone will be available at Walmart for $179 after a 2-year contract with AT&T, in May.

Samsung Droid Charge coming to Verizon on April 28th for $300

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2011

Verizon Wireless and Samsung are slapping a $299.99 subsidized price on Samsung’s newest handset. The phone is finally official. You can expect it on April 28th. On that day you can get the phone which features a 4.3-inch AMOLED Plus display, rear 8 megapixel camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 and LTE support.

Unlimited 4G data plans are $29.99. The phone’s price is expensive, but keep in mind that you get a mobile hotspot for “no additional charge”. Are you getting this one?

Amazon Android tablet may be made by Samsung

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2011

Rumors of an Amazon-branded tablet are back again thanks to a rumor that it had picked a contractor. Amazon is reportedly looking at none other than Samsung to make their tablet. There aren’t many other details, but Peter Rojas said he was “99% certain”.

It would likely have Android 3.0, but Amazon might be concerned with tighter limits on customization, so they could use a phone-oriented Android build like 2.3 maybe and have some freedom to customize the interface. It will be interesting to see what Amazon does with this.