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Samsung W200 shock + waterproof pocket cam with full HD video

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

Word on the street is that Samsung is expected to announce a new W200 shock+waterproof pocket cam with full HD video capabilities. It looks nice and sporty doesn’t it? Looks like it can take a decent beating. The sensor resolution will be 5MP (back side illuminated).

So feel free to carry this one with you on your Indiana Jones type adventures, stopping to snap a pic occasionally as you outrun enemies and uncover buried treasures. Or just, you know, take it with you on vacation. The announcement should be in a few days.

Samsung’s LCD fridge gets a price

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on April 18th, 2011

Samsung has now priced its four-door, Energy Star-rated LCD refrigerator and it is just as expensive as you might expect at $3,499 retail. It will arrive late next month. The RF4289 fridge offers 28 cubic feet of storage, including a customizable, counter-height “flex-zone” drawer with a moveable divider. This is for serious food eaters/storage enthusiasts.

It also features LED lighting and Samsung’s twin coolingplus system that separately circulates the air inside the freezer and refrigerator to eliminate odor and keep perishable produce fresher for a longer period of time. If that isn’t enough, there’s an 8-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled LCD touchscreen too, which includes several apps, including Epicurious, Weatherbug, Pandora, AP News, Google Calendar, Picasa Photos and Twitter.

Samsung’s 11.6-inch Series 9 available for pre-order at Amazon

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2011

Good news. You can get Samsung’s sleek new laptop for $1,200. Even better news. Amazon is now listing the 11.6-inch Series 9 at $1,149, saving you some hard earned dough. However we still don’t have a release date.

The specs include an Intel Core i3-380UM, 2GB of RAM, a 64GB SSD, 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, a 5680mAh battery, and a 1366 x 768 display with 400 nits of brightness. If you want an Amazon alternative, the laptop is showing up at a bunch of retailers for pre-order.

Samsung Galaxy S 2011 Edition headed to Russia

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on April 14th, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S 2 will be hitting stores around the world in a few weeks, but Samsung wants to bridge the gap between the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S 2 with the Galaxy S 2011 Edition. This new phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an overclocked processor at 1.4 Ghz.

The battery is 1650 mAh but the screen is the same. It will likely have 2 Gigs of RAM and 8, 16 or 32 gigs of internal storage. Think of it as the Galaxy S 2 lite. It will be available in Russia in May for 22,000 Rubles ($ 780) to tide people over until the Galaxy S 2 arrives.

Samsung Announces New External Hard Drives with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2011

Samsung has announced a new line of hard disk drives, including two portable drives and a desktop storage station. These drives support the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and will deliver transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second, which is 10 times higher than USB 2.0. So you will be able to transfer a 25-gigabyte full HD movie in just four minutes flat. Not bad eh?

The M2 Portable is an entry-level model, while the C2 Portable 3.0 is the premium version. The M2 comes with a matte finish that covers scratches and fingerprints and has curved sides that allow for a good grip. The C2 will have a high-gloss cover with a crystallized pattern. The drives are available in densities of up to 1 terabyte and will come in four colors: Brown Black, Noble Beige, Mist Gray and Clay Orange.

Samsung Galaxy S II available May 1st in the UK

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

Samsung has some good news for you Brits. The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available on May 1st in the United Kingdom. This smartphone features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, so this is likely the Exynos 4210 version of this handset.

Our friends across the pond can’t wait and now there is at least a firm date. We aren’t sure when the rest of Europe will get it, but when we know we will pass it along.

Samsung EZON digital door locks for the U.S. market

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2011

Door knobs are so last century. Seoul Commtech, a subsidiary of Samsung Group, wants to upgrade the door knob with some high-tech locks. That’s why they will be showcasing digital door locks at the ISC (International Security Conference) in Las Vegas that are specifically made for the U.S. market.

The locks consist of the SHS-7020, SHS-7120, SHS-7100, SHS-3420 & SHS-2320 and they use mechanical and digital security. The locks are certified by the UL and can be easily integrated in place of mechanical locks without any additional installation. Hopefully we can get Star Trek doors next and forget locks all together.

Samsung is not installing keylogger software on laptops

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2011

Yesterday we reported that someone had found some keylogger software on some new Samsung laptops. We knew it didn’t make sense for a popular brand to take that kind of risk and as it turns out, it was all a misunderstanding.

The confusion apparently comes from the fact that the VIPRE security software mistakenly identified Microsoft’s Slovene language folder (“SL”) as Starlogger. Samsung managed to recreate it from an empty c:\windows\SL folder, Bottom line is that Samsung laptops are safe.

Samsung shipping laptops with keylogger installed?

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

Samsung is a pretty popular laptop brand right now, but their reputation may be about to suffer due to claims that it is shipping brand new laptops with an active keylogger installed. According to a post on Networkworld by Mohamed Hassan, the StarLogger keylogger was found preinstalled and active on not just one, but two brand new Samsung laptops.

Would any company be stupid enough to do this and risk a serious PR backlash? According to Hassan, the first was found when he installed security software on his new laptop. That laptop was later returned because of a video driver issue, but the replacement Samsung that he purchased also had the same keylogger on it. One thing that seems suspect is this. Why wouldn’t he have returned the first right away after he found the keylogger? He wasn’t mad enough?

Samsung launches premium SD card range in South Korea

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

Samsung has launched their new premium SD card and microSD card range in South Korea. Samsung’s memory cards are known for being rugged and reliable so you can count on them. They will be available in two categories, Essential and Plus. Class 4 for Essential and Class 6 for Plus. And they come with a limited warranty.

The cards range in capacities from 4GB to 16GB with a read speed of up to 17MB/s and a write speed of up to 13MB/s. The cards are water-proof, magnet proof and dust proof and will survive temperatures from 85C to -40C.

Samsung SE-406A Slim External 3D Blu-ray Combo

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

Samsung has introduced a new external Blu-ray combo drive. It looks nice and sleek and even features an anti-fingerprint surface so you can avoid smudge marks. The SE-406A external Blu-ray drive also comes with software that will turn 2D DVD movies into 3D.

The device provides several speeds across different data media types: 6X BD-R, 4X BD-R Dual Layer, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 8X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording. You can expect it to arrive in April 2011 for $150.

Samsung’s App Store Surpasses 100 Million Downloads

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

Samsung must be breaking out the champagne right about now, since its App Store has passed 100 million downloads of mobile and TV applications. That didn’t take long. Samsung’s App Store was opened in June 2010 and now has a total of 13,000+ apps for users to download onto their Samsung mobile phones and TV’s. And users have been doing just that.

Users in France downloaded the most, followed by Germany and Spain. Those three countries account for 40 percent of the total downloads recorded. Europeans obviously love what Samsung is offering. Sure those are not Apple numbers, but we are talking Samsung not Apple.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 photos and specifications

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

So now the Samsung galaxy Tab 8.9 is official and we have some official press photos and more detailed specs. The Samsung galaxy Tab 8.9 measures just 8.6mm thick, making it an uber thin and sleek tablet, thinner than the new iPad 2 even. It weighs just 470g and comes with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb and a custom Touchwiz UI from Samsung.

Other features include an 8.9 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, a 1GHz dual core processor and it will play back full HD video in 1080p. There’s also a three megapixel camera on the back and a two megapixel camera in front. Two models will be available: one with Wifi and one with WiFi and HSPA+.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 revealed

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

This shot taken from CTIA by the guys over at Pocketnow shows off some Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 promo material. It may not be the actual device, but it’s almost as good and gives us some info. Looks like it’s comprised of the Live Panel homescreen with custom widgets, and an app switcher for BlackBerry PlayBook-like app switching with live previews of the apps that are open in the background.

This image also tells us some of the specs. It sports an 8.9″ display with 1280×800 resolution (that’s a higher pixel density than the Motorola Xoom). It’s very thin too at just 8.6mm, and will weigh just 470 grams. And the CPU onboard is a dual core 1GHz chip.

Samsung releases D6400/D6500 Series 3D TVs in South Korea

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

Samsung has announced the D6400/D6500 Series 3D TVs for the South Korean market. They are available in 40-inch, 46-inch and 55-inch versions. The Samsung D6400/D6500 Series 3D TVs feature a Clear Motion Rate (CMR) of 480Hz, a Crystal Black Panel, Hyper-real engine and smart-real motion picture support that reduces cross-talk and flickering.

Both models have the ability to convert 2D content to 3D. Some other features include Bluetooth 3D glasses support, Smart Hub UI and Samsung’s 3D VOD service. The Samsung D6400 3D TV series is priced from 2,400,000 Won ($2,133) to 4,900,000 Won ($4,355). The Samsung D6500 3D TV series is priced from 2,600,000 Won ($2,310) to 5,200,000 Won ($4,621).