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Samsung’s Dual Core Mobile Processor is called Exynos

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

The new Samsung Galaxy S2 will feature a new dual core Samsung processor, which will be called Exynos. The dual core Exynos processor will go into production next month and the first phone to use it should be the new Samsung Galaxy S2.

Samsung hasn’t released any specifications on the new Exynos processor, but we know that the model in the new Galaxy S2 will be a 1.2GHz dual core version. Exynos comes from the Greek words ‘smart (exypnos)’ and ‘green (prasinos)’ to associate Samsung’s ‘smart and green’ strategy.

Samsung Wave II now available in the UK

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

The Samsung Wave II smartphone was announced last year and is now available in the UK with several mobile operators including Orange, O2 and Vodafone. The Wave II features a 1GHz processor, a five megapixel camera with an LED flash and a 3.7 inch Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels.

Other features of the Samsung Wave II include 802.11 WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSPA connectivity, built in GPS and the latest version of Samsung’s Bada OS.

Samsung adds Lovefilm streaming to UK Blu-ray players

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

Europe may not have Netflix, but they have an equivalent called Lovefilm. You might remember that Amazon recently bought the company. Well, now Lovefilm is in the news once again.

Samsung has announced its intententions to include Lovefilm movie streaming as an app on all of its Blu-ray players in the UK. This will enhance both the subscription service’s profile and its own ability to providing the user with multifunctional, “smart” technology. If others start including Lovefilm on their devices, Amazon just may end up owning UK TV screens at some point.

Samsung’s new Dual-Sided QWERTY Bluetooth Remote for Smart TVs

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

Samsung’s new dual-sided QWERTY remote for its Smart TVs was recently revealed and while they aren’t much to look at, we hope the functionality will be worth it’s fugliness.

The TV side features your standard set of buttons. The QWERTY section is what’s interesting here. It has a display, but we don’t know what it is for yet. We will just have to wait for an official announcement and get more info from Sammy itself.

T-Mobile to drop Samsung Galaxy Tab price to $249.99?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

T-mobile will be dropping the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet from $299.99 to $249.99, according to a leaked document found by the folks at TMO news. The price drop is for customers who are purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab with a two year mobile data contract. Apparently the price has been reduced in order to make the Galaxy Tab more competitive against many new tablets which have been introduced recently.

With a rumored 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and also the Galaxy Tab 2 on the way, you might want to wake a wait and see approach.

Samsung Galaxy Ace product page goes live

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

Any details that you wanted to know about the Galaxy Ace S5830 from Samsung are now available for you via its official website. Some of the confirmed features include a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display at 320 x 480 resolution, Swype keyboard for super fast typing on a virtual keyboard, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1.

There’s also support for social networking and a 5-megapixel camera. Looks like this handset will arrive with Android 2.2 and come in white and black.

Samsung user manual helps you make fake calls

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

Need to make a fake call? Well, there are apps for that, but now at least one phone manufacturer is actually offering this feature built into their phone. In Samsung’s user manual, there is a section that explains how to make a fake call “when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations.”

Very helpful. This feature probably won’t sway you to buy a Samsung phone, but it’s nice to know they have your back when it comes to dodging meetings.

More details on Samsung’s Dual core Galaxy S2

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

Thanks to a South Korean website, we have some new info on the Samsung Galaxy S successor. The Galaxy S2 is expected to feature a dual-core CPU and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p FullHD video recording.

The Galaxy S2 will operate on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be based on Samsung’s custom dual-core Orion SoC. The platform uses two ARM Cortex A9 cores both running at 1GHz. Other features of this next-gen Galaxy include a 4.3″ WVGA screen with Super AMOLED plus technology, NFC integration and the whole thing is just 9mm thick.

Samsung’s HDTV-based app store passes two million downloads

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

Reaching two million downloads in a year is quite a feat when you are talking about apps from a TV maker and it’s the largest number we’ve seen from a TV maker as well. Today Samsung’s app store is available in over 120 countries and features roughly 380 applications, 259 of which are totally free.

It also helps that they have already sold tons of Smart TVs and plan to ship 12 million more in 2011 alone. Samsung definitely has a good thing going here.

Samsung’s Chat 350 Phone

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

Samsung will update it’s Chat series phone with a QWERTY addition called the Chat 350. This phone is heavily influenced by the chunky Samsung Champ 3300. They are both thick.

Some specs include a 4 inch QVGA touchscreen display (No OLED), Quad-band GSM connectivity without 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, music player, FM radio, 2MP camera, and MicroSD card support. It looks pretty lame as thick as it is. No word yet on pricing and availability.

Samsung Star II gets official

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

Some leaked information about the Samsung Star II previously found it’s way online and now the Korean company has officially confirmed that the device exists. The successor to the popular Samsung Star will be available starting February in Germany.

This will be followed by other European countries, like South America, India and the Middle East. The Samsung Star II is all about social networking and so comes bundled with Social Hub, Facebook, Twitter and multiple IM apps.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Specs

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

The Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830), was previously thought to be called the Samsung Galaxy S Mini. As it turns out, it will have different names depending on which country it is sold in. According to MXphone, it will be called the Samsung Galaxy Cooper in India, and we now have a full list of specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Ace/Cooper.

It packs Google Android 2.2 Froyo, Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 UI, plus a 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. There is also HSDPA (7.2Mbps), 900/2100 MHz, EDGE/GPRS, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and A-GPS.

Samsung unveils HMX-P300 and HMX-P100 Full HD pocket-sized Camcorders

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

Samsung has unveiled a couple of Full HD pocket camcorders, the HMX-P300 and HMX-P100. They have a One Touch Sharing Function that makes uploading videos fast and easy. A pop-out USB plug facilitates data transfer and battery charging. The HMX-P300 features an 8 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with a 3x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch touch LCD and composite video output and comes in titan black, silver, white and pink for $199 in March.

The HMX-P100 has a 5 Megapixel BSI sensor, a 1x zoom lens and a 2.3-inch LCD display. This one will cost you $149 and will hit stores in black, silver, blue and pink.

Samsung ZX310 9 Series Mobile Performance Laptop

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 10th, 2011

Samsung has unveiled its latest ZX310 9 Series premium lightweight laptop. The new ZX310 9 Series is actually thinner than the Mac Book Air and is made from duralumin which is twice the strength of aluminum. Beneath the hood there’s an Intel i7 processor, up to 8GB memory, a 256GB solid state drive and it sports a 13.3 inch display.

The Samsung ZX310 9 Series is targeted at power users and mobile professionals. The OS is Windows 7 and it has a 12 second boot time, a 1.3MP HD webcam, a touch sensitive gesture pad and a powerful lithium-polymer battery.

Samsung BabyView Video Baby Monitors

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 10th, 2011

This one is for those of you who like to neglect their babys, then play Call of Duty with a mic, so that I have to hear your whiny kid loud as day while I play. Do us both a favor and put them in another room. Samsung Techwin America will help. Their BabyVIEW product line of video baby monitors makes it easy for you to keep your baby safe and secure.

Parents can share audio and video of their baby or infant with friends and family via sites like Facebook and Twitter and they also support a built-in SD card slot that allows video captured from the monitor to be easily uploaded. Other features include night vision, two-way talk, sound and vibration alerts and remote nightlight.