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Samsung to show off new tablets and smartphones at MWC 2011

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

Word on the street is that Samsung is planning to launch its next-generation of Galaxy Tab tablets at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in February 2011, as well as a new range of Android-powered phones.

Some of these new handsets will feature dual-core processors, Super AMOLED Plus displays and run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. They have already outed some great new gear at CES, so we can’t wait to see what they are offering.

Samsung Sliding PC 7 tablet with slide-out keyboard

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

Samsung has launched a tablet with a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard. The device is powered by the Intel Atom “Oak Trail” processor and is based on the Windows 7 operating system. The slide-out keyboard gives you the option of a multi-touch display or full keyboard and mouse interface.

It features a 10.1-inch multi-touch display with a 340-nit brightness and HD resolution of 1366 x 768. Specs include: Intel Atom Oak Trail Z670 @ 1.66GHz, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB DDR2 Memory, 32GB or 64GB (mSATA SSD), Intel Integrated Graphics, Integrated speaker (0.8W x 2), USB 2.0, 4-in-1 memory card reader, HMDI out, 1.3MP Webcam, up to 9 hours battery, 802.11b/g/n WiFi; WiMax; 3G.

Samsung BD-D7500 is the world’s slimmest 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

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

Samsung announced its 0.9″ thick, or should we say slim, Blu-ray player awhile back and they have been showing it off at CES. The BD-D7500 is 3D enabled and can convert 2D to 3D. So I guess it’s for people who really really love 3D.

This CES Best of Innovation Award Winner also features built-in WiFi and Smart Blu-ray, Samsung’s content streaming service. You can expect it to be available in the first half of 2011.

Samsung announces HMX-H300, SMX-F50, HMX-P300 and HMX-P100 camcorders

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

Samsung has introduced some new camcorders at CES. The SMX-F50 ($199) / F53 ($249) / F54 ($299) are the latest in company’s SD camcorders, offering 65x intelligent zoom, 720x x 480 (60i) recording capabilities and they come in black, silver, red and blue.

The HMX-H300 ($399) offers a three-inch touchpanel, 30x optical zoom, a battery good for up to three hours, optical image stabilization and the ability to capture clips at 1920 x 1080 (60i) / 1280 x 720 (60p). Last on the list are the HMX-P300 ($199) and HMX-P100($149). Both will record to microSD / microSDHC, and the only real difference is that the P300 gets an eight megapixel CMOS sensor and a 3x optical zoom, while the P100 has a five megapixel CMOS sensor and a 1x zoom.

Samsung 9 Series laptop unveiled

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

Samsung has unveiled their new 13.3-inch 9 Series laptop, which is said to be the “thinnest and lightest 13-inch notebook available.” The duralumin machine weighs just 2.89 pounds and measures .68 inches thick. The 13-inch MacBook Air, it’s competitor, measures 0.11 to 0.68 inches thick and weighs 2.9 pounds.

Samsung has jammed some power into that thin build. There’s no optical drive, but it does have Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports and a headphone jack. Inside you’ll find a brand new Core i5 2537M processor, 128GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM.

Samsung 950 Series 3D LED Display

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

Samsung will be showing off the 950 Series 3D LED display at CES 2011. This new 3D LED display comes with a stunning and unique asymmetric design. We don’t have much info on specs right now, but we do know that it has an LED-backlit LCD and its thought to have built-in Wi-Fi with Internet-Apps support and a touch-screen remote that can show live TV via Wi-Fi together with Full-HD at 240Hz.

It also features a unique metallic stand and the company’s Touch of Color technology. We will let you know more details when we know.

Samsung sells over 10 million Galaxy S phones

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

Well, they said they would do it and sure enough Samsung has now met it’s goal and sold 10 million Galaxy S smartphones around the world. This was accomplished in less than seven months since the device first hit the market.

North American sales contributed to about 4 million, followed by Europe at 2.5 million. Now that they have achieved this goal, maybe they can offer up the long-delayed Android 2.2 Froyo update to those millions of Galaxy S phones. What do you think Samsung?

Samsung ready to show off 23mm-thick 3D Blu-ray player at CES

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

Samsung is still obsessed with making the world’s thinnest Blu-ray player and so the company’s now announced plans to slim things down even more with a 23mm-thick unit that will be unveiled at CES 2011.

We don’t know much, but we do know it will play back native 3D content and convert 2D to “quasi-3D,” it will also come in a metallic, wall-mountable chassis, and it will feature YouTube, Facebook and Twitter integration.

Samsung Galaxy Player confirmed for CES 2011

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2010

Samsung’s iPod touch rival, the Android-powered Galaxy Player has been confirmed to show up next week at CES 2011 and it draws some obvious inspiration from Samsung’s successful Galaxy S phone. The model number is YP-GB1 and it’s powered by Android 2.2 Froyo.

Other specs include a 1GHz processor, a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixel Super Clear LCD display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, HD video playback, microSD card support, 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and also a front-facing camera for video calls. This one may actually manage to challenge the iPod touch.

Samsung Focus gets massive tear-down

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

So what exactly is inside of a Samsung Focus? If you’ve been dying to know, but have been understandably unwilling to take yours apart, don’t worry. Someone has done it for you, dissecting the whole thing, and showing you the various chips that are on board from Qualcomm, Micron and others.

One thing they noticed is the use of SanDisk 8GB NAND flash RAM, instead of Samsung’s own memory solutions. The 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is also in there. No need to take apart your own to satisfy your curiosity.

Samsung Bayern Munchen Wave S8500 smartphone

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

Samsung together with FC Bayern Munchen, is launching a new limited edition Bada-based smartphone, the Wave S8500. The handset comes with a pre-installed Bayern Munich app, and free access to T-Mobile’s “LIGA total!” mobile TV service for three months.

The smartphone will be available across Germany starting this month for €429 (or $565). As a bonus, you also get a €65 ($86) voucher that can be used for buying gifts from the Official FC Bayern Munchen Online Shop.

White Samsung Galaxy S now available in Germany

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

Some things are rare in white. Buffaloes and iPhone 4s to name a few. Well, if you like your gadgets white, Samsung has launched the ceramic white edition of the Galaxy S in Germany. The specs remain the same and it will be powered by Android 2.1 only.

Samsung has listed the official price at 649 Euros but Amazon Germany is offering a heavy discount by selling this one for 464 Euros. You may not be able to get a white iPhone 4, but at least you can snag a white Galaxy S.

New Galaxy Tab will feature Nvidia Tegra 2?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

There has been some talk about the Galaxy Tab 2 having Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset and we’re hearing it again, but this time it’s coming from an analyst. Ambrish Srivastava, a semiconductors analyst, recently spent a week visiting more than 30 tech companies and thinks that Nvidia Tegra will be very busy in 2011, inside many devices.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sequel is said to be one of those devices. If true, this is a bit of a surprise since Samsung has developed a dual-core successor to Hummingbird. One reason might be that they want to segregate the smartphones and tablets with different processors.

Samsung Luxury Galaxy Tab to cost $1,000

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

Samsung is unleashing a special Luxury edition of its Galaxy Tab that will cost $1,000.00. For that price you get an exclusive leather case to carry the tablet in and a Bluetooth headset in addition to the stock Galaxy Tab. That’s it.

That’s right. There isn’t any gold or silver or even a single Swarovski crystal anywhere. We aren’t even sure if it will be the 3G-capable version. If this is a Wi-Fi-only model, you better pass on this one.

Samsung Gloria 10-inch Windows 7 tablet with slide-out keyboard

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

The latest tablet rumor makes a tablet more like a netbook with the Windows 7 tablet concept seen above. Blogeee is reporting that they have two separate sources who claim that Samsung is planning a 10-inch slate device called Gloria, which would run Windows 7 and have a slide-out keyboard.

The image above is a mockup of how Gloria might look. It will supposedly include a Samsung software overlay to make Windows 7 more touch-friendly. For now,take this with a grain of salt, but it would be an interesting take on a tablet.