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Samsung KDDI SMT-i9100 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

If the Samsung Galaxy Tab is your tablet of choice, then you might want to check out the new Samsung KDDI SMT-i9100 Android tablet. The device is sexy looking and is powered by the Google Android 2.2 OS.

The SMT-i9100 features a 7-inch multitouch display with WSVGA resolution (1024×600), Wi-Fi, CDMA 1x, 3G, 4GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth, a microSDHC card and a 2MP digital camera.

Samsung X430 headed for Microsoft Stores, free of crapware

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

You know how it is. You purchase a notebook that’s been filled up with bloatware that you don’t want. We’ve all been there. But the Korea-bound Samsung X430 notebook is free of such things. The notebook is apparently a Microsoft Store Exclusive, and offers a Microsoft Signature Image label that means that it’s copy of Windows 7 is completely free of trialware and other crap.

However, Microsoft has filled it with a bunch of in-house software like Windows Live, Bing Maps 3D, and Microsoft Security Essentials. I guess you are trading one set of bloatware for another.

Samsung 55-inch DID LCD with Ultra-Slim Bezel

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2010

Samsung’s 55-inch DID (Digital Information Display) LCD display produces an HD or a Full HD resolution (depending on the model) and has an ultra-slim bezel (3.8mm on the top and left side of the LCD and 1.9mm on the bottom and right side of the LCD).

Sadly we don’t yet have any pricing or availability details. Apparently, this 55-inch ultra-thin bezel screen will be followed by one with a diagonal measurement of 46 inches and a separation of 7.6mm.

Samsung Champ C3300 Hello Kitty edition

Posted in Hello Kitty by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2010

Samsung Taiwan has introduced the C3300 Hello Kitty edition, so you’ll get special preloaded content along with the kitty stamped on the back. The rest of the features are exactly the same.

Some of those features include a 2.4 inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Micro SD card slot and a 1.3 Megapixel camera. Kids and women better hurry as this is limited to Taiwan only and will sell for about $160.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Spotted with ‘Porn’ Home Button

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 10th, 2010

No, this is not a special edition Galaxy Tab for porn lovers, despite the home button at the bottom of the Galaxy Tab shown above being labeled “Porn”. And, no, this isn’t Hugh Hefner’s phone.

It seems that the Romanian word for “start” is “pornire”, which was shortened. You learn something new everyday. A porn button wouldn’t be terrible though, would it? I mean, if you’re into that sort of thing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Samsung Galaxy S sales pass five million

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

We knew Samsung’s Galaxy S was on track to kick down some serious sales, but it didn’t take long at all to reach five million. And Samsung is only now getting around to introducing the Galaxy S handset in Japan. Meanwhile the rest of the world has already bought five million units of the Galaxy S phone family.

Over two million of those sales have been made in the US and over one million can be found in South Korea.

Samsung P2770FH has a 1ms response time, costs $400

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2010

This 27-inch Samsung monitor is the first LCD to tout an amazing 1ms response time, halving the previous best in this category of 2ms. Pretty impressive. Not sure it will be noticeable though in daily use. With that great response time however, there is also a lack of stand adjustment and Samsung’s Touch of Color enclosure.

Other features include 1920 x 1080 resolution, 300 nits of brightness, HDMI input, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. You can pick up the Samsung P2770FH later this month for just $400.

Samsung announces Bada-powered Wave II

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Samsung has further expanded its Bada options with the introduction of the new and improved Wave II. The most significant difference over the previous Wave is a larger 3.7-inch WVGA SLCD screen, compared to a 3.3-inch AMOLED of its predecessor.

Aside from that, you get the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor, the very same LED flash-equipped 5-megapixel camera and the same Bada. There is a new Swype-type input method called Trace however.

Samsung Galaxy Tab now available for Pre-Order in Sweden

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is finally available for pre-order in Sweden via Telenor. That should make people in that part of the world very happy. This tablet is being offered for free with a 2-year contract that will cost you 369 SEK (or about $55) per month.

The Galaxy Tab offers a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen TFT LCD display, 512MB RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, a 3-megapixel autofocus camera in back, 720p HD video recording, GPS, 2.5G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, an HDMI port and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.

Samsung Captivate gets unofficial Android 2.2 Froyo Firmware

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

Samsung Captivate owners are ready to get hold of the Android 2.2 update for their device, but AT&T hasn’t released the official update just yet. However, an unofficial Android 2.2 build for the Captivate has now surfaced, and it seems to be complete.

Once the UCJ16 firmware is in your phone, features like mobile hotspot, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, user interface improvements, and some other improvements will be available. The update is already available online, just be careful not to brick your phone with an unofficial firmware update.

Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum spotted, has secondary OLED display

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Dual displays have worked for portable consoles like the Nintendo DS and ebook readers, but what about cellphones? Normally that means a clamshell design, but the Samsung SCH-i400 Continuum features a secondary OLED display located right below the main one.

It’s called the “Ticker,” and it will show off any notifications and RSS updates, as well as weather updates and other info. The Ticker will automatically turn on when you grasp the bottom of the phone. There’s also a microSD memory card slot on the side which you can access without pulling out your battery.

Galaxy Tab Bluetooth Stylus shows up for £49.99 pre-order

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

The Galaxy Tab’s Bluetooth Stylus has appeared in its first pre-order listing. It’s priced at £49.99 ($79) by UK online retailer Play. The capacitive stylus will let you do handwriting if you don’t like the Tab’s soft keyboard.

It’s capable of hooking up to two Bluetooth devices at a time and can even receive and reject phone calls, whether on the Tab or on your phone.

Samsung hints at 10-inch Galaxy Tab for 2011

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 23rd, 2010

Samsung Mobile UK manager Gary Twohig revealed in an interview with SiliconRepublic that a 10-inch version of the Galaxy Tab will be released during the first half of 2011. The devices, including the seven-inch version, will not have a Super AMOLED display, but the displays will be capable of displaying HD video. The 10-inch Galaxy Tab will still have a version of Android, but we don’t know if it’s 2.2, 3.0 or a future release like Honeycomb.

Twohig said the first seven-inch tablets will be out near the end of October at O2, Vodafone, 3, Meteor and Carphone Warehouse in the UK. It will have a Sky News app and a few games to showcase the tablet’s audiovisual capabilities. Samsung expects to sell 10 million Galaxy Tabs by the summer of next year globally.

Samsung to release Captivate GPS fix

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

By now it’s no secret that Samsung’s Captivate smartphone has had problems with GPS since the handset showed up, but now it looks like a fix has been announced and will be released within the next few weeks.

Apparently all Galaxy S class smartphones feature GPS which will give you problems, like being miles off your actual spot. Hopefully this fix will be able to track you the way you need to be tracked. You’ll have to wait for a fix for those other Galaxy S class devices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab UK price drops below £600

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2010

When we first heard news about prices for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, many of us shuddered at how expensive it would be. The Samsung Galaxy Tab originally turned up on Amazon with a list price of £799.99 ($1,243) SIM-free.

The price was then reduced to £680 ($1,056), And since then it been reduced to a more respectable £600 price point. Hopefully it will get even cheaper in order to compete better with the iPad. We love lower prices.