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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If this is true, only do the update if you know what you are doing. We can’t see Samsung pushing out an OS change for the tablet, but you never know. Why would you want to switch? No comment from Samsung yet.
The Samsung Galaxy has been a hot seller for Samsung all over the world. Now Sammy wants to impress the fairer sex, so they have teamed up with cosmetics maker Aveda to roll out a special edition of the Galaxy S which consists of a pink phone plus some extras from Aveda like an Aveda app, 4GB microSD card, a voucher and a travel kit consisting of various creams.
Samsung will also be preinstalling an Aveda app which will give beauty advice. Only 5000 of these will be sold, but we have no idea what the price is or when it will be available.
This isn’t official just yet, but it looks like Verizon will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on Thursday, according to this leaked screenshot from the employees-only VZWeb system. Details as usual are light, but it looks like Froyo and Flash 10.1 will be preinstalled with “a number of exclusive apps”.
It still sounds like we’ll have to wait for pricing and availability details, which will be released “over the coming weeks,”. Which is all we are interested in knowing at this point.
Details on the i8700 are still very scarce, but we can tell you that it offers 8GB of internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1, and a camera with LED flash. Hopefully we will learn more soon. Check out the video of this phone in action below.