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Samsung Galaxy Tab: Android can be replaced with Chrome

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

Take this one with a grain of salt, but a newspaper claims that the Android OS which is currently powering Samsung’s Galaxy Tab can be replaced with Google’s Chrome OS when the OS is launched.

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.

Samsung Galaxy S Femme Aveda Limited Edition

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

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.

Verizon to launch Samsung Galaxy Tab on Thursday?

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

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.

Samsung i8700 leaked on video

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

Look at this. A very blurry leaked video of the Windows Phone 7-powered i8700 has surfaced, showing a brief demo of the phone’s user interface.

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.

Samsung says it will sell 10 million Galaxy Tabs

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

So, we are still waiting on the final word of pricing and availability for the Galaxy Tab, but Samsung is already making some pretty bold claims about it. Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said that the company expects to ship 10 million Galaxy Tabs and grab a third of the global tablet market by next year.

That’s pretty bold talk. Yoon also added that Samsung eventually plans to introduce a whole family of Galaxy Tab devices, though it’s unclear if those factor into his numbers. We will see if they can manage numbers like that in time.

Best Buy backs off the Samsung Gem

Posted in Best Buy by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

You might remember last week when the Samsung Gem was listed in the Best Buy buyers guide. It was listed as “coming soon”, giving us the impression that it was in fact coming soon.

But now Best Buy has issued a statement about the device, claiming that it made a mistake and that there is no official launch date for the Samsung Gem just yet. They mention nothing else about the phone. All we can do is wait for the next leak and hope it comes soon.

Samsung Fascinate gets official, launching September 9 for $199, September 8 online

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

The Fascinate finally has an official release date: September 9. The 8th online. That’s tomorrow for all of you who have been drooling and waiting patiently.

It won’t be long now until you have it in your hands. Pricing is your usual $199 on a two-year contract, with a $100 mail-in rebate. If you have the patience for the rebate that is.

Google TV to launch this year, Samsung may want Android for its TVs

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

We all knew that Android was going to hit TVs in a big way and now things are starting to happen. We already have an Android powered set from Lava, and now Google has designs on your television too. Samsung is thinking about Android for its sets and the Google TV service is on track for launch this autumn.

Samsung’s plans are uncertain, however about half of the company’s 3-D TVs have web browsers, and that figure will increase over the next couple years.

Amazon Germany lists Samsung Galaxy Tab at 799 euro

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on September 6th, 2010

If you are one of the hoards of folks that have been waiting for more info on the Galaxy Tab some news has surfaced today. We already know that here in the US the thing will sell in the $200 to $400 range depending on subsidies from carriers.

That subsidized price will obviously mean there will be a contract for a couple years tying you to the carrier and its data plan. Over in Europe the subsidized price for the Tab via O2 is said to be 99 euro with a data plan contract for a bit less than 28 euro per month. If you want the thing sans contract in Europe, Amazon Germany has priced the thing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to cost between $200 and $400

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

Right now it is looking like Europe will pay a pretty penny for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, but the 7-inch tablet may not cost as much here in the US. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Samsung executive claims it could run between $200 and $300 depending on carrier subsidies.

Meanwhile the Korea Times has chimed in saying $300 to $400 which they attribute to a different Samsung bigwig, who also said that the Tab “will cost slightly more than the Galaxy S smartphone.”

Best Buy guide lists Samsung’s Android-based Gem handset

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Looks like Samsung is readying a new Android handset, the Gem, which also recently appeared in a leaked roadmap for Verizon. The entry-level handset has been listed in a buyer’s guide from Best Buy. The Gem is most likely a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S-series Fascinate, which is due sometime in the next week or two at Verizon.

The buyer’s guide points to Android 2.1 along with TouchWiz 3.0 and Swipe for the virtual keyboard. The handset also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, and a microSD slot.

Samsung planning Android Honeycomb Tablet next year

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Well, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has just gotten all official and already there is talk about the next-generation tablet from Samsung. According to the head of product planning for Samsung, the next software upgrade for the Galaxy Tab will be Google’s Gingerbread. There will be no Honeycomb update for the current Galaxy Tab.

Honeycomb will be used in the next-generation tablet which will be arriving sometime next year. The operating system is optimized for a different type of tablet.

Samsung unveils HMX-T10 HD camcorder

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Samsung just introduced its latest HMX-T10 camcorder, which features a 20-degree angled lens and the ability to capture up to 1920 x 1080 resolution videos and stills up to 4.7-megapixels. There’s also a 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD display so you can see what you’re filming while you are filming it.

Some other features include optical image stabilization, and a 10x zoom. It will cost you $299 when it arrives in September. If you’ve been holding off on a camcorder, this might be the one.

Samsung 55-inch C9000 LCD with Touch Remote

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Check out that remote mirroring the TV’s dipslay. It’s a 3-inch touchsreen remote control that’s now shipping with the LED backlit 200Hz Samsung C9000 . The TV measures just 7.98-mm thin and 55-inches diagonally. The remote is built on a 600MHz ARM 11 processor with a custom remote control layer on top of Linux and a 2.4GHz 802.11n radio.

That means you have lots of options to control and view your media, like watching the game even when you have to walk away for a few minutes. You can also preview other channels without interrupting others in the room. It also supports DLNA for streaming your media from compatible devices.

Samsung to launch new Galaxy S smartphone on September 16?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

Samsung fans may want to clear their calendars on September 16th if you happen to be in New York. Why? Because Samsung will be throwing an event that will see the launch of another Android device. It is likely a new Galaxy S smartphone, but until we get something official, that’s just an educated guess.

September 16th is also when Samsung will present its Media Hub platform, an online movie/video store that is specially designed for Samsung smartphones. Very interesting.