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Samsung announces YP-Q3 And YP-U6 Media Players

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

Samsung has announced not one, but two new music players for music lovers. The YP-Q3 and YP-U6 will both be showcased at the upcoming IFA show.

The YP-Q2 features a simple design with a color-matching user interface, 5.1-channel sound support, SoundAlive, and up to 45 hours of audio playback and 6-hours of video playback. The YP-U6 is a simpler media player with a color display, SoundAlive, fitness mode, voice feedback, and up to 20 hours of continuous audio playback per charge.

Samsung Wave 723 sports Bada, built-in leather flip cover

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

Looks like Samsung has expanded its fledgling Bada-based phone line by launching the Wave 723. It’s a step below the original Wave with a 3.2-inch LCD instead of Super AMOLED, but it does have a unique leather flip cover built into the body itself to protect the phone’s screen.

Most of the other features have crossed over, including the 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and the five-megapixel camera with flash. The phone is one of the first to use Bada 1.1 out of the box and can run apps from the first Wave, or other Bada phones, at native resolution without too much extra work.

Samsung claims to sell 1 million Galaxy S smartphones in 45 days in the US

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

Samsung claims that they’ve sold a million Galaxy S phones in the US over just a month and a half. We know those aren’t iPhone 4 worthy numbers, but that is pretty amazing.

The success isn’t limited to the US. It took Samsung just three weeks to sell a million Galaxy S smartphones globally and they did that before the device even arrived in the US. The company has sold 300,000 in S. Korea alone during that time and 900,000 for the quarter.

Samsung Fascinate launching on September 9th

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 29th, 2010

A Verizon training document seems to indicate that the Samsung Fascinate will launch on September 9th. The document is part of a pre-paid training series being offered to VZW employees. The date of 9/9/2010 is listed.

All evidence points to a September 9th launch for the Fascinate and also Verizon Wireless will be offering the DROID 2, DROID X, DROID Incredible, and Fascinate as pre-pay devices. And despite that 9/9/2010 date, Best Buy’s just started taking in-store pre-orders for the Fascinate.

Samsung Galaxy S Power Pack

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy S handset already has a user-replaceable battery. The kind you don’t even have to unscrew some screws to get at even. Just open the back cover and swap it out for a fresh one. It’s designed to be that easy.

So we aren’t sure why you would want to bulk up your phone with this thing, even if it does give you an extra 8.5 hours of talk time. Still, we’ve seen worse. Nothing on pricing or availability yet.

Samsung to exit e-paper business

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2010

Samsung has announced that they will no longer be in the e-paper panel production industry, citing “cost issues” and a dim view of e-paper’s future. This is interesting news, because if a giant like Samsung is walking away from the e-paper business, who else is getting ready to leave?

Samsung will still be involved with the e-book reader market though and will release a new model next year that will ditch e-paper in favor of an LCD display. Poor sales obviously helped fuel this decision.

Samsung Galaxy Tab spotted in the wild

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2010

Well, look at this. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab was undergoing some testing when the folks at Electronista spied it and took some video. The video doesn’t tell us much that’s new though.

It confirms that it’s a 7-inch tablet running Android, and looks just like we expected. The Samsung employee handling the device called it “awesome” and said that it was very different from the iPad’s experience. Video below.

Samsung S2 Portable hard drive does 7,200RPM with USB 3.0

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

If you picked up Samsung’s 640GB S2 portable USB hard drive earlier in the year, we have some bad news.

The company just updated the drive with a USB 3.0 interface and a 7,200RPM speed that outdoes its predecessor. Oh well, if only you had waited. Then again, you probably just wanted the Michael Jackson edition. But if you want to upgrade, these hard disks are much faster now, with USB 3.0.

White Galaxy S heads to South Korea

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 18th, 2010

About 800,000 units of the Galaxy S phone have already sold in Korea. So some of these folks who didn’t buy it may just like it in white and buy it after all. That’s why Samsung has released a new White version of the phone. This high-gloss White model has a chrome bezel and a black front.

So if you are in South Korea and wanted the phone in white, feel free to get one now. An international version of the white version is expected soon. Dirty fingerprints will be right behind.

Samsung releases four new 3D LED HDTVs

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2010

Samsung is all set to release four new 3D HDTVs. The 65-inch UN65C8000 is an LED-backlit unit that supports Samsung’s Real 240Hz panel and Wi-Fi connectivity with an 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The 50-inch PN50C680 and 58-inch PN58C680 feature a 1080p display resolution on 600Hz panels. Both 3D HDTVs have the AllShare feature, allowing them to access media on other PCs or other DLNA-compatible devices.

Lastly, the 50-inch PN50C490 supports a lower 720p resolution display. The 65-inch Samsung UN65C8000, 50-inch PN50C680, 58-inch PN58C680 and 50-inch PN50C490 are all priced at $6,000, $2,300, $1,600 and $1,100.

Samsung WMG160 Wi-Fi streaming device

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

Samsung has announced a bunch of new accessories for the Galaxy S smartphone recently and here is another. The WMG160 Wi-Fi streaming device. It’s capable of enabling a Galaxy S smartphone to stream multimedia content to the HDTV in resolutions of up to 720p without wires.

It will also play nice with a wide range of other Wi-Fi equipped gadgets that support DLNA. The WMG160 will retail for around 84GBP, no idea about a price stateside if it ever comes here.

Samsung Gusto lands at Verizon Wireless for the a phone is a phone crowd

Posted in Samsung,Verizon by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2010

There are plenty of people out there who have no desire to know how to use the advanced features on a smart phone. For this sort of user the most important thing is a phone that is easy to use and has good call quality. Verizon has a new device that fits the bill nicely for these users.

The handset is called the Samsung Gusto and uses a flip phone form factor. It has an external screen and a 2-inch internal screen. The phone supports email and web access and full messaging options. The device also has a VGA resolution camera with night shot mode.

Samsung announces new accessories for the Galaxy S

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

Samsung has announced a lineup of accessories for its Android-powered Galaxy S smartphone. These accessories include a desktop docking station, vehicle dock, and a backup battery charging system. The desktop dock lets your movies, listen to music, and it doubles as a digital photo frame while also charging the device.

The vehicle dock allows you to mount your Galaxy S on the windshield or your dashboard to display traffic alerts or turn-by-turn instructions. Lastly, the backup charger is small enough to fit into a purse, letting you keep your device close at all times, even when it is charging.

Samsung BD-C8000 Portable 3D Blu-ray Player

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2010

Samsung has just introduced a new line of Blu-ray players that include their first portable 3D model, the BD-C8000, which will do 3D movies when attached through an HDMI output. The 10.3-inch display is only good for movies in 2D, though. As for battery life, you’ll get up to three hours on a full charge. You also get 1GB of internal memory, and Wi-Fi for BD-Live. The BD-C8000 is shipping now for $500.

Some other new Blu-ray players include the BD-C7900, C6800, and the C5900. The C7900 is the most promising, with dual HDMI outputs and other Internet features like Blockbuster, Netflix and Pandora. The C6800 has just one HDMI output, while the C5900 is an entry-level player.

Samsung Eternity II and Flight II get a release date

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 9th, 2010

The Samsung Eternity II and Samsung Flight II handsets from AT&T will finally be arriving on the scene August 15th. The Samsung Eternity II packs a 3″ touchscreen display, with an optional AT&T Mobile TV powered by FLO TV. There’s also a full HTML web browser, one-finger zoom, a 2.0 megapixel camera, email support, music and video playback and AT&T Social Net for all of your Social Network needs.

The Samsung Flight II is more basic and sports a touchscreen display, a slide-out horizontal QWERTY keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera, full HTML web browser, email support, and music and video playback.