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Samsung grants MetroPCS new slider handset

Posted in Mobile Phones by Nino Marchetti on August 10th, 2008

Samsung Messager (SCH-r450)

Samsung on Friday announced a new horizontal-slider design handset which it is debuting through cellular provider MetroPCS. It is called the Samsung Messager (SCH-r450) and it prices around $200.

The Samsung Messager (SCH-r450) is designed for those who like to message as they go, be it text, email or IM. It includes a QWERTY keyboard and support for messaging services. There’s also built-in MP3 playback and an external micro SD card slot.

Samsung showcases Series 7 plasma HDTVs

Posted in HDTV by Nino Marchetti on July 29th, 2008

Samsung Series 7

Another Samsung flat panel line up riding the waves of the consumer electronics company’s big annoucements last week is the Series 7 Plasma HDTVs. They will be available in August in 50-inch, 58-inch and 63-inch screen sizes (model numbers: PN50A760, PN58A760 and PN63A760), pricing around $2,800, $4,500 and $5,500, respectively.

The main highlights of the Series 7 displays include the hint of red blended into the outer edges of the artsy panels, 1080p resolution and Internet-based content provided by USA Today. You can get the full details after the jump.

Samsung extends “Touch of Color” to desktop monitors

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on July 29th, 2008

Samsung T220HD monitorSamsung has been kicking out new TVs and monitors left and right recently. Yesterday Samsung introduced a new high-end line of Series 9 LED HDTVs. In addition to new TVs Samsung is also announced new monitors as well.

Samsung has introduced a new series of HDTV monitors for its “touch of color” line that are aimed at desktop use with both computers and entertainment components like DVD players. The line includes the T220HD, T240HD, and the T260HD. The three monitors share some of the same features including 10000:1 dynamic contrast ratios, dual HDMI inputs, and built-in ATSC/QAM tuners.

Samsung debuts more UMPCs

Posted in UMPC by Nino Marchetti on July 28th, 2008

Samsung Q1UP-V

Samsung rolled out today a couple of new ultra mobile personal computers to expand its line of Q1U models. These new configurations are known as the Q1UP-V and Q1U-CMXP, and both are priced around $1,500.

Samsung had this to say of the Q1UP-V and Q1U-CMXP, which are both available now. “The Q1U-CMXP maximizes connectivity with integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 10/100 BaseTX, and an integrated HSDPA 3G cellular modem supporting the AT&T Broadband Connect network. With unsurpassed wired and wireless connection options, the Q1U-CMXP provides ubiquitous communications regardless of one’s location via the AT&T nationwide cellular network. In addition, the model boasts the same specifications as the industry standard Q1 Ultra XP model launched in May of 2007.

Samsung unwraps flagship Series 9 LED LCD HDTVs

Posted in HDTV by Nino Marchetti on July 28th, 2008

Samsung Series 9 LN46A950

Samsung last week, besides rolling out some Series 8 flat panels, also introduced  its new flagship Series 9 LED-backlit LCD HDTVs. These models are the 46-inch LN46A950 and 55-inch LN55A950, priced around $3,200 and $4,200, respectively.

These new Series 9 panels from Samsung make use the company’s “LED SmartLighting” technology, offers consumers a combination of LED and 120Hz technologies. This reportedly results in a “1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for a crisp, full HD 1080p picture.” This HDTVs also sport a bit of an art touch via the patterned bezel with charcoal gray accent.

Samsung wants you to love its wireless sound bar DVD player combo thingie

Posted in Home Theater,Speakers by Nino Marchetti on July 25th, 2008

Samsung HT-X810

Samsung has done a rather unique spin on the whole sound bar in front of the flat panel thing, unveiling the other day a sound bar which doubles as a self-contained DVD system. It is called the Samsung HT-X810 and pricing is said to be around $700.

The Samsung HT-X810 is, according to Samsung, a virtual 5.1-channel system which incorporates an upconverting DVD player and FM tuner. It makes use of 5.8 GHz technology to connect with the included wireless subwoofer and also incorporates Bluetooth so one can stream from Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices and home theater components.

MediaLive from Samsung: a fancy new Windows Media extender

Posted in Extenders by Nino Marchetti on July 25th, 2008

Samsung MediaLive

Samsung this week began showcasing a new extender for Windows Media Center which looks decidedly more stylish than similar products on the market. It is called the Samsung MediaLive and to get one you’ll have to cough up around $200.

The Samsung MediaLive lets you stream either wired or wirelessly, including HD content, from a PC equipped with Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. It is designed to be paired with most 2008-model Samsung HDTVs, though I imagine you can use it with most any teleivsion which has the correct A/V inputs and HD support.

Samsung unveils Innov8, 8-megapixel camera phone

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2008

Samsung unveils Innov8, 8-megapixel camera phoneSamsung’s new 8 MP camera phone is called the Innov8. Get it? It’s jam packed with features. Some features include an auto-panorama mode, bright flash, smile, blink, and face detection, wide dynamic range capturing abilities, and a video recorder capturing clips at 30 frames per second.

If you tire of being a tourist and want some music it also has FM radio. Still not enough for you? In addition it sports Wi-Fi, a large display with accelerometer, and an optical mouse, 3.5mm headset jack, stereo Bluetooth, 16GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, music player, and A-GPS. Oh it also makes calls.

Samsung offers up for sale new Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box system

Posted in Home Theater by Nino Marchetti on July 24th, 2008

Samsung HT-BD2E

Samsung is kicking out another home theater in a box system which sports an included Blu-ray Disc player. This one is called the Samsung HT-BD2E and pricing will be at around $800.

The Samsung HT-BD2E, which will be available in August, joins two similar systems Samsung already offers. This particular system reportedly offers the same quality features as the others while also offering a more “user friendly” 5.1-channel design. It includes your four typical statellite speakers, a center channel and a passive subwoofer.

Samsung showcases new artsy LCD HDTVs

Posted in HDTV by Nino Marchetti on July 24th, 2008

Samsung Series 8 860

Samsung had a little mid-year coming out party yesterday as it unveiled a bunch of new flat panels and associated home theater gear. One of these upcoming releases is the new Series 8 850 and Series 8 860 LCD HDTVs, pricing between around $2,700 and $3,500.

Four models make up the Series 8 850 and 860, consisting of two each 45.9- and 52-inch televisions. All units will be available in September and unique features include a slim, narrow bezel with a touch of color around the edges and support for RSS feeds from USA Today. For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

Samsung BlackJack III details

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2008

Samsung BlackJack III detailsHere’s some info on the BlackJack III. Apparently the carrier will be AT&T in October with a full version of Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Word on the street is that it has a 3 MP camera, 528 Mhz processor, aGPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, and more. Apparently, it’s a “rebadged” version of the Samsung i788. The question is, how much do you want to pay and what is the price. It’s not for everyone, but I know some of you have been really waiting for it.

Samsung BlackJack II in pink and blue

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2008

Samsung BlackJack II in pink and blueThose looking to up their fashion will like Samsung’s new BlackJack IIs in pink and blue. These are obviously geared toward fashionable geek girls and men who are ultra secure in their manhood. Or maybe those just looking for something different. These new models feature white fronts with color-coordinated keys and girlly designs on the back. They’ll cost you $99 each on contract.

Samsung TL9 camera sports car gauges

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2008

Samsung TL9 sports car gauges
The Samsung TL9 camera is definitely inspired by your dashboard, which is kinda cool. Otherwise it’s pretty ho-hum as far as camera specs. Some specs include: 10-megapixel resolution, a 2.7 inch LCD, 5x optical zoom, maximum ISO of 1600, and Dual Image Stabilization.

Interestingly, it features MP3/PMP capability. The two empty/full analog gauges show the remaining battery life and memory storage. The Samsung TL9 is priced at $280. Perfect for those who are only capable of reading gauges and have been confused by every other camera that ever was.

Samsung reveals four new digital cameras

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on July 16th, 2008

Samsung TL34HD

Samsung took the wraps today off several new digital cameras for the latter half of 2008. These include the new  SL310w, SL201, TL9 and TL34HD, all available in September and priced around $230, $170, $280 and $330, respectively.

Leading the pack is the TL34HD, coming in at 14.7-megapixels and boasting a Schneider lens yielding a 28mm wide-angle focal length with 3.6x optical zoom. The TL9 does 10-megapixels, the SL310W 13.6-megapixels and the SL201 10-megapixels. Full details of all four are found after the jump.

Samsung Instinct is Best Buys best selling handset

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on July 10th, 2008

samsung-instinct.jpgAll of the mobile phone makers want to grab their share of the touchscreen mobile phone market. This has resulted in a slew of would be iPhone killers hitting the market and so far not one of the iPhone me too’s has really made much of a dent.

When Samsung introduced its sprint exclusive Instinct handset it even looked a lot like the iPhone and many wondered if it would be another disappointment. It only took a few weeks after the Instinct’s introduction to see that it was a hit with Sprint saying it was breaking sales records and due to its popularity the device was hard to find.