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Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Up

Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). The apt-X codec, supported by only a handful of handsets including Samsung’s own Galaxy S III and Note II, boosts the dynamic range of streaming audio. We should get more details, hopefully to include pricing, at CES. Follow our CES 2013 coverage here.

Press Release after break

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment. The company’s 2013 AV products feature a number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry’s first soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products”

Products highlights include:

  • Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
  • Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
  • Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung’s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience.
  • Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,” said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today’s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use.”

As testament to Samsung’s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products will be on display at Samsung’s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013.

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers’ desire for pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a soundbar for the first time.

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product’s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes.

Adding to the product’s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750 sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish, metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies have to offer.

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The speaker’s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes. Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker’s extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end.

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the home.

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly activate the system’s 1,330-watt sound while muting the internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung’s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience available.

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS® Neo fusion codec – exclusive to Samsung – that further enhances vertical sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true, natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct.

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung’s latest Smart Hub® and AllShare® features. This 1,330-watt system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home entertainment experience.

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub® and AllShare®, so that users can enjoy unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user interface.

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern, yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit’s aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver bezels.

The BD-F7500’s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit’s 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit’s image processing capacity so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing speed.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung’s microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

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Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Up

Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). The apt-X codec, supported by only a handful of handsets including Samsung’s own Galaxy S III and Note II, boosts the dynamic range of streaming audio. We should get more details, hopefully to include pricing, at CES. Follow our CES 2013 coverage here.

Press Release after break

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment. The company’s 2013 AV products feature a number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry’s first soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products”

Products highlights include:

  • Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
  • Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
  • Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung’s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience.
  • Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,” said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today’s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use.”

As testament to Samsung’s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products will be on display at Samsung’s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013.

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers’ desire for pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a soundbar for the first time.

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product’s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes.

Adding to the product’s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750 sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish, metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies have to offer.

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The speaker’s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes. Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker’s extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end.

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the home.

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly activate the system’s 1,330-watt sound while muting the internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung’s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience available.

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS® Neo fusion codec – exclusive to Samsung – that further enhances vertical sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true, natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct.

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung’s latest Smart Hub® and AllShare® features. This 1,330-watt system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home entertainment experience.

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub® and AllShare®, so that users can enjoy unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user interface.

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern, yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit’s aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver bezels.

The BD-F7500’s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit’s 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit’s image processing capacity so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing speed.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung’s microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

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Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Up

Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). The apt-X codec, supported by only a handful of handsets including Samsung’s own Galaxy S III and Note II, boosts the dynamic range of streaming audio. We should get more details, hopefully to include pricing, at CES. Follow our CES 2013 coverage here.

Press Release after break

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an optimal sound environment. The company’s 2013 AV products feature a number of wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry’s first soundbar that can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products”

Products highlights include:

  • Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world’s first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth.
  • Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity.
  • Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for Samsung’s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring home a totally seamless experience.
  • Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in superior resolution.

“With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,” said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today’s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience, simplicity or ease of use.”

As testament to Samsung’s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products will be on display at Samsung’s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013.

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung’s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers’ desire for pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a soundbar for the first time.

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product’s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes.

Adding to the product’s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on, and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750 sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish, metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies have to offer.

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung’s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The speaker’s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for Samsung’s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker using wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes. Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker’s extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end.

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the home.

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung’s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows users to instantly activate the system’s 1,330-watt sound while muting the internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS incorporates Samsung’s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience available.

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a new DTS® Neo fusion codec – exclusive to Samsung – that further enhances vertical sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true, natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct.

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung’s 4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality.

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and also offers Samsung’s latest Smart Hub® and AllShare® features. This 1,330-watt system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home entertainment experience.

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung’s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung’s Smart TV technologies including Smart Hub® and AllShare®, so that users can enjoy unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user interface.

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern, yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit’s aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver bezels.

The BD-F7500’s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit’s 900MHz x 2 high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit’s image processing capacity so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing speed.

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung’s microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 wireless charger offer ends on January 10th

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Nokia Lumia 920 has to be the best Windows Phone device Nokia has ever manufactured. The Finnish company has started launching this flagship device in various parts of the world and in places such as Middle East and China, the devices got sold out in mere hours. That alone testifies the fact that Windows Phone 8 operating system has managed to attract people towards Windows Phone.
In the US, Lumia 920 is an AT&T exclusive model, meaning you won’t be able to buy the device from any other carrier until the exclusivity deal is over. AT&T is a fine operator and the price at which they are offering the Lumia 920 is just great and makes the whole affair easier on the pocket.

Nokia Lumia 920 is an interesting device. The features such as PureView camera which promises to offer better low light sensitivity, and you can charge the device wirelessly using the inductive charger (which isn’t a new invention by the way and Chinese hair trimmers have been supporting that now for decades). What’s more interesting is that when you buy the Lumia 920 from AT&T store, they throw in a free wireless charger, making it a sweet deal.

Wireless charging plate has got to be the best accessories for the phone and AT&T has been offering it for free with Lumia 920 since its launch. The wireless charging plate is priced at $49 if bought separately. The sad news, however, is that the offer ends on January 10th.

The Nokia Lumia 920 comes all ready for wireless charging, so all you need to do is plug in the charging pad and place the phone on the pad in order to start recharging the 2000 mAh battery under the hood. If you’re planning to buy a Nokia Lumia 920 from AT&T, make sure you do it before Thursday in order to avail the free wireless charging plate offer and save some money. The device will cost you $99 and you will have to sign a 2 year pact in order to get that price.

In case you need a refresher on the specs, the specs of Lumia 920 are as follows:

Nokia Lumia 920 Specs
4.5 inches IPS LCD display
768 x 1280 pixels resolution, 332ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset
Dual-core 1.5GHz processor
Adreno 225 graphics processor
1GB RAM
32GB internal memory
8.7MP camera with dual-LED flash
1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) video recording
Bluetooth 3.1
WiFi 802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspot support
Near Field Communication (NF)
2000 mAh, up to 10 hours straight talk time

The highlighting feature of this device is the 8 MP camera which has a sensor size that is bigger than what comes with most of the smartphones. Also, the smartphone comes with new stabilization technology which Nokia calls as “floating lens.” According to the manufacturer, it is way better than other stabilization technologies used in many digital cameras and smartphones. Let us know how your experience with Lumia 920 has been if you own one.

source: AT&T

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[Deal Alert] Nexus 7 32GB On eBay Daily Deals Once Again: $228 With Free Shipping

n7smallThe folks at eBay must love the Nexus 7 as much as we do, because it’s been on their Daily Deals page several times now. Today you get another chance to pick up the larger 32GB model of everyone’s favorite 7-inch tablet: the Daily Deal is selling it for $228, with free shipping. That’s $22 off the retail price, and considerably more if you live in a US state where eBay doesn’t have to charge taxes. You’ll have to place the tablet in your cart before seeing the reduced price.

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Free shipping is a nice bonus, though you can use those savings for overnight  service if you just can’t wait.

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Apple now offering refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for just $1869

rMBP-good-deal-stock-1020_large_verge_medium_landscapeChristmas might have kissed us goodbye, but offers haven’t.

To our surprise this time, it’s the Cupertino based tech-giant, Apple, which has finally decided to make its products affordable for our fellow proletariats, who cannot afford the inordinately priced ‘iProducts’.

Though it’s still not clear when Apple placed its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display on company’s “Certified Refurbished” online store but the company is offering a variety of configurations on its “Special Deals” webpage.

Apple now offers an entry level model with a 2.3GHz Quad-core i7 processor with 8GB of memory and a 256-gigabyte solid state drive is priced at $1,869, a 15 percent savings equaling $330. Also available is a 2.6GHz model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for $2,379, or a maxed-out 2.7GHz model with 16GB of RAM and a 768GB SSD for $3,189, with the prices representing a savings of $420 and $560, respectively.

Though the MacBook is refurbished, Apple offers the accustomed one-year manufacturer’s warranty at the above stated premium price-tag.

There’s no information as to how long this offer would run, or as to how much stock does Apple have. If you’re planning to buy a MacBook, you might as well give this a shot. When you consider the configurations of Laptops which are available at the price range of $1800-$2000, you would surely admire this amazing deal offered by Apple.

The only two laptops that are comparable the entry-level $1869 laptop are the Asus U500 ($2150) and the Razer Blade II ($2500). Even if we side-line the fact that they’re almost $300-$800 costlier, they still do not equip the amazing Retina display.

Many people overlook the importance of display on their laptops. It’s not just a form factor. If you’re investing in getting a good GPU and a hefty processor, you better have a resplendent, crystal-clear display which can handle all the lines, shapes, and colors magnificently.

For more information on this offer, click here.

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How to manually install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) update on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE with model number N8020 recently received the XXBLL2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update, which users can pull down over-the-air (OTA) or via the Samsung KIES. As much as users want to automate the update process for their devices, there are instances that they just fail. It’s a good thing there are a few manual workarounds to installing official firmware into Android devices.

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In this tutorial, we will walk you through the installation of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean XXBLL2 update on Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020 with the use of ODIN application. There are a few things you’ve got to do prior to engaging into more technical steps below.

Reminders

  1. Backup all important data in your tablet.
  2. Fully-charge your device or make sure it has, at least, 80% of battery left.
  3. Make sure all drivers are properly installed in your computer.
  4. Enable USB Debugging.
  5. Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (XXBLL2) is an official firmware; however, it can only be installed on Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE N8020. Double-check the model of your device before you proceed.

Files to Download

  1. Android 4.1.1 N8020XXBLL2 – save it in your computer and extract contents to directory you can easily find and access.
  2. ODIN v1.85 – save the zip file in your computer and extract to run executable file.

Manual Update Guide

Step 1: Run ODIN application as Administrator.

Step 2: Boot your Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE into Download Mode. Press and hold HOME and VOLUME DOWN buttons and press POWER button until Samsung Galaxy logo appears.

Step 3: Using the original USB data cable, connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to your computer. If there are no problems with the connection you can see one of ID:COM section turns yellow while showing COM port number on ODIN interface.

Step 4: Click on PDA and navigate through the directory where you’ve extracted contents of N8020XXBLL2 package and choose file with “CODE” in its name.

Step 5: Click on Phone and choose file with “MODEM” in its name. You can skip this step if you can’t find such file.

Step 6: Click CSC and locate file with “CSC” in its name.

Step 7: Click on PIT and choose the only .pit file you can find in the directory. You can also ignore this step if you can’t find such file.

Step 8: Back on ODIN interface, check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. Moreover, if there’s a .pit file included in the package, make sure you check Re-Partition option. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.

Step 9: Double check you got things right before you click on “Start” button. Wait until the flashing is done. ODIN will indicate if the process was successful by displaying the message “PASS.”

Step 10: Your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE will be rebooted. Wait until it becomes active before you unplug it from your computer.

Disclaimer: You can flash official firmware into your device at your own risk. The Droid Guy cannot be held responsible if you damage your device during the process. We strongly advice you do the standard update process especially if you have no experience in flashing firmware before.

[source: XDA]

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Samsung announces new Bluetooth speaker with NFC and apt-X codec support

Samsung Bluetooth Speaker

Samsung has just announced a new set of digital audio equipment, most importantly to us smartphone nerds being a new Bluetooth speaker for pairing with phones and tablets. This newest speaker, model DA-F60, supports both NFC pairing and the apt-X audio codec. This is a not-so-common yet interesting use of NFC, which lets users tap a tablet or phone to the speaker to initiate the bluetooth pairing connection meaning there's no messing around with a manual Bluetooth setup — pretty neat.

Android Central @ CES

Apt-X, if you're not familiar, is a relatively new audio codec available in some devices that improves the dynamic range and quality of streaming bluetooth audio. The list of supported devices is small but growing — including the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One (X, S, V) line and Motorola RAZR (original, HD, Maxx, i, M) line.

We should see a bit more of the new speaker (and Samsung's other offerings) at CES this week, and hopefully have some time to play around with these new ones. No pricing or availability is out just yet, but we should expect those shortly as well.

Source: Samsung (BusinessWire)

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Samsung announces new bluetooth speaker with NFC and apt-X codec support

Samsung Bluetooth Speaker

Samsung has just announced a new set of digital audio equipment, most importantly to us smartphone nerds being a new Bluetooth speaker for pairing with phones and tablets. This newest speaker, model DA-F60, supports both NFC pairing and the apt-X audio codec. This is a not-so-common yet interesting use of NFC, which lets users tap a tablet or phone to the speaker to initiate the bluetooth pairing connection meaning there's no messing around with a manual Bluetooth setup — pretty neat.

Android Central @ CES

Apt-X, if you're not familiar, is a relatively new audio codec available in some devices that improves the dynamic range and quality of streaming bluetooth audio. The list of supported devices is small but growing — including the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One (X, S, V) line and Motorola RAZR (original, HD, Maxx, i, M) line.

We should see a bit more of the new speaker (and Samsung's other offerings) at CES this week, and hopefully have some time to play around with these new ones. No pricing or availability is out just yet, but we should expect those shortly as well.

Source: Samsung (BusinessWire)

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Samsung “Amber Brown” Galaxy Note II Shows Up In Real Photos

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We recently saw two leaked renders of two new colors that Samsung’s Galaxy Note II were to be sold in and now we’re seeing a real hands-on image of the device in its Amber Brown color. As you would expect, the Note II is the same as every other variety out there, except it’s now in a Amber Brown color. As with anything, many will hate the color and others will love it. Regardless, Samsung’s goal is to appeal to as many people as possible.  This particular model is for Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, but it’s not a far-fetched idea that we would be seeing this color stateside some time in the near future. Now we just need to see the “Ruby Wine” (red) color in action!

I do have to admit, the Amber Brown color isn’t half bad. Albeit, I don’t think I could ever bring myself to purchase it, as I’m really loving the Marble White model. Hit the source link below for more pictures of the device and color-matching accessories!

Does an Amber Brown Samsung Galaxy Note II interest you? What about the device in Ruby Wine (red)? Let us know in the comments section below!

source: gizchina

 

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New ‘Amber Brown’ Galaxy Note 2 shows up again, this time in real photos

Amber Brown Galaxy Note 2

Quickly following on the heels of leaked renders of two new colors of the Galaxy Note 2, we've got some real hands-on images of the Amber Brown version of the device. The device seems to be all the same as the other Note 2 varieties, but now covered in a deep brown color. This is probably going to be a bit of a polarizing color — either love it or hate it — if we have to be honest, but more options are always better. This model is a Japanese version for the carrier NTT Docomo but it's feasible that we could see this color, along with the new "Ruby Wine" (aka red) color, come to other markets also.

We've got one more look at the device for you after the break. The source link below has several more with pictures of the box, accessories and color-matched brown flip cover as well.

Source: GizChina

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RCA Unveils Mobile TV Tablet

RCA made an announcement recently that they will soon be releasing a Mobile TV tablet.  This device will be making an appearance next week over at the International CES. The RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) is a dual tuner device that comes with the standard over the air tuner as well as a Dyle mobile TV tuner.

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 RCA Mobile TV Tablet (Model DDA850R) Technical Specifications

  • Display: 8-inch IPS  with a 1024×768 resolution
  • Processor: 1GHz Cortex A5
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB internal ; Expandable via micro SD card slot
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, microUSB, USB, GPS
  • Weight: 1.4lbs

This device has the distinction of being the first tablet to feature a dual tuner. Aside from the regular over the air channels users will have access to the 130 mobile stations all across the U.S. which is covered by Dyle.

A press release by RCA says that “The addition of both stationary and mobile TV capability in a tablet receiver means that viewers will never be out of touch with the latest news, weather, sports, and favorite channels. Our new RCA Mobile TV Tablet includes a telescoping antenna to receive regular digital TV channels when you’re not moving, and mobile TV when life keeps you busy and on the move. Mobile TV from Dyle is ideal for keeping up with local broadcasts when on-the-go. Research consistently shows that consumers who try mobile TV not only watch television with greater frequency, but they also enjoy catching up on the latest information wherever they go. Reaction to our first generation of standalone Mobile DTV receivers has been very positive, and we look forward to more widespread and more advanced services made possible by the addition of this Mobile TV Tablet to the RCA product portfolio.”

Aside from its TV features it’s also an Android tablet that has a pair of speakers in the front and a rear camera. It has full access to the Google Play store so you can download any app you want.  Usage time runs for 4 hours on mobile TV while web browsing yields 10 hours.

This device will be available this coming Spring with a price tag of $299.

via androidcommunity

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E FUN Nextbook 8-inch dual-core Jelly Bean tablet announced for $169

The folks from E FUN have announced a slew of new tablets running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that they’ll be showing off at CES 2013 this year. Yesterday we reported on the budget friendly 7-inch flavor, and today they are back with an 8-inch model for those needing a little extra real estate. Read on for full details on this decent sounding slate.

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E FUN is calling their new slates the Nextbook Google Play series, well because they now have full support of Google’s Play Store of more than 700,000 apps, games, books and more. Today they’ve added the Nextbook GP8 8-inch 1.5 GHz dual-core powered slate to their growing lineup. Here’s the full rundown on the specs:

The 8-inch GP rocks a 1280 x 800 HD resolution display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, bluetooth, WiFi, hdmi-out and is only 9.5mm thin. It also rocks micro-SD for added storage, and a full USB 2.0 port. You’ll get all of this and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for just $169.99 come February.

Pretty decent sounding slate for only $169.99. Not to mention that 8-inch HD screen is an IPS display, so you’ll have good viewing angles and exceptional color reproduction. E FUN will be offering the Nextbook GP8 with additional storage options at a higher price, but we’ll learn more next week on the CES showroom floor so stay tuned to our CES 2013 portal.

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16GB Nexus 10 now back in stock on Google Play

The shameful stock situation Google’s been suffering with its Nexus phone and tablet range has got a little better today, with the Asus-made Nexus 7 now available once again in its 3G/32GB incarnation for the usual unlocked price of £239, joining the 32GB Wi-Fi only model in being available direct from Google.

Also, Google’s now started accepting orders for the 16GB Nexus 10 again, which currently ships in “less than one week” if you believe what Google’s rather wobbly ordering system has to say. That’s at the same £319 price as before, too.

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The bad news is that, in the UK at least, the 16GB Nexus 7 is still unavailable, as are the two Nexus 4 models (surprise!) AND the 32GB Nexus 10, meaning only THREE out of the SEVEN Nexus devices are currently in stock through Google’s direct store.

But that’s better than yesterday, when only one Nexus 7 model was listed as being in stock.

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HTC One X Jelly Bean update now live for O2 users

Those of you using HTC’s awesome One X Android model bought through O2 are about to have a VERY EXCITING DAY INDEED, as HTC has pushed out a version of the Android 4.1 or “Jelly Bean” code for users connected to the network.

HTC’s already released this update — which adds a few new HTC Sense features as well — for unbranded versions of the One X, much to the annoyance of O2 users who’ve been hammering “Check Now” since last autumn. Now something should happen.

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There’s your confirmation. We’ve lost track of Who’s On What when it comes to the HTC One X, but hopefully this brings joy to a few of you.

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BEST DEALS: Sony Xperia T £15.50 a month plus £20 upfront

The mobile phone selling part of Tesco is on a MISSION to sell a lorry load of Xperia Ts, offering Sony’s very awesome recent high-end Android model on monthly contracts starting at just £15.50 a month plus a £20 one-off fee.

For that you get an O2 SIM card with 200 calling minutes and unlimited SMS messages, plus a 500MB monthly mobile data allowance. That’s just about usable as your “main” SIM if you’re careful and is a great way to get a lovely phone on the cheap.

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Of course, Sony’s probably got something even better to announce next week, but you’ve got to draw a line in the sand somewhere. Else you’ll never upgrade and will be using a battered old Nokia forever. Check out all of Tesco’s Xperia options here.

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ZTE prepping another phablet for 2013

Phablets are the new fad for phone manufacturers. It’s been a pretty successful fad, so we’re starting to see those manufacturers try out newer and bigger things. ZTE, for instance, released an incredibly powerful 5-inch, 1080p device called the Z5, to compete with Samsung’s Note II and HTC’s Droid DNA. ZTE didn’t really trump either device with the Z5, so now it looks like they’re upping the ante a bit by preparing a 5.7 inch powerhouse. The phone, right now only known by a model number P945, will sport a 720p display and a quad-core processor. It’s a shame to see a downgrade in resolution to get that higher screen resolution, but time will tell if that’s going to make a huge difference on the phone’s success. Aside from that, it’s got standard high-end specs and a tentative Chinese release for either the first or second quarter of 2013. Hopefully we see it on American shores soon after that.

source: Unwired View

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Sony C5303 HuaShan gets benchmarked

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Sony has launched so many Xperia devices in the year 2012 that I have personally lost a track of it. In 2013 as well Sony is gearing up to keep their Xperia lineup fresh with new launches. To start with, we have a lot of info about Sony Xperia Z and its rumored counterpart, the Sony Xperia X. Both the devices are expected to be launched in a few days at the upcoming CES 2013, one of the greatest events in the electronic world.

While Odin and Yuga have been rumored for quite a long time, we have reports on another Sony device that may be launched soon. We’re talking about a device that is known as Sony C530X, and is also referred to as “HuaShan”.

Benchmarks has always been a good way to find out upcoming devices, and are also a great source for rumors since benchmark entries can also be faked easily. Anyways, benchmark results of C530X device has been found on GLBenchmark database. Little is known about the device, but from the benchmarks, it looks like a mid-range handset of some kind. Speaking of details, a device with codename HuaShan has been tested recently – the C5303, which happens to be a tailored model for the Chinese market. In December, an EXIF data sheet on Picasa revealed a new mid-range model from Sony. The photo was apparently shot using Sony C5303 which was codenamed as “HuaShan” and according to various sources, the device is a part of C530x series with the C5302, C5303 and C5306 getting released in various parts of the world, and C5303 being exclusively made for China.

According to the latest benchmark entry, the device in question (C5303) seem to have a screen resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels with on-screen virtual buttons being used, just like how it works on latest Nexus devices. The device is reportedly using Android 4.1.2 as its operating system. Taking processor into consideration, the MSM8960 SoC seems to have been used, but then there’s also presence of Adreno 320 GPU which suggests that dual-core MSM8960T by Qualcomm is the power house of the device. Also, this SoC is capable of handling the Chinese cellular network, and it should also be noted that the same SoC is also being used on Chinese variant of Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 920T. As of now it isn’t clear which chipset will be used exactly in the European and U.S. versions of the Sony C530X.

These are the only details we have about C530X as of now, but we hope more details will emerge in the near future. Also, there is a possibility that the device will be unveiled at CES 2013. Sony seems to have some interesting stuff for us in the store this time. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the two 5 inch flagship models with 1080p HD display. The 530X sounds like a good mid-ranger. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know using the comment form below.

source: GLBenchmark, PhoneArena

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T-Mobile launches Curve 9315, BlackBerry 7 still alive and kicking

TMobile launches Curve  9315, BlackBerry 7 still alive and kicking

Hey everybody, there’s a new BlackBerry in town! But don’t get too excited, this isn’t one of them fancy BB10 handsets we’re all so eagerly anticipating, this is yet another 7.1 model. In particular it’s a slight rehash of the Curve you’re all quite familiar with. The 9315 is a QWERTY-sporting device bound for T-Mobile that also features a dedicated BBM key and a 3.2-megapixel camera. And, if you haven’t fully embraced the digital music revolution yet, there’s an FM tuner for pulling in your favorite terrestrial radio stations. (Just in case the internet isn’t providing you with your daily dose of Gangnam Style.) Perhaps the most interesting thing about the new phone is the wallet friendly price of $50 — after a mail-in rebate and with a two year contract, of course. The only question is, how many people will care since a week after its January 23rd debut RIM is set to take the wraps off its next-gen devices. PR awaits you after the break.

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Nokia’s Lumia 920 Successor Rumored To Have Aluminum Body

Nokia’s recent flagship smartphone model which is the Lumia 920 was a huge success that the demand for it was higher than the supply. In China alone the device sold out in just two hours after its release. The company is trying to sustain this momentum by coming up with a much more impressive device that will succeed the 920.

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The rumored successor to the Lumia 920 will have an all-aluminum chassis instead of the currently used polycarbonate body. This in effect will make the device much thinner and lighter. As far as specifications go it is said to be similar to the 920. The upcoming Lumia flagship device is codenamed “Catwalk” which is probably in reference to its attention grabbing features. This was first reported by The Verge who claims to have gotten the information from sources familiar with Nokia’s plan.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has gotten favorable reviews from critics and is in fact selling well. One drawback to it though is that it weighs heavier than most models in the market.

The switch to an all-aluminum body might be a good idea since this will make the device lighter. There is however a disadvantage to this as what we have seen on most iPhone 5 devices. Aluminum is more prone to scratches and can bend easily. Nokia already has experience in using an aluminum body on a smartphone as what we have seen in their previous flagship, the N8, which was running on Symbian. We’re hoping they can put this experience to good use and avoid the problems associated with using Aluminum.

Reports also say that Nokia will be coming up with three Lumia devices this year although the other two devices won’t be sporting an aluminum body.

As far as the official announcement from the company goes we are skeptical they will be making it at CES. This is because the Lumia 920 and 820 devices were just recently released in the market.

via theverge

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EFun Announces Its Nextbook 7GP Budget Tablet, Crams 7-Inch Display And Jelly Bean Into A $130 Package

 

There’s more than a few of us out there who can appreciate the various inexpensive tablets out there and can look forward to yet another newly launched tablet out for the masses. While EFun is a relative unknown to most consumers, it has recently announced its brand-new Nextbook 7GP which is a 7-inch tablet that comes with some fairly modest features: a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of expandable storage, built-in WiFi and an acceptable 1,024 x 600 display. While those features are nothing too noteworthy— the Nextbook 7GP will operate on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and come in at a stunning price of only $130, which may or may not put a little pressure on the folks at Google.

The tablet is expected to be at CES next week, so you’ll be able to get additional information and shots of the device then. In the meantime, why not hit past the break to check out the presser and tease yourself a little?

 

E FUN to Introduce Its Newest Series of Nextbook Android Tablets at 2013 CES

First Model of Google Play Series Features Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS; High Definition Screen; Up to 32GB Memory; and Front and Back Cameras

WEST COVINA, CA – January 2, 2013 – E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, has chosen the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show to unveil the first model in its newest line of Nextbook Android Tablets, the Google Play Series. Each model features the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 operating system, full access to Google Play, Dual Core processors and high definition screens. The initial unit, the Nextbook 7GP, has a screen size of 7″. The Nextbook Google Play series will be on display at CES in South Hall MP25067, January 8-11.

“With the many advantages of the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 operating system, users will enjoy the simplicity and ease of operating Nextbook Google Play tablets,” remarked Jason Liszewski, managing director and VP of sales for E FUN. “We are thrilled to be able to introduce a tablet series that gives consumers the hardware, software and content they desire on the world’s most popular mobile platform.”

Optimized for Google Play™, the Nextbook Google Play Series gives users numerous benefits including:

Access to more than 600,000 apps and games, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies in the Google Play Store.
Capability to read, listen and watch content not just on the Nextbook but on any device including a desktop, laptop or mobile phone with Google Play’s cloud feature.
Access to preloaded Android apps from Google including Gmail™, Chrome™, Google Talk™, Google+™, Google Maps™, YouTube™ and much more.
5GB of free cloud storage with Google Drive™.

The Nextbook 7GP includes high performance hardware such as a Dual Core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, a high definition (1024 x 600) capacitive multi touch screen, front and back cameras, and an HDMI-out port to send 1080p HD video to an HDTV or computer.

Other common features shared by the Google Play units include: 8GB internal memory; microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB; 2.0 USB slot; G-Sensor; microphone; B/G/N Wi-Fi connection; and a built-in Lithium-Ion battery.

The Nextbook 7GP’s Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system is the fastest, smoothest version of Android yet. It features improved performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, faster responses when switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through v-sync and triple buffering.

The Nextbook Google Play series tablets are preloaded with a wide selection of applications including the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store, Net Nanny parental controls and CloudLink’s “Productivity Toolbox”, which includes numerous free applications such as 5GB of free cloud storage, free mobile security, wireless printing, and credit card processing.

E FUN’s Nextbook 7GP tablet will be available February 2013 for a retail price of $129.99.

About E FUN
As its name implies, E FUN is a designer and markets fun, lifestyle e-products that are easily accessible. While appreciated by techies, E FUN products are primarily designed for consumers who desire the latest technological products, but are more concerned with what they do, not how they do it. E FUN’s ongoing product innovation focuses on making electronics and computing more fun! Initial products offerings from E-Fun include the APEN digital pen and Nextbook Android tablets. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California. For additional information regarding E FUN’s brands, please visit APEN at www.apenusa.com; and Nextbook at www.nextbookusa.com.

 

source: Engadget

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ASUS ME301T 10-inch tablet leaks with 4.1 Jelly Bean and Tegra 3

We know the folks from ASUS have a few new Android tablets in the pipelines, and hopefully we’ll be learning all about a few of them next week during CES in Las Vegas. While countless leaks and rumors have suggested a budget friendly $99 tablet coming soon, today some new details have revealed a 10-inch Tegra 3 powered Jelly Bean tablet coming in February.

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For those of you unfamiliar, the Nexus 7 was listed as the ME370T, and their new budget friendly rumored tablet is being currently listed as the ME172V. Today we have a brand new model from ASUS as the ME301T and it packs specs that I’m sure many will be excited to see. While we don’t have too many details at this point, the specs are pretty clear and we’re hearing early February for a release.

If the tablet is expected to hit the shelves in February, we very well could be seeing it revealed next week. According to sources the ME301T rocks a 10-inch 1280 x 800 HD display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and NVIDIA’s popular Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

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For now that’s all we know, but we’re hearing it will be targeted at business professionals so should have a few specific functions and features in that regard. It’s rumored to arrive on February 11th in White, Blue and Fuchsia color options. The bad part here being it’s listed as €308 — or around $499 which we all know is too much these days. Hopefully we see this and that new $99 ASUS tablet next week. So stay tuned right here for all the details.

[via PocketDroid]

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Motorola Droid Razr M HD rumors and speculations

Motorola Droid Razr M HD rumors and speculations surfaced recently following reports that the company is planning to release a follow up of the device it has released in September last year. While we are tempted to believe Motorola Mobility is planning to release a better and more powerful device, rumors suggest only the display and battery might get a bump.

The rumor mill started on December 28th when Phone Arena published a report showing alleged specs of Droid Razr M HD from an anonymous source. Motorola has yet to confirm all rumors surrounding the new device whether or not they are true. Now let’s try to take a closer look at important factors to determine how much change the new device might bring.

Motorola Droid Razr M HD Hardware

Motorola Droid Razr M HD is believed to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. This is the very chipset the company used for Droid Razr M so apparently we cannot expect even a slight improvement in the processing power of the new device. There is also no difference in the amount of RAM and internal memory Razr M HD might get; 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and 32GB microSD card slot.

Motorola Droid Razr M HD Display

This time around, Motorola would like to use TFT LCD (Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display) technology for the display panel of the new device. Compared to Super AMOLED technology, this one has been proven to be more energy-efficient. There is also an undying debate which of these two technologies offers better display. Majority of male owners prefer LCD because it’s cleaner, clearer and natural. Female smartphone lovers, however, have tendency to choose AMOLED display because it’s brighter and colorful.

The screen size is believed to be a bit bigger than the previous model at 4.5 inches while featuring much higher resolution at 720 x 1280 pixels. This would give owners pixel density of up to 326ppi. The panel would still be capacitive and support multi-touch with light and proximity sensors in tow.

Motorola Droid Razr M HD Battery

A battery pack with 3300mAh power is said to be used for the new device. Instead of using Li-Ion, Motorola uses Li-Polymer battery cell this time; an indication it is trying to make the battery lasts longer. Basically, Droid Razr M HD gets a battery that is 130% larger than the previous model. There are a lot of differences between Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer batteries and if you want to know about them, we advise you to visit this article by Dan Hagopian.

Furthermore, Motorola Droid Razr M HD is believed to be released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the native operating system, although it is upgradable to version 4.2.

Motorola Mobility has yet to issue an official statement regarding this rumor and perhaps that’s the time we can speculate on the price range. For now, these are the information we have about Droid Razr M HD and they must be taken with a pinch of salt.

[source: Phone Arena]

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E FUN Nextbook 7GP tablet unveiled with a 7″ display and Jelly Bean

Coming a bit ahead of CES, the Nextbook 7GP tablet has been officially unveiled by E FUN. The Nextbook 7GP will be the first in a new line of Android tablets coming from E FUN. Given that, we are expecting another announcement to follow once CES officially begins, however in the meantime — lets get into the specs, pricing and release date for this particular model.

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The E FUN Nextbook 7GP will be a 7-inch device with Jelly Bean. Specifically, with a 7-inch display at 1024 x 600 and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. And before we get any further, we will offer the warning — the specs are not all that exciting. But on that note, when you take the specs along with the relatively low price — you may have a tablet worth considering.

Other specs for the Nextbook 7GP include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space, microSD card slot, HDMI-out (capable of sending 1080P video) and both a front- and rear-facing camera. The tablet will have Wi-Fi in terms of connectivity. There will also be the goodies from Google. This includes Play Store access along with pre-loaded apps to include Gmail, Chrome, Google+, Google Maps and 5GB of Google Drive storage.

Aside from pre-loaded Google apps, the Nextbook 7GP will also have the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store along with a Net Nanny (a parental control app) and CloudLink’s Productivity Toolbox which has a few free apps dealing with mobile security, wireless pricing, credit card processing and more. Finally, the tablet will be priced at $129.99 and is expected to be available beginning in February.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 swoops by FCC with Verizon-friendly LTE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 swoops by FCC with Verizon-friendly LTE

An LTE-equipped Galaxy Note 10.1 slipped through the FCC’s doors last month, but it was missing 4G bands that would allow it to work with American carriers. Now, however, the FCC has rubber-stamped a model with Verizon-friendly LTE, which includes support for the firm’s traditional Band 13, along with its fresh Band 4 (AWS) spectrum. In addition, the slate packs 3G connectivity and the expected support for Bluetooth and WiFi. Big Red and Samsung haven’t made a peep regarding a release, but with one of the final regulatory hurdles cleared for US availability, we imagine that an official announcement isn’t far off.

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Source: FCC

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Sprint Will Begin Pay As You Go Service On January 25th, But Standard Sprint Phones Aren’t Invited To The Party

GalaxyVictory4GLTEIf you want to use Sprint’s network without signing a contract, there are a lot of options out there, including its subsidiary Boost Mobile, the American MVNO Virgin, and hybrid provider Republic Wireless, among others. Sprint hopes that there are at least some prepaid customers left out there, because starting on January 25th, it will be offering its service in contract-free flavors.

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There are only two smartphones that will be available at the beginning of Sprint As You Go: LG’s somewhat misnamed Optimus Elite, and the Samsung Victory, conspicuously absent of the “4G LTE” branding that’s present on Sprint’s current Galaxy model.

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Sprint Will Begin Pay As You Go Service On January 25th, But Standard Sprint Phones Aren’t Invited To The Party was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II purportedly reaching South Korea in brown and red

Samsung Galaxy Note II purportedly reaching South Korea in brown and red

Yes, the black Galaxy Note II may have been more wishful thinking than reality, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is sticking to a narrow palette for its extra-large flagship. A supposed magazine page in South Korea shows both a brown Note II (already available in Japan) and a previously unseen red model headed to the country at an unspecified point in the future. The claim sounds promising for those who’ve wanted more options than gray and white. All the same, we’ll remain skeptical unless the new colors are made official — Samsung hasn’t commented on the authenticity of the page, and the original Korean forum post has disappeared without a trace. We can’t help but hope it’s real, though, if just for the chance of another smartphone designed for vampires.

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Via: Unwired View

Source: Blog of Mobile (translated)

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Deal Alert: $50 Off Any Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Model For Amazon Prime Student Members

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Do you want a Kindle Fire HD 8.9? Do you have an Amazon Prime Student account, or a .edu email address you’re willing to commandeer for the purpose of making one? Good news! You can save $50 on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

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When you get to checkout, enter the promo code KNDL4STU, and you’ll be good to go with $50 in instant savings. The promo is going on through January 30th, and applies to all Kindle Fire HD 8.9 models.

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Deal Alert: $50 Off Any Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Model For Amazon Prime Student Members was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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BEST DEALS: Orange San Diego £99 plus £10 credit

This is probably a bit late to add to your Christmas present list, but it’s a superb way to start the new year on a budget. Orange has SLASHED the price of the Orange San Diego, selling the 4″ Intel-powered Android model for just £99 with a PAYG SIM.

You’ll have to buy at least £10 of calling credit at the same time taking the day one cost up to £110, but that’s still one hack of a discount for a relatively new and capable smartphone with some solid specs.

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And ignore that “Android 2.3″ bullet point, as there’s now an “Ice Cream Sandwich” update out there for the San Diego, which will arrive over-the-air as from Orange soon as you boot it up. Nice. Check it out here.

Link via HUKD.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand – 5" display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Good lord, Samsung really does want to make 5″ screens the new default size. That’s what you get with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, which appears to be a mid-range Android model offering a 5″ display powered by a dual-core processor. It’s a bigger, slightly less powerful Galaxy S3 by the look of it.

Android 4.1 is the launch OS on the Galaxy Grand, with the only real downside here being the display resolution, which may look a little rough on that screen running at 480×800. There’ll be a dual-SIM version, too…

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..which makes us suspect it won’t see a UK launch. But you never know. Love these Samsung info-pics. Everything you need to know in one image without any messy cutting and pasting.

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