Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing shows up on Amazon UK, and it's well over a thousand dollars U.S., presumably to force you toward subsidized prices so you'll end up paying the same amount or more for with-contract tablets. Which ... seriously? No. Also, Craigslist says the adult services section is gone for good, and Google's music service appears to be imminent--much to Spotify's demise--er, dismay.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Samsung Electronics is expected to officially launch its new Android-based tablet PC on Thursday evening at an event in New York, likely naming three of the four major wireless operators in the United States as carrier partners.
Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint Nextel had all reached agreements with Samsung to offer the new Galaxy Tab, set to be an Apple iPad competitor, that runs Google's Android 2.2 operating system.
Exact pricing for the new device isn't yet known, but Hankil Yoon, an executive at Samsung, recently told … Read more
Anyone who's ever been locked into a two-year contract with a carrier can appreciate the freedom of a prepaid phone, and anyone who's ever experienced one of those devices on a network with a so-so spectrum can appreciate a prepaid option from tier-one operators like T-Mobile. The Samsung t369 is one such specimen.
The t369 comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.3-megapixel camera with video recorder, Bluetooth support, and a microSD slot good for 16GB expandable memory. There's also a WAP browser, a music player, and instant messaging apps.
The t369 is a quad-band world phone, … Read more
Last Spring, Samsung Germany announced the camera that was ostensibly supposed to be the cheap little brother to the company's NX10 ILC (interchangeable-lens camera). That model never seemed to materialize--I can't find it for sale anywhere online--an unfortunately not-uncommon occurrence for Samsung. Let's hope the company delivers on its U.S.-bound little brother, the NX100. Though only a bit less expensive than the NX10, the NX100 has a different body design and introduces a new lens-based interface for some features.
The NX100's shape has more in common with its competitor, the Olympus E-PL1, than it does with the NX10; It's more rectangular, but still curvy. It's very attractive, and comfortable to hold, and comes in a deep brown as well as the traditional black. Samsung also plans a white model, but we're unlikely to see that here. Most of its innards will be the same as the NX10, with the same specs. The new kit lens introduces the novel i-Function and Lens Priority capabilities. i-Function allows you to use one of the lens rings to adjust shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO sensitivity, while Lens Priority works in conjunction with the body to choose among scene presets based on the lens' characteristics.
However, Samsung seems to cut costs by jettisoning the EVF and flash, and the kit lens has a 20-50mm focal length, which is a smaller range than most; plus, it lacks image stabilization. I would've thought that those three hardware features would add up to more than the $100 price difference between the two models.
Here's a summary of how the NX100 compares to the NX10 and similarly priced competitors:… Read more
Is Samsung planning an event in New York City to introduce its touch-screen tablet next week?
That's what The Wall Street Journal is reporting. On Friday, the Journal cited two anonymous sources who claim that the Galaxy Tab will debut in the U.S. market at an event in NYC's Time Warner Center on September 16.
The Galaxy Tab made its worldwide debut at gadget fest IFA Berlin last week, but is not yet for sale. It's a 7-inch touch-screen tablet featuring Android 2.2, or Froyo, Flash 10.1, 16GB or 32GB of memory, GPS, a … Read more
Judging by your comments on our Bing-Verizon article, most of you are not too keen on the fact that Bing will be the default search engine on some Verizon's Android smartphones, but here's some news that might warm the cockles of your heart.
According to Phone Scoop, Samsung Fascinate users will be able to download the Google Search application once Verizon releases the Android 2.2 update for the Fascinate. Be aware, though, that Bing will remain the default search engine, so when you press the dedicated search button, the phone will still use Bing. Still this is … Read more
A new Samsung handset that runs Windows Phone 7, the GT-i8700, has been leaked.
Gizmodo was sent photos of the GT-i8700 that clearly show it will run Windows Phone 7, offer around 8GB of storage, and pack a camera with an LED flash. It's a touch-screen device with sharp edges and a shiny finish on its front. Last month, Pocketnow posted pictures of a Windows Phone 7 device that could well be the same phone.