The social network stands up to Googlezon's net neutrality proposal, and meanwhile plots Foursquare's demise. Also Farmville pulling up stakes at MSN, and your car's tire pressure sensors can be hacked by drive-bys. Everybody panic!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
The Samsung Galaxy smartphone is getting a big brother--some say as soon as early September.
Korea's JoongAng Daily quoted a "high-ranking official" at Samsung who indicated that the Galaxy Tab, Samsung's version of the iPad, will be on display at IFA Berlin, which starts September 3. IFA is Europe's equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show held in Vegas every year, the major difference being that it's a public event, not just a trade show.
A Samsung Mobile official said in June that the Galaxy Tab would be ready by the third quarter, so Wednesday'… Read more
Verizon Wireless is offering a new phone starting today. The Samsung Gusto is an entry-level metallic gray flip phone that features noise suppression technology, Bluetooth, and messaging tools.
There's a 2-inch internal display and a VGA camera with a night mode. Text, picture, and voice messaging are joined by instant messaging, chat, e-mail, and Internet access.
In addition, there are voice commands, a driving mode that reads out caller information, and the typical organizer toolset that includes a calendar and various clocks. Interesting extras include Verizon's VZ Navigator, Bing search, and a fake call tool to bail you … Read more
Samsung reaffirmed its commitment to 3D video today, highlighting a range of new 3D-compatible home theater, TV, and Blu-ray products at a press event in Manhattan. The company also demonstrated the growing array of interactive onscreen apps available on many of its current and newly announced Internet-connected products.
The minor mid-year refresh to Samsung's mammoth home theater lineup includes many products that had already leaked on retail sites such as Amazon in the days and weeks leading up to the announcement. The full recap is as follows:
HDTVs: Two new series of 3D plasmas join Samsung's lineup. The 50-inch PN50C490 (which was widely leaked yesterday) is notable for being the first 3D plasma TV to break the $1,000 price point. It's joined by the PNC680 series (the $1,600 50-inch PN50C680 and the $2,300 58-inch PN58C680). Samsung also highlighted the availability of the $6,000 UN65C8000, a massive 65-inch LED edge-lit 3D LCD TV. (CNET has already reviewed the 55-inch version.) … Read more
Boost Mobile is getting something it's never had before. On Wednesday, Samsung and Boost Mobile announced the upcoming Samsung Seek, which will be Boost Mobile's first combination touch-screen and slide-out QWERTY keypad phone.
It will also include Web access, mobile e-mail instant messaging, and social networking tools in addition to text and multimedia messaging services. There's GPS support and up to 32GB expandable microSD memory. Extras will … Read more
I really can't shake a stick these days without running smack dab into a Samsung monitor. This is of particular concern to me, what with my affinity for stick-shaking and all.
With so many Samsung monitors being released and the fact that I review many of them, it stands to reason that the very best of the Samsung best would need to be rounded up, stood up, and counted. All five of them.
Rumors of Samsung's next mirrorless system camera, the NX100, have been floating around the Web for some time. But now, it seems there's more concrete evidence of the shooter. The blog Photo Rumors spotted a TV advertisement from National Geographic that featured the Samsung NX10, but at the end of the clip, there were three other cameras that aren't in the NX lineup.
The white camera looks similar to what was leaked online last week, and other sites such as PetaPixel have reported that it is likely the NX100. The design bears a striking resemblance to the … Read more
Boy Genius offered a load of dish Monday on Verizon Wireless' roadmap through 2010 and 2011. Some of the rumored devices we've heard about already, but not everything has been discussed before. According to the tipster, Verizon will have a Motorola Droid Pro global phone by November, two other global handsets from Samsung and HTC, a Moto Android device that will resemble the company's long-departed Q smartphone, and Android-powered tablets from Motorola and Verizon. And on the 4G front, Boy Genius predicts that Verizon will have LTE service across 75 percent of the country by April 2012 and … Read more
Summer isn't just for movie sequels anymore, it could also be known as the season of cell phone sequels. On Monday, less than two weeks after it announced the Intensity II, Samsung stepped up and unveiled the Eternity II and Flight II for AT&T. As with most sequels, the new handsets attempt to expand on the story of the original installment, but whether they will succeed remains to be seen.
The Eternity II follows the release of the original Eternity by almost two years. Like its predecessor, the Eternity II has a touch screen and doesn't have a physical keyboard. The blue color scheme is unique, but it largely resembles its parent in other respects.
The Eternity II's midrange feature set doesn't break much new ground, though it makes a strong case for multimedia. On the upside, you'll find the usual messaging and AT&T Mobile Music, a digital music player, a full HTML Web browser, Bluetooth 2.1, AT&T Mobile TV, a personal organizer, and GPS with support for AT&T Navigator. Also, as a 3G quad-band world phone, the Eternity II supports the carrier's music download and streaming video services. However, we're disappointed that Samsung lowered the Eternity II's camera resolution from 3 megapixels to 2 megapixels. That's not what you want from a sequel. … Read more
According to Samsung's Web site, the main difference between the two series is the presence of Samsung Apps in the UNC6500 models. The two series also have slightly different styling, one colored "stone black" and the other "graphite." According to one portion of Samsung's Web site, the UNC6500 is also 0.1 inch thinner than the UNC6300; however, according to another section of the site, they're the same thickness (… Read more