If the Samsung Epic 4G is a bit too much for your needs , then let us introduce you to the Samsung Intercept.
Announced on Wednesday for Sprint, the Intercept gives customers a more budget-friendly Android option, coming in at $99.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The smartphone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and, like the Samsung Moment, has a combination of touch-sensitive keys, physical buttons, and an optical trackpad.
The Intercept will ship running Android 2.1 and also includes a 3.2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. However, it will work only … Read more
Samsung is rocketing up the ranks in the portable PC industry, according to the latest stats released Tuesday by iSuppli.
Thanks to hot demand for its Netbooks, the South Korean computer maker shipped 1.9 million mobile PCs (notebooks and Netbooks combined), a 14.6 percent jump from the 1.7 million shipped during the fourth quarter. Those numbers helped Samsung outperform the overall portable PC market, in which shipments declined by 5.4 percent from the prior quarter due to the usual seasonal downturn, noted iSuppli.
Grabbing a 3.9 percent share of the global portable PC business in … Read more
Whether they feature soccer balls, meatballs, or blue aliens popping out of the screen, advertisements for 3D TVs are everywhere. At CNET we got the chance to review and directly compare three of the highest-end models from the three major manufacturers, and between ducking for cover and swapping incompatible 3D eyewear, we managed to come up with some impressions.
The best of the bunch, in our view, for both 2D and 3D content, was the Panasonic plasma. Its 3D presentation evinced the least "crosstalk" (the ghostly doubled lines around 3D objects onscreen) of the three. The Sony came in second place with less crosstalk than the Samsung, but it also showed some minor flicker in some scenes. We liked the Sony's glasses best from a comfort standpoint, and they shut out peripheral vision better than the others.
All three caused some mild disorientation when we first donned the glasses, which tended to disappeared after a few moments. Sony and Samsung have 2D-to-3D conversion engines, as well, and when we tried those our disorientation escalated to nausea at times, especially when we dialed up the 3D effect.
I am excited about Hulu Plus. I have already requested my invite in earnest!
I've heard some belly-aching about the fact that the service costs $9.99 per month, yet there will still be ads. My take on this: get over it!
We pay a lot of money for cable TV and cable TV does not filter out ads. Why would we expect that $9.99 should buy us commercial-free content? This is expensive premium content that we will be getting with Hulu Plus, and a lot of it. Also consider that you have to pay an extra $9.… Read more
Dirt. Disgusting dirt. The enemy of all that is gleaming, shiny, and gadgety--how we despise it. Thank the stars then that the brave super-scientists at iRobot worked so hard to create the revolutionary Roomba cleaning machine, guaranteed to keep your home sparkling and new, without any input from you. Pretty smart, eh?
So smart, in fact, that electronics mega-giant Samsung is getting in on the act with the Samsung NaviBot (for now, only available in the U.K.). It's a silicon beast of such calculated poise and deadly efficiency it could probably kill a tiger. A robot tiger. We … Read more
NEW YORK--Samsung has taunted us for days about its upcoming Galaxy S series, sending out mysterious packages and even releasing the identities and destinations of these Android phones. However, it's one thing to read about these devices, but it's another to actually see them up close.
On Tuesday evening, Samsung hosted an event in New York to introduce the entire Galaxy S series with remarks from J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, and Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Telecommunications America.
The news conference was mostly a repeat of what we already know … Read more
As much we liked last year's slew of Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems, they still involved some features compromises, such as missing built-in Wi-Fi and HDMI connectivity. This year, Blu-ray HTIBs are filling in a lot of those holes, and Samsung's HT-C6500 ($550 street price) is one of the most fully featured we've seen, including built-in Wi-Fi, two HDMI inputs, and 1GB of onboard storage. The HT-C6500 also has Samsung's expandable Apps platform, which includes streaming-media services such as Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, and Pandora.
If only features mattered, the HT-C6500 would be less of a standout choice; … Read more