Though Samsung's :)--that's Smiley for the uninitiated--has us all riled up, it's hardly the the first cell phone to bear a rather silly or baffling name. True, Samsung, tends to be the worst offender in this area, but other manufacturers have left us just as perplexed. That's why we took this opportunity to take a trip down memory lane for the most ridiculous cell phone names that we've seen. It wasn't easy to choose just 10, but here are our picks for the most bizarre cell phones. And be sure to tell us which … Read more
Editors' note: As we shot our First Look video prior to today's announcement, we give the Vibrant's original release date at the end of the clip.
We suspected this might happen, and now it's official: T-Mobile has moved up the release date of the Samsung Vibrant from July 21 to July 15, with the same price tag of $199.99 with a two-year contract.
Samsung already has a full line of standalone Blu-ray players, but Engadget noticed Monday night that the company has released a new trio of 3D Blu-ray players. Prior to the new roll-out, Samsung only had a single 3D Blu-ray player, the BD-C6900, which scored well in our review, but is pricey, especially with Sony offering 3D-compatible Blu-ray players for as little as $200.
We had a quick chat with a Samsung representative about the new Blu-ray players. The easiest way to understand them is by comparing with the currently available models:
Since actually watching 3D TV in the home requires not only a new TV but 3D-compatible hardware, expensive 3D glasses for everyone, and, yes, something in 3D to watch, TV makers are using bundles to promote 3D.
LG is the latest, joining other TV makers Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic. According to LG's press release:
Consumers who purchase any LG LX9500 or LX6500 LED HDTV paired with the LG 3D Blu-ray Disc Player from participating retailers, will receive two free pairs of the 3D active shutter glasses, a $100 instant rebate, and a bonus redemption certificate to receive Warner Home Video's Blu-ray 3D title "IMAX Under the Sea 3D" by mail while supplies last.
3D will still cost a bundle, however. At press time, the least expensive LG 3D TV, a 47-inch LX6500, costs about $2,300, so buying the qualifying BX580 player ($300) and factoring in the rebate brings the total cost to about $2,500. That's eerily similar to the $2,500 entry price for the Samsung UN46C7000 ($2,200) and BD-PC6900 ($300), which together qualify you for a similar "3D Starter Kit" with, yes, two pairs of glasses and a Blu-ray disc.
Have a great weekend everyone! See you Monday!
According to multiple TmoNews sources, T-Mobile is bumping the release date of its Samsung Vibrant up roughly one week to July 15 instead of July 21 as originally planned. This would pit the Galaxy S series phone in a super-phone showdown, with Android fans coming away big winners either way.
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It looks like AT&T will be the first one to release one of the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, as the carrier announced on Thursday that the Samsung Captivate will be available starting July 18 for $199.99 with a two-year contract (voice plan and minimum $15 data plan required).
The Captivate is AT&T's most feature-rich and powerful Android device to date, featuring a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of onboard storage, and a 5-megapixel camera, among other things. You can check out our hands-on video for a closer look … Read more