Alltel has just launched the Samsung Freeform, a slate-style messaging phone that boasts a slim .5-inch design. It looks to have quite a nice 2.2-inch color display and features threaded text entry, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, MMS, GPS, a microSD card slot that supports up to 16GB of storage, a speakerphone, and more. The Freeform is available in teal and burgundy. It is available now for $199.99 without a contract, and for $69.99 with a one-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.
Glass necks look pretty cool, especially the way Samsung uses them, but they seem out of place with the P2370HD. While the other 2370 models are slim and sleek, the P2370HD is a fair bit bulkier. It would be like trying to fit Lou Ferrigno in Christian Bale's Batman costume from the "The Dark Knight." It just looks wrong.
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Is a 55-inch screen just not big enough for you? Don't worry, Samsung's riding to the rescue with its largest flat-screen to date: the 65-inch LN65B650. In terms of features, the new model is identical to that of its smaller siblings: 1080p native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate with dejudder processing, four HDMI inputs, Energy Star 3.0-compliant, and support for Internet content via Yahoo Widgets. Note that this model uses good ol' CCFL (fluorescent light) backlights, not the LED backlighting that Samsung and other manufacturers have been touting this year.
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Ever restless Samsung followed yesterday's Sprint and Verizon Wireless announcements by spreading the new phone love to T-Mobile. The SGH-T659 shows a retro slider design in standard silver. The 2.2-inch display supports 262,000 colors and the handset casts a trim shadow of 0.59 inch.
Features include support for T-Mobile's 3G (HSDPA) network, a 2-megapixel camera and video recording, an MP3 player, Bluetooth, an expandable memory slot, messaging and e-mail, Assisted GPS with TeleNav, a personal organizer, and a speakerphone.
The T659 is $69.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.
Many handset makers are planning Google Android phones, but thus far, only HTC has released devices in the United States. Samsung was the second company to offer an Android phone when it released the Galaxy I7500 overseas, but it remains uncertain if an American carrier will pick it up. New details, however, suggest that Samsung's second Android phone, the Galaxy Lite I5700, could make a run at a United States release.
The Galaxy Lite is the assumed cheaper version of the original Samsung Galaxy. Both the internal storage (1GB vs. 8GB) and the camera (3.2 megapixels vs. 5 … Read more
Verizon wasn't the only carrier to announce a Samsung phone on Tuesday. Sprint also broke the news that it had unveiled the Samsung M240 over the weekend. With a simple flip-phone design and not even a camera, the M240 focuses on communication rather than multimedia.
Inside you'll find speaker-independent voice dialing, text messaging, a speakerphone, a 500-contact phone book, Sprint's wireless backup service, a voice memo recorder, and basic personal organizer options. The M240 is $19.99 with service.
The day after Labor Day you can count on Samsung to kick off the holiday shopping season by announcing new cell phones for the U.S. market. This year, Verizon Wireless is the lucky carrier and the handsets are the Samsung Intensity and Rogue.
With slider designs and full alphabetic keyboards, the Intensity and Rogue are geared toward messaging. The Rogue, which resembles the Samsung Impression, is the more sophisticated of the two. It offers a 3.1-inch touch screen with Samsung's TouchWiz interface.
Features include a full Web browser; a 3-megapixel camera; messaging and e-mail; 3G (EV-DO) with … Read more
Wackiest sights of IFA 2009 Every year we go to IFA, and every year we spot bigger demonstrations of corporate wealth and visitor stupidity. See for yourself. (Posted in Crave by Nate Lanxon) September 7, 2009 5:43 PM PDT
Photos: LG's 15-inch OLED TV LG shows off its OLED TV at IFA, which at 15 inches is larger than Sony's XEL-1. (Posted in Crave by Erica Ogg) September 6, 2009 9:19 AM PDT
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BERLIN--Those of you familiar with Android devices will appreciate the sweet, delicious irony in the photo above. Yes, there are indeed Heroes, and they're made by HTC. But they've got some competition because Samsung has an Android-powered phone now, and it's called the Galaxy i7500. We've been playing with one here at IFA.
With its all-glass capacitive touch screen and lush interface, sweeping through the Galaxy's menus was unlike anything we've experienced on a Samsung phone before. Its 3.2-inch AMOLED screen's colors are rich, its menus are responsive, and wrapped in the … Read more