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When JK Shin landed in Berlin this week from Seoul, he was no doubt hoping for some better press than what he received over the last several weeks as Apple and Samsung duked it out before a judge and jury in a Silicon Valley U.S. district court.
Shin, the head of the Samsung's mobile-phone business, was the author of a 2010 internal memo that was at the center of Apple's claim that Samsung infringed on its iPhone and iPad patents and designs. A jury on Friday agreed with Apple, awarding the company $1.05 billion, pending Judge … Read more
The headset -- vastly similar to its predecessor (the HMZ-T1) -- contains two small 0.7-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays placed in front of the wearer's eyes that simulate a big screen and can display 2D/3D content from any HDMI source. Crave sent Sony an e-mail to see if the HMZ-T2 offers the same 720-pixel resolution and picture quality as before, which seems likely, as T2's marketing babble reads very much like that of the HMZ-T1. We'll let you know. … Read more
Samsung is one of a handful of PC makers embracing Windows RT, releasing some information about its upcoming Ativ Tab at IFA this week. This 10.1-inch tablet is different than the full Windows 8 tablets and touch-screen laptops we've already seen from Samsung. In fact, when we asked the company about its RT plans recently, the group responsible for Intel/AMD laptops brushed off the issue, telling us that some other division within the company was working on RT products.
Here's what Samsung had to say about the Ativ Tab at IFA:
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BERLIN -- Smartphones are taking over the point-and-shoot camera market, but Samsung today announced a product it hopes will reverse the trend by building phone technology into a 16-megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an Android 4.1 device with a large touch screen on one side, a 21x zoom lens on the other, and networking abilities in the middle. That last point is key: one of the big advantages of smartphones is that you can do something with the photo immediately after taking it -- sharing with friends on Facebook, for example.
And though camera makers have made … Read more
If you've been wondering what the first dual-core Windows Phone would look like, this is it. Today, the Korean electronics giant took the wraps off the Samsung Ativ S, the world's first smartphone running Windows Phone 8.
The Ativ S (Ativ is "Vita" spelled backward) features a slim design, a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. There's also compatibility for HSPA+42.
In addition, the Ativ S packs in a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
Taking full advantage of … Read more
Today, Archos revealed its GamePad, a gaming tablet with a 7-inch touch screen.
Not only will the Wi-Fi only device function as a regular tablet, which includes having access to Google Play and its accompanying games, e-mail, the Web, and apps, but it will also have physical control buttons for gaming.
The GamePad will be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and a Mali 400 MP quad-core GPU.
It will sport a Micro-USB port and a Mini-HDMI output at the very top of the device, and it'll include 1GB of RAM and a microSD slot that is expandable … Read more
Editor's note: This live blog has concluded, but here are some stories on what was announced: Samsung unveils ATIV S, world's first Windows Phone 8 device; First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2; Samsung bets on Android-powered, networked camera; Samsung adds a Windows RT tablet, the ATIV Tab. You can also replay the live blog by clicking the link below.
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Sony has unveiled two of its biggest TV innovations of the year, and they're both inside the new XBR-84X900: it's the company's largest screen to date, and it's one of the first to feature 4K resolution.
The XBR-84X900 is the company's first 4K screen, and comes in the single 84-inch size. It's an edge-lit LED-based LCD TV that features passive 3D (another first for Sony) and comes with a 10-driver stereo speaker system.
For more information, check out our first take of the Sony XBR-84X900.