Samsung is sweetening the pot for people who want to get their hands on the Galaxy S5.
The Korean electronics giant on Monday announced that Galaxy S5 customers will be able to enjoy "free, long-term subscriptions and premium" access to several applications when they pick up their handsets in April. Among the apps included in the "Galaxy Gifts" bundle: 1 year of premium service with personal trainer app Run Keeper, a six-month subscription to The Wall Street Journal, a three-month Premium LinkedIn account, three months of Evernote Premium service, three months of Bitcasa 1TB storage, and … Read more
The Oscars ceremony is all about the creative people.
The actors, the directors, the make-up artists and the accountants who are more creative than all these put together.
In order to make accounting for the show easier, sponsors are seduced.
In a repeat performance, one of this year's main sponsors is Samsung. So the company has had to find subtle ways to inject its products into the joyfest.
"Hey, I know," one wise Samsungite must have said. "How 'bout we pay Ellen a … Read more
It should be no surprise that this week's video roundup is all about Mobile World Congress. All eyes were on Samsung this year as they announced an assortment of new goodies, including the Gear 2, new Gear Fit as well as the highly-anticipated Galaxy S5. Senior Editor Jessica Dolcourt runs down the key specs and features of the new superphone from Samsung in our First Take. With its fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and a whole roster of muscular specs loaded with features Apple Byte wonders, should Apple be worried? Would the rumored iPhone 6 be able to top … Read more
The two prepaid Sprint brands on Friday announced intentions to carry the flagship device in the second quarter of the year. Neither carrier was ready to disclose a price or specific date; however, the handset will be compatible with Sprint's Spark LTE network.
Historically, high profile devices such as the Galaxy S series take a few months to trickle down to the prepaid brands. But, given the early press announcement, we might be optimistic that the Galaxy S5 bucks the trend and arrives in … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- You would think Sony's mobile executives would be even a little nervous.
After all, for more than the past year, they have been touting one unique feature for a premium smartphone: the ability to withstand dust particles and be dunked underwater.
So there must have been some cause for concern when Samsung said its flagship Galaxy S5 -- unveiled just hours after Sony's own flagship phone and tablet announcement -- would also be resistant to water and dust, right?
"We started the waterproof trend," Ravi Nookala, head of Sony's US … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Unless you were dead-set on a metal design and futuristic features, then Samsung's Galaxy S5 is a worthy successor in the evolving Galaxy S line.
Here at Mobile World Congress, where Samsung introduced its marquee phone to the world, I dove deep into the phone's new fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, tested out the new 16-megapixel camera, and uncovered a few new features of our own.
I know you still have questions, so I've put together a list of some answers. If you've got more, shout them out in the comments … Read more
Like at any technology show, the biggest product releases of Mobile World Congress dropped in the first couple of days. But the latter days of an event remain just as interesting. You actually have time (well, a few minutes anyway) to roam the show floor to find hidden gems and underdog products, and you can dig up a few juicy scoops. All of that is just what happened on day 3 of the world's biggest wireless show.
The return of BlackBerry? By now you may have forgotten about BlackBerry, but the former smartphone powerhouse showed up in Barcelona with … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Spend a little time with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and you'll quickly see that there's more to this flagship smartphone than the heart-rate monitor on the back and the optional fingerprint scanner on the front.
Of course, those are some of the phone's defining characteristics, but beyond the attention-grabbing headlining acts are three interesting and useful little gems.
Toolbox If you explore the Settings menu or the quick access settings in the notifications pulldown, you'll notice a quiet little option called Toolbox. Toggle it on and a white dot appears, inscribed with an … Read more
Goophone, a company that has made a name for itself by building smartphone lookalikes, is at it again.
Just days after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, Goophone has launched a lookalike. Appropriately named the Goophone S5, the device has a 5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Although its specs might not match those of the higher-end Galaxy S5, the handsets look nearly identical.
Goophone's online store currently lists the S5 as out of stock. Customers looking for other lookalikes, however, can pick up the Goophone i5S for $160 or the Goophone i5C … Read more