Samsung touts even smarter TVs and mobile devices (live blog)

At its CES press conference today, Samsung Electronics highlights TVs with voice and gesture control, a 55-inch OLED model, and new mobile devices like the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.7, and new Series 9 notebook.

Kevin Packingham, SVP of Samsung Telecommunications America, takes the stage to talk mobile at Samsung's CES press conference today. He unveiled the Galaxy Note on AT&T's 4G LTE, among other devices. Sarah Tew/CNET
The line for the Samsung press conference was longer than most any other press conference lines at CES today. Sarah Tew/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Samsung Electronics kicked off its press conference today, as expected, highlighting its smart TV lineup and what the company is calling "Smart Interaction" technology, which gives viewers control over their set by waving, shouting, or otherwise using gestures and voice.

Next up, also as many expected, Samsung unveiled its "ultimate TV," a 55-inch "super" OLED TV. And it went on to showcase new mobile devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T, Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Verizon, and a second-generation Series 9 notebook.

You can replay the entire live blog in the ScribbleLive module below or read our summary post here . You can also click to our pre-written stories on announcements CNET got briefed on in advance:

• Samsung announces its own 55-inch OLED TV
• Samsung brings voice, gesture control to TVs
• 'Ultimate' Samsung LED still lacks full-array backlight
• Samsung PNE8000 plasma touts best features, improved picture
• Samsung UNES7100 series LED TVs get slim bezel, micro dimming

Editors' note: The original barebones version of this story was posted January 8 at 2 p.m. PT.

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Roger Cheng is the executive editor in charge of breaking news for CNET News. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade. He's a devoted Trojan alum and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

 

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