Archive for Aug 29, 2012

Qualcomm brings S4 power to Samsung ATIV Tab and S

Qualcomm brings S4 power to Samsung ATIV Tab and S

Just in case you didn't catch it in the whirlwind of announcements that were laid down today at IFA 2012 by Samsung, Qualcomm has announced that their ultra-powerful Snapdragon S4 processor lineup will be bringing the heat to the ATIV S smartphone and ATIV Tab tablet. The ATIV Tab tablet running Windows RT while the ATIV S is set to be one of the very first Windows Phone 8 devices to hit the market this Fall. The Qualcomm team's Snapdragon lineup also remains the only set of processor to power Windows Phone, 100% of them, the whole world over.

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC hands-on

Samsung ATIV Smart PC hands-on

Samsung's Windows 8 range was a surprise addition to the IFA 2012 line-up, kicking off with the ATIV smart PC. A hybrid tablet/notebook following in ASUS' Transformer footsteps by pairing a slate "brains" section with a detachable keyboard dock, the ATIV Smart PC runs Windows 8 and impressively promises up to 13.5hrs of battery life. We grabbed some hands-on time.

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Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro with keyboard dock unveiled

Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro with keyboard dock unveiled

While up on stage for their Unpacked event Samsung hasn't wasted any time announcing a slew of new devices. What you'll see next is their new Smart PC. With an 11.6-inch HD display tablet that combines into a very Transformer-like keyboard dock this PC offers both a portable and a full keyboard typing experience.

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Logitech UE announces new line of products for music enthusiasts

Logitech UE announces new line of products for music enthusiasts

Now more than ever, people want their music on the go. Logitech is looking to tap into that market by announcing a new line of Logitech UE products aimed directly at those who take their music seriously. This new line includes everything from earphones to portable speakers to headphones, so hit the jump to find out more about them.

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Jelly Bean set for Galaxy S III and Note 10.1 “very soon” says Samsung

Jelly Bean set for Galaxy S III and Note 10.1 “very soon” says Samsung

An update to your Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are right around the corner in the form of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - so says Samsung. It's at IFA 2012 that the company made the announcement that the software would be hitting both devices "very soon" as it were, with the Samsung Galaxy Note II having been announced earlier in the event they spoke at as coming with Jelly Bean right out of the box. This duo of devices currently works with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Galaxy Note I: Specifications War

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Galaxy Note I: Specifications War

At IFA 2012 we've gotten our first glimpse of the next phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note II - now it's time to compare to the original from one year ago to see what's been improved. First you'll notice that the casing for the device has taken on a whole lot more "Galaxy S III" styling, just as the original Note did with the Galaxy S II. The back and front are more than likely going to feature different color combinations even beyond the blue and white we've seen thus far.

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Samsung ATIV Tab 10.1 Windows RT tablet announced

Samsung ATIV Tab 10.1 Windows RT tablet announced

Samsung is extremely busy here in Berlin dropping all sorts of juicy news onto the world. Following the excitement around the Galaxy Note II they've now moved onto Windows. The folks from Samsung have just introduced the ATIV Tab 10.1 Windows RT device. It looks very similar to the Galaxy Note 10.1 but runs on Windows.

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Samsung comments on Apple “hindrance” at IFA 2012

Samsung comments on Apple “hindrance” at IFA 2012

In Berlin amongst the massive avalanche of product announcements from the company, Samsung's CEO spoke up about how their legal battles with Apple are affecting their bottom line. The CEO simply let it be known that "Regardless of any hindrance, we will continue to provide the best product in the industry". Though Apple was not mentioned specifically, it's quite clear that Samsung was referring to the most public "hindrance" they've encountered in the past few years.

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Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Today Vimeo announced that it has teamed up with Dropbox to bring its users a new way of uploading videos. Seeing an opportunity since so many Dropbox users use the service to back up and save their videos, Vimeo now lets you upload directly from Dropbox, cutting out a step or two between saving the finished product and getting it uploaded to the Web. Even better is that feature is available now, so there won't be any waiting for some far-off launch date.

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Samsung ATIV S 4.8-inch Windows Phone 8 handset made of metal

Samsung ATIV S 4.8-inch Windows Phone 8 handset made of metal

On stage with so many products it'd make your head spin, Samsung revealed a brand new Windows Phone 8 smartphone for the masses at IFA 2012. This device comes with full Microsoft certification and Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) onboard when it launches and will have no less than a massive 4.8-inch display right out of the gate. And that's no Galaxy device, folks, it's most certainly a physical Windows Phone 8-branded center key you're seeing.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II heads to the US “later in 2012”

Samsung Galaxy Note II heads to the US “later in 2012”

Most likely you all just noticed that Samsung finally took the covers off of their new super-sized Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet. The first question most of you probably have is regarding US availability. The Galaxy Note II will be launching internationally first, and as usual the folks across the pond in the states will be waiting a bit longer.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera official: Android-powered 16MP point-and-shoot

Samsung Galaxy Camera official: Android-powered 16MP point-and-shoot

Samsung has revealed its Galaxy Camera, an Android 4.1 powered 3G/4G toting camera with onboard editing, social sharing and a huge 21x optical zoom. Revealed at IFA 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Camera brings a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS paired with a 23mm wide-angle lens and a Smart Pro system that helps entry-level users get the sort of photos usually reserved for those with years of experience and DSLRs. Then, they can be edited and uploaded to social networking sites like Facebook and Google+, all from the camera itself.

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