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Samsung facing AMOLED and chip shortages amid production line delays

Samsung facing AMOLED and chip shortages amid production line delays

Samsung Mobile Display's 5.5-Gen AMOLED production line - previously expected to begin manufacturing of 7-inch tablet displays, such as the Super AMOLED demonstrated in a Galaxy Tab prototype, this year - is likely to suffer up to three months of delays before become operational, due to supply limitations. According to MK, Japanese suppliers are still encountering issues meeting their orders in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, with the potential to impact components Samsung provides to Apple.

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Sign Phone Concept by Joseph K. Lee

Sign Phone Concept by Joseph K. Lee

The Sign phone concept, designed by Joseph K. Lee, is a sweet piece of vapor technology. Ideas like this are what keep us looking forward into the horizon of tomorrow with joy. With technologies like capacitive touch pads, Active Matrix Organic LED screens, and high-efficiency solar panels married together into this sleek looking phone, how can you go wrong?

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Fraunhofer bi-directional OLED prototype incoming: Display & Camera in one [Video]

Fraunhofer bi-directional OLED prototype incoming: Display & Camera in one [Video]

We first covered the Fraunhofer Institute's bi-directional OLED display technology - which basically combines a display with a camera - all the way back in 2009; now the R&D company is bringing its latest prototype out to play. Set to show at the Smart Systems Integration 2011 expo later this month, the current model consists of a 0.6-inch 320 x 240 AMOLED panel with an integrated 160 x 120 CMOS camera.

Update: Video after the cut

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Cowon D3 AMOLED PMP now shipping

Cowon D3 AMOLED PMP now shipping

Having gone up for pre-order only a few days ago, Cowon's D3 media player is already on sale - a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. The Android 2.1 based D3 is built around a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, offers WiFi and Bluetooth, and an HDMI output; music lovers, however, will be most interested in Cowon's near-legendary audio processing technology, which helps them offer some of the best sounding music around.

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Samsung Announces NX11 with i-Function Lens

Samsung Announces NX11 with i-Function Lens

Take a peek at the sweet specs on this brand new camera from Samsung. It's the newest addition to the NX family, the NX11. It's similar to the NX10 in that it's got a mirrorless interchangeable lens, but it's got the brand new i-Function lens introduced with the NX100. NX11 will come standard with an 18-55mm i-Function lens as well as two more i-Function lenses, the 20mm pancake and a 20-50mm zoom silver color lens. And what's all this fabulous new big fat camera goodness cost? Right around $649 (with bundle zoom lens.) Saweet!

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Iain Sinclair Poco Pro camera promises the works: 1080p HD, 14MP in a tiny form-factor

Iain Sinclair Poco Pro camera promises the works: 1080p HD, 14MP in a tiny form-factor

With cellphone cameras improving all the time, point-and-shoots have to aim high if they want to stand out of the crowd. Iain Sinclair's Poco Pro certainly makes plenty of promises; tipped to launch in Q2 2011 for a bargain £200 ($308) or thereabouts, there's a 14.6-megapixel sensor, 1080p HD video capture, a 2.4-inch AMOLED preview display and a microUSB 3.0 port for data and option HDMI output, all in a credit-card sized black-anodized magnesium chassis.

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Nexus S Teardown

Nexus S Teardown

Oh those folks at iFixit, they're so wild in their need to take everything apart. Come with me and see their unscrewing and note with me how they find Nexus S to be more of a gimmick than a feature-filled device. Ruh roh. Did they say gimmick? They sure did. They note first and foremost the fact that it's got a curved display and is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, saying basically that these shouldn't be enough to convince someone to purchase the brand new phone. They do say some nice things though! Or maybe they're just funny. They note that once the back of the phone is off, it looks like something out of Tron: Legacy. Then they say that you shouldn't give the battery to a baby. And you know good and well that it only gets better from there!

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