Hey gang, welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! This is the last edition before Thanksgiving in the US, so if you celebrate the holiday have a great one! We put up our review of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab this past Sunday. We figure that the Tab has more flexibility in some areas than the iPad but has an overall rougher feel.
It's a day full of fun, in the USA at least, so much of it I can barely contain my joy for it all! Two more Samsung Galaxy Tabs available, one from Costco, the other from Bell. LG announces a new phone by the name of APEX, and Giorgio Armani releases their very own Samsung Galaxy S. Then some sweet concepts: a Porsche phone, a hybrid AMOLED/E-Ink phone, a Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car grown in a nursery, and a solar powered umbrella. Evan's "Week with the HTC HD7" continues with "the Apps," Don decides on Vizio, and Phillip marks the recession of the Social Tide with one big delete button. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
Oh conceptual design, how awesome thou art. This is the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" by Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae, a phone that employs both a lovely AMOLED screen in glorious full color when it's active, and an E-Ink display when it sits in standby mode. Juice saver deluxe! Furthermore, the degree of transparency in the screen shows the percentage of battery remaining. Fade away like you're Marty McFly. Futuristic.
With all this hype surrounding the Nexus S, with live images falling prey to the Internet along with the fact that it's believed the device will launch with a stock version of Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, there's a little room here for speculation regarding the device. Considering we don't know anything about it, outside of a few rumors here and there, what the device will actually do, or what hardware specifications it will promote is anyone's guess. So, let's start guessing, shall we?
Samsung's new displays have been all over the place today, with 7-inch Super AMOLED panels for the next-gen Galaxy Tab, and a 10.1-inch skinny screen for a tablet teaser. It turns out they were only the start of it: NetbookNews spotted a dual-screen 4.5-inch PenTile AMOLED MID prototype, various flexible displays - including one being folded in half - and a transparent 14-inch AMOLED shown in a notebook mockup.
Video demo after the cut
Samsung Display's 7-inch Super AMOLED isn't expected until midway through 2011, but the company has been showing off another interesting panel at the FPD International 2010 show this week. The company has brought along a flexible 4.5-inch AMOLED that runs at WVGA 800 x 480 resolution and can be rolled down to a 1cm radius.
Just incase you might not know, Samsung officially announced today the Continuum, a lovely little phone with a separate 1.8-inch notifications panel. We were hanging out at the Samsung press event this evening and got a chance to wrap our paws around the Continuum, what with it's Android 2.1 (weird?), 512 MB or ROM, 384MB or RAM, and integrated Wifi. For more information on the press event, head on over to "Samsung Continuum for Verizon Due in Stores November 11th". For more information regarding this very brightly backgrounded phone, head deeper into this post.
The BlackBerry Storm 3 hasn't been officially announced by anyone in the know quite yet, and there's a few grumblings out there that it won't ever be, but that's not stopping folks out there from releasing information about the device. This time around, we've got a pretty good list about what's involved in the specifications department, from the camera all the way down to the memory inside. And, while a few of the details line up with what we've heard in the past, there's a few curious points in there, too.
Whether or not 28 days between its announcement and it shipping sets a new record for the company, the Nokia C7 is a welcome addition to the Finn's smartphone line-up. Slotting into the company's mainstream range, it's the second Symbian^3 device after the Nokia N8 we reviewed a few days ago. More first-impressions, plus hands-on photos and video after the cut.
Today, AT&T officially announced the upcoming availability of their latest Pantech-manufactured landscape sliding device, the Laser. Interestingly enough, while it does feature a full, physical QWERTY keyboard, the Laser is touted as being the thinnest device with that feature available for AT&T. But, if that's not enough to grab you, the other features may be enough.