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Samsung to Boost Production of Displays from 3 Million to 30 Million in 2011

Samsung to Boost Production of Displays from 3 Million to 30 Million in 2011

We've heard word about Samsung's intentions of opening a new plant all the way at the end of 2009, but it's finally getting official. Samsung Mobile Display's Vice President of Marketing, Lee Woo-Jong, has confirmed in an email to Down Jones Newswire, that their upcoming plant (which is scheduled to open mid-2011) will boost the display production from a reported 3 million, to a projected 30 million per month.

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LCD Androids best AMOLED in browser battery testing

LCD Androids best AMOLED in browser battery testing

AMOLED was billed as the double-punch to traditional LCD panels on smartphones: better image quality and lower power consumption, adding up to a handset that lasted longer and was nicer to use.  According to Laptop's testing, however, the reality isn't quite so clear cut.  They put eight Android smartphones - including the DROID X, Epic 4G and EVO 4G - through their paces running a custom battery testing app, and found that Motorola's LCD panels actually came to the top of the pile.

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AT&T Samsung Cetus i917 Windows Phone 7 leaks

AT&T Samsung Cetus i917 Windows Phone 7 leaks

Windows Phone 7 must be close, because the leaks keep on coming.  Another Samsung smartphone has poked its head into the wild, believed to be the Samsung Cetus i917 headed to AT&T's clammy clutches.  Packing the usual WP7 hardware into a glossy black casing that's a little more discrete than HTC's two-tone Schubert/Mozart, we're guessing that means the previously spotted prototype was indeed just a model used for internal testing.

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Texas Instruments unveils dual-output power supply that improves AMOLED picture quality

Texas Instruments unveils dual-output power supply that improves AMOLED picture quality

Texas Instruments has announced a new dual output power supply that promises to be able to improve the image quality offered by an AMOLED screen. The dual output power supply is called the TPS65137.

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Samsung Cetus Outed by Bluetooth SIG, 4-Inch Windows Phone 7 Handset

Samsung Cetus Outed by Bluetooth SIG, 4-Inch Windows Phone 7 Handset

Samsung's first Windows Phone 7 device just broke cover, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG. And, just as we had imagined it would be, it's a device that can definitely work well to steal some of our attention, even for just a bit. Also not surprising, is the fact that it's going to be on par with their already released, well-received Galaxy S devices. So if you would, please welcome the Samsung Cetus into existence.

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HTC SLCD Desire gets AMOLED, Super AMOLED & LCD comparison [Video]

HTC SLCD Desire gets AMOLED, Super AMOLED & LCD comparison [Video]

HTC's confirmation yesterday that going forward they would be using both AMOLED and Super LCD (SLCD) displays for their smartphones so as to ease supply pressures has led to no small amount of confusion.  Over at HowardForums they've managed to get a hold of an upcoming TELUS HTC Desire using the SLCD panel, and compare it to an AMOLED Nexus One, a Motorola Milestone with a regular LCD, and a Samsung Wave with a Super AMOLED display.

Video comparison after the cut

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HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC has announced that it will be using Super LCD (SLCD) displays in its smartphones later in the summer, in response to the shortage of AMOLED panels that has been limiting supply of some of the company's most popular devices.  As we heard last month, that's led HTC to look to alternative screen technologies, and now they've officially confirmed that handsets like the Nexus One and Desire will switch to the Sony-made SLCD panels.

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Acer Stream due August 3rd tips UK retailer

Acer Stream due August 3rd tips UK retailer

Acer's Stream Android 2.1 smartphone went into a stealth mode of sorts after its official launch at the end of May, but UK retailer Expansys has just announced that the handset should be arriving on August 3rd.  They'll be the exclusive source of the Stream, in fact, priced at £399.99 ($610).

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Samsung Planning to Launch New and Unbreakable Plastic AMOLED Panels in 2 Years

Samsung Planning to Launch New and Unbreakable Plastic AMOLED Panels in 2 Years

AMOLED is one of the hottest display types out there, so much so that some handsets out there you can't even buy because they're selling faster than Samsung can manufacture them (you know, after they've already produced their own products). But, Samsung already has plans on making them better. How's unbreakable sound? Oh, and more valuable for manufacturers, too.

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Droid X Review

Droid X Review

Motorola's first-generation DROID shook HTC's dominance of the Android segment and arguably reinvented the company after years of tired RAZR variants. Now, after a spate of low- to mid-tier Android devices, the company has unveiled their next high-end smartphone. The Motorola DROID X, again on Verizon Wireless in the US, scales up the screen, the camera and the processor, while simultaneously slimming down in the hand; it also faces strong competition from HTC, Samsung and others. Has Motorola done enough second-time around? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Samsung Mobile Displays doubles AMOLED life and improves efficiency

Samsung Mobile Displays doubles AMOLED life and improves efficiency

Samsung Mobile Displays (SMD) has announced that it is working on improving the performance of AMOLED panels and the efficiency of the panels significantly. The improvements will take the white efficiency of the displays from the 20cd/A level currently to 40cd/A.

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HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

If you haven't read the review of the Droid Incredible, or the HTC Desire, then we'll add the main draw of those phones right here (even though you should go read them, anyway): Their 3.7-inch AMOLED displays are amazing. Unless you plan on using your device in direct sunlight all the time, AMOLED is definitely one of the best displays out there (yes, Super AMOLED is better). But, it's been rough for HTC to keep their latest AMOLED-toting device in stock, and a lot of that has to do with that screen. Changes are afoot, though, which may help people out there aching to get their hands on the Droid Incredible they've purchased before the end of July.

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