IFA 2011

Creative ZEN X-Fi3 media player is packed with cool features for under $100

Creative ZEN X-Fi3 media player is packed with cool features for under $100

Creative has trotted out its latest media player today and the little thing is pretty cool looking. The player is called the ZEN X-Fi3 media player and it has a 2-inch screen and measures 65 x 45.5 x 12.5mm. The little player has a microSD card slot to add more music and video when you get low on internal storage. The player uses the X-Fi Crystallizer to make your tunes sound better.

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Will carriers kill the Galaxy Tab 7.7?

Will carriers kill the Galaxy Tab 7.7?

All eyes have been on Samsung this morning, with the company's compact tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, finally breaking cover. It's hard to argue with a better-than-720p Super AMOLED Plus display, Kindle-besting thinness and 10hr battery (at least on paper), but the big question hanging over the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is whether - like its predecessor - its potential success will be scuppered by the North American carriers.

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Genius HS-905 BT Bluetooth device with headphones lands in US and Canada

Genius HS-905 BT Bluetooth device with headphones lands in US and Canada

Genius has announced a new Bluetooth device combined with a set of headphones that is now available in the US and Canada. The headphones made their official debut at IFA 2011 this week. The device is called the HS-905 BT and it may be perfect for the user that is thinking about picking up one of the new Bluetooth devices that are debuting at the show. The HS-905 BT will be offered in the US exclusively though CompuExpert.

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Samsung Wave 3 hands-on [Video]

Samsung Wave 3 hands-on [Video]

Samsung's bada platform has been something of a stealth OS until now, though one that's seen surprising smartphone success in the market. Still, it's remains on the down-low in comparison to Android, iOS and others, something Samsung hopes to change with bada 2.0 and the Wave 3. We grabbed some hands-on time with the 4-inch smartphone at IFA 2011; read on for our first impressions.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hands-on [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hands-on [Video]

It's the one year anniversary of the original Galaxy Tab, with Samsung's first 7-inch stab at the market launching at IFA 2010. This year, with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 under its belt and the Tab 8.9 imminent, it's the turn of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to make its debut. Bigger screen, better processor and now in time for Honeycomb, the high-resolution Tab 7.7 wants to convince you that just because Steve Jobs isn't a fan of the 7-inch form-factor, that doesn't mean there's no room for "tweener" slates. Read on for our first impressions from the show.

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Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on [Video]

Can Samsung save the stylus? The Samsung Galaxy Note is the company's main surprise at IFA 2011 this week, a MID-scale super-smartphone that offers a blend of phone and tablet functionality with a dash of paper notebook thrown in too. We thought the Galaxy S II was big, with its 4.3-inch display, and then were slightly more surprised by the Inspire 4G when that stepped up to 4.5-inches. The Galaxy Note, though, surpasses them both, with its huge 5.3-inch panel. Samsung brands it as HD Super AMOLED, and claims it's the statistical midpoint discovered when consumers were polled for their thoughts on ideals of front visibility, single-handed operation, pen input and calling. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Revealed

Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Revealed

Amongst about a trillion other products and projects announced this week by Samsung from IFA 2011 is this lovely new notebook computer, the Series 7 CHRONOS. This laptop will have an Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, ExpressCache technology providing you with an extra 8GB of flash memory on your motherboard that you'd not otherwise have - Samsung noting that this means your web browsing will be 2 times as fast (based on tests done with Internet Explorer) and a 2 second wake up time. All this hyperactivity tied with a high quality 15-inch display inside a form factor Samsung lets us know is traditionally associated with a 14-inch model.

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Samsung NX200 gets official with i-Function 2.0 lenses in tow

Samsung NX200 gets official with i-Function 2.0 lenses in tow

Samsung has tossed the interchangeable lens NX200 and a gaggle of lenses into the limelight at IFA 2011. The NX200 is a small and compact camera of the sort that has interchangeable lenses and the photo quality of a DSLR with the size of compact point and shoot. The NX200 is a 20.3MP camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot continuous photos at 7fps. The camera also boasts 100ms Advanced Auto focus.

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Samsung outs slick new WB750 digital camera with 18x optical zoom and more

Samsung outs slick new WB750 digital camera with 18x optical zoom and more

Samsung is on hand at IFA 2011 in Berlin and it is kicking out some new digital cameras today. One of the new cameras that it has produced is the WB750 and this little camera has some features that the folks out there looking for a nice new digital camera will like. The first thing is that the camera is designed to give the user lots of zoom without hurting the image quality. The WB750 has an 18x optical zoom lens and 24x Smart Zoom tech inside.

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Samsung Wave 3 Smartphone Ushers in bada 2.0 Trio at IFA 2011

Samsung Wave 3 Smartphone Ushers in bada 2.0 Trio at IFA 2011

In Berlin this week Samsung's Unpacked IFA 2011 event we're seeing several devices running the hardware manufacturer's own mobile OS Bada 2.0, at the head of a pack of three devices the lovely looking Wave 3. Now this isn't the first time we've gotten a look at the Wave 3, Samsung officially unveiling the Wave 3, the Wave M, and the Wave Y in a release on the 30th of this month. What's new for the viewing at the Samsung Unpacked event is the groups renewed dedication to the Bada platform and slightly different spin on the trio of devices announced this week making them seem all the more appealing as they surf in to an ocean of mobile devices, a flood if you will, largely dominated by Samsung's other main partner in mobile, Google's Android.

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