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Samsung’s surging smartphone business leads to strong fourth quarter

Samsung’s surging smartphone business leads to strong fourth quarter

Samsung pulled off a mighty impressive quarter at the end of 2011, with 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion) in net income. That's a sizable increase over the previous year's 3.42 trillion won, but not everything in the consumer electronics firm is all peaches and cream. The company saw a woeful decline in its LCD panel business but was able to more than compensate for that with an amazing smartphone library.


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Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi and many of the other LCD TV firms in the tech world are having a hard time making the money the segment once turned. The problem is that the purchase of TVs is sagging, and the industry is still recovering in the wake of the price fixing fines that totaled hundreds of millions of dollars. Hitachi has announced today that it will be moving its LCD TV production outside of Japan.

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AOC E2352PHZ sub-$300 3D display has ambitions on your PS3

AOC E2352PHZ sub-$300 3D display has ambitions on your PS3

AOC has revealed a new 23-inch LCD display, promising flicker-free 3D along with support for PC, Blu-ray player, Xbox 360 and PS3 connectivity. The AOC E2352PHZ uses passive polarized 3D, LED backlighting and 2D-to-3D conversion, running at 1920 x 1080 resolution and sporting a single HDMI 1.4a input.

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Samsung expands transparent display market with a 46-inch panel

Samsung expands transparent display market with a 46-inch panel

Samsung has announced that it is expanding the transparent display market with a new larger screen that you can see through, yet still has the ability to display graphics and other content. The latest in the Samsung line of transparent displays is the new 46-inch version that will start production this month. These screens can be used for all sorts of needs, especially in advertising.

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Ideum unveils 65-inch multitouch 3D wall display

Ideum unveils 65-inch multitouch 3D wall display

We've been seeing a lot of massive multitouch displays recently, from Samsung's SUR40 40-inch tabletop model with Microsoft's Surface 2.0 to HP's 132-inch VantagePoint system, and now Ideum is releasing its 65-inch MT65 Presenter. The Ideum MT65 Presenter features a multitouch screen with an integrated computer, built-in audio, and webcam all packed into a 4-inch deep hardened aluminum frame.

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Samsung Transparent Smart Window floats Twitter over your garden

Samsung Transparent Smart Window floats Twitter over your garden

Samsung had plenty of smart TVs that it hoped people would stare eagerly at last week at CES 2012, but it was a display you can gaze right through that was arguably the most exciting. Samsung's Transparent Smart Window, the 22-inch LCD panel can not only show you everything your regular computer display does, but is also clear so that you can look through at what's outside your home.

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ViewSonic touchscreen wirelessly links to your phone or tablet

ViewSonic touchscreen wirelessly links to your phone or tablet

ViewSonic has outed a pair of new displays, the TD2220 multitouch monitor and the TDi2340 universal display, the latter capable of providing extra screen-space for your tablet via an impromptu WiFi connection. The TD2220 is a 22-inch LCD supporting two-finger multitouch, with 360-degree rotation and integrated 2W speakers.

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Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony has axed its home OLED TV plans, ceasing production of domestic-focused sets using the organic light-emitting diode technology, and focusing on LCD panels moving forward. The news - coming as both Samsung and LG prepare to unveil OLED HDTVs at CES 2012 this week - is the latest stage in Sony's huge overhaul of its ailing home entertainment business, Yomiuri reports, short-comings of which are expected to contribute to $1.15bn in losses in the most recent financial quarter.

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Samsung unveiled Series 9 Quad HD Display and Series 7 Smart Station Wireless Display

Samsung unveiled Series 9 Quad HD Display and Series 7 Smart Station Wireless Display

With CES just around the corner Samsung is teasing us with press releases of some of the new goodies we can expect in 2012. In two press releases Samsung has discussed a new Series 9 monitor and Series 7 Smart Station and HDTV monitor. Although the new products won't be available until March, they will be on display at this years CES in Las Vegas next week.

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HP L2311c 23-inch USB 3.0 Notebook Docking Monitor revealed

HP L2311c 23-inch USB 3.0 Notebook Docking Monitor revealed

The HP pre-CES gush wraps up today with a trio of new displays, the HP Compaq L2311c 23-inch Notebook Docking Monitor along with the LV1911 and LV2011 LED Backlit LCD Monitors. Of the three it's the L2311c that's the most interesting, using a single USB connection to add a second display to your laptop along with a USB 3.0 hub, webcam and more.

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Samsung planning high-end LCD and OLED Japanese re-launch

Samsung planning high-end LCD and OLED Japanese re-launch

Samsung is eyeing a return to the Japanese TV market, reports in the country have claimed, with a line-up of high-end LCD and OLED sets to grab marketshare as rivals like Sony flounder. The Korean company is considering launching a new Japanese range as early as 2013, the Nikkei [registration req] claims, seemingly targeting the top end of the market rather than getting mired in the over-competitive entry- and mid-level segments.

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Samsung, Sharp, and other LCD makers paying $553 million to settle price fixing claims

Samsung, Sharp, and other LCD makers paying $553 million to settle price fixing claims

LCD makers Samsung, Sharp and five other manufacturers have agreed to pay $553 million to settle a multi-state class action lawsuit accusing the companies of price fixing. The lawsuit alleged that the companies conspired to inflate prices for LCD displays used in TVs, notebook computers, and computer monitors between 1996 and 2006.

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