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Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2011 Full Wrap-Up

Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2011 Full Wrap-Up

This week in Berlin the Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2011 played host to a whole batch of new devices sure to take the market by storm in the coming months internationally. Of course whether or not they actually DO take the market by storm is completely up to you, so let's have a look at everything we've covered this week thus far. It's Samsung's week, of that we're certain - and not only on the mobile front, in computing, in portable point-and-shoot cameras, and on TV too!

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Samsung Leads the Way to Wider Smartphones All Around

Samsung Leads the Way to Wider Smartphones All Around

Earlier today we reported that Samsung had been reconsidering everything about itself as a device manufacturer, from the way it uses information technology to the way it merges and acquires other companies to the definition in its AMOLED screens. The latter point may be the most interesting in this case, especially since the term Super AMOLED HD, that being one better than Super AMOLED Plus is one that's been spoken in regards to the next generation in the brightest display on the planet. With this news comes word that Samsung will be shrinking down the size of full high-definition screens to fit inside larger smartphones - brightness awaits!

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iPad 3 Super AMOLED unlikely as backlight suppliers approved

iPad 3 Super AMOLED unlikely as backlight suppliers approved

Despite reports that Apple COO Tim Cook met with Samsung over potentially using Super AMOLED panels in the upcoming iPad 3, the word from the supply chain is that the third-generation iOS slate will continue to use LCD technology. According to DigiTimes' sources, Apple has begun certifying iPad 3 component suppliers, with LED backlights from Radiant Opto-Electronics apparently among those parts to be approved. Since AMOLED does not require a backlight, that certainly suggests LCD will be sticking around for at least another generation.

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iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

Samsung Mobile and Apple may be at each others' throats in the courtroom right now, over allegations that the Galaxy range of phones and tablets too closely mimic the iPhone and iPad, but relations between other Samsung divisions and Apple are reportedly going from strength to strength. A source apparently told The Korea Herald this week that "Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2, considered as many as the iPad 3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year" the Asia News Net reports, with COO (and acting-CEO) Tim Cook allegedly flying in to meet with senior-level Samsung execs in South Korea.

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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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Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile Officially Announced

Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile Officially Announced

While the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile was already "confirmed" earlier today, T-Mobile saw fit to send out an official press release detailing, without actually adding any pertinent details about the device in question, the upcoming release of the "fastest smartphone running on America's largest 4G network." Thankfully, the press release does tell us a bit about the phone that some will find worthwhile, even if we are missing quite a bit more.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 12 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 12 2011

Yesterday was all about the iPhone being on Verizon. Today is all about... well first there's a little iPhone news: iPhone Personal Hotspot coming to all in iOS 4.3, then it's all about the ASUS Eee Pad Slider & Transform hands-on [Video]! Wowzers. Then take a peek at the possible Android Facebook Phone, and see the unfolding story surrounding Sony's legal action against the Geohot PS3 hack. Get yourself a tasty treat over at Android Community with the revealing of Android 2.4 Ice Cream SANDWICH, and finally take a guess at which phone is coming packaged with Inception - yes, the movie, the one with the BWAAAM and the folding cities and the dreaming and the whatnot. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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