Mehta To Head Samsung Customer Service

Mehta To Head Samsung Customer Service

By TWICE Staff On Apr 14 2014 - 4:12pm




Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Rajiv Mehta has been named senior VP of Samsung Electronics America’s customer service division.

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Samsung Launches Smart Home Service

Samsung Launches Smart Home Service

By Alan Wolf On Apr 8 2014 - 4:26pm

Samsung is kicking off its Smart Home ecosystem this month in the U.S. and Korea
Samsung is kicking off its Smart Home ecosystem this month in the U.S. and Korea.


Seoul, South Korea – Samsung will begin rolling out a proprietary connected-home platform in the U.S. and Korea this month.

Its Smart Home Service, first announced at 2014 International CES, will allow users to operate select Samsung home products including smart TVs, majaps, cameras, smartphones and wearable devices through a single application, which connects the devices through a wireless home network.

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Verizon Adds Samsung Windows Phone

Verizon Adds Samsung Windows Phone

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 7 2014 - 9:44am

Samsung’s Ativ Se Windows Phone 8 phone with a 5-inch FullHD screen and $199 pri
Samsung’s Ativ Se Windows Phone 8 phone with a 5-inch FullHD screen and $199 price with two-year contract


Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless is adding a Windows Phone to its selection, pricing the Samsung Ativ SE at $199 with two-year activation and planning a Windows Phone 8.1 update later in the year.

The no-contract price is $599, and the price under the carrier’s Edge trade-up program is $25.22/month for 24 months for a total of $605.28.

The LTE-equipped device is available for preorders, which will ship by April 12. The preorder deal includes a buy-one-get-one-free offer. The carrier didn’t say when the product would be available in stores.

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Samsung Earns Energy Star Honors

Samsung Earns Energy Star Honors

By TWICE Staff On Apr 3 2014 - 2:51pm




Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that for the second year in a row, Samsung Electronics has won the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through activities focused on providing products with superior energy efficiency.

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab4 Series

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab4 Series

By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 1 2014 - 12:42pm

Samsung's Galaxy Tab4


Seoul, Korea – Samsung set second-quarter worldwide availability for its Galaxy Tab4 series of Android tablets, which will have Wi-Fi and 4G LTE versions and will replace the Tab3 series.

The fourth-generation Tab series, like the Tab3 series, consists of three models with 10.1-inch, 8-inch and 7-inch screen sizes with 16:1- aspect ratio. Each will be available in black or white. U.S. prices and ship dates weren’t announced.

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Samsung Adds UHD PC Monitor

Samsung Adds UHD PC Monitor

By Greg Tarr On Mar 31 2014 - 10:32am

Samsung’s 28-inch UD590 series Ultra HD PC monitor will ship next month at a $69
Samsung’s 28-inch UD590 series Ultra HD PC monitor will ship next month at a $699 suggested retail.


Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung introduced Monday a new UD590-series PC monitor, featuring Ultra HD 4K resolution.

The company also revealed a new 390 series of FullHD monitors in the 23.6-inch and 27-inch screen sizes.

The 28-inch UD590 Ultra HD monitor’s high resolution will target customers requiring the highest resolution levels for work or play, such as gamers, photo enthusiasts and visual professionals, graphic designers and architects, among others, the company said.

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Smart Watches, Home Control Converge

Smart Watches, Home Control Converge

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 21 2014 - 12:22pm

Samsung’s Gear 2 smart watch
Samsung’s Gear 2 (pictured) and Gear 2 Neo smart watches will run an iControl home-automation app.


Redwood City, Calif. – Home-control capabilities are coming to smart watches.

iControl Networks plans to offer an app for Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches to control thermostats, lighting systems, alarms and door locks connected to its connected-home solutions.

iControl’s products and services are offered by Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

The app will be available for the watches when they become available in April.

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Carriers Begin Pricing Samsung Galaxy S5

Carriers Begin Pricing Samsung Galaxy S5

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 20 2014 - 5:11pm

Samsung's Galaxy S5


UPDATE! New York – Select carriers have begun pricing Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.

T-Mobile priced the device at $660 with no contract, announced pre-orders would begin March 24 through its website and in stores, and said in-store sales would begin April 11. With $0 down, consumers can pay the device off in installments at $27.50/month for 24 months.

AT&T and U.S. Cellular priced it at $200 with two-year contract and begin talking preorders on Friday, March 21. They said they plan early April availability.

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Samsung Reveals Audio Pricing, Ship Dates For ’14

Samsung Reveals Audio Pricing, Ship Dates For ’14

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 20 2014 - 1:41pm

Jim Kiczek, Samsung’s director of digital audio and video, with the company’s Sh
Jim Kiczek, Samsung’s director of digital audio and video, with the company’s Shape wireless multiroom-audio speakers.


New York — Samsung revealed prices and availability dates of a new home-audio lineup that expands the company’s selection of Wi-Fi-based wireless multiroom-audio products.

The audio products were unveiled at International CES.

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Samsung Sends Off Expanded UHD TV Lineup

Samsung Sends Off Expanded UHD TV Lineup

By Greg Tarr On Mar 20 2014 - 1:39pm


Samsung's Dave Das presents a 105-inch curved-screen Ultra HD LED LCD TV that is slated to arrive later in the year.


New York – Samsung used a press conference at the Guggenheim Museum here Wednesday to formally roll out its 2014 A/V lines, highlighted by its expanded assortment of Ultra HDTV and curved-screen sets.

The company reviewed four 2014 Ultra HD TV series, highlighted by the company’s U9000 series of curved LED/LCD models.

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