New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
New York — Gap Intelligence reported that Hewlett-Packard put forth the most notebook advertising effort on Black Friday, pushing out 25 different ad placements.
Overall, vendor advertising was flat year over year, Gap said, with HP and Dell claiming the lion’s share.
HP’s models on sale for the Black Friday shoppers started with the $178 2000-2D09WM and went up to include the company’s high-end Envy products.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
New York — Samsung’s first kids-oriented tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, became available at $229 at Samsung.com, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, TigerDirect and Toys“R”Us.
A Tab 3 Kids hard-case bundle is available at $249.
The 7-inch tablet’s only preloaded kids-oriented reading app is the Barnes & Noble Nook App for Kids, and consumers who purchase the tablet and register for a new Nook account get more than $50 in free kids eBooks and magazines.
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile’s MetroPCS prepaid brand became the latest carrier to offer Samsung’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega smartphone/tablet hybrid.
The phablet will be available in MetroPCS corporate stores and in independently owned MetroPCS stores in the brand’s 45 markets, as well as online, starting Nov. 21 for as low as $349 after instant rebates.
Information on whether the phablet would also be available through national retailers wasn’t available.
Westlake Village, Calif. – Apple lost its No. 1 status in J.D. Power’s “Tablet Satisfaction Study” for the first time, and Samsung took Apple’s place.
Samsung was the only tablet manufacturer to improve its customer satisfaction scores in all five areas measured by the survey, boosting the company’s third-place rank in the previous survey. In that survey, Samsung fell below the industry average in customer satisfaction.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung Display said Monday that it recently established its first LCD display plant outside of Korea, at a new joint venture factory in Suhou, China.
The Samsung Suzhou LCD (SSL) cooperative operation was first established on April 21, 2011, as a joint venture between Samsung, Suzhou Industrial Park and TCL.
Samsung Display has a 60 percent stake in SSL; Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) has a 30 percent stake, and TCL has a 10 percent stake.
Dallas –Samsung Mobile released a timetable for upgrading some of its key smartphones to make them compatible with the $299 Galaxy Gear smart watch, which was launched in September and was compatible only with the Galaxy Note 3 phablet.
Seoul, South Korea — Spurred mostly by rising mobile handset sales, Samsung posted a record quarter Friday showing third-quarter net profits climbed 26 percent.
Net profits reached to $7.76 billion (10.16 trillion won), and revenue climbed 13.2 percent for the year to 59.08 trillion won in the period.
Dallas — The Ativ S Neo smartphone will be Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone for the AT&T network when it becomes available Nov. 8 at $99 with two-year contract or $21/month under AT&T’s Next frequent-upgrade program.
The LTE-equipped ATIV S Neo was launched by Sprint in August by Sprint.
Dallas – Samsung’s Galaxy S4 mini, unveiled in May in Korea, will come to the U.S. in November.
The smaller, scaled-down version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 will feature many of the same features as the S4, the company said.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung Electronics said its Samsung Smart Media Player is now available to bring Smart Hub TV apps and services to unconnected TVs.
Samsung model GX-SM530CF, ($149.99 suggested retail), ships with more than 100 Smart Apps including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU and YouTube, Samsung said. The Smart Media Player also enables viewers to access cable content without having to pay monthly rental fees associated with a cable box.