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Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung Electronics America formally introduced Tuesday its first 55-inch curved OLED FullHD TV in the United States.
Samsung model KN55S9C carries a $9,000 suggested retail and is said to be the first TV to feature MultiView capabilities, which allows two viewers to watch two different programs in FullHD, stereo sound, and even FullHD 3D, on the same screen at the same time.
The feature is enabled by Samsung’s 3D Active glasses, which come with built-in personal stereo speakers.
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.
Washington — The U.S. Trade Representative has 90 days to decide whether to uphold Friday’s International Trade Commission (ITC) vote to ban the import of select Samsung mobile products that Apple contended violated some of its patents.
Samsung is allowed to continue importing the affected products while the review is underway.
San Mateo, Calif. – Tablet shipments were up almost 60 percent to 45.1 million units during the second quarter, but could have been even higher, according to an IDC report.
The research firm noted that shipments were down 10 percent from the first quarter of 2013 and it blamed the lack of a new iPad by Apple this spring as the culprit for the fall off.
Apple shipped 14.6 million units during the second quarter, down from 19.5 million during the previous quarter. Apple also saw a shortfall compared to 2012 second quarter when it shipped 17 million units.
Berlin – Samsung will go to the IFA trade show here next month to unveil what is expected to be the company’s next-generation Note 3 phablet.
The company would say only that it will reveal the latest Galaxy product, but at last year’s show, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone/tablet hybrid with 5.5-inch 720p screen, S Pen stylus, dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, and 3,100 mAh battery. The company’s invitation to the event said “Note the date.”
Washington — The Obama administration vetoed an import ban imposed by the International Trade Commission (ITC) on older cellular-equipped iPads and iPhones that operate on the AT&T network.
The ban, sought by Samsung, would have gone into effect today had not the U.S. Trade Representative issued the veto.
U.S. trade representative Michael Froman said he issued the veto because the ban would harm consumers and the U.S. economy. He said Samsung could pursue enforcement of its cellular-related patent by seeking monetary damages in courts.
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Samsung beat Apple in a “Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study” released Wednesday by the America Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).
According to the study, Samsung hit a homerun in the brand study with its Galaxy S III and Note II products.
The ACSI study provides 2013 customer-satisfaction benchmarks for 10 of the past year’s top-selling smartphone models in the United States.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung said Wednesday that it has teamed with Evernote to offer expanded sharing functionality on the Samsung WB250F smart camera.
Through the arrangement, users of the Samsung WB250F will be able to share images to Evernote and have them synched across any device that has Evernote installed, Samsung said.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung Electronics reported a record second-quarter net profit, up 50 percent year over year, attributed to strong smartphone sales.
The company reported 9.53 trillion won ($8.5 billion) in operating profit on revenues of 57.46 trillion won ($51 billion) for the quarter ended June 30. Sales were up 21 percent year over year.
Samsung said net profit for the quarter hit a record 7.77 trillion won ($7 billion), up from 5.19 trillion won in last year's Q2, topping the previous record of 7.15 trillion won in the fiscal first quarter.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung has introduced the 840 Evo 1TB solid-state drive (SSD) that it will price and market toward consumers.
The 840 Evo, which will begin to ship in early August, is part of a five-unit Evo line that contains SSDs with 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities.
The models use Samsung’s 10-nanometer design and are based on a 2.5-inch SATA interface unit.
Samsung has not released pricing for the units or if it will be offered as an aftermarket item.
San Francisco - Delivery Agent, a developer of interactive TV shopping systems, said Monday that a new television-commerce (t-commerce) application for ShopTV soon will be active on select Samsung Smart TVs.
In the process, Samsung will become the first consumer electronics company to deploy comprehensive t-commerce for the television, Delivery Agent claimed.
The ShopTV t-commerce application, which was pre-loaded in 2012 and 2013 Samsung Smart TVs, allows TV viewers to shop for products seen in network TV programs and advertising via their remote controls.