New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Richardson, Texas – Samsung Telecommunications America declined to say whether it plans a U.S. launch of two Galaxy Mega phablets that will roll out in Europe and Russia in May.
The two Android 4.2 devices combine traditional smartphone capabilities, including circuit-switched voice calls, with tablet-size screens.
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.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung Electronics America said Thursday that it is now offering its NX1100 mirrorless compact system camera (CSC) nationwide, with built-in Wi-Fi and AutoShare, bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.
The compact interchangeable lens camera bundle carries $600 suggested retail price.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung announced a $399 suggested retail and April 11 availability of its first 8-inch Note tablet, which was intially unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress.
The Wi-Fi-equipped tablet will be available through such retailers as Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, hhgregg, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and TigerDirect.com. Availability of a cellular-equipped version hasn’t been announced.
In going through the many news and blog alerts in my email address this morning, much has been written since late last week about Samsung’s deal to open departments of its products in Best Buy.
I could bore you with the many links, but the stories/blogs fall in the following camps: It is a brilliant move by both Best Buy and Samsung; it is a move by Samsung to threaten the Apple departments in Best Buy; it is a terrible move for Samsung due to all the added expense; and it is an old-fashioned idea taken from department stores that will never work.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung Electronics launched Thursday a Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Camera that is centered on the Android 4.1 platform.
The Samsung Wi-Fi Galaxy Camera, which ships later this month at a $450 suggested retail, is a point-and-shoot camera with an easy-to-navigate user interface and access to Android applications from the Google Play market.
An earlier version of the camera was launched with built-in 4G LTE support.
UPDATED! Richfield, Minn. — Samsung will leverage the traffic in Best Buy stores by rolling out dedicated boutiques for its cellphones, tablets, laptops, cameras and accessories.
By early May, 900 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores will feature the Samsung Experience Shop, with the remainder launching by early summer, Best Buy announced.
The shops enable consumers to interact with and buy Samsung’s mobile products “and experience how the devices connect together to enrich their lives,” the retailer said.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Samsung said Monday it is now shipping its NX300 midrange mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with integrated Wi-Fi.
The new compact system camera, which replaces the NX210, carries a $750 suggested retail, including a 20-50mm kit lens.
In tandem with the NX300 send-off, Samsung also announced it has signed on “the world’s fastest man,” Olympian Usain Bolt, to appear in global promotional initiatives for the camera and the NX Junior Photographer campaign.
Port Washington, N.Y. – There are now more than 500 million connected devices in the United States, reached primarily on the back of smartphone and tablet sales, according to The NPD Group.
The research firm’s “Connected Intelligence Connected Home” report saw a marked jump in the number of connected devices just during the last quarter.
UPDATED! New York – Samsung divulged more details about its 2013 audio lineup, announcing that it is scaling back its HTiB selection, expanding its soundbar selection, and launching its first two floor-standing, high-output Giga Sound systems targeted to youth and amateur DJs.
The lineup also includes the brand’s first portable Bluetooth speaker, which will join a 2012 lineup of tabletop digital media speakers that is being carried over. The company announced no plans for new A/V receivers, having shipped its last AVR in 2012.
New York — Samsung used a press showcase here Wednesday to unveil its 2013 TV lineup and to reveal pricing on select models for the first time.
Samsung’s LED LCD TVs and plasma sets begin shipping now through April, with additional model offerings expected later in the year.
Key features within both technology lines this year are improved speech recognition, Trackpad remote control operation, and Samsung’s “S-recommendation” TV program viewing suggestions personalized for each viewer.