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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.
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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.
New York — As supermodel Kate Upton, quarterback Eli Manning and hip-hop artist Flo Rida looked on, Samsung Electronics America executive VP Joe Stinziano gave a formal send-off to his company’s 2013 TV and A/V model lines in the heart of Wall Street on Wednesday.
New York — A number of Samsung-branded accessories were unveiled at Thursday's Galaxy S4 launch here, designed specifically to enhance some of the smartphone's new features.
The S Band is a waterproof biometric bracelet that syncs with the S-health 2.0 app preloaded on the S4. It tracks, among many things, steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and sleep patterns.
Seoul, South Korea – Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has appointed president Boo-keun Yoon and president J.K. Shin as CEOs of their respective business units at the electronics global giant.
Adding new tandem CEOs gives Samsung Electronics three CEOs. With the move, Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon will retain his position of CEO and chairman of the board of directors. He will continue to oversee Samsung Electronics’ components business.
New York — Samsung took its battle for U.S. smartphone supremacy to Manhattan Island, where it unveiled a flagship product that it hopes will vault the company ahead of Apple in the U.S. smartphone market after having gained the lead in global smartphone share.
Hoping to boost sales in a smartphone market whose growth is slowing, Samsung executives took to the Radio City Music Hall stage, here, to unveil the Galaxy S4, the first phone announced to date with global 4G LTE roaming. The presentation was also broadcast live to an outdoor digital display in Times Square.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung Electronics extended a $110 million lifeline investment to Japan’s Sharp on Wednesday, giving the South Korean giant another source of LCD displays for everything from TVs to mobile devices.
Samsung will get a 3 percent stake in Sharp after the deal is completed at the end of the month.
Sharp has been restructuring its operations in the face of continued losses. It is expecting an estimated $5 billion loss this fiscal year.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Tuesday it has recognized Samsung Electronics with its highest award: the 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence.
In a statement announcing the feat Tuesday, Bob Perciasepe, EPA acting administrator, said Samsung Electronics
“leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money and create a healthier environment.”