Samsung Monte S5620 has come out in a special edition commemorating the launch of Paramount Pictures’ Iron Man 2. The limited edition Samsung Monte Iron Man 2 phone shall come with
- 3 inch capacitive touchscreen
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- FM Radio
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- TouchWiz OS
- microSD card loaded with original Iron Man movie
- Exclusive Iron Man 2 content
The Samsung Monte Iron Man 2 edition is launching in UK and is available on O2.
[via Pocket Lint]
Samsung has introduced a touch screen version of its NB30 netbook announced earlier this year. The new touch screen enabled alternative comes with features very similar to the original Samsung NB30 netbook though the price is on the higher side.
Here are the crucial tech specs of the new touch screen based netbook device
Dimensions : 264 x 188.9 x 39mm (1.26 kg)
Processor: Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz
Operating system: Windows Starter Edition 7
Internal Memory: 1GB DDT2
Display: 10.1″ WSVGA screen, 1024 x 600 pixels, LED without gloss
Storage : 160GB or 250GB at 5400rpm
Graphics processor : Intel GMA X3150
Connectivity : WiFi 802.11b/g/n, LAN, Bluetooth 2.1
Battery : 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Price : €399 (about $545)
The only thing to brood is that the price is way higher than the non-touch screen version (€279 or $380)
[Notebook Italia via Electronista]
The official Android 2.1 upgrade for Samsung Moment is not yet out. However, folks at SDX Developers have been able to dig out a link for the update that Samsung Moment owners may make use of.
The new Android 2.1 update offered comes with leaked builds of ECLAIR.DC23 and ECLAIR.DD03. To download the link, follow the link here. Please note that while this should work fine, the courtesy and responsibility for the upgrade is entirely on SDX Developers.
Should it work, don’t forget to let us know in the comments.
[via SDX Developers]
Late last week, Philip Newton, the director of Samsung Australia’s IT division had hinted at the possibility of a Samsung Tablet PC launch later this year. While no specs were offered then, we are now hearing fresh rumors that the slate could be truly revolutionary with several interesting features on offer.
First thing : The Samsung tablet could run on Android OS powered by an ARM architecture. Also, there are possibilities that the new Samsung tablet device may come with a headset that supports calling via VoIP, 3G or even 4G technology.
Other details are sketchy though with whatever information is available, we think the game is on to out-do the iPad in every possible way.
[Tweakers via BGR]
Manufacturers jumping in on the tablet bandwagon is no longer news and it is a surprise that a popular manufacturer like Samsung didn’t have plans already. Anyway, we have now heard that the company is working on a tablet PC that will launch in the second half of this year.
This revelation was made by Philip Newton, the director of Samsung Australia’s IT division in a recent interview where he claimed that the tablet device will have “PC-grade processing power and connectivity” that will make up for the iPad’s shortcomings.
No information on the specs was given though.
Folks at Android Central have reported that the first wave of upgrade to Samsung Moment’s Android OS could begin next week. According to their sources, Samsung Moment, which currently runs on Android OS 1.5 could directly be upgraded to the Android 2.1 version.
However, the first wave of upgrade beginning February 22 could require users to manually visit a Sprint store to get the update. The second round, which is expected to roll out on March 8 could be an over-the-air update.
These rumors are not confirmed, so treat it with skepticism for now.
[via Android Central]
Samsung could be launching a 10.1 inch netbook running on Google’s Chrome OS later this year. Hints about this was given by Samsung Australia’s Phil Newton to the local Channel News.
According to these rumors, the Samsung netbook will have a 10.1″ display, run a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and come with 2GB RAM and 64GB flash storage. Other features like 3G, Wi-Fi are also likely.
Phil Newton also commented that the new netbook will be similar to the new Samsung N210.
[via Channel News, Engadget]
Samsung’s first Bada OS smartphone is likely to launch on Valentine’s day at Barcelona. This is revealed from the company’s teaser page located at SamsungUnpacked.com website.
The website which has an ocean theme to it (‘Bada’ in Korean means Ocean) announces
“On Feb. 14 a New mobile from Samsung is born. See it first in Barcelona.”
So what are the likely features of this new device? Engadget notes that Samsung’s first Bada OS phone could come with 3.3 inch, 800×480 pixel Super AMOLED display touch screen phone.
While not too many other details are available for now, we will let you know as and when something more is sniffed out!
[via Engadget, Slashgear]
Samsung has been working on technology that seeks to create composite pictures from multiple camera sources. In a patent published recently at the US Patents and Trademark Office, the inventors write that presently composite pics are possible only from a single camera source. They seek to extend it to multiple camera. The patent apparently looks to introduce this to their cameraphones.
The inventors write
“[Presently,] To use the multi-photo framing feature, these pictures have to be taken by the same mobile terminal, and, if the pictures are related to persons, the persons may have to be present at the same place and time.”
“An aspect of the present invention is to address the above-mentioned problems and/or disadvantages and to provide at least the advantages described blow. Accordingly, an aspect of the present invention is to provide a mobile terminal and a composite photographing method that enable multiple mobile terminals to jointly produce a composite photograph.
Another aspect of the present invention is to provide a mobile terminal and a composite photographing method that reduce communication costs by utilizing short-range wireless communication to transmit a picture for composite photography.“
So, if I understand it correctly, with this new technology, two users may connect themselves via Bluetooth or Wifi and pick the “host” device. Once done, pictures taken via the second device can automatically be stored in the first device to enable development of composite photography.