The latest ebook reader from the stables of Samsung, the Samung E65 eReader has just been approved by the Wi-Fi alliance. This is the second Samsung eReader after the E60 and comes with the following notable technical specifications
- 6 inch e-ink display
- Complete QWERTY keyboard
- Support for Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) stylus pen
- Text to Speech
- Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity
- MP3 playback
[via Samsung Hub]
Samsung is rumored to be launching its S-Pad tablet PC in August this year. The device is said to come with a 7 inch Super-AMOLED display screen. Engadget writes that such a display will be five times as bright as an LCD screen which will make it a pleasure to read ebooks on the move. Traditionally, reading text on electronic devices has been a pain when you are outside.
The device is expected to be launched by SK Telecom in Korea though we do not have any information for partners outside the native country. The launch is expected to happen in August of this year.
The S-Pad will have 3G connectivity embedded in the system and will be targeted at the ebook reading population.
There has been quite a bit of speculations of late that Samsung M350, aka Samsung Seek could be launching with Sprint pretty soon. According to the rumors, the price of the device is expected to be set at close to $30.
Here are the tech specs and features on offer
- 2.6 inch touch screen
- Sliding QWERTY keyboard
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 256 MB storage space (expandable up to 32GB)
- 1,000mAh 3.7v lithium ion battery
- 5.8 hours of talk time
The primary launch is expected to happen on May 9 and the device is expected to come in additional colors like Pink by June 6.
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]
Android OS is free and is still among the most popular OS on smartphones. It was hence seen as an ideal platform that television manufacturers would need to bring web applications to TV. However we hear that Panasonic has dropped the idea to bring Android OS based Television due to the costs involved.
According to a Robert Perry, senior vice president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co, deployment of Android OS on Panasonic’s television sets would require the company to install “pricey” chips from Google’s partner, Intel Inc. which could make the television unaffordable.
Panasonic’s decision follows a similar move by Samsung earlier this month to reject Google’s proposal for a Google TV due to the high costs involved. What do you think? Is Google TV plagued by high associated costs?
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.
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]