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Continuum has now been rolled out by Samsung Featuring a ticker display

For those who like to be continually updated with latest gadget news, headlines or what your friend is up to, then here’s an offering from Verizon Wireless. The Samsung Continuum,Featuring a dedicated Ticker Display.

It is the latest member of the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones that will going to give you a tick in a good way, that is because, the new Samsung Continuum is the world’s first phone to sport a dedicated ticker display.

Galaxy S handset optimizes user’s experience with up-to-date news. Samsung Continuum I400 is an Android 2.1-powered handset with 1GHz processor, a Super AMOLED touch screen at the top and a smaller 1.8″ 96×480 ‘ticker’ Super AMOLED display at the bottom for showing alerts and messages without having to use as much battery.

According to Samsung, the ticker was actually inspired by New York City’s, Times Square and its famous stock dicker displays. But it’s not just stocks that the ticker display shows off – but also missed notifications for calls, messages, RSS feeds, weather forecasts, time, etc.

The Ticker Display can able to display and tells you what will you do next, i.e. when your running the preloaded navigation software, the ticker display will be used to show you the next set of directions. The ticker display can also display a set of music player controls when you’re listening to music while running other apps.

This new Samsung Continuum smartphone is going to be available tomorrow through Verizon Wireless Communication Store and online websites for $199.99 after a $100 rebate with a new two customer agreement and data package.

Key features and specifications:

  • 3.4-inch Super AMOLED Main Touch Screen Display – Main display provides user-customizable homescreens and widgets in a brilliant screen display
  • 1.8-inch Interactive Super AMOLED Ticker Display – Dedicated ticker display enables zero-click access to news, social networking, sports and entertainment feeds; users can select what content they want on the ticker by selecting from menu on display
  • Grip Sensor – By touching the bottom sides of the device, the ticker display lights up to give users real-time weather, social networking services (SNS), message, IM and e-mail notification updates
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant screen makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  • Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Advanced touchscreen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
  • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX and Xvid support
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times, and HD-like multimedia content
  • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
  • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television; playback (720p) on the screen display
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • Corporate Email – Supports Android Éclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
  • Music player features lock screen, ticker display and quick side panel controls and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • 8 GB microSD™ card preinstalled expandable up to 32 GB

Lifestyle features:

  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator®, Mobile IM, City ID, Bing Search and Maps, and Blockbuster Application
  • Dedicated ticker displays up-to-the minute news, weather and SNS updates, as well as music player controls and incoming e-mail, IM, and text messages without interrupting the activity on the main display
  • Samsung’s Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages

o    Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and SNS, including Facebook®

o    Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook – Facebook contacts display in four categories, including Info, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites), and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)

  • AllShare™ – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
  • Daily Briefing – Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedules
  • Write and Go – Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
  • Smart Alarm – Natural alarm sound and display automatically illuminates
  • Weather Clock – Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)

 

 

 

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Luxury launches the new Samsung Galaxy Tab by CrystalRoc

If you are a bling-lover, then,definitely you will loved the worlds most exclusive tablet computer created by CrystallRoc. The New Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The CrystalRoc Samsung Galaxy Tab is Overlay with 5700 Swarovski Bright Crystals, each and every one being hand-applied to create the world’s most exclusive tablet computer, and it is also boasts of a customized logo.

Launch on the 1st November 2010, and exclusively available through Micro Anivka at Harrods, London.

Such a unique and eye catching for a Galaxy Tab.

 

Engadget via Luxury Launches

Samsung Google Nexus Two is similar to Samsung Galaxy S?

A device believed to be real. It’s made by Samsung, not HTC. Someone’s claiming hands-on experience with the upcoming Google-brand Android smartphone, and from their report it’s all disappointingly similar to the Galaxy S.

 

Rumors of  a Samsung Google Nexus Two is continue to grow, With Gizmodo having heard from a tipster who apparently got to play with the Samsung-made device. Like the Galaxy S family, it’s apparently made from black, glossy plastic and feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot ways, though the back has got this curve to it.

There’s also a roughly 4-inch display, which the source believes to be Super AMOLED, and a “sort of concave” front panel.  Externally, the main difference from all of the current Galaxy S variants in the US is that it’s got a front-facing video camera. It is the only confirmed hardware spec, with no word on the CPU or which “really buggy” stock build of Android the Nexus Two was running.  Note, the picture above is a mock-up.

 

Samsung Intercept M910 is making the waves because of its Querty Keyboard

Samsung Intercept M910 is an Android 2.1 powered smartphone with QWERTY keyboard which makes the usage very easy for the client. The keyboard is absolutely brilliant for the people that like to text on a regular basis. It is wide enough to enter significant amounts of text and yet it does not feel like a bulky item for the user.

Samsung Intercept best features comes behind its great 3.2” touchscreen is a great slide-out full QWERTY keyboard giving you four rows of letters, numbers and shortcut keys – pretty handy for texting or IMing. Just as convenient is the threaded messaging feature that makes it easy to follow conversations. The threaded messaging is very useful for keeping track on all the movements that go with the conversations that are experienced on the gadget.

Its high-end multimedia features comes with a built-in music player so you can groove to thousands of songs on the go. You can also snap thousands of stunning images with the 3.2MP camera. The 3.2 MP camera is suitable for professionals and amateurs alike. There’s also video recording too.

Check out its apps its a Pre-Loaded apps right out of the box, the Intercept comes loaded with cool social apps that let you post your status as you walk out of the store. The preloaded applications are an added bonus for the early buyers. Snap a shot while you’re at it and share it right away with all your social network buddies with one-touch picture posting. Keep up with your coworkers too – check work email or review business documents with the file viewer. The social media aspects of the gadget are really at the top end of the scale.

Need more memory? You can add up to 32 gigs via the microSD card slot. And it has its powerful processor , The high-end processor (800 MHz) means higher-quality graphics and faster performance. There is a 3.5 mm hands free stereo headset. This is complemented by the Premium Audio facility. A 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adds to the convenience of the people that are using the gadget at the time. The horizontal pouch allows easy carriage of the product.

For the Samsung Intercept price, the buyer gets all the benefits that might accrue form the Android 2.1 gadgets.

The pricing structure for the Samsung Intercept is within the cheap range. The buyer can decide to either go for the contract or the outright sell. The prices will be different. The initial price for the outright sell will be high but the person will not have the financial obligations that would come with the contract. For some people this is the best way forward when they are dealing with this product.

Source: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy Tab with Multiple-Carriers is coming near you

Samsung Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The first mobile tablet from Samsung shares many of the powerful characteristics of the Galaxy S smart phone lineup that launched this summer. The Galaxy Tab is designed with several enhancements to create a unique mobile experience that other products can’t deliver.

The final specifications of the device were finalized a couple weeks ago in the press release and are stated to be:

The Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat while on-the-go. The Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2™, including full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. Just like the Galaxy S smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung’s Social Hub application and the new Media Hub content service, offering a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies.

Right now, there are no details regarding pricing or subsidies of the device, but more will be known as we enter late October into early November.

GadgetTell

Back to School Laptops-The Best of the Best!

Hey there Student’s!…With the back-to-school season upon us, many laptop and desktop shoppers are looking for a new system suitable for dorm room living or high school homework. We’ve hit the well-stocked store shelves of brick-and-mortar retail stores to find boxed versions of popular PCs, from entry-level systems starting at less than $300, to $1,000-plus high-end multimedia and gaming rigs.

These specific retail models are similar to those you’d be able to configure online from companies such as Dell and HP, but they may have slightly different names and features. Also worth noting, thanks to frequent retail discounts, they can sometimes be a better deal than buying directly from a PC maker.

Buying a laptop for school requires us to take into consideration a few simple facts. They are:

  • Your laptop will be with you for two to four years.
  • You will tote your laptop around like one of Paris Hilton’s hairless dogs.
  • Your laptop will get beaten up a bit more than those selfsame dogs.

With these things in mind, we now have to find a laptop that is low-priced yet high in quality. This rules out a number of very cheap models and every expensive, bulky models. In short, students need a laptop that will still look good after two years and will still work after six months. A tall order indeed.

Here’s a List of Some Laptops that you must buy for your children or for your own use also:

ASUS Eee PC 1215N– about $500 This, the latest in the ASUS Eee line, has Optimus graphics and a high-powered Atom processor. This 3.2-pound notebook is thin enough to slip into a backpack but lacks an optical drive – a minor concern for some students. Yes, it’s a netbook, but ASUS built their recently fortune on netbooks so I’m willing to give this a pass. It’s definitely not for games or video editing, but it will work just fine as a text editing, web surfing, IMing machine. It also has HD video playback on the 12.1-inch screen.

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Samsung N150 – About $350 –If you’re a literature major eating Ramen or you want a little notebook to use in class, the N150 is a safe bet. The 10.5-inch laptop runs Windows 7 Starter (you’re probably going to want to upgrade) and it will run most office applications without any problems. Just don’t plan on doing any high-resolution image editing and you’ll be fine.

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Dell XPS 16 – $949 – If there’s a laptop line suited for students it’s the Dell’s        Studio brand. These small laptops are designed for a few simple purposes –    multimedia, video, etc. – but the XPS 16 is the only one designed for (ssssshhhhh)  gaming. The 15.6-inch screen displays full HD graphics powered by an ATI  Mobility Radeon HD 565v graphics chip. Whether you’re going to be dropping  heavy duty science in Chemistry class or dropping rockets in Modern Warfare, this is the laptop for you.

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MacBook – $999 – Call us fanbois all you want but a MacBook is the perfect laptop for most students. Thanks to lots of battery life, plenty of power, and compatibility with almost anything you can throw at it, a standard MacBook is fast becoming the de facto notebook on many campuses. While Windows 7 is a great OS, I suspect the average computer user will have very little trouble switching and as long as you maintain regular back ups there is little that you can do to this thing that will fold, mutilate, or spindle your data. ………………See [Product Page]

Alienware M11x – $1150 – A few years ago, Alienware laptops were so expensive – and so large – that it was ludicrous to consider them as viable school computers. However, with the advent of cheaper chip technologies and a number of improvements to portability, I’m pleased to report the M11x is a great smaller notebook with lots of staying power. Devin reviewed this laptop in April so check out his comments. This is a “heavy hitter” with lots of processor power but it’s a bit on the heavier side. We’re big fans, but check it out in the store before committing to a purchase………………..See [Product Page].

I highly approve. This list is the kind of thing I would look for and will be my go to list in about a year when I’m off to college. It’s short and sweet, giving a few best-of-the-best options, one for each category. Love it. Great work!—-Say’s one of the critics.

Thanks to John

Microsoft will Launch its New Mobile OS-Windows7 on Oct.

Microsoft first announced at Mobile World Congress 2010 that it was creating a new mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google. Since then, the company has never announced a date for the launch of the OS, or the devices that are launching alongside it.

Pocket-lint is reporting today that its sources, “senior figures within the industry,” are pegging October 11 as the special day, with a New York launch event to make it all official. The handsets will then be available later that month, according to one of those sources.

According to some commentators :

Looks good. Manuf & feed will be key. So far decent makers with feeds to be determined. Imagine most majors will be on board. Win 7 Ultimate works like a dream. No crashes and runs everything. Waiting on niew IE 9 tho 8 just fine on x32 system.
Having Flash enabled us a plus too. Wouldn’t care for blank web pages.
Test will be how competes with Blackberry and stock broker’s site. Not sure if it can handle a large freestanding stock trading program. Have to test that.
Thanks for ongoing coverage on this.

thanks to Paul Miller

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