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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Samsung’

Hong Kong Man Claims Galaxy S4 Burnt His Apartment Down

China has the worst luck with smartphones. One person is dead, and another seriously injured, after an iPhone delivered a deadly shock to both victims. Now a man’s apartment has burnt down thanks to his Galaxy S4. Xianguo reports that a Hong Kong man with the surname Du was playing a game on his Galaxy S4 when it allegedly exploded …

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Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst

Earlier this week, analyst firm TrendForce estimated that smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 were up 6.6% year-over-year. Today another analyst firm has chimed in with similar numbers and a stark look at how Samsung is beginning to dominate the market. IDC’s numbers show that 432.1 million total mobile phones were shipped during the second quarter of 2013, …

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Smartphone Shipments Up 6.6% in Second Quarter, Samsung Tops List by Wide Margin

The most recent quarterly financial results have now rolled in from most major tech companies, and it seems as if everyone is waiting for the big fall product launches. Looking back over the past quarter, TrendForce has now released its estimates for smartphone shipments. The tech analyst estimates that 221 million total smartphones were shipped in the second quarter of …

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New Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Coming July 28

In April, Samsung re-branded all of its notebooks and Windows 8 under the ATIV brand. Samsung “Series” notebooks are now ATIV Books, with numerical designations. Of these notebooks, the ATIV Book 9 is the current flagship hardware. This week, Samsung announced that an new “Lite” version of the ATIV Book 9 will be coming on July 28. The ATIV Book …

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Samsung’s Rumored Smartwatch Gets The NMA Treatment

At this year’s Mobilebeat conference, Samsung said that it was investing heavily in wearable computers. The company will start out with smartwatches, but it thinks we’ll soon have computers in our clothing. Now, we could bore you with a bunch of conjecture over what a Samsung smartwatch might look like, but it’s more fun when NMA does it. Besides, I …

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Galaxy Note III to Have Full HD Screen [RUMOR]

With the success of its Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II products, Samsung proved that there are consumers hungering for ever-bigger screens. With the announcement of the Galaxy Note III expected soon, rumors about the device’s hardware have been flying for weeks now. Today’s Galaxy Note III rumor actually seems more plausible than most, and that’s because it comes from …

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Samsung’s New Icelandic Commercial is Quite Disturbing

Last fall, shortly after the release of the Galaxy S III smartphone, it seemed that Samsung was on top of its advertising game. The Korean company was skewering its main competition, Apple, in commercials designed to make fun of Apple devotees and art installations designed to mock Apple’s half-baked maps app. It was odd, then, that the company’s ads for …

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Samsung Acquires Boxee For $30 Million [Report]

Boxee is just one of many players that are trying to hasten along the cord cutting trend by bringing media streaming to the living room. After a few years of operating as an independent company, Boxee has reportedly been bought up. Isreali site The Marker (as translated by The Verge) reports that Samsung has acquired Boxee for $30 million. The …

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The Samsung Apex Is Set to Blow the Competition Out of the Water

NSFW In consumer tech nowadays it’s all about one-upping the last guy – making a product that can do more, and do it better and faster. The Onion has a pretty great take on the innovation race – a new device that will blow everything else out of the water. That device is the Samsung Apex, a wearable computing device …

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Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share

The new ComScore mobile numbers are out today, and it’s the same story that consumers have been telling for over one year now. Apple and Samsung, unsurprisingly, have both gained market share in the U.S. smartphone hardware market. Apple saw a relatively mild rise of 0.3% market share to 39.2% over the past three months, while Samsung continued its incredible …

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Samsung Subsidies Greater Than Apple’s, Shows Analyst Report

Samsung‘s runaway success in the Android market is normally attributed to the company’s marketing and significant manufacturing capabilities. However, a new report shows that the Korean manufacturer’s aggressive pricing strategies could have just as much to do with it becoming Apple‘s number one competitor. Analyst firm ABI Research today revealed that the average U.S. subsidy for Samsung devices in 84% …

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Samsung Announces Interchangeable-Lens Camera With Android

In November 2012, Samsung released its Galaxy Camera, a digital point-and-shoot camera running Android. Now, Samsung is taking the concept toward its logical conclusion. Samsung this week announced the Galaxy NX, an interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) that runs on Android. The NX brand comes from a line of ILC devices that Samsung already manufactures. “The Galaxy NX reflects the unique needs …

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