In two days, HTC will launch its number one smartphone, the HTC One and a black one is ready for offer, aside from the silver variant that is previously shown on released official HTC One photos.
One of the major changes in appearance includes the two-button controls on the bottom of the phone, which are not present on its predecessor. Also, since HTC will launch on different continents simultaneously, it seems to imply that the black HTC will be launched in the US and the silver one in London, at least judging by the press shot.
Furthermore, all major US carriers will offer HTC One on their smartphone line-up and Verizon is said to launch the latest HTC One version last. Prices will vary depending on the memory but must not extraordinarily go beyond $300. This is a 4.7-incher and runs on 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon.
So far, a week before the Mobile World Congress, Samsung has separately announced 5 new gadgets. Most of these are mobile phones and the fifth one is a camera that does not have a SIM card slot and 3G connection but has Wi-Fi, which makes it a lot less expensive-perfect for bloggers and tech reporters.
Although a Samsung camera sounds interesting, tech enthusiasts aren't really buying it because it's a fairly new gadget from Samsung and hiccups and fixes are sure to make up most of its time. Experts are even betting on a Galaxy Camera II a few months after it will be released.
One thing is for sure, many enthusiasts are giddy at what else could come out of Samsung's sleeves before the Mobile World Congress-could it be another tablet or an entirely new smart phone that has avoided the eyes of speculators? Along with other providers, this year will surely be another exciting MWC.
Source: Samsung Press Release
Samsung CEO JK Shin has recently announced that the Galaxy S III has breached its 50 million mark since it was introduced in May last year. This is an impressive feat that the Galaxy S IV now has to beat. The CEO announced it on the same day he appointed co-CEOs for its different business divisions. Also, during the conference, Samsung had nothing but praises for Android as well as Google, ubut announces that it will be phasing out its Ativ tablet because of lack of demand for Windows-based phones.
Weeks before the Galaxy S IV was unveiled in New York on March 14th, Samsung confidently puts the 100M sales objective for the new flagship device. If any of the rumors about what it can do are true, this might be a reasonable objective to have for the S IV.
Beating S III's sales of over 50 million is already an achievement in itself, all the more if the S IV breaches the 100 million mark. That will surely make the news.
It looks like Samsung has got its hands full with the newly announced Galaxy S 4. One might start to think that Samsung has only eyes for this new smartphone. However, this is not the case and with the release of the new Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Ace 2, which currently runs the Gingerbread app, things could just heat up with the Ace family. True enough, Samsung announces plans for a 3rd generation Galaxy Ace.
Based on reliable sources, the GT-S7272 is a considerable upgrade of the former. It now packs a 4-inch screen, still with an unconfirmed resolution. It is also rumored to have a 1.2 dual core processor that will definitely rock the entry level mobile class. The only remnants of its Ace 2 heritage is its 5mp rear camera. It will have a 4GB storage. Hopefuls would also like to have a 1 gig of RAM. It is said to come in various colors- Black, Blue, White and Red.
The Galaxy Ace 3 will also purportedly be released sometime in June this year and might be priced around 300 Euros.
Samsung has officially released a press release regarding to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, it will hit US stores on April 11 for a suggested price of $399. It will be available directly from Samsung, as well as Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, Staples and other retailers.
While that $399.99 price tag may be slightly higher than the Apple's iPad mini price, Samsung says that buyers will get "pre-loaded content and services valued at over $200" with each Galaxy Note 8.0 purchase.
The list includes 50GB of Dropbox storage for 2 years, 1 month free of unlimited music streaming in Samsung's Music Hub, and "for a limited time," $25 Google Play credit.
Samsung Brings Power and Portability to the U.S. with the Galaxy Note(R) 8.0 Tablet
In stores April 11, the Galaxy Note 8.0 delivers an unparalleled tablet experience for work and play
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Apr 09, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announces that the Galaxy Note 8.0 is coming to the U.S. market on April 11. Unveiled globally at Mobile World Congress in February, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in stores and online at retailers including Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, h.h. gregg, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and TigerDirect.com.
A mid-sized addition to the Galaxy Note family of products, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has the power and advanced technology to enable multi-tasking at home, at work or on the go. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is the perfect size for entertainment and productivity, with unrivaled multimedia performance in a compact format. The S Pen has evolved to improve everyday usability with Air View, and Multi Window now supports more apps to perform tasks simultaneously allowing users to do more.
"The Galaxy Note defined an entirely new smartphone category and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet redefined the tablet experience for consumers," said Travis Merrill, vice president of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "With the Galaxy Note 8.0, we fully expect to ignite the mid-size tablet market Samsung pioneered with the first Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse and packs the power needed for full mobile entertainment and productivity."
Galaxy Note 8.0 at Play
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be the first product to feature Samsung WatchON, a new search and recommendation service that alleviates the chore of channel surfing and makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster and easier. Samsung WatchON simplifies the process of discovering new content to watch by searching across multiple content sources, such as live TV and streaming video-on-demand sources such as Samsung's Media Hub*, to recommend movies and TV shows. It also provides complementary content including actor bios, reviews and related information.
With the built-in IR blaster, the Galaxy Note 8.0 acts as a powerful universal remote, eliminating the need for multiple remotes to control the TV viewing experience. Users can browse for content then change the channel on the TV or cable box directly from the search window.
For entertainment on the go, the Galaxy Note 8.0′s screen is great for everything from content viewing to reading. With its dazzling 8-inch WXGA screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is perfect for watching HD content, packing 1280 by 800 pixels. The Galaxy Note 8.0 also has Reading Mode, which adjusts color and brightness to an optimal level for reading. It provides the ability to customize fonts and themes so select books, magazines, documents and Web pages are easier to read. Combined with Smart Stay, which keeps the screen awake while you are reading, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is customized to ensure the best reading experience.
Galaxy Note 8.0 at Work
The tablet is quickly becoming a primary computing device for employees. The Galaxy Note 8.0 offers multi-tasking and productivity features, making users more efficient at everyday tasks, whether working at the office or on the go:
- Multi Window: The Galaxy Note 8.0 offers true PC-like multitasking, so you can use two apps side-by-side. Multi-Window now supports 20 apps, including Polaris Office, Google Chrome and Facebook.
- Air View: Conveniently preview your content without opening files or folders. The S Pen held above the screen allows you to preview pictures in the Gallery, open menus on Web sites, and preview a message or an attachment in an email.
- AllShare(R) Play: Pass content to the TV or remotely access files on your desktop computer.
- Polaris Office: View, create, and edit Microsoft(R) Office Word(R) documents, Excel(R) spreadsheets and PowerPoint(R) presentations right on your tablet. With the Galaxy Note 8.0, you can add handwritten notes and drawings to your documents.
- Awesome Note: A note-taking application and to do list manager, Awesome Note enables you to customize folder icons, colors, fonts and backgrounds for quick reference and visual organization.
- Group Play: Share and collaborate on content, including documents, which allows users to work together.
For those using tablets for work, Samsung offers improved security levels for IT managers and employees. SAFE, or Samsung for Enterprise, is the security standard to provide enterprise- and consumer-friendly devices to businesses and their employees. With SAFE, the Galaxy Note 8.0 supports the needs of IT managers while providing businesses with the functionality needed to enhance productivity.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 features a powerful 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and 2GB of RAM to ensure optimum performance. Wi-Fi technology with dual-channel bonding offers more efficient connectivity for faster loading of Web pages and video streaming.
With a large, 4,600 mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 8.0 offers long battery life to work and play all day. Beyond the 16GB** of internal memory, the Note 8.0 can handle microSD cards up to 64GB, for a combined possible 80GB of storage. The 5-megapixel camera on the back can shoot 1080p video, and the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera can handle video chats at 720p resolution.
Preloaded with Content and Services
Buyers will enjoy preloaded content and services valued at over $200, including 50GB of free Dropbox storage for 2 years***, 1 month free of unlimited music streaming in Samsung's Music Hub, Samsung's Smart Remote, Awesome Note, and more. For a limited time, they will also receive a $25 Google Play credit with the purchase of a Galaxy Note 8.0, when they register their device.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in white for $399.99 MSRP. Accessories will be available beginning mid-April. These include Book Covers in white, grey, pink or green, as well as USB and HDMI adapters, and a travel charger that connect via the device's microUSB port.
For multimedia content and more information, please visit www.samsung.com/us/note8.
Samsung announced just a few days ago it has shipped 10 million Galaxy S4 units globally. It is an impressive milestone achieved in less than a month.
According to RBC Captial Markets analyst Mark Sue, Galaxy S4 sales will reach 80 million units in 2013
"Galaxy S-4 demand in the first month of availability has been incrementally better than our estimate of 10M units," Sue wrote in a note to clients on Thursday. "In comparison, the S-III took nearly 2 months (50 days) to achieve the 10M units mark. Our broad-based channel checks at U.S. stores indicate that demand for the 16G S-4 devices remains strong with 32G Black devices mostly sold-out and 32G White devices yet to make it to the stores."
He continued, "At this pace, the GS-4 is likely to cross 20M shipments in 2Q13, potentially reaching 80M S-4 unit shipments in CY13. We expect the new version of Samsung's Note (III) to hit retail shelves in September. We expect Apple to have an updated multi-device smartphone portolio [sic] with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone mini this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 momentum is far from over and Samsung is doing everything to maximize its potential. It has already announced the Galaxy S4 mini, but we expect the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphones to join the lineup very soon.
After a long and harrowing journey, Cordy and Volt finally arrive at World 2, only to find it besieged by the evil Boogaloo. Help Cordy and Volt as they set off to save the Zap Drops from Boogaloo's evil minions, the Boogie Bots!
Guide Cordy through 3 action packed and beautiful worlds! Fun filled Carnival world, serene Harmony Harbor and epic Sky Factory!
Meet New Friends: As Cordy and Volt battle their way through World 2, they meet many new friends to help them along in their journey! Team up with Magnet Bot, Smash Bot, Copter Bot and more!
Cordy 2 is compatible with just about everything, but older devices may have trouble keeping up with the framerate. The game is a free download, with a $4.99 in-app purchase to progress past the fourth level.
Source: Google Play Link