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Samsung has announced two new Windows 8 devices which will be released in coming months. The updated Series 7 Chronos laptop will come with high-end specs such as Intel quad-core i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics,   up to 16GB RAM, JBL speakers and 11 hours of battery life.


Samsung also announced its new Ultrabook called Series 7 Ultra which is equipped with a 13.3-inch full HD 1920×1080 display with 350nits of brightness and optional touchscreen, choices of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, optional 4G LTE support, USB 3.0 ports, up to 256GB SSD, AMD HD 8570M GPU, JBL speakers and a battery life of up to 8 hours.


Samsung will announce more details about the pricing and availability tomorrow at CES.


Press Release:


Samsung Unveils Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013


Samsung's unrivaled Series 7 product line offers professional performance, touch and seamless multimedia capabilities with increased mobility


LAS VEGAS, USA - January 2, 2012 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup: the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability. The new Samsung Series 7 intuitive devices incorporate PCs into consumers' lives by enabling mobility and helping to keep them connected.


"2012 was a definitive year for Samsung's PC business - we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry," said David Song, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. "In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung's high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year."


New Series 7 Chronos - Professional, Powerful Performer


Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the new Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power for professional users and a new software solution RAMaccelerator**** that provides up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing a powerful Intel® quad-core processor with up to 16GB* of memory, up to 1TB*** of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 20.9mm (0.82 inches).

The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime. Catering to the needs of professionals, the new Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, Full HD display (1920×1080), with 300nit brightness, as well as rich sound with JBL® optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours**. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds, making it ready at a moment's notice to access virtually anything the user needs for serious work.


Series 7 Ultra - A New Ultrabook Experience


As the first Ultra in the Series 7 family, the Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Designed as the ultimate Ultrabook for multimedia, the Series 7 Ultra offers crisp visuals as well as powerful sound features. Enjoy videos and images on a Full HD display (1920×1080) featuring 350nit brightness, while JBL optimized speakers and AMD® graphics complete the experience. The laptop's display is brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for sharing multimedia with friends and family, or work content with colleagues.


Up to eight hours of battery life** keeps users connected all day, while the latest Intel® CoreTM i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB SSD*** of storage provide the computing power required by even the most demanding users. The laptop's ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities and six second boot-up time maximize on-the-go productivity. The device will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity, further enhancing accessibility from anywhere (touch model based). Connecting to other devices is almost never an issue with three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.


Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung's product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: http://www.samsungces.com/ or mobile site at: http://m.samsungces.com as well.


The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: http://global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung's microsite site also.

 



Jun Dong-soo, a Samsung executive believes that Microsoft Vista is better than the latest version, Windows 8 and that Microsoft has failed to create an OS that will attract the market back to buying PCs. It is largely said that PC sales have suffered greatly because people tend to purchase tablets and smartphones instead.


According to the International data Corporation, the projected growth of PC sales for 2013 is only about 1.3%. Although it may look disappointing, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, thinks that this is normal and that people have perfectly taken to Windows 8 on their tablets.


Samsung makes this statement in the wake of cutting production because of falling memory chips sales. Furthermore, Jun Dong-soo observes that demand for Windows 8 is dreary and calls the latest Windows OS a less-competitive platform.

 

Source: cnet


 

In a move which should surprise nobody, AT&T announced this morning that it will are the exclusive U.S. carrier for Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset, continuing its lock-down from the high-end Lumia line. The Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7 handset has also been AT&T-only.

 

The company additionally announced promises to carry the more mainstream Lumia 820. Both phones will show up on store shelves by using an unspecified November day, though earlier reports pegged the launch for November 2nd.

 

We were impressed by the Lumia 920's colorful exterior, crisp PureView-powered pictures and its sharp, bright display whenever we saw the product firsthand at Nokia's launch event. The phone packs several particularly nifty features, including wireless charging as well as the augmented reality City Lens app. The Lumia 820, meanwhile, sports an exhibition of slightly lower - however HD - resolution compared to Lumia 920 and interchangeable shells rather than wireless charging.  With all these great features, we are wondering, will you buy one?

 


 

Today, Nokia released a unique app for Lumia Windows Phone devices called Ringtone Maker. This new app will permit users to select their favorite music and set it as their device ringtone. You may also cut the background music to your needs.For the time being, this app is accessible only for Windows Phone 8 devices and is expected to be available for Windows Phone 7.x devices soon.

 

In the description, it reads:

 

With Ringtone Maker you can create ringtones from the music on your phone. Simply open the app, select your favourite MP3 song and save it as a ringtone. You can cut your ringtone anyway you like, with editing controls that let you choose the start, end and length of your ringtone.


Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

 



Windows 8 and Surface Pro users can now enjoy emulated Android applications using BlueStacks, which is an app virtualization software that has recently breached its 5 millionth download mark. This goes to show that there is an untapped apps market that uses the Windows OS and the race is up to tap and take advantage of it.


This gives Windows 8 and Surface Pro users the chance to enjoy loads of application without having to replace their operating system. What they now get are Windows apps, along with a wide array of selection from Google Play. Sweet!


You may now download your BlueStacks software to enjoy Android apps using your Windows phone, PC and tablet. However, manage your expectations, since these applications are naturally optimized for the Android OS and if anything, Windows users should be grateful for this major development.


See video below



Beta tests have been revealed for Google Now integration on the Chrome and Windows browsers, all thanks to Francois Beaufort, who made this possible. However, the URL for the Google Now server hasn't been announced yet, so people who want to try it should wait for a bit longer.


Google Now cards remind you of the things you need to do before you could even think about them and somehow learns which activities and things are most important for you at the moment. Similar rich notifications will be available on our phone once Google Now gets integrated on the Chrome and Windows.


No exact date has yet been said when this update will be released and many people are already excited with the additional things that they can do with the Google Now integrated on their Chrome OS or Windows browsers. This will allow more people to connect better with Google and its services.

 

Source: CodeReview.chromium.org




In the Windows Phone GDR3 feature list, support for an additional row column will be included the start screen. This resulted in a position to fit three medium-sized square tiles in one row as opposed to the limit of two today. That which was unclear until now was if this additional column is going to be for 1080p devices only or 720p or WVGA devices as well.


The news was confirmed by Joe Belfiore, VP of the Windows Phone program at Microsoft so it's as official as it gets. His tweet also mentions other UI changes the GDR3 update brings specially for 1080p smartphones. The first of them is anticipated to be the Nokia Lumia 1520, which is most likely todebut at the Nokia event in Abu Dabu on October 22.


The Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update rollout will commence in the coming weeks and will continue over several months. Microsoft can't give specific timing as it depends on the user's carrier and make contact with model.


 





Level up, gear up, and fight as HULK or CAPTAIN AMERICA in this epic adventure optimized for touch screen devices. Track down and defeat some of the world's most notorious villains like Wendigo, Abomination, The Kronan, and The Skrulls, and help THE AVENGERS pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe!


Before the brand new Thor movie Marvel has launched their first game for Home windows Phone. Avenger's Initiative puts you within the footwear of Hulk or Captain America while you combat probably the most well known villains. If you want The Avengers you'll have fun with this particular game, although you want you can choose not only the Hulk and Cap.


Avenger's Initiative is available now for $4.99 on Windows Phone 8 devices. Suit up and enjoy!


Windows Phone Link


 


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