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Samsung debuts new line of tablets

Samsung will soon launch updated versions of its 7- and 10-inch Galaxy Tab devices with better specs and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the company announced Wednesday evening. Although Samsung’s tablet efforts have not been anywhere near

HTC: the mobile brand from nowhere

“Ideas so simple,” reads a cartoon on an elevator door, “that they feel like the completion of a thought,” continues its twin. Similar doodles adorn the walls of HTC’s headquarters in Taoyuan, near Taipei, and business cards carried by the smartphone-maker’s staff. John Wang, the chief marketing officer, lays out a set of four: concentric

Samsung to offer free satellite TV to Africa

Korean eletronics giant Samsung will begin selling television sets in selected African markets that come bundled with a satellite tuner that will allow consumers to watch a free television bouquet of more than 60 channels provided by satellite operator SES. The LED-backlit LCD flat-panel TVs, known as the Samsung LED TV Free Satellite

Fleischer to head Samsung mobile in SA

Former Research in Motion (RIM) executive Craige Fleischer has been appointed as the new head of mobile communications for Samsung Electronics in SA. He takes up the position on 1 April. Fleischer joined Samsung in October, where he took on a business development role in the company’s office automation and

Samsung’s BBM equivalent now available to all

Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung says its instant messaging service, ChatOn, is now available on Apple and BlackBerry devices. The application is already available for Samsung’s Bada operating system and for Google’s Android platform. Samsung SA MD Deon Liebenberg says ChatOn is now available

Samsung unveils Galaxy Beam with built-in projector

Samsung kicked off its Mobile World Congress presence by revealing two new devices on Sunday morning: a larger, 10,1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablet, and the intriguing (and baffling) Galaxy Beam, an Android smartphone with a built-in projector. Given Samsung’s propensity for delivering tablets

Galaxy S III may sport 4,8-inch display, ceramic rear

Samsung’s Galaxy S III is beginning to feel like the next iPhone, at least when it comes to rumours. The latest report pegs the phone with a 4,8-inch screen — 0,2 inches larger than Google’s Galaxy Nexus — and a luxurious ceramic back, sources tell the mobile site Boy Genius Report. The large screen size wouldn’t

Buy Samsung apps via SMS

Consumers can now purchase applications in the Samsung Apps Store for Android using premium SMS rather than a credit card. The company hopes this will encourage users without credit cards, or those reluctant to use one for application purchases, to use the store. “Until now, the only way to purchase from

Patents and mobile devices: Frand or foe?

Go ahead, but we’re watching you. That, in effect, is what competition authorities in America and the European Union told Google on 13 February. Last August, the search engine giant agreed to buy Motorola Mobility, a maker of mobile phones with 17 000 issued patents and 6 800 pending, for $12,5bn. Neither

LG gets in on the ‘phablet’ game

LG Electronics at the weekend unveiled its new 5-inch device that blurs the line between phone and tablet. It’s called the Optimus Vue. Before Samsung released its Galaxy Note , the term “phablet” wasn’t in our vernacular. But since the Note measured in at 5,78 inches tall by 3,27 inches wide with a

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