Samsung

  • Samsung puts RFID reader on single, tiny chip

    Samsung puts RFID reader on single, tiny chip

    Samsung, our favorite tech company ending in “sung,” has revealed a compact and complete RFID reader, which they’ve managed to compress onto a single chip. It’s small enough (6.5mm square) to be embedded in clothes, posters, and probably babies as well – at least, if they wanted babies to be able to read RFID tags. Its low power consumption rate means we’ll… Read More

  • A note on the rumored Blackjack recall

    Attention, Blackjack owners: If your favorite smartphone (the Blackjack, natch) has been experiencing odd dropped calls for no apparent reason, and you’ve been cursing up a storm to AT&T, your anger may be misguided. According to the nice people at Samsung, a few Blackjacks made from November 2006 to February 2007 might have a manufacturing glitch that hangs up when you don’t want… Read More

  • Blackjack II available on Black Friday

    Blackjack II available on Black Friday

    The black Blackjack II will be on store shelves this Friday with the red wine version going on sale 12/6. It’s $149.99 with two-year contract. That is all. Read More

  • Samsung announces FlipShot for Verizon

    Samsung announces FlipShot for Verizon

    I really don’t know how Samsung can churn out so many phones week after week. This week is no different. Today, Samsung is announcing the FlipShot aka SCH-u900 for Verizon. The FlipShot is a weird looking phone that rotates and pivots, but its feature set is pretty darn cool. It has a business card scanner! The FlipShot supports multiple Bluetooth profiles including mono headset, stereo… Read More

  • Samsung SLM is the first with Napster Mobile

    Samsung SLM is the first with Napster Mobile

    Sorry for the delay, folks. I was busy fondling my Kindle yesterday and seemed to have left this one slip through the cracks. AT&T and Samsung announced the SLM yesterday, which is the first phone to feature Napster Mobile. On top of that it also has video share (3G!), stereo Bluetooth, and a 2-megapixel camera. Internal memory is a bit skimpy at only 50MB split between media and photos. The… Read More

  • Levi's branded phone is dumb, stupid

    Levi's branded phone is dumb, stupid

    The Levi’s LS501 (501, get it?) phone was announced back in June but it’s recently been made available for preorder in Hong Kong. It’s basically a Samsung SGH-P308 phone encased in "sturdy riveted steel casing" and adorned with Levi-centric wallpaper and interface elements. Other future brand synergy initiatives will include the following: - Diet Coke 14-inch flat panel… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Samsung Q1 UMPC for $579.99

    CrunchDeals: Samsung Q1 UMPC for $579.99

    Hey, that’s cheap. Hurry! This is the original Samsung Q1 UMPC with 7-inch touchscreen, XP Tablet Edition 2005, 1.7-pound weight, 1-inch thickness, 900MHz Intel Celeron Mobile ULV processor, 512MB RAM, 40GB hard drive, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports, VGA out, and cumbersome virtual keyboard. Yahoo! Shopping Deal of the Day via Mobility Site Read More

  • No mo arigato for Samsung's consumer line in Japan

    No mo arigato for Samsung's consumer line in Japan

    Samsung will no longer sell TVs and other similar consumer products in Japan. That seems weird, but it’s true. It’s going to focus solely on business products now, thanks to poor profitability in the retail sector. Last year, Samsung’s retail sales accounted for less than 1% of its total sales in Japan. That’s a lot of noise for a little profit. Samsung Stops Consumer Sales… Read More

  • The Samsung Katalyst defines mediocrity

    The Samsung Katalyst defines mediocrity

    I’m not sure whether to blame T-Mobile or Samsung for the constant barrage of crappy phones coming out nowadays. Take for instance, the recently leaked Samsung Katalyst which will debut on T-Mobile. I bet money that the phone will either be a freebie or $49.99 for new customers as it’s so basic, I can’t even fathom why anyone else would want it. Oh, right. T-Mobile stuck WiFi in… Read More

  • More Samsung YP-P2 details

    More Samsung YP-P2 details

    Those of you who have fond memories of October 5th, 2007 may remember our very own Peter Ha publishing a post called Samsung MP3 player duo deets updated. Well our very own Peter Ha has just been updated with more “deets” (as he likes to say). Straight from the MPFreedom P2 event comes the following: “We’ve covered it, but there are new features. It’s called BlueWave… Read More

 
  • Samsung Juke review

    The Samsung Juke is a tiny, tiny phone. It’s a good phone, too. Hell, it’s a great phone. The call quality for such a small phone is impressive. If you’re looking for a great, pocketable phone that’s capable of making and receiving calls reliably, this is a great option at $99 with 2-year contract. Read More

  • AT&T adds slim Samsung slider* just in time for the holidays

    AT&T adds slim Samsung slider* just in time for the holidays

    AT&T’s latest slider comes from…you guessed it…Samsung. The a737 is an ultra thin and lightweight device with features focused around multimedia and entertainment. The a737 is fastened with a 1.3-megapixel camera (1.3? Seriously?!), video share, stereo Bluetooth, and an external microSD port. Not sure how big the screen is, but it better be big because the features aren’t that… Read More

  • Told you so: Samsung Adidas phone coming

    Told you so: Samsung Adidas phone coming

    The F110 aka Adidas Sport is a weak ass 2.5G slider with a 2-inch QVGA screen, 2-megapixel camera, FM radio and MP3 player. The actual ‘Sport’ functions include a heartbeat monitor, pedometer and a few other dedicated sports applications. I guess that’s cool. Details are scant so we’ll see what else pans out. when it launches next month. Samsung Adidas Phone loopt warm [via… Read More

  • CG Exclusive: Samsung F700-variant coming to Verizon

    CG Exclusive: Samsung F700-variant coming to Verizon

    Don’t ask us when or where or how we know this, but Samsung’s much-drooled-after F700 will be hitting Verizon (so, yes, a CDMA version, which is smaller we’ve been told), probably by year’s end. As Peter Ha said so eloquently, I WANT THIS PHONE! It has a fullscreen touchscreen and fold-out QWERTY keyboard. Read More

  • Hands on with the Blackjack II

    Hands on with the Blackjack II

    Try as they might, Samsung and AT&T attempted to keep the Blackjack II under wraps, but something always surfaces, which is the case with the Blackjack II. The highly anticipated next-generation Blackjack is significantly improved over its predecessor. Take your pick between red wine and slick black, I’d suggest the red wine because it has a textured feel sort of like faux leather, but… Read More

  • CrunchExclusive: Hands on with the Samsung G800 [UPDATED with video]

    CrunchExclusive: Hands on with the Samsung G800 [UPDATED with video]

    Turn down the audio. They’re just talking about the new Halloween movie Is it possible to go a day without Samsung announcing a world’s first? Not likely. During my recent trip to Korea, I pulled a little face time with the G800, which is the world’s first 5-megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom. It may be launching in Europe, but that doesn’t mean we’re going… Read More

  • How big is the rivalry between Samsung, LG?

    How big is the rivalry between Samsung, LG?

    This banner is splashed across every LG building in Gumi. If you’ve been to Seoul or if you haven’t then let me tell you how big Samsung’s presence is in the country. They’re everywhere. From construction to insurance to phones to cars and HDTVs all over the airport in Incheon. Once you step foot into the country, you know who the big dog is. I very rarely saw LG except for… Read More

  • Samsung U600 assembly witnessed first hand

    Samsung U600 assembly witnessed first hand

    During my stay in Korea, I was privy to visit one of Samsung’s manufacturing plants in Gumi, which is referred to as the Gumi complex (the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world) and ranks as the sixth largest company if it were its own entity. The Gumi Complex is large, I don’t remember the exact acreage, but it’s massive. There are onsite apartment buildings for… Read More

  • I'm in the mood for a phone or sushi

    I'm in the mood for a phone or sushi

    The Anycall Studio in Seoul is the place to go and check out all the latest phones Samsung has to offer. It’s a no pressure situation because they don’t sell any products there. It’s just meant to be a hands-on store so you can see each model is capable of. Head on over to play the claw machine and attempt to win free prizes or get help with your phone should you have any issues… Read More

  • Samsung's World's First phones

    Samsung's World's First phones

    Anyone own any of these? Read More