Are any of us surprised to see that Samsung is showing a record profit year? Not likely. Samsung has done a lot of development this year or its Galaxy family of Android devices, and we’re still waiting for half of them to come out!
Samsung has a record breaking $35.8 billion profit as a whole. It’s mobile division pushed out 71.4 million phones during Q3 this year as well. That’s enough to give every single person living in California, Texas and New York a cell phone! Specifically, 5-7 million of those alone were in the Galaxy S family.
Samsung aims to go higher by setting a goal of 10 million Galaxy S family phones by the end of this year. Very possible indeed!
See the full Press Release below.
If you were to get a rebate form from Verizon, you may question what you see on it. Go ahead, have another look above…mental picture…snap!
Let’s break it down together, shall we? There are 2 SKU’s listed for the Droid 2 Global, which may indicate that there are 2 different versions, maybe one without a camera? Also, the Motorola Citrus is making an appearance, and the Samsung Continuum shows up in the same form (not seen above), which means that this may be announced at the Samsung NYC Event on November 8th! Very cool!
This November is going to be FULL of gadget goodies for Android!
As you may have heard, rumors have been all over this week about the possibility of a “Nexus Two” being released. When we first heard about it, the rumor was denied. Since then however, it’s been gaining more popularity. Even Twitter showed it today as being one of the top 10 trends tweeted at one point.
We just showed you something found at the FCC, and now we have heard the following from Gizmodo who states that the “nexus two” is real in every way;
“It’s black and shiny, built with glossy plastic. Up close, though, it’s “got this curve to it.” While the screen, which our source thinks is the same 4-inch AMOLED affair from the Galaxy series, is flat, the front is “sort of concave” with hard edges. And the back is curved. The tapering makes it feel thinner than Galaxy S, though it might be about the same thickness. “It feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot ways”.
This may be something Samsung announces at the NYC Event on November 8th, but we’ll have to wait and see. Stayed tuned!
“What the heck is that?” you may be saying right now. There’s theories floating around in the wild, one of which is that this may be the new “Nexus 2”. The Samsung Galaxy S model # is GT-i9000, so it makes sense to assume that a model # up (GT-i9010) is a new rendition to the Galaxy Family, hopefully with better specs.
We don’t know if this is the Nexus 2 being talked about with much anticipation recently, but it’s safe to say that Samsung is adding to the Galaxy family of devices, and not slowing anything down.
Samsung is definitely making some moves to position themselves as the “iPad” killer. A new version of the Galaxy Tab (GT-P1010) is currently in the works which will be without 3G and possibly GPS functionality. Similarly, Apple had released an iPad with only Wi-Fi capabilities so users weren’t locked into contracts with carriers.
There is no date or price announced as of yet for the Samsung Galaxy Tab “Core”, but FCC has given its approval for the prototype, so we should see it soon.
A bit of a quick update for you regarding a story we brought you yesterday about the Samsung Galaxy 5 heading to Australia via Telstra. We now have a price for you, which is $199 on Telstra Prepaid.
In case you missed the specs, here they are:
– 600MHz CPU
– 2.8″ QVGA Capacitive Display
– Android 2.1
– HSDPA 7.2Mbps
– 850/2100MHz 3G
– 2GB MicroSD
– WiFi b/g w/ DLNA
– Bluetooth 2.1
– 2MP Camera
– TouchWiz UI
– FM Radio
The Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5503T) has made its way down under and will be launched by Australia’s Telstra on their NextG network band. The Galaxy 5 is a good intro to Android smartphones and will be available as a Pre-Paid device with Telstra.
Although the features don’t quite compare to the Samsung Galaxy S, the smaller Galaxy 5 features include the following:
- 2 mega-pixel camera with video recording
- Powered by Android™ 2.1with access to the Android Market™ app store
- MP3 Player and FM Radio
- GPS that helps you navigate
Better late than never right? That’s what the higher-ups at Rogers are undoubtedly hoping their customers are saying after multiple delays have caused the Captivate to be pushed further and further back.
Today was good news for all those would-be Captivate owners though, Samsung Canada VP Paul Brannen had this to say regarding the delay and the shipment of Captivates:
Due to a worldwide shortage in Super AMOLED technology screens, we regret that Samsung was unable to deliver the Galaxy S Captivate to Rogers in time for the scheduled launch. The continued shortage has resulted in repeated delays. We know this is a widely anticipated device and apologize to Rogers customers. We’re pleased to say that we have begun shipping the device to Rogers, though shipments will be limited over the next few weeks. Samsung is committed to supporting Rogers with further notices, on the Rogers blog RedBoard and via Samsung Mobile Facebook and Twitter pages.
So that’s some good news, they’re finally shipping, albeit in limited quantities. Cannucks please note, that the Captivate is available for pre-order for $149 up until 10/14. After that it jumps up to $179. with a three year contract.
Samsung is doing a great job at showing how people of all kinds can benefit from using the new Galaxy Tab. In this latest article, Samsung focuses on some of the busiest people of all…Moms!
They make several good points on how mothers can integrate the Galaxy Tab into daily life including facebook with Social Hub, email, internet over 3G or Wi-Fi, placing shopping orders online, update Picasa family photos to share, or even entertaining your young ones with music or video while you finish up other tasks.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available in Russia. The price tag on this is 36,990 rubles (which is approximately $1,225US ), which seems pretty steep for a tablet. Regardless, the Galaxy S Tablet is slowly making its way across the globe!
The Samsung Galaxy S tab can be purchased at a Svyaznoy store, unlocked and SIM free.