Galaxy S III LTE Hits T-Mobile’s Web Site for $69.99

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It looks like T-Mobile is making good on a rumor made back in May suggesting that they would be releasing an LTE variant of the ever popular Galaxy S 3.  If you head on over to T-Mobile’s web site you’ll see that you can pick up this device for lowly price of $69.99 down and $20 per month for the 2-year contract. If you’re just wanting to pick up the device itself you’ll pay $549.99 out of pocket. Whichever way you decide, it’ll land you the Marble White 16GB version of the device. We’re not sure if we’ll see different colors or storage options down the road.

Even though it’s recommended that you drop the extra few dollars on either the Galaxy S 4 or the HTC One this still makes for a great mid-range phone for those who aren’t out for the latest and greatest. Of course we have our own recommendations but we’ll let you make the decision. If you’re looking for a device that’s still top notch, you can hit the source link below. Enjoy!

 

source: T-Mobile

Samsung releases new video showcasing the Galaxy Note 8.0

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Samsung has released a new video on YouTube touting the capabilities of the Galaxy Note 8.0. Samsung’s S-Pen equipped note devices previously came in the phablet size hovering around 5.5-inches or the large tablet size at 10-inches. The new device which went on sale this year, tries to bring the Note’s strengths to the small tablet market with an 8-inch screen. Like its siblings, the device sports an S-Pen with “air” capabilities and the ability to run multi-window capable apps.

The video follows a male character throughout his day, first traveling to work, then attending some meetings, and finally running some errands before meeting a girl. Along the way he describes via his voice-over some of the things he can get done with his Galaxy Note 8.0 like reading, scheduling meetings, taking notes, and navigating with the device. Throughout the video, Samsung stresses the Galaxy Note 8.0 is the “best fit” for the demands of daily life.

Check out the video after the break.
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The latest comScore results are in folks, Android platform still reigns supreme, but Apple continues it’s quiet upward trend

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It’s the first week of June gang— so it’s time for us to go through the latest comScore report with you all. Based off the the latest data, Apple continues to hold steady as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer with a 39% market share (a minor increase from the previous month-end period), followed by Samsung at 22% and HTC at 8.9% (a 0.8% decline from the previous period). Despite Apple’s cemented status as the top dog in smartphone manufacturing king, it’s the Android platform that is still the overwhelming leader in the mobile world. Google’s popular platform currently holds over half of the overall smartphone market with a comfortable 52% share, followed by Apple (with a 1.4% increase in the market) at a 39.2% share and Blackberry at 5.1%.


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Jay-Z and Samsung are allegedly planning a $20 million deal

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As proven by Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio venture and its inclusion in multiple HTC handsets, there is money to be made in endorsement deals, especially of the hip-hop variety. Page Six reports that hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur  Jay-Z is putting the finishing touches on a huge $20-million dollar deal with tech giants Samsung that may include a new social media network. If true, this has been a big year for Jay, launching a talent agency, music festival and co-producing a major motion picture.

Not much else is known about the deal but feel free to speculate in the comments section below. Samsung Galaxy S Hova? Jigga-branded headphones? Perhaps new media-creation software? Anything is possible, and I for one am excited to see what comes out of this partnership.

Source: Huffington Post

Samsung announces the Galaxy S 4 Active smartphone

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Well that certainly didn’t take long. After tons of speculation, a leak here and another one there, Samsung has finally come out of the dark and introduced the Galaxy S 4 Active smartphone to the general public. Identified as a more rugged version of the existing Galaxy S 4,the Galaxy S 4 Active features full IP67 certification— so the device is fully water and dust-proof, allowing users to do things like take some sweet photos underwater thanks to the device’s Aqua Mode feature or use the device during those difficult hikes. Complimenting the rugged exterior is a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a 5-inch Full HD TFT LCD screen, 8MP camera + 2MP FFC and of course— Android 4.2.2 (accompanied by Sammy’s suite of software). So all in all— we’re looking at a rougher, tougher and stronger version of the Galaxy S 4, which is certainly welcome out here in the Android world.

The device will initially launch in 3 colors (Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare) this summer in the U.S. and Sweden, followed by a more formal global rollout. You can find more details once you hit the flip and check out the full presser.


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Samsung wins U.S. sales ban of several older Apple devices

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Samsung scored a point today in their ongoing legal volleys with Apple as the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Apple violated a Samsung patent. In prevailing, the ITC awarded Samsung an import and sales ban on AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. You may recall a while back when ads were running showing Apple device owners using their iOS powered devices performing several functions at one time, like talking on the phone will placing an online order via the web browser. It was this ability to stream multiple data streams that triggered Samsung’s action.
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Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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Samsung just announced the final two variants of the mid-range Galaxy Tab 3 line, the 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions. Other than the display size, the specs of the two devices are pretty close, but not a perfect match. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (pictured above) has a 10.1-inch (1280-800) display, a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD slot, 3MP rear camera, 1.3 front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 6,800mAh battery, and Android 4.2. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 (pictured below) features an 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 1.3 front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 4,450mAh battery, and Android 4.2. Both devices are pretty thin. The 8.0 comes in at 7.4mm thick and the 10.1 comes in at 7.95mm. No word on pricing of exactly when you will be able to buy either tab.


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Samsung SM-C101 stops by the FCC, possibly Galaxy S4 Zoom

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A mysterious Samsung device has made a pit stop at the FCC with the model number SM-C101. This is very likely the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the companion device for the original S4 and the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S4 Active. The SM-C101 has quad-band GSM, and AT&T-compatible HSPA+radios, but oddly no LTE, so this variant may not see American shores, at least not on a major carrier subsidy. There were also no specs as to what kind of processor, screen, or, importantly, what type of camera this device has. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for Samsung to take the wraps off of all of these mystery devices.

source: FCC

via: Engadget

Dutch Supreme Court rules that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 design doesn’t infringe upon iPad

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The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled this week that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s design doesn’t infringe on design elements of the Apple iPad. This stalls Apple’s plans of trying to get the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s off the shelves in the Netherlands. Apple says that Samsung infringed on the registration of a 2004 “community design” of the iPad. A “community design” in the European Union is a form of intellectual property right that prevents businesses from copying the aesthetics of products.

The court dismissed the case, explaining that while Apple’s design patents were valid, there isn’t much of a case to be made against the Galaxy Tab since numerous other products have also implemented similar designs. The court also noted that the Galaxy Tab is different enough from the iPad to be unique in the eyes of an informed consumer.  Samsung responded to the ruling with a zinger, stating “Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners.”

Source: PC World