LG was the first manufacturer to ship large-screen OLED TV to Korea and Europe, and today the company claims "first" for its U.S. model.
The LG 55EA9800, a 55-inch OLED TV with a curved screen, will be available for preorder today at a price of $14,999. According to James Fishler, senior vice president of marketing, it will ship to the homes of the people who placed orders "within a couple of weeks."
In this country, LG's OLED TV is selling exclusively at select Magnolia stores inside Best Buy. LG made its announcement at … Read more
It's taken years of fits and starts, but Americans will finally be able to buy first-generation big-screen OLED TVs very soon.
The Samsung KN55S9, a 55-inch OLED TV with a slightly curved screen, will be available at select dealers in the U.S. by mid-August. It will be Samsung's first OLED TV for sale in the U.S., hot on the heels of rival LG.
Samsung launched its first curved OLED TV in South Korea on Thursday, just a week after announcing availability of its flat-screen OLED, the KN55F9500. But the curve will cost you, with a price of $13,000 U.S., or $4,000 more than the flat version.
The television will ship in July, and according to Reuters, the company plans to release the curved version in other territories as well, though Samsung has yet to confirm if this includes the United States.
The 55-inch display comes with a curved panel and is finished with a "Timeless Arena" design. The … Read more
Both Samsung and LG, two of the biggest players in the burgeoning world of organic light-emitting diode televisions, have announced (or depending on where you live, are selling) curved OLED screens to go along with traditional "flat" OLED screens.
Curved screens have been used in theaters for decades, and more recently in some high-end home theaters, too. In a TV though, it's nothing more than a gimmick.
Here's why.… Read more
LG has announced availability for the 55-inch curved OLED TV in Australia, which is the first country to be confirmed outside of South Korea, and introduced Ewan McGregor as its new brand ambassador.
Though pricing wasn't announced at the Australian launch of the LG 2013 range, the company said the TV will arrive before the end of the year. The set was announced for Korea at 15 million won (around AU$13,100); there is no availability or pricing for other regions, including the U.S.
After being the first TV manufacturer to launch an OLED TV, LG is now taking preorders for a new model featuring a curved screen. The 55EA9800, priced at 15 million Korean won (US$13,500), will be available starting from next month, but this is limited to the Korean market for now. Unfortunately, both availability and pricing for other countries will only be announced later.
Despite a sizable 55-inch screen, the 55EA9800 has an alluring 4.3mm-thin side profile and weighs just 17kg. Special "thin-transparent film speakers" are integrated within the panel's stand to maintain a sleek … Read more
BlackBerry watchers may have just gotten a peek at the upcoming BB10 R-Series QWERTY smartphone.
A purported image of the R-series phone popped up yesterday in the BlackBerryOS forums. The image doesn't show much other than the familiar BlackBerry QWERY keyboard and screen. But further details about the new phone may have been revealed by blog site BlackBerry Empire.
An alleged sketch of the R-Series phone shows slots for a Micro SIM card and an SD card on the left side. The Micro SIM slot is a new feature for BlackBerry phones and is likely geared for travelers who … Read more
BlackBerry Curve 9310 owners will soon be able to IM as much as they want through a new plan offered by Boost Mobile.
Slated to kick off July 10, Boost Mobile's BBM Unlimited plan will provide worldwide and unlimited access to RIM's BlackBerry Messenger service. Unfortunately, most BlackBerry users will be out of luck as the offer is designed exclusively for the BlackBerry Curve 9310, RIM's new $99 smartphone set to debut the same day.