The carrier will stock the black version of the Note phablet, which is distinguishable by its Android 4.3 operating system, top-rate quad-core processor, and smarty-pants stylus.
Customers can pick it up for $299.99 with a new, two-year service agreement. Elsewhere, the Note 3 also comes in white.
Pricing is also a heady $299.99 for the Galaxy Gear, which, with a built-in camera and microphone, voice actions, and a pedometer, is much more than your average … Read more
Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.
The device resembles the Galaxy S3 and S4, but it has slight dip in the middle that causes the phone to curve along a vertical axis. The phone's body itself is rigid, so it doesn't actually flex or bend -- but rather has a stationary curve that is said to fit the contours of a person's face. The … Read more
The account, which has leaked images of devices in the past, posted an image that's believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Round. The device resembles the Galaxy S4, but it has slight dip in the middle that causes the phone to curve along a vertical axis (think of it curving sort of like a hot dog bun or curving a piece of paper that's situated in portrait mode).
Samsung declined to comment.
The product release comes as Samsung faces a … Read more
Microsoft allegedly asked both Samsung and Huawei to consider loading the OS onto Android tablets and smartphones as a dual-boot option.
Samsung has reportedly begun development on a 12-inch tablet with a very high-definition display; those who claim to have spent time with the device say it works quite well.
The news comes quickly on the heels that HTC may also be considering integrating Windows Phone into future smartphones alongside Android. Microsoft, obviously desperate to expand its mobile market share, is said … Read more
The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the biggest smartphones of the year, literally. Not only did Samsung pack in a larger 5.7-inch display and a faster 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, but the company also added a number of new features to help set the device apart from the competition.
Along with many of the software enhancements found in the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3 includes advanced multitasking capabilities, a new way to discover content, and other features.
These tips will help you get started with your new device:
Multiwindow mode Like the Galaxy … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET's review of the Pebble Watch says it's a work in progress.
- Some of the winning projects from last weekend's Pebble hackaton at MIT.
- The sticky situation that delayed the Pebble Watch.
- Check out Eric's recent Pebble AMA on Reddit.
- Pebble smartwatch goes on sale at AT&T on September 27.
Samsung and Sony are respectively expected to introduce new variants of their flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z1, specifically intended for the Japanese market. According to a leaked NTT DoCoMo brochure obtained by RBMen, both phones should join the carrier's roster over the next few quarters.
For all practical purposes, the Sony Zperia Z1 f figures to be a smaller take on the Xperia Z1. The internal hardware components should remain largely unchanged, including the quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and the 20.7-megapixel rear camera.
The smaller, 4.3-inch 720p HD display, however, should prove … Read more
For all of the features and shooting modes in Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones, one area where camera performance particularly falls short is in low-light conditions, even on high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 Zoom.
After having spent time with multiple Galaxy models, I have to say that I rarely find myself using the camera after sundown. The same goes for indoor shots with less than optimal lighting.
Regardless of whether it's a 5-megapixel or 13-megapixel image, these photos suffer from graininess and blurring, or just downright darkness. And though there are … Read more
I know this subject never arises when Apple and Samsung are mentioned, but let's give it a tiny, experimental airing. Today's subject is copying.
Sunday, when Samsung launched two new ads celebrating its magical, revolutionary Galaxy Gear watch, some on Twitter felt an earthquake.
No, it wasn't the one centered in Oakland, Calif. (a 3.0, no worries). It was that the ad featuring Captain Kirk and Fred Flintstone talking to their watches had an alleged predecessor: the original iPhone launch teaser ad in 2007.