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Samsung has just unveiled some additional availability information for the budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A series tablets. Starting Friday, May 1st, the 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab A Android tablet will be available in the U.S. for $229.99 and the 9.7-inch variant will be available for $299.99. Both sizes are available for pre-order from Samsung’s website starting today, and come May 1st, you’ll be able to order both tablet sizes from other retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and HH Gregg. The tablets will be available in Smoky Titanium, White and Smoky Blue. There will also be a 9.7-inch Smoky [...]
It’s been awhile since Samsung has released any new tablets, but the company’s most recent offerings are still great by today’s standards. If you’re in the market for an inexpensive Android tablet with LTE bands, Best Buy may have quite the deal for you. Right now, you can pick up a new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE with either Verizon or AT&T antennas from the retailer for just $279.99. Considering that this deal will save you over $200 off the normal retail price, this is quite the steal.
Even though the tablet was announced midway through last year, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad device. The tablet has an 8.4-inch Super [...]
Earlier today Samsung held a press event in Russia, where the company announced its new Galaxy Tab A and Tab A Plus, both of which are mid-tier tablets with that familiar Samsung tablet feel.
The Galaxy Tab A series comes in two variants, one 8-inch and the other at 9.7-inches, both featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio and a display resolution of 1024×768 pixels. Both are also quite thin, with a depth of only 7.5mm.
The tablets also feature an unspecified quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory with microSD card support (up to 128 GB extra), a 5 megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 4,200mAh [...]
The great Black Friday/Cyber Monday festival of deals is over, but bargain hunters can still enjoy some savings, assuming they didn’t exhaust their holiday budget already.
Today, Woot is offering big savings on several factory reconditioned Samsung tablets, from the compact Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to the monumental Note Pro 12.2.
Here are the deals you can get until 12AM Central Time tonight, or check out the full list:Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB factory reconditioned for $429.99 Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 32GB refurbished for $349.99 Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) 32GB factory reconditioned for $359.99 Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) 16GB factory reconditioned for $329.99 Galaxy Tab 3 [...]
Citing “sources familiar with the plans”, Bloomberg reports that the phones will have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays – which would be significantly bigger than the 4-inch display that currently features on both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Sources said that the glass “curves downward at the edges” and added that Apple is also working on pressure-sensitive display sensors for new iPhones later on in 2014. These sensors will apparently be able to distinguish heavy or light touch control.
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The deal, which was announced today, will see AT&T offer phone and tablet customers the basic service for free although the premium package will also be offered at $2.99 a month.
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This news caps the latest in a line of exciting announcements for the San Francisco-based firm.
The company signed a deal with Samsung in April, raised a further $55 million in venture funding last month and also recently launched its first corporate product.
Now Samsung has come up with its own term for the devices. It's pushing the term “fonblet” which, like phablet, also implies smartphone/tablet but is already being met with derision.
TechCrunch for one, had this to say:
"Leaving aside that fonblet hits the ears with all the sonorous pleasure of a cat falling down the side of a skyscraper clad in chalkboard, it also combines the word “tablet” with the word “fone,” which as most will be aware, doesn’t actually exist."
Samsung wants to further distinguish the fonblet name by saying it's for larger smartphones that also include handwriting [...]
According to SammyMobile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Oh-Hyun Kwon, ran the rule over its roadmap at the Samsung Analyst Day in Korea on Wednesday and highlighted that ‘curved’ – like the one featuring on the Galaxy Round – and ‘bended’ screens will come to market over the next year.
Fold-able displays are then expected to arrive in 2016 through to 2017.
Of course, innovation like this doesn’t come without obstacles and this is something Samsung has even recognized.
The firm said at the event that there were numerous “technical challenges”, which presumably could entail also trying to make foldable processors and [...]