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The Latest Android-powered Smartphone at a Smart Price, $29.99
CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Cellular invites those who are ready to take the Android-powered plunge to indulge themselves with the wireless carrier’s latest device, the Samsung Gem. In stores and online April 1 for only $29.99 after an $80 mail-in rebate, this smartphone deal is no April Fools’ joke. It features a 3.2″ full touch screen with advanced anti-scratch, anti-smudge and anti-reflective protective glass.
Keeping in touch with friends and family is easy with the Samsung Gem, which allows you to update your status and post photos and messages to all of your favorite social networking sites with the touch of one button. With its easy-to-use calendar, you can organize all of your social and business appointments. You can also drag and drop various widgets and icons to personalize your very own, one-of-a-kind start-up screen.
“We want to delight our customers with handsets that can be customized to meet their individual needs,” said David Kimbell, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. “As the interest in smartphones continues to grow, we are thrilled to roll out high-performing, competitively priced devices that enable our customers to be more productive and simplify their lives.”
The Samsung Gem is backed by U.S. Cellular’s high-speed nationwide network and The Belief Project, both of which have received high marks from industry insiders and consumers. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier*, and The Belief Project earned Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Enhancement of the Year Award.
The Belief Project recognizes customer loyalty with unmatched benefits and rewards like faster upgrades to the coolest phones in as little as 10 months without requiring customers to repeatedly sign contracts. It also offers an assortment of bundled National Single Line and Family Belief Plans designed to mirror the way people use their phones.
New customers who sign up for a Belief Plan and fulfill an initial two-year commitment will never have to sign another one with U.S. Cellular’s “no contract after the first.” Current U.S. Cellular customers who previously signed up for a Belief Plan and are already eligible for a phone upgrade can get promotional prices without signing another contract. Customers automatically get valuable rewards that can be used for faster phone upgrades in as little as 10 months, additional lines, phones, accessories and ringtones.
For more information about all of U.S. Cellular’s deals, plans and phones, and other restrictions on this offer, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
*”Source: The Nielsen Company estimation based on an independent survey of 8,324 mobile phone users across U.S. Cellular’s footprint between October 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. Copyright 2010 The Nielsen Company.”
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U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with the unmatched benefits of The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Belief Project, named Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, complements the Chicago-based carrier’s growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. U.S. Cellular was recently named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and was also named one of Forbes Magazine’s 2010 “Most Trustworthy Companies.” To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. You can also check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
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SEOUL, Mar. 13, 2011 (Xinhua News Agency) — “Samsung’s key products could all be obsolete within next 10 years.” — This is the remarks Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee has made one year ago when he reinstated himself as the group’ head. Lee stepped down after receiving a 3-year suspended jail sentence for tax evasion and breach of trust in 2008.
Lee’s remarks reflect his unique consciousness of crisis, urging his employees to act as if the South Korea’s largest conglomerate was on the verge of extinction. Samsung Electronics, the group’s flagship unit, is dominating the global IT industry as the world’s largest maker of memory chips and flat screens, and the second-biggest manufacturer of mobile phone handsets.
Despite Samsung’s current strong position in the global IT sector, Lee has been immersed in thoughts that Samsung has to find new growth engines in a bid to survive much more severe competition among major multinationals around the globe.
Two months after his management comeback, Lee announced an eye- popping long-term investment plan. Samsung will inject 23.3 trillion won (20.7 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020 into 5 new growth businesses, such as healthcare and renewable energy.
MEDISON, STEP TOWARD MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
As part of its efforts to develop next-generational growth engines, Samsung Electronics purchased a 43.5 percent stake in the South Korea’s top ultrasonic medical equipment maker Medison in February.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday in a regulatory filing that it acquired a controlling stake in Medison and 100 percent of Prosonic, a manufacturer of transducer probes from Consus Asset Management at a purchase price of 331.4 billion won.
The acquisition is an important step toward healthcare industry, one of Samsung’s 5 new growth businesses, including medical equipment, biomedicine, solar cell, vehicle battery and LED. Samsung anticipates it could generate 10 trillion in revenue by 2020 after investing 1.2 trillion won in the medical equipment sector.
Samsung’s Medison acquisition has been regarded as a good entry point into the healthcare equipment industry, analysts said. Samsung will likely create great synergies with Medison by converging its existing IT products and technologies into the medical equipment sector.
“Samsung has been making group-wide efforts to expand into new areas such as healthcare and green energy. Samsung will likely create synergies with Medison by applying its existing technologies to the medical equipment,” an analyst at the local brokerage said by phone.
Samsung beat out strong rivals in the Medison auction such as the country’s tobacco company KT&G and a key conglomerate SK Holdings.
Samsung Galaxy S2 is a beautiful android mobile phone with numerous of heart throbbing features.
Equipped with advanced technology and impressive looks, Samsung Galaxy S2, the latest launch of Samsung; is a great android platform based smartphone. Despite of carrying a huge screen, the phone just feels absurdly small when gripped into your hands. Incorporated with beautiful and appealing contours and upgraded technology, the handset portrays stunningly impressive specifications. Samsung Galaxy S2 Contract offer you this incredibly smart mobile gadget at reasonable rate with numerous cost- effective plans.
Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen that displays a vibrant stream of 16 M colors. With a measure of 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm dimension, it weighs about 116 grams. Included with a Gorilla Glass display, TouchWiz UI v4.0, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Touch-sensitive controls, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Gyroscope sensor and, Swype text input; it is more easy and convenient to use. Powered by super fast Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, it runs on Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread). The device is featured with 8 Mega Pixels camera included with exclusive features like autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. It is also capable of recording video footages of 1080p at 30fps along with a support of video calling.
It supports fast internet browsing through various beneficial features like Class 12 GPRS/ EDGE, 3G HSDPA and Wi- Fi. You can also share your data and files with compatible devices via Bluetooth and microUSB. Onboard is 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM and it also includes a microSD card slot that supports memory storage up to 32 GB. You can avail this multi- featured handset at affordable prices through various mobile phone deals available in U.K market. Some of the popular deals are Contract Phones, Pay as You go and SIM free deals. These deals offer you various freebies like extra talk time, free text messages, unlimited internet access, free mobile insurance, LCD TV and many more.
PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 05, 2011 – UK – Samsung’s smartly designed Samsung s5620 black with Vodafone payg deal has been recently launched at PrePayMania.co.uk. This Samsung s5620 comes with full touch enabled display and operates at frequencies of 2G- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and 3G- HSDPA 900 / 2100. The deal lets user avail desired tariff plans and one can enjoy many profitable schemes for calling and messaging with this Samsung Monte payg phone.
Introducing this cool Samsung Monte s5620, the General Manager of PrePayMania.co.uk, Mr. Matthias Gaunt said, “This Samsung s5620 black is a cool and chick mobile phone which has all the features that you expect in a mobile phone. This touchscreen mobile phone offers long list of communication and entertainment features that offer you unlimited fun on the move. At PrePayMania.co.uk, we repeatedly add latest mobile phones on payg stock so that you can get your desired phone at affordable price in UK.”
In stock at PrePayMania.co.uk, this Samsung Monte s5620 is a slider phone with chic and glossy black design. The body measures 108.8 x 53.7 x 12.4 mm and weighs 92 g which is very convenient to carry. The Samsung s5620 phone comes with Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, TouchWiz UI 2.0 Plus, turn to mute and smart unlock features. The embedded 3.0 inches of TFT capacitive touchscreen flaunts the resolution of 240 x 400 pixels.
With Vodafone payg deal at PrePayMania.co.uk, this Samsung Monte payg has interesting high-end features which make this handset extraordinary. This phone has 3.2 MP camera which offers the resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. User can also record the video up to 15fps. The Samsung s5620 black phone offers full entertainment on the go as it is equipped with music player and FM Radio with RDS functionality. The GPRS, 3G & Wi-Fi connectivity options let user browse through Internet and user can interact with friends on social networking websites. Moreover, this Samsung Monte s5620 phone integrates JAVA games, GPS, Google Maps 3.0, wallpaper, organizer and plenty of application which truly makes it a worth buy.
For those who want to stay within limited budget, this Samsung s5620 black on Vodafone payg is a good deal at PrePayMania.co.uk. It needs no contract and user can simply use it according to the usage requirement. This online portal offers easy online payment options and free delivery within UK on any order which makes it one of the preferred online shops.
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Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi: A Replacement For The Ipod Touch?
Posted on 20. Feb, 2011 by Tausif Akram in Cellphone News
It seems that Samsung is taking on the iPod touch with their new device, the Galaxy S WiFi. Samsung introduced this media player at the Mobile World Congress a few days ago. It is expected for both these devices to be released this year. However there is no official word on the release date or the price.
Samsung introduced two Android based media players at the Mobile World Congress, the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0. Overall, these devices are just like the Galaxy S phones, the only difference being that they do not have cellular phone capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 has a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display. It is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. It comes with a 3.2 MP rear camera with HD video recording, along with a front facing VGA camera for video calls. The Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 will be available in three versions: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. The device runs the Android 2.2 which is upgradable to 2.3.
Coming to the Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0, it has a 5-inch TFT LCD touch screen. It is also powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. It has a 5 MP rear camera with HD recording and a front facing VGA camera. The Galaxy S 5.0 will come in two versions: 16GB or 32GB. It also runs on the Android 2.2.
In my opinion, Samsung has taken a step in the right direction. While Android phones have taken over the mobile market, they are not really known for their musical experience and most people do carry an iPod or some other media player with their Android cell phones. With the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi, we can now enjoy great music on the Android platform.
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 Leaked ahead on MWC 2011
The team at Mobile fun have been pretty busy of late, by trade they are on online retailer specialising in mobile phone accessories but recently they have been developing a reputation for leaking insider secrets. First they managed to secretly video a mock up of the iPad 2 and now they have tipped the release date of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone as the 4th March 2011.
They also say that Samsung’s Galaxy S sequel will cost £549.99 and include 1.2GHz Orion processor and 1GB of Ram to power the latest Android Gingerbread OS. The S2 sports a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen which uses the regular RGB matrix but with 50% more pixels than Super AMOLED which should result in a far superior picture. In fact Samsung say contrast and use under bright lights and sun light are much better than the already eye watering Nexus S and current Galaxy S smart phones.
Other specs include Bluetooth 3.0 and an 8 Mega Pixel Camera equipped with an LED flash and 1080p video recording which all sounds pretty impressive.
As the Galaxy S 2 will utilise Android Gingerbread it will also come equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) allowing users to pay for consumer goods or services but swiping their handset instead of their credit cards.
Do you think the S2 will be as popular as the current model?
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Samsung’s research and development on image sensors is yielding results for the mobile phone market. Samsung announced that they have developed 12 MP and 8 MP CMOS sensors for smart phones and other high end phones. The 12 MP sensors are based on 1.12 micron technology whereas the 8 MP sensors are based on 1.4 micron technology. Both the sensors are of the 1/3.2-inch size format which will fit the 8.5 x 8.5 x 6.0 mm dimensions for use on phones.
HD 1080p video recording coming to a phone near you
Samsung claims that the new sensors will offer crisp image quality as well HD video recording at high frame rates. The 12 MP S5K3L1 sensor will be able to shoot 12 MP images at 30 fps and 1080p video at 60 fps as well as 720p videos at 90 fps which is more than what most good digital cameras and camcorders can these days. The sensors will go into mass production soon and samples of the sensors will be available sometime in the third quarter of 2011. The new sensors will also be shown off at MWC 2011 a few days from now as well.
Apple iPhone Loses Ground Globally to Nokia, Samsung, LG Contributed by Danielle Perigoe on Jan. 30
Apple has dipped from 4th place to 5th in terms of number of mobile handsets sold in the last quarter of 2010, according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker Report. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTC, which made its mark developing lower cost phones but which has recently moved into the smartphone market, replaced Apple in 4th place, after Nokia, Samsung, and LG Electronics.
But it’s not all bad news for the Apple iPhone as the company experienced the highest year-on-year growth out of any of the top five, at 86.2%. They dramatically increased their market share over the same time period last year, and shipped over 2 million units more than in the previous quarter. The ranking change is down to a similarly strong year for ZTC and their prominence in populous Asian and African markets, while making inroads into European and Latin American countries as well.
Overall the industry had a buoyant 2010, its best year since 2006, with an overall jump of 18.5% over the number of units shipped in 2009, which has been put down to an improved economy as well as an increase in the number of affordable smartphones. Experts predict that demand for smartphones will continue to keep the sector healthy, and world-wide the sub-sector will likely account for up to 50% of all mobile phone sales going forward.
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According to market analysis data released by technology market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s mobile phone market share for 2010 reached 20.6 percent, which is a more than 1 percent increase from a year before.
Experts attribute the popularity of Samsung’s smartphones as the reason behind the strong showing.
However, even with global market leader Nokia’s nearly 4 percent loss in market share last year, the European company remains on top with 33.3 percent share.
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The Korea Herald/ SK Telecom, the country’s leading mobile carrier, is expected to launch Samsung Electronics’ Wave 2, which runs on Samsung’s proprietary mobile operating system, in Korea as early as this week.
Wave 2 will be the first model introduced in the local market that runs on Samsung’s mobile operating platform Bada, developed more than a year ago.
“The telecom will make the last call for the launch date, however, there is a high possibility that it will be launched within this month and possibly this week,” a Samsung official said.
Wave 2, which will be equipped with a 3.7-inch super clear liquid-crystal display screen, will feature an integrated social networking service dubbed “Social Hub” and a 5 million pixel camera, according to Samsung officials.
It will also contain a 1 gigahertz Hummingbird central processing unit, a 2 gigabyte embedded memory and a 512 megabyte random access memory, they said.
People can download mobile applications through “Samsung Apps,” which contains applications developed for the company’s Bada platform, its officials said, adding that Samsung is also planning to provide Bada-only application services for Korean consumers.
“We’re completely prepared for the launch of Wave 2 in Korea, considering that Wave 2 has already been released in Europe,” said a Samsung official.
The previous version of Wave 2 was released on the European market ─ including France and Germany ─ for the first time in May last year and the second version was also presented in November.
The launching of the new Bada-powered handset in Korea comes as the world’s second-largest handset maker is gearing up to take over a bigger stake in the mid-range smart phone market.
Shin Jong-kyun, president of the company’s mobile business group, has announced its plans to sell 10 million units of Bada phones by the end of June. He also said Bada phones are expected to make a huge contribution to Samsung’s overall smart phone sales this year.
The global electronics giant has doubled its annual smart phone sales in 2011 to over 50 million units with plans to launch new tablets and mobiles ranging from high-end to low-cost.
A recent research conducted by market researcher Strategy Analytics supports Samsung’s decision by claiming that the global market for mid-range models between US$100 and US$200 is estimated to jump to US$28 billion, or 68 percent of the overall mobile phone market, in 2014, sharply up from US$7 billion in 2010.