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Documents detailing Samsung Vibrant 4G leak; HSPA+, front-facing camera

January 12th, 2011

The gang from TMoNews has managed to acquire several documents detailing what the next iteration of T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant — the Vibrant 4G — will entail. The report notes that the device will have a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 1GHz processor, 1GB of internal storage (16GB micro-SD card …

Samsung aims to triple smartphone sales; 60 million units in 2011

January 11th, 2011

Following an interview on Tuesday with Samsung Mobile boss J. K. Shin, Korea Times reports big phones and bigger aspirations are set to from electronics giant Samsung in 2011. Shin told the Korean paper that Samsung will establish itself as a top mobile brand this year, and it’s swinging for the fences. Samsung projects smartphone …

Samsung Galaxy S2: Super AMOLED Plus, NFC, Gingerbread?

January 11th, 2011

Things we definitively know: Samsung will be introducing the successor to the Galaxy S next month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Things we don’t definitively know: what the handset will look like, what it is named, and what kind of specs it will have. All that, however, hasn’t stopped Korean newspaper ETnews from weighting …

Samsung Galaxy S sales surpass 10 million in 2010

January 3rd, 2011

We’re just three days into 2011 and Samsung is already reminiscing about the big year it had in 2010. Between sales of its Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab Android tablet alone, Samsung’s mobile division had quite the year — and the company finished strong. With just two weeks left in 2010, Samsung announced that …

Amazon issues ‘Best of 2010′ lists; Kindle tops electronics, Captivate wins wireless

December 30th, 2010

Amazon released its “Best of 2010” lists on Thursday, highlighting the major retailer’s best-selling, most wished-for and most gifted products of the year. In the best-selling category, Amazon’s own Kindle topped the electronics category. This was a foregone conclusion, of course, as Amazon announced earlier this week that the Kindle is now the best-selling product …

Samsung Galaxy S sales top 9.3 million

December 22nd, 2010

In a statement earlier this week, Samsung announced that global sales of its popular Galaxy S line of Android phones have reached 9.3 million units. Samsung also stated that sales in its home country of South Korea have topped the 2 million mark, making the Galaxy S more popular than Apple’s iPhone, which has sold …

T-Mobile drops Samsung Galaxy Tab to $350, Vibrant to $150

December 16th, 2010

T-Mobile recently dropped its prices on two popular Android-powered devices from Samsung. The Galaxy Tab, Samsung’s first Android tablet offering, is now available for $349.99 with a two-year agreement; down from $399.99. The popular Samsung Vibrant, T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S smartphone, dropped from $199.99 to $149.99 on contract. These new prices appear to …

Android phones are biggest bandwidth hogs

December 8th, 2010

A study conducted recently by network technology firm Arieso showed that Android users move more data over cellular networks than any other group of smartphone users. The study mentions high-resolution cameras along with video recording and sharing capabilities as being among Android’s biggest bandwidth hogging features. Due to Android’s rapid growth, carriers find themselves struggling …

AT&T is the worst carrier in the U.S. according to Consumer Reports

December 6th, 2010

Among the top carriers in the U.S., AT&T is the worst by a healthy margin. The news comes from this year’s Consumer Reports reader survey, which ranks Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile along with some regional carriers. Verizon Wireless was ranked as the nation’s top major carrier, though its score of 74 positions it …