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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab to retail for €699 and €799 in Europe

September 2nd, 2010

Warning: the information we are about to provide you is unconfirmed; please consume with a hefty dose of NaCl. European news and retail outlets are reporting that Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet will retail for €699 ($897) and €799 ($1,025) for the 16 GB and 32 GB models respectively.  Those prices are high …

Samsung ships 1 million Galaxy S phones

August 30th, 2010

Today, via a press release, Samsung announced that they have sold shipped one million Galaxy S phones in just over 45 days. Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile, had this to say: “Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers. I am proud of the …

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G user guide live

August 27th, 2010

If you’re thinking about picking up an Epic 4G from Sprint on the 31st, and want to know exactly what you’re getting into, Samsung has got you covered. The company was kind enough to post the user guide for the unreleased handset on its website late yesterday. There aren’t really any surprises in the document, …

BGR reader unofficially bests text messaging world record

August 25th, 2010

A BGR reader (and fellow blogger) by the name of Brian stumbled upon our post about a U.K. woman who bested the Guinness World Record for text messaging speed. The 27-year old, named Melissa Thompson, used a Samsung Galaxy S — with the SWYPE keyboard — and managed to squeeze out: “The razor-toothed piranhas of …

Samsung Galaxy S gets DivX HD certification

August 24th, 2010

Via a press release, Samsung is letting you know that its Galaxy S is “now DivX Certified for HD video playback at 720p resolution,” and that it is “the world’s first Android mobile phone that is DivX Certified for HD and the second overall DivX HD Certified phone.” DivX CEO, Kevin Hell, was quoted as …

Samsung Galaxy Tab pictured running Android 2.2

August 24th, 2010

Chinese website ifanr has been kind enough to snap several non-blurry candids of the 7-inch Samsung tablet known as the Galaxy Tab. The device is pictured running Android 2.2, although no build number was listed, and other specs reported by the website include: 1024 x 600 AMOLED display (they didn’t say “Super AMOLED,” but we’re …

Woman uses Galaxy S, SWYPE to break text messaging world record

August 23rd, 2010

A U.K. woman armed with a Samsung Galaxy S running the SWYPE keyboard has broken the Guinness World Record for text messaging. The 27-year old managed to swipe out the phrase: “the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human,” in …

Samsung Galaxy Tab seen in Australia, videoed

August 23rd, 2010

Today, the folks over at Electronista spied a Samsung Galaxy Tab at a train station near Sydney, Australia. The device was described (via a creepy over-the-shoulder video) as a 7-inch, Android tablet that was, as the owner put it, “awesome.” The video does not provide any additional detail on the unreleased device, but it does indicate that it …

XDA finds SIM-unlock method for all Galaxy S phones

August 23rd, 2010

If you recently purchased — or have plans to purchase — a phone in the Samsung Galaxy S line, the folks over a xda-developers have a pretty interesting tutorial up on their forums. The instructions detail how to carrier-unlock your Galaxy S phone (e.g. Captivate, Vibrant, etc.) without the need to pay for a SIM unlocking service. The process …