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Samsung Galaxy S II review

May 16th, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S II is Samsung’s second version of its extremely popular Galaxy S line of handsets — one it has done a great job of launching across a variety of carriers. The Galaxy S II raises the bar in every way from the first Galaxy S, as it should. But it also takes things …

Samsung Infuse 4G review

May 11th, 2011

The Samsung Infuse 4G, with a radio capable of achieving peak rates of 21Mbps, is being marketed as the fastest smartphone currently available from AT&T. It’s the big brother to the Samsung Captivate, and fits just between that device and Samsung’s Galaxy S II when it comes to hardware specs. The Infuse 4G packs a …

Samsung Galaxy S II surpasses 3 million pre-orders

May 9th, 2011

Samsung sold more than 10 million Galaxy S phones in 2010, and if early figures are any hint, Samsung’s Galaxy S II could turn out to be more popular than its predecessor. On Monday, Samsung announced that 3 million pre-orders for the phone — which will launch in 120 countries across 140 mobile operators — …

Samsung Galaxy S II passes FCC with AT&T 3G bands

May 5th, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100T) recently passed through the FCC, and the associated paperwork hints at a possible U.S. release. The phone testing by the FCC supports AT&T’s 850/1900MHz bands, although neither AT&T nor Samsung have confirmed the phone’s launch. This is definitely something worth getting excited about: the Galaxy S II is Samsung’s …

Samsung Galaxy S II hits the market, will land in 120 countries

April 28th, 2011

Today’s one of those days when we wish we lived in South Korea. Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S II — which packs a dual-core Orion CPU, an 8 megapixel camera, a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, and more — hits the South Korean market on all three of the country’s wireless carriers. Samsung shipped more …

Samsung renames mobile processors; to be called Exynos

February 11th, 2011

Via a press release, electronics manufacturer Samsung announced that it would be giving its application processors — the ones designed to work in smartphones and tablets — a new name: Exynos. “Application processors for the mobile market are one of the flagship products in our semiconductor business,” said the company’s vice president of marketing, System LSI Division, …

Samsung's Cortex A9 processor: 1 GHz, dual-core, 1080p capabilities

September 7th, 2010

Samsung sure has been making a lot of mobile news lately. With their Galaxy Tab release, screen factory announcement, and various Galaxy S handset releases, Sammy is making their fair share of headlines. Today, Samsung announced that they are testing the Cortex A9 Orion processor for netbooks, tablets, and smartphones. The new processor is a 1 GHz, …