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Deal of the Day: 25% off Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D HDTV with 2 pairs 3D glasses

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, HDTV, Hot Deals

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Our  today brings you 25% off the Samsing PN43D490 43-inch 3D HDTV. These are the 2011 models of the 720p plasma televisions, and they usually sell for $799. WIth the 25% discount, the price comes down to $599, saving you a whopping $200. However, you also get a $100 Dell gift card, and two free pairs of 3D glasses as well. Free shipping makes this a super deal:

Samsung PN43D490 for $599

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Google looking to bring simplicity to Android with Nexus Prime

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Google, Rumors, Software

Nexus Prime smartphoneFollowing up on a report from last week, Boy Genius Report has added some key new details about Google's next Nexus phone, codenamed "Nexus Prime."

On Tuesday BGR editor Jonathan Geller said Samsung will once again manufacture the next pure Android cell phone, as it did with the recent Nexus S 4G.

"Nexus Prime" will be a flagship device for Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Furthermore, the screen will use Samsung's "Super AMOLED HD" glass and come with a 1.5-GHz, dual-core OMAP4460 chip from Texas Instruments.

Notably, Geller also said "Nexus Prime" will lack carrier bloatware or manufacturer customization, much like Google's first Nexus phone, the Nexus One.

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What does the Samsung Chromebook cost to produce?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, PC / Laptop

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How much does that Samsung Chromebook really cost? According to an iSuppli teardown, the device's bill of materials comes to $322.12.

With the manufacturing cost throw in, the Chromebook costs $334.32 to produce. Despite Google's emphasis on the software, meanwhile, iSuppli finds that it's the hardware that really makes the Chromebook sing.

"As much as Google would like to de-emphasize the role of user hardware, it is the hardware, in fact, that defines the Chromebook and will determine the success of the platform," Wayne Lam, a senior analyst at IHS, said in a statement.

The Chromebook includes "some advanced hardware features not typically found in low-cost notebooks," iSuppli said.

The motherboard is the most expensive part of Samsung's Chromebook, at $86.37, or 26 percent of the total bill of materials. The motherboard includes a 2GB Double Data Rate 3 (DDR) SDRAM, as well as a dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for computing security from Infineon Technologies, which is most commonly found on enterprise-level computers, iSuppli said.

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Deal of the Day: 25% off Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D HDTV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals

Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D 720p 600hz Plasma HDTV

Our  today brings you 25% off the Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D plasma HDTV. This is a new 2011 model, featuring 3D support with 720p playback. You end up saving $200 on the price, and they'll even ship it to you for free. This is the lowest price we've seen for the PN43D490:

Samsung PN43D490 43-Inch 3D 720p 600hz Plasma HDTV for $596

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


Deal of the Day: Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p HDTV + $300 Dell gift card

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals

Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV promo code

Our  today brings you 16% off the Samsung UN46D6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV, with a $300 Dell gift card thrown in! This is a 2011 model HDTV, featuring 1080p resolution, Samsung TV Apps, an ultra-slim design, Auto Motion Plus 120Hz with Clear Motion Rate, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, four HDMI inputs, and two USB ports. Also, you get it shipped free:

Samsung UN46D6300 HDTV + $300 Gift Card

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.


T-Mobile announces inexpensive Samsung Exhibit 4G, Gravity SMART phones

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Google, Handhelds

Samsung Exhibit 4G

On the heels of yesterday's heady HTC Sensation 4G announcement, T-Mobile announced Thursday that it is coming out with its second Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, device this month, the Samsung Exhibit 4G.

 Not only does it cost half the price of the HTC Sensation, it actually runs on 4G speed, which T-Mobile defines as HSPA+ 21. The Sensation, meanwhile, is stuck on HSPA+ 14.4.

For a modest $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract, the Samsung Exhibit 4G comes with a 1-GHz processor, touch screen keyboard, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing photo camera with pre-installed video chat, Flash-supported Web browsing, microSD slot, and best of all, theoretical speeds of 21 Mbps. Or perhaps this is the best part: the phone also comes pre-loaded with Bejeweled 2, Hasbro's Scrabble, and Doodle Jump.

The Exhibit comes in black or violet, and is expected to hit stores sometime in June, T-Mobile said.

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Apple considering Samsung AMOLED panels for iPad 3

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Displays, Handhelds, Rumors

iPad displayA Korean paper is claiming that Apple is teaming up with Samsung to bring its Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) display technology to the iPad 3.

A "source" allegedly told The Korea Herald that "Apple wants to tap into Samsung's AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2." The site also claimed that Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook started chatting with Samsung about the possibility of integrating the technology on a recent trip to South Korea, and it pegs the end of the year for the launch of Apple's next-generation tablet.

Apple didn't upgrade the iPad's display with the second iteration of the device it released in March, and rumors about the fabled iPad 3's screen have already started to trickle in. Earlier this month, reports circulated that the next iPad will feature a 3D display.

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Judge says Samsung must provide Apple with unreleased smartphones and tablets

iPhone samsung lawsuit

A federal judge last week ordered Samsung to hand over several unreleased cell phones and tablets to Apple as part of the latter's lawsuit against Samsung claiming patent and trademark infringement, as first reported by Courthouse News Service.

"Apple has demonstrated good cause for some, limited expedited discovery," said Judge Lucy Koh last Wednesday in a ruling for Apple in its request for samples of five Samsung products earlier than would normally be granted in such cases.

At the time of the ruling, Samsung had 30 days to deliver product samples, packaging and package inserts pertaining to its Google Android-based Galaxy S2, Infuse 4G, and Infuse 4G LTE smartphones, as well as two tablets, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Samsung will not be required to provide Apple with testimony from its executives.

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Bleeding Edge TV 382: Samsung 4G LTE SCH-LC11 mobile hotspot review

In this episode we review the Samsung SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. The SCH-LC11 is available from Verizon Wireless, and runs on their 4G LTE network, and also provides a fallback to 3G as well. You can connect up to 5 different devices (laptops, smartphones, and anything else that supports Wi-Fi) to it, all sharing the super-fast 4G connection. ; We also perform a speed test, showing the difference between 3G speeds on an iPhone, versus the iPhone connected to the 4G hotspot over Wi-Fi.

Big thank you to JackThreads for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out, we've got exclusive invite codes that give you $5 to use towards anything you'd like.


Samsung Galaxy S II review

Galaxy S II review

The finest Android phone we've seen so far, the Samsung Galaxy S II isn't just a competitor to the current iPhone. It competes with the next iPhone. The Galaxy S II is the fastest Android device we've ever tested, with the best screen, the best camera, and the latest version of Android software. It's a pity that few people in the U.S. will buy it, because it's only available unlocked, with no carrier subsidies, for $799. That's simply too high a price in a nation where people are used to buying top-of-the-line smartphones for $199. Click on through for our full review of the Galaxy S II.

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