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Samsung Epic 4G ad with Master Chief?

If you’ve seen the new commercial then you might have been fooled into watching the whole thing thinking it was a new Halo: Reach commercial (raises hand). The similarities are probably not a coincidence considering Halo: Reach is set to be the biggest game of the year, and all eyes are on it right now. Knowing this, Samsung could have purposely chosen to borrow the money making look of Master Chief. 

The start of the ad depicts a character bearing a strong resemblance to Halo’s Master Chief. The pseudo Chief is then chased by an alien space craft which bombards the Spartan-like clone with some heavy missile fire. Unmasking himself, the Samsung’s Spartan hops into his own aircraft, epic chase ensues. The terrain containing the massive battle is then revealed to take place in the palm of your hand - the slogan for the theater-like experience promised by the Samsung Galaxy S. All Halo inspired themes aside, it’s a pretty cool commercial, though you have no clue what it’s about until the very end. Microsoft states that “the commercial in question is not sanctioned by Microsoft.” However, whether or not Microsoft will want to have the look alike Master Chief hero pulled from the air is not known at this point.

Check out the ad for yourself below.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser video

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Videos

Okay, we knew that the Galaxy Tab was real, but it’s been pretty much shrouded in secrecy, until now. Samsung has unleashed an official teaser video, giving us mere glimpses of the Galaxy Tab, er, tablet device. What do we now know? Well, for starters, it’s got a 7-inch display (same as the rumored upcoming miniaturized ,) Android 2.2 Froyo, video calling (implying a front-facing camera,) Swype, HD movie playback, built-in ebook reader, GPS, and Flash support. The full reveal comes on September 2nd, which is nine days away. Seriously, we can’t wait.


MetroPCS branded Samsung R900 Craft LTE-capable phone spotted

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors

MetroPCS

Blurry photos of Samsung’s R900 Craft surfaced about a week ago within HowardForums. While the R900 is not running those new fangled operating systems that all the kids are raving for these days, the pics reveal that the phone will run on the MetroPCS’s LTE network making it the first LTE capable phone stateside, so it does breed a bit of excitement. Currently MetroPCS has only confirmed LTE networks to cover metropolitan areas in Las Vegas and Dallas Fort Wort, but states that they will cover several more metropolitan markets as well. Check out more photos of the MetroPCS Samsung R900 after the jump.

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T-Mobile selling Samsung Vibrant for just $99, today only

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Hot Deals

Samsung Vibrant sale

Looks like is doing their best to stay in the news today. Aside from announcing the T-Mobile G2 HSPA+ smartphone this morning, they’ve also got a killer deal on the Samsung Vibrant. Just for today, they’ve got an online-only special where you can buy the Vibrant for $99. If you are unfamiliar, this phone typically sells for $199, and it’s worth every penny of that price with the amazing Super AMOLED display and 1GHz processor. Seriously, if you want a great phone on T-Mobile at a great price, you’ll wanna jump on this deal.

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ATT Samsung Captivate review

Samsung Captivate review

We’ve been playing with the for a couple of weeks now, so we wanted to bring you our full review of the device that’s the best Android smartphone available on the AT&T network. The AT&T version of the Galaxy S features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording, 7.2 Mbps HSPA, 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 3.0. It ships with a highly customized version of Android 2.1 (Eclair.) It’s available now from AT&T for $199. Is it worth it? We let you know our thoughts after the break.

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Samsung Captivate Galaxy S unboxing

Samsung Captivate Galaxy S logo

As mentioned previously, the Samsung Captivate launches on July 18th on AT&T for $199, making it the first respectable (in our opinion) smartphone on the AT&T network. So while you’ll have to wait until Sunday to get your hands on one, we were able to get an early look at the device thanks to AT&T, and while our review is forthcoming, we put together an unboxing gallery showing off the device. Hit the link below for a nice look at the Samsung Captivate hardware—we’ve got a good 25 images for you.

Gallery: Samsung Captivate Galaxy S unboxing


Samsung Captivate hits ATT on July 18 for $199

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

Samsung Captivate

just sent us official word that the Samsung Captivate will be launching on their network on Sunday, July 18th. The Captivate looks to be the first truly lust-worthy 2.1 smartphone that AT&T will offer. It’s got a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, and is super-thin. You’ll be able to pick one up for $199 with two-year contract, no rebates needed. Other carriers will be getting the Captivate as well, although branded differently, so if you aren’t an AT&T customer you’ll have to play the waiting game a bit more.

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Samsung Epic 4G announced for Sprint

Samsung Epic 4G

just announced their newest smartphone, the Samsung Epic 4G. Formerly known as the Galaxy S Pro in the rumor mill, the Epic 4G will launch in “the coming months” and seems feature-packed. For starters, it’s got a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, front-facing VGA camera for video calls, accelerometer, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a landscape QWERTY slider keyboard. Naturally, the Epic 4G will be running Samsung’s customized version of Android 2.1.

Definitely nice to see more smartphones launching on Sprint’s 4G network, giving the some company. We will have more on the Epic 4G as news comes out.

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Newegg Deal: Samsung 58” 1080p plasma HDTV

Samsung PN58A650 plasma

is selling the 58” Samsung PN58A650 Touch of Color plasma HDTV at a very decent price. The Samsung PN58A650 hooks you up with a full 1080p display, and four HDMI inputs. You can pick up the the HDTV set for just $1799.99, which is $1,200 less than the original price, and even about $600 less than the best price on Amazon. Take a look at the Samsung PN58A650 HDTV on Newegg to get the savings.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.

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Samsung unveils kid-friendly CorbyTXT and CorbyPRO phones

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

Samsung CorbyTXT and CorbyPro

recently announced their Corby series of mobile phones. These phones are designed for the tween market, and they have recently released the specs on the CorbyTXT (B3210) and CorbyPRO (B5310). 

The CorbyTXT is a quad-band GSM with a 2.2 inch display, microSD slot, plus a 2-megapixel fixed focus camera.  As for the the CorbyPRO, it is a Quad-band GSM with 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, microSD slot, a 2.8 inch QVGA resistive touchscreen, and a 3.15 megapixel fixed-focus camera. 

A definite price has not been stated for each of the models for now, and it looks like the Corbys will have a strictly European release.

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