Wannabe spies in Korea will now have another tool for checking out the enemy, the neighbors, or creatures that go bump in the night. Samsung has released the Anycall SCH-W760 with an infrared night vision camera. Mostly basic in its other specs, the phone also has a 2.8-inch WQVGA AMOLED screen, DMB, a 3 megapixel camera and 8GB of internal memory. No price or release date in other countries has been mentioned.
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Consumer Reports says that Apple’s new iPhone 3GS is still at the top of the smartphone heap in terms of multimedia, browsing, battery life, display, and navigation. The Palm Pre with WebOS, Samung Omnia, and BlackBerry Storm were close behind, however. The Pre scored higher in messaging and multitasking. CR also claims that Verizon seems to be the carrier that most believe to be the best when surveyed, but that’s no big surprise.
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Just as TVs get thinner all the time, so do digital frames. Samsung has a perfect example with their SPF-87H Photo Frame. The 8-inch display with 800x480 resolution is only .91-inches thick. It holds 1GB memory equal to about 3,000 photos, a 5001:1 contrast ratio and runs via USB cable. Available in red, blue or charcoal, the smart frame will be available for ~$129.00, depending on where you shop.
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Charge your cell phones via USB with the 2-in-1 Multi-Cellular Phone Charger. It has its own built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, is retractable, and is compatible with Nokia I (3.5mm), Nokia II (2mm), Samsung, mini 5 pins and Sony Ericsson phones. At a size of 62 x 63 x 23 mm, the yellow, pink or orange charger has an LED light for nighttime usage and a price of $13.00.
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Samsung has a nifty design with its HMX-R10 HD Camcorder. Flip out its 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen with TouchUI control that they promise to be responsive and simple to use. With a 5x zoom lens that angles up to 25º, it also has a flash, captures up to 600 fps in H.264 format, takes 9MP still photos and can store 1920x1080 videos on SD/SDHC cards. The cam was released this week in Korea with a price of ~$499.99, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made it to the States this holiday season.
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We are back with another list of the latest Newegg deals, and this time the list is heavily skewed towards digital cameras and photo frames. If you are in the market for one of those, be sure to check out the list below:
- Hitachi DZ-BD70A Blu-ray Disc/DVD HD Camcorder - $410.99 - Expires 3/31
- Bravo DPF-104 10.4” Digital Photo Frame - $79.99 - Expires 3/31
- Samsung Home Video Product Sale - Expires 3/31
Samsung is the latest company to try to compete with their new dedicated movie store. Samsung Movies are available to the company’s cell phones, PCs and laptops. About 500 movies and TV shows are in the starting lineup, with an additional 1,000 to be added by the summer. Initially the service will only be available in the UK and Germany. Rentals start at a price of $3.49 while film sales start at $6.99.
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Samsung Memoir has arrived at T-Mobile. The touchscreen cell phone is great for those who do a lot of picture taking with its 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, a 16x digital zoom, CMOS auto-focus and a full camera menu with features like geo-tagging and face detection. The 4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6-inch phone weighs only 4.4 oz. and has a talk time of 5.5 hrs. and 12.5 days of standby. The Memoir is Bluetooth compatible and comes with a 1GB SD card, battery and charger, a USB cable and headset. At a retail price of $499.99, after a $200.00 instant and $50.00 mail-in rebate, the cellie will cost you $249.99.
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Samsung has become grammatically correct while announcing their new
Mini-notebook. The 12.1-inch NC20 is a larger version of their NC10 and will have a Via 1.3GHz Nano processor inside. It also features a 1280x800 resolution, Chrome9 graphics, Windows XP Home Edition, 1 GB DDR2 memory and 160GB HDD storage. The N20 utilizes 6 Li-ion batteries for 6.5 hours of life, is Bluetooth capable and has 3 USB ports, an Ethernet LAN and a 3-in-1 card reader. No price or availability date has been announced.
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ABI Research surveyed 235 smartphone users in the U.S. who installed applications in 2008. Their result was that 16.5% spent between $100.00 and $499.00. That’s a lot of apps considering that many of them are free or less than $25.00. Analyst Jeff Orr sees this as the reason, “Apple is seen by some as hurting the market with its iPhone App Store. It drives the price of content down to $1-2, using a model similar to its successful iTunes music store. If you exclude Apple from the mix, applications for other platforms cost about $7-25 each.”
He went on to say that Apple’s marketing did a lot to get others to work on their own. Look for application storefronts from Nokia, Palm, RIM and Samsung to come this year.
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