Designer Giorgio Armani isn’t satisfied with a mere cell phone that features his name. He and Samsung presented his premium 120Hz full LCD HDTV at the Milan International Furniture Fair going on this week. Claiming that the inspiration came from his new 2008/09 Armani/Casa Home Furnishings Collection, the television comes in 46 and 52-inch models. Apparently his Brahms tea table was specifically designed to hold the TV. No price is available as yet, but we are still figuring out which came first, the TV or the table?
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Samsung has released a Bluetooth 2.0 headset as part of its Slim Series. Making its debut at the CTIA Wireless 2008, the headset allows up to 5 hours talk time with 100 hours of standby. The WEP350 weighs only 7.1 grams, comes in red, black, or silver, and includes a charging cradle, detachable earhook, and travel adapter. Good with Samsung phones or most others that are Bluetooth enabled, it carries a price of $39.99.
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Did you know that Bluetooth technology has now been around for a decade? The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to make sure you are aware, as they have thrown up a page that highlights the history of the wireless technology that we know and love. On the page you can check out the different milestones for Bluetooth, starting back in 1998, grab a few free ringtones, and even enter to win a Samsung YP-P2 widescreen digital media player. Heck, even if you don’t care about all that Bluetooth does for us in the world of gadgetry, free stuff is always cool, right? All you have to do in order to enter is vote for your favorite stereo Bluetooth product. The contest closes in a few days, so make haste and head on over.
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Talk about combining pleasure with guilt. The Samsung Adidas miCoach features stereo FM, an MP3 player, a 2-inch 262,000 TFT display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, a 2 megapixel camera, a sliding keypad, GPS ability, E-mail and Internet connectivity, and all the usual cell phone bells and whistles. In addition, it has built-in step and pulse meters as well as training tips and time updates. It will come out in Germany and other parts of Europe in mid March. Available in 7 colors and 2 models, we could see this being particularly helpful during the next gorging holiday season.
Although many companies are exploring the glories of 3D TV and consumers are paying the price for it, Korea has come up with the Samsung 3D Plasma for ordinary folk. The PAVV Cannes 450 comes in both 42 and 50-inches with a 30,000:1 ratio and will work with high performance 3D software and geeky glasses. Expect to spend ~$1,850.00 and ~$2,656.00 respectively. An HD version is also available for ~$4,145.00. Here’s hoping that “Captain EO” becomes available to go with one of our fave types of technology.
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Samsung Telecommunications India has launched the Guru 100, an entry level cell phone. The cellie has mobile tracking, MP3 ringtone capability (with 2 Bollywood tunes included,) and a 9 hour talk time battery life. It also features phone number storage with up to 500 entries, speakerphone, alarm, calculator, a Java game, and simplified SMS that recognizes both English and Hindi words. The Guru carries a price of ~$49.00. We think it is an excellent idea that could be used as a prototype for bi-lingual products in other countries as well.
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Samsung has unveiled its SGH-F400. Working with Bang and Olufsen, it has included their ICEpower audio amp in the bi-direction slider phone. Look for built-in RDS capable FM, a 2.2-inch QVGA res display, and a 3 megapixel cam. Sizewise it is 4.1 x 1.9 x .7-inches and it has Bluetooth capability. The F400 supports GSM/EDGE on its 900, 1800, and 1900MHz bands as well as UMTS/HSDPA at 2100MHz. Check with Samsung for future availability and price.
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No sooner is one holiday over then we are on to the next. In preparation for Valentine’s Day, AT&T has decided to sell 3 red devices for $99.99 each through Feb. 14. One of these is the LG sliding red Shine, which comes with Video Share, Mobile Music, and Mobile Banking. Then there is the BlackJack II by Samsung with access to multiple e-addys, and contact and task lists. Finally, there is the Bluetooth BlackBerry Curve 8310, with Push-to-Talk and GPS. Check with AT&T for more specifics on each of their heartfelt gifts.
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At CES, Samsung gave us a look at a fairly neat product from that supports 4G WiMax technology. The Samsing SPH-P9200 is available in Korea where WiMax is fully available. Take a look at it - it is a UMPC that folds up to about the size of 2 decks of cards, and when unfolded, has a full keyboard. It runs a full version of WIndows XP, and gives you Internet anywhere (that WiMax is available.) It sports a 5” touch screen, and a 30GB hard drive.
We also got a look at the Samsung Giorgio Armani cell phone. While the Samsung Giorgio Armani phone might be light on high tech features, it is rich in style and does support hepatic feedback. Every time a positive button press is registered the phone vibrates slightly to communicate with the user and confirm the users action. Not yet available in the States, but with new carrier agreements being announced right and left, it wouldn’t surprise us if it lands on Western shores sooner rather than later.
We visited Samsung and learned about their new Ultra Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). They’re basically palm-sized computers with the power of a laptop. Their line starts with the Q1 Ultra, which runs Windows XP or Vista has a standard 80GB hard drive, a battery life of 4 ½ hours with WiFi enabled, includes a webcam, 2 USB ports and an SD Card slot, weighing only 1.5 pounds at a price of $1300 USD. There’s also the Q1 Ultra SSD, with a 32 GB solid-state drive for increased boot time and access to data. Finally, there’s the just-launched, award-winning Q1 Ultra Premium, with a powerful Intel Pentium Mobile Processor, 80GB hard drive, and a battery life up to 7.5 hours with WiFi enabled. Available at the end of the month for $1500.