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Report: Nikon Eyes Smartphone Market

July 8, 2013 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Camera maker Nikon is looking to expand into smartphones and medical devices, as interest in point-and-shoot camreas wanes, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing flagging sales of point-and-shoot cameras in April and May, Nikon President Makoto Kimura said the company wants to create...

Samsung Forecasts Record Profit but Shares Tumble

July 8, 2013 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. reported record quarterly profit Friday but its shares tumbled on doubts its mainstay smartphone business can maintain rapid growth. Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday estimated its April-June operating profit at a record high...

Review: Price for Simplicity in New Google Phones

July 2, 2013 2:40 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.

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Report: LTE-Advanced iPhone Coming to SK Telecom

July 2, 2013 10:28 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Hot on the heels of Samsung, Apple is planning to release an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) iPhone on SK Telecom’s newly launched LTE-A network. The Korea Times, citing an unnamed SK Telecom exec, said Apple and the Korean carrier are in the middle of negotiations and hoping for a release in the next few months.

Qualcomm Enables Galaxy S4 with LTE-A Capabilities

June 27, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated on Wednesdauy announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is providing the technology for a Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced capabilities. According to a press release, the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be...

New Samsung Tablets Mimic Galaxy Phones

June 24, 2013 10:47 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is making its tablet computers look more like its hit Galaxy phones in the hope that the success of the smartphones can boost tablet sales. Samsung Electronics Co., the second-largest maker of tablets after Apple, is putting three new tablets in the Galaxy Tab...

Friday Flick: Samsung Rolls Out New Phones, Cameras, Tablets

June 21, 2013 11:01 am | Videos | Comments

Samsung hosted a special event June 20 in London and took the opportunity to unleash tons of new products including the Galaxy S4 Mini, the ATIV Q convertible that runs both Android and Windows, and the Samsung Galaxy NX, a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens.

Tokyo Court Backs Apple Against Samsung on Patent

June 21, 2013 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Apple Inc. has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. in a Japanese court, one of dozens of legal battles around the world between the technology giants. The Tokyo District Court issued a partial verdict Friday in favor of Apple. Damages were not announced.

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With Samsung, Jay-Z's Business Continues to Boom

June 18, 2013 9:18 am | by Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer | News | Comments

Jay-Z's partnership with Samsung for his new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer — who famously rapped "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man...

Samsung’s LTE-Advanced Galaxy is Coming

June 17, 2013 10:02 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung is already shooting to put an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) version of its Galaxy S4 up for sale. Speaking with Reuters, CEO J.K. Shin said the device could be available in South Korea as early as next month. LTE-Advanced is often touted as being able to deliver speeds of 1 Gbps.

AT&T Bringing LTE to GoPhone Prepaid Subs

June 14, 2013 11:16 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

AT&T announced that its GoPhone customers will now have access to LTE. The new plans start at $60 for 2 GB of LTE plus unlimited talk and text and offers additional gigabytes of data for $10. AT&T is selling the Samsung Galaxy Express for $249 to take advantage of the LTE airwaves but customers have the option of bringing their own device.

Report: Apple Considering 5.7-inch iPhone, $99 model

June 13, 2013 9:38 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Reuters is citing four people with knowledge of the matter in a report saying Apple is considering next year rolling out 4.7- and 5.7-inch models of its iPhone. The sources claim that suppliers have been approached with plans for the larger phones.

Samsung Points, Shoots with Galaxy Zoom

June 12, 2013 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung is hoping to further differentiate in the highly competitive smartphone market by blurring the line between camera and smartphone. The company today officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, essentially a 16 megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a Galaxy S4 Mini on the back...

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Galaxy S4 to be First Device on Verizon’s AWS Spectrum

May 29, 2013 10:32 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the first handset to take advantage of Verizon’s LTE network upgrade. Speaking with Bloomberg, Verizon vice president of network support Mike Haberman said the device will receive an over-the-air software update that will allow it to use Verizon’s AWS airwaves.

Samsung Plans June 20 Event for New Galaxy, Ativ Announcements

May 28, 2013 9:44 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung Monday sent out invitations for a June 20 event in London where the company plans to let loose news on its Galaxy and Ativ brands. The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital said the event will likely be a forum for new devices. Samsung sells its Windows phone under the Ativ brand and, of course, releases its blockbusting Android devices under the Galaxy name.

Galaxy S4 to Top 10M in Sales by Next Week

May 17, 2013 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung says it expects sales of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, to surpass 10 million units by next week. The company began selling the S4 in Korea on April 26 and has since begun selling the device in 60 other countries. According to a report in the Korean Times...

Samsung Boasts 5G Technology 100 Times Faster than 4G

May 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung said today that it is testing 5G technology capable of data speeds 100 times faster than 4G networks. According to a press release, Samsung's new adaptive array transceiver technology will allow data to transmit at higher frequencies than currently possible...  

Samsung, Apple Share 100 percent of Global Smartphone Profits

May 7, 2013 10:48 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Global smartphone profits in the first quarter took a shine to Apple and Samsung and literally left nothing for anyone else. As the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D points out, new research from Canaccord Genuity suggests that Apple captured 57 percent of worldwide smartphone industry profits while Samsung scooped up the remaining 43 percent.

Pentagon Clears Use of Samsung's Devices

May 3, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. says the U.S. Department of Defense has approved using Samsung smartphones for its networks. The South Korean company said Friday the Galaxy S4 smartphone has become the first Android device to meet the security requirements set out by the U.S. government...

Tablets with Windows RT See Slow Sales, IDC Says

May 2, 2013 8:37 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is seeing slow sales of a version of Windows designed for thin and light tablets, even as the tablet market as a whole is growing, a research firm reported Wednesday. Researchers at IDC said manufacturers shipped 200,000 tablets running...

Samsung to Block Access to App Store in Iran

April 26, 2013 10:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Iranian users of Samsung mobile applications said Thursday that the company had notified them that they will no longer have access to the company's online store as of May 22. The move is seen as part of international sanctions on the country over its disputed nuclear program...

Samsung Posts $6.5 Billion Profit

April 26, 2013 10:00 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung posted a gigantic $6.5 billion in profits for the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, up significantly from the same quarter last year when the company posted $4.5 billion. Overall sales for the quarter tallied $47.6 billion, down quarterly after the holidays but up from the $40.7 billion it posted in the first quarter of 2012.

Sprint, T-Mo Delay S4 Launch on Inventory Problems

April 24, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint and T-Mobile, which had previously announced their customers would get first dibs on the Samsung Galaxy S4, have now said the device will be delayed. In a statement, Sprint said that while it had planned to launch the phone on Saturday, April 27, Sprint was dealing with...

Sprint, T-Mo Customers Will Get First Shot at Galaxy S4

April 17, 2013 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Both Sprint and T-Mobile today announced that they'll be the first of the major U.S. carriers to get the Samsung Galaxy S4.T-Mobile's version of the S4 will be available online and in stores beginning April 24 for $149.99 down and no contract, but with monthly device payments...

Samsung Uncorks a Pair of Mega Galaxy Phones

April 11, 2013 10:50 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung has officially announced the rumored Galaxy Mega smartphone, which will come with either a 5.8- or 6.3-inch displays. The oversized phones, which dwarf the company’s Note 2 with its 5.5-inch screen, will see availability in Europe and Russia beginning in May.

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