It has been announced that Samsung will be revealing their own mp3 player based on their Galaxy S phones in order to compete with Apple’s iPod touch at CES next week. The mp3 player looks very similar to the Galaxy S phone but of course will not actually have the phone capabilities. However, it will be running on Android 2.2.
Not much is known about the device yet but reports say that it will be 9.9mm wide with a 4 inch LCD touch screen display. Besides running on Android 2.2, the device will have a 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD video playback. It of course will have Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS capabilities and an expandable MicroSD card slot. And like all Android devices, you will be able to purchase and download apps from the market.
So not much is know yet, but from what is, it looks to be a great competitor to the iPod Touch and the Zune HD. In my mind, it looks like Samsung is catching on to Apple’s selling techniques with a competitor to the iPhone, iPad, and now iPod. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.
Earlier today, Microsoft announced the beta version of the brand new Internet Explorer 9. The browser has been said to be made to bring Microsoft back into the “best web browser” race,
Thing is, that although it may be a huge upgrade from older versions of Internet Explorer, the new features on the web browser are basically to catch up with today’s more popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
The main thing that users will notice about IE9 is the new interface. It is a lot less cluttered and is very similar to Chrome’s interface which seems to be the “popular” look for browsers now. Also, a lot of the menu icons have been combined into a tools menu. The one thing that people seem to not like about IE9 is that the address bar and the tabs are placed on the same line. When working on multiple pages at a time, this bar can become extremely crowded causing everything to become tight.
There are many other small differences added to this new version of Internet Explorer but all-in-all this was just a way for Microsoft to catch up with other browser making companies.
What do you guys think of the new Internet Explorer?
The FCC leaked photos of the newest HTC Android smartphone today. The phone is said to be heading towards Verizon when it is finally released. So Verizon users, get excited.
The phone itself looks like it will be pretty good looking. It will have dual 3G modems along with Wi-Fi capability. The phone will also have a 4 inch touch screen and expandable internal memory for maximum storage.
Although the iPhone is leading in the smartphone race right now, Android phones are catching up quickly and this new device should definitely help boost Android’s standings.
Sorry that this is such a short post, but that’s all I know about the phone so far. Stay tuned for updates.
Samsung and Boost Mobile has recently announced the release their newest phone, the Samsung Seek. This is something new for Boost Mobile. It is their first touch screen and slide out phone (slide out QWERTY keboard). It became available on Boost Mobile’s website and selected stores on August 25th for $149.
The Seek has a 2.6 inch touch screen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution. The phone also includes Bluetooth, GPS, social networking sites, and email/instant messaging. The part of the Seek the seems to drive customers away is the pathetic camera built in. The Seek has a 1.3 megapixel camera. To be some what nice, I give props to Samsung because it is pretty hard to find any phone on the market that has less than a 2 megapixel camera. Besides that, the phone also supports up to 32GB of internal storage which is a must for the built in music player.
In my opinion, this phone is a little bit caught in the past. Besides the touch screen and the ability to access internet, there are not too many things about the phone that seem to compare with other phones that recently came out, even the failure of a phone Dell Aero seems to beat it in a contest. The main things that turned me away from the Seek is the small screen and the extremely low quality camera.
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