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Samsung rejects rumours of early Galaxy Note 5 launch

Published by on May 21st, 2015, No Comments

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This being the tech world, rumours are always abound leaving small titbits of interesting info on the internet – whether they are true or not. They problem has become that many page hit-seekers have started making up fake rumours for to gain an audience they don’t deserve. Luckily we the tech journo community have weeded out the fakes from the greats. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy A8 set for a wider release

Published by on May 20th, 2015, No Comments

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Samsung’s all-metal Alpha line has proved to be a popular smartphone range; incorporating a high-quality chassis and great user experience at an affordable mid-range price. Now, Samsung is set to release a new addition to the A line to supplement the A3, A5 and A7; the A8.

Speculation posits that the A8 – which was originally slated to be released exclusively in China – will now see a wider international launch.

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Samsung Gear Circle review: a full revolution?

Published by on May 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Every so often, one of tech’s major conglomerates- be it Apple, Microsoft, Sony – produces a simply crazy idea. Apple, for example, introduced the modern computer mouse with the Macintosh II – the mouse itself based off the work of World War II veteran Douglas Engelbart. While seen by some as a ridiculous concept at inception, the humble mouse has since become a staple of desktop computing in modern times.

LG saw fit last year to usher in its own bid to  turn heads with the Tone Pro headset; a novel set of earphones connected to a neck-worn bracelet that accommodates both music and call playback. Now, in 2015, Samsung have fired back with the Galaxy Circle – a daring new concept of a modern bluetooth headset.

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Samsung partnering with Samsonite, making smart luggage

Published by on May 5th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Just about anything you can think of these days is getting the ‘smart’ treatment. Everything from smart chopsticks to smart cups is being created – the mundane household items we are all used to will never be the same.

It seems that the latest everyday item to get the smart treatment is luggage, in a joint venture between Samsung and Samsonite. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Video Review – Bandwidth Blog TV

Published by on May 4th, 2015, No Comments

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There once was a time in smartphone history where the line in the sand was clearly drawn. On one side stood Apple, with a beautiful but limited operating system housed in a premium and stylish aluminium frame. On the other was Samsung, with a gaudy but incredibly flexible Android system stationed in enough plastic to make tupperware jealous.

Fast forward, and that axis still exists… arguably. Yet how times have changed; as Apple slowly and carefully extends iOS’ reach, Samsung have made the leap from plastic to metal; and what a fantastic leap that is. The Galaxy A5 is the second Samsung smartphone to stand on this precipice and reap the results. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – promo vid highlights curved design

Published by on May 4th, 2015, No Comments

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is definitely one of the more interesting devices that have hit the market in recent times. It brings a truly unique design which is something rarely these days, mostly dominated with the same flat slab of smartphone we see all the time.

Of course, you can’t talk about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge without turning your attention to its over-the-edge curved screen – it is the main thing that differentiates itself from the Galaxy S6 after all. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: pedal to the metal

Published by on Apr 24th, 2015, 2 Comments

 

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There once was a time in smartphone history where the line in the sand was clearly drawn. On one side stood Apple, with a beautiful but limited operating system housed in a premium and stylish aluminium frame. On the other was Samsung, with a gaudy but incredibly flexible Android system stationed in enough plastic to make tupperware jealous.

Fast forward, and that axis still exists… arguably. Yet how times have changed; as Apple slowly and carefully extends iOS’ reach, Samsung have made the leap from plastic to metal; and what a fantastic leap that is. The Galaxy A5 is the second Samsung smartphone to stand on this precipice and reap the results.

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Samsung drops own branding to sell Galaxy S6 in Japan

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

Samsung JapanSamsung might be one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, but even they have difficulty gaining market share in some countries. Among these, the most important market where Samsung is lagging is Japan. Samsung only has 5.6% market share in Japan compared to the 51.5% Apple owns. The company is willing to do anything to gain more market share in Japan with its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, even dropping its own brand. (more…)

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