Samsung has at long last made the release of its Galaxy Note 10.1 official, promising to have the stylus-equipped Android tablet on store shelves “globally” by the end of this month. Equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Note 10.1 offers a fine spec upgrade over Samsung’s previous 10-inch tablet efforts, while also expanding the Note lineup in form factor from the original Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch dimensions. In terms of connectivity, you’ll get a choice of Wi-Fi-only, Wi-Fi plus 21Mbps HSPA+ 3G, or Wi-Fi plus LTE, with the 4G-capable model coming a little later in the year.
I’m fairly sure that most in the mobile space are aware that the latest Android handset from the Samsung camp, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the official handset of the London 2012 Olympics, and a limited edition Galaxy S3 will be given to Olympic athletes sporting the Visa payWave app.
According to an article over on Pocket Droid, by way of ePrice, Du Weiyu, the general manager of Samsung’s mobile phone division, along with Chunghwa Telecom has announced a collection of premium edition accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Taiwan.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 premium edition accessories pack has been inspired by the 2012 Olympics, and includes three Samsung Galaxy S3 holders sporting an Olympic figurine depicting a weightlifter, Taekwondo and a cyclist, whilst the bases depict the Union Jack flag.
There is also a Galaxy S3 back cover that sports a faceless British Guardsman, along with a mini Guard that can be placed into the 3.5mm jack on the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset, just for decoration of course, and there is a wallpaper of that faceless British Guardsman available to download via Samsung Apps.
However just how much the Samsung Galaxy S3 premium edition Olympics inspired accessories pack commands isn’t know other than the Galaxy S3 British Guardsman back cover costs 299 Taiwan dollars, which is roughly 10 US bucks.
Being one of the well-known measurement technology and social platform for runners, it is needless to say thatNike+ is very popular among tech-savvy runners. However, the Nike+ technology are limited to Apple products (outside of individual Nike+ products, that is) such as iPod Nano, iPod Touch and iPhone…until today.
The global sportswear giant has now extended its Nike+ technology to Android-based devices with the newNike+ Running App for Android. Available for free at Google Play, the new app offers runners with Android devices all the goodness of Nike+ that Apple users have been enjoying for quite some time such as tracking their runs with smartphones, sharing the stats on Twitter or Facebook, comparing their stats with fellow Nike+ users and more.
Meanwhile, Nike has also refreshed the iOS version of the app – formerly known as Nike+ GPS – with the new UI that reflects the platform’s newly redesigned web interface at NikePlus.com. The new Nike+ Running App for iOS is now available for free and can be downloaded in iTunes.
New owners of the Olympic’s official smartphone that missed out on Samsung’s initial ticket giveawaystill have a chance to catch plenty of the action live. Eurosport has announced that it’ll be offering a free month of access to its streaming app for Galaxy S III owners — as long as you’re a resident in one of the participating European countries. (Hint: it’s most of ’em, aside from Italy). Free access can be activated from July 14th and will last through August 12th. You can, however, grab the Eurosport app before the Olympics kick off by hitting the source below.
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Samsung’s smartphone business is booming right now as it continues to roll out one hugely popular smartphone after another. Just days after the release of its Galaxy S III, the Korean company has announced its sales figures for the Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy Note… and they’re quite something.
The Galaxy S series has achieved over 50 million sales worldwide, with the original Galaxy S selling 24 million units, and the Galaxy S II selling 28 million units to date. The Galaxy Note, Samsung’s 5.2-inch “phablet,” is also doing incredibly well, despite its size. It has now achieved more than 7 million sales worldwide, with 2 million of those happening in the last two months alone.
The Galaxy S III, the third in that Galaxy S series, is also shaping up to be incredible successful. One Samsung executive revealed that the handset had amassed over 9 million pre-orders in little over a week — nearly half of the 20 million Galaxy S II units sold in its first 12 months on the market.
Are you surprised by the success of Samsung’s Galaxy lineup?
With the release of the Galaxy S3, Samsung are offering the Nature-Inspired superphone in two colour options : Pebble Blue and Marble White. Both are vastly identical but it seems the Pebble Blue version has a polycarbonate shell with a special finish compared to the White version. Many people are bending towards to Blue version because of this. Tech blog CoolSmartphone have published an interesting article to put the debate to test. They pit the Blue and White versions to see which version looks and feels better. They leave it to you to decide for yourselves but in their opinion , the Pebble Blue version seems slightly better than the White.
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Maxis Offers S3 from RM900 during promo period
As we reported yesterday, the leaksturn out to be true. The banner was legit and today Maxis has unveiled their rates and plans on contract.
They also have a special promo running from 31 May – 3 June 2012 . The Nature – Inspired phone will be available from as low as RM900 with a 3GB data plan for a 24 month contract. The promo is only available at all their Maxis outlets.
Maxis’ plans are not too far off from its competitors in terms of pricing. The S3 is available on 12 , 18 or 24 month contracts and bundled with the usual 1GB or 3GB data plan. This is on top of your existing Value Plus 30 ( or above) postpaid plan.As reported earlier , they are indeed offering their LOKER service with their S3 . Altogether , you get 75GB of cloud storage ( incl. 50GB dropbox) on the spot. Here’s a summary of the plans offered.
12 Months – RM1799 ( 1GB)
18 Months – RM1699 (1GB)
24 Months – RM1599 ( 1GB)
Maxis has not mentioned the price of the 24 month S3 after its promo period is over. It’s likely they will update their Android Page
with pricing . We will definitely let you once we get word on it. Stay tuned for more news on tech in malaysia and all over the world.
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