The first phone Wave phone has been launched by Samsung slightly ahead of schedule in Germany. This is also the first phone running Samsung’s own Bada operating system. Priced at around 429 Euros ($545) the device is now available (unlocked) for pick-up in Germany. The device model is S8500 and is considered a high-end alternative to other Samsung mobile phones.
If you think Android is just tied to mobile phones, then you are wrong…dead wrong. Being open source and free has its own added benefits. It lets more manufacturers tweak the system and make the OS work flawlessly on almost any electronic devices worthy of running it. Now Samsung is also seen to be readying Android-based HDTVs a.k.a. Google TV. Sony has showed interest in this matter and is already working with Google.
Apple is currently using Samsung manufactured Cortex-A8 processor for the iPhone 3GS. Even the original (iPhone 2G) and iPhone 3G were using a Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM processor. But a Korean newspaper reported that this may not be the case for the upcoming iPhone, better known as the iPhone HD. It seems Cupertino may be using its own variation of the new A4 processor for the new device. And this is certainly a bad news for Samsung.
The Korean giant Samsung finally becomes the world’s largest technology company. Previous crown holder was Hewlett Packard which made $114.6 billion in revenues this year. In comparison to that, Samsung made $117.8 billion for the same period. Analysts believe this happened mostly because of Samsung’s continued success in selling LCD TVs, digital cameras and memory chips. The company’s massive presence in this year’s CES was also one more evidence.
Apple’s iPod practically revolutionized the concept of MP3 players, and ever since hundreds of consumer electronics manufacturers have jumped into the bandwagon. Realistically, few survived and Samsung is definitely one of them. Now the Korean giant has come up with something called the IceTouch, which is basically a MP3 player but with a true aesthetic touch. The device features a beautiful transparent 2” AMOLED screen very similar to that of Sony Xperia Pureness.