If you're thoroughly sick of the iPhone, I have good news, as AT&T has a new cell phone just for you. The carrier that landed Apple's superhyped handset is now carrying the Samsung SGH-A437. Offering a simple, thin design that somewhat resembles the Verizon's Samsung SCH-540, the SGH-A437 offers a decent feature set including Bluetooth, a VGA camera, and a speakerphone. You can get it in red, slate, and gold. It's just $69 with service.
When Microsoft released its Zune player-store-software combination, it effectively drove a stake into the heart of PlaysForSure, the company's logo program that identifies Windows Media-based online stores and the players that work with those stores. Sure, Microsoft still claims that it's equally committed to both initiatives, but PlaysForSure partners have a right to be concerned that their technology partner is competing directly against them.
Samsung was one of Microsoft's most steadfast digital media partners: it released one of the earliest Portable Media Centers (portable audio-video devices based on Windows Mobile software, which beat the video iPod to … Read more
Samsung announced this week that it has begun producing a 64GB flash drive for notebook computers.
Although 32GB flash drives have been on the market for several months, most users need more storage, especially in Vista-based notebooks. I think the new 64GB drives will find a much larger market.
Samsung didn't announce a price for the new drive, but 32GB drives have been selling for around $500 as an upgrade for a few notebook models from Dell and other OEMs. The new drives will probably decline to that price over the next several months.
Meanwhile, of course, conventional hard … Read more
Earlier this month AT&T launched a pair of slim cell phones with the Samsung SGH-A717 and SGH-A727. Though neither handset has an entirely new design, the SGH-A717 looks like the Samsung SPH-M610 and the SGH-A727 resembles the Samsung SCH-R510, both offer slim profiles and sleek, black color schemes.
The SGH-A717 sports a flip phone design. It has a rotating camera lens and a brilliant internal display, but the external screen is tiny and the keypad buttons are rather flat. We liked the features, however, and its performance was satisfactory, for the most part. For more on the SGH-A717, … Read more
I'm in the market for a new laptop, and I was immediately drawn to the Dell XPS M1330 the minute it appeared in the CNET Labs last week. It's easily one of the slickest-looking Windows laptops I've seen in a long time, and despite its ultraportable size, it still packs all the serious computing horsepower and features I'm looking for, including a slot-loading DVD burner, HDMI output, and a built-in flash media reader. I was seriously ready to budget out $2,000 for this thing--until I noticed the screen. … Read more
We're milking all we can out of having the swanky 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom in our hands. Today we have some photos of what a typical day might look like if Car Tech editors owned this car. Trips to museums, reading The Wall Street Journal as they're chauffeured around, and even a ride to work? Hey! No one told me they were giving out rides. It sure beats the stinky ol' bus!
We also have pictures of the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid, perhaps a more affordable choice for the rest of us. And take a look at the Samsung … Read more
As expected, sales of liquid crystal display TVs declined from the fourth quarter of 2006 to the first quarter of 2007. The surprise was how much Royal Philips Electronics' sales of the flat-screen televisions slid.
The Dutch electronics giant posted the worst performance among the top five brands worldwide, according to a report from research firm iSuppli. Philips' shipments declined 26 percent. Overall, the market declined 8 percent, with shipments globally dropping from 15.2 million in the last three months of 2006 to 14 million in the first three months of this year. (If you ever wanted evidence of … Read more
Sprint's Samsung UpStage remains one of the most interesting cell phones introduced this year. With its dual-sided design, it certainly stands out among the cell phone crowd. True, not everyone will love the constant flipping motion, but you have to give Samsung props for originality.
Today the UpStage received a breath of fresh air when Sprint and Samsung introduced a new version in bright red. All the features are the same, and you can get it from the bargain-basement price of $99 starting June 18.
They're not quite as distinctive as the "Cloud of Promise" design that's gracing Lenovo's special laptops, but Samsung has announced its own contribution to the Beijing Olympics with three new mobile phones dedicated to the event.
The most notable is the E848 slider pictured here, which has a 2-megapixel camera and is 0.42 inches thick, according to CrunchGear. It's unclear from the scant photos in Samsung's press release, however, whether they'll bear any Olympic logos or designs (which kind of defeats the purpose, in our opinion).
And now here's a … Read more
We look at cool, modern Transformers toys; a GPS device that does so much, it required four CNET editors to test it; a preview build of Microsoft's Windows Home Server; and two slim phones comprise this photo roundup.
Photos: Transformers Transformers hits the big screen this July 4, and that means there's a whole lot of merchandising going on. Among the hordes of Transformers toys is Hasbro's Real Gear Transformers, a series of toy electronics that turn into robots. Remember Soundwave, the Transformer that became a tape deck? Well, this is the next generation of Transformers. And … Read more