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Galaxy S5 Mini Specs {Rumored}

The phone is expected to pack a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p HD resolution, a Qualcomm processor (likely the quad-core Snapdragon 400 model,) 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, IR blaster, 2100mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

I’m sorry but in what universe is a 4.5 inch screen considered mini?!?

Samsung Chromebox

A ChromeOS desktop for $329…that actually seems pretty cool. I could see myself getting this, hooking it up to a tv and using it like I would a truly functional GoogleTV

Samsung Developing Ad Model to Rival Google & Apple

…yup I think I’m done with Samsung products

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Samsung + Google = Awesome?

Well it looks like I’ll be watching the Samsung/Google Nexus event live. I will wait to order the GSII until after the event…

First Google Ice Sandwhich Device, Possibly Made By Samsung

…or could THIS be my next phone?  

Google launched its flagship Android devices with one carrier and one OEM, but we’re hearing things might be switched up this time around. Our source indicated that Google could be working with multiple carriers and multiple OEMs on their own “exclusive” Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) halo devices, and that they may all launch around the same time.

…Let me start saving my pennies now…because THAT is awesome!!!

New Info About The Galaxy S2

Dual-core processor? Check. Large screen? Check. Current version of Android? Check. High resolution camera? Check.

Well aren’t these rumors shaping up to make quite an amazing device. We’ll see what Samsung officially announces at Mobile World Congress later this month.

Samsung Sells 2 Million Galaxy Tabs

Samsung may have been trying to catch up to sales of Apple’s iPad…but I think it held its own by selling 200 million of its Android tablet.

Question is will all those Galaxy Tab owners be getting an update to either Gingerbread or Honeycomb? (Answer: probably not…but it’d so awesome)

Press Release below:
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SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones, said Wednesday that it has sold more than 2 million units of the Galaxy Tab tablet computer within three months of its global debut.

   Samsung achieved the sales figure this week as the company sells the 7-inch, Android-running tablet through some 200 mobile carriers in 94 countries, the company said.

   About 500,000 units of the Galaxy Tab were shipped to Europe while 350,000 tablets were sold in North America and another 330,000 units in Asia.

   The company launched the tablet in October to play catch-up with the iPad. Apple Inc. said last week that it sold 7.33 million iPads in the October-December period.
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Would you get a Sidekick running Android?

So T-Mobile is bringing back its Sidekick line…you remember the sidekick. It was, for most of us, our first phone with “real internet”. (I think the browser on the Sidekick is actually better than the BlackBerry…) T-mobile is looking to strengthen the Sidekick line by having it on Android (and made by Samsung) instead of the propietry Danger OS (which is now owned by Microsoft).

I have a few questions:
1. Will people feel comfortable buying a Sidekick after what happened in 2009? If you don’t remember its when the Sidekick servers crashing causing people with Sidekicks to lose all their data and making their phones very cool looking paper weights.
2. Who is the Sidekick going to be marketed towards? T-Mobile’s consumer brand is the MyTouch. The G series (G1, G2, G-slate) is the higher end series.
3. Would YOU buy a Sidekick? (Why or why not)

http://www.tmonews.com/2011/01/sidekick-4g-in-the-wild/

Burnt Toast and Tech for 112210

Samsung Sold 600,000 Tabs…but there’s no Newspaper

Its Thanksgiving Week!!!…which also means it’s Black Friday Week…which also means the holiday shopping experience is upon us. #Fact: I don’t really like shopping. #DoubleFact: I REALLY don’t like shopping when I can’t find a parking spot and the stores are packed. But that’s days are not here yet (although they will be soon), what is here however is some insightful stories about technology…so let’s get to the tech.

 - Netflix changes its pricing structure and introduces a $7.99 streaming only plan. Now the streaming only Netflix is the same price as Hulu Plus, but the price to get DVD rentals has increased.

 - The news on the street is that Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch are working on a iPad only newspaper. Cool, but what would that look like. TechCrunch has some ideas...

 - The New York Times has an article about being young and growing up with technology. The always-connected generation is seeming always-distracted. Ironic?

 - Saw this article at the beginning of the weekend about finding the killer apps on android. After reading this…I have some disagree fragments…but I pretty much agree.

 - Didn’t realize that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has sold more than 600,000 units, maybe this will help to create some killer apps on Android.

^Typical Monday…^