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It seems that Samsung has won the battle in trying to be the first on the market with the new wave of 3D-ready 240Hz LCD HDTVs as the company is already offering a few models for everyone interested, although they will be interesting mostly for early adopters and S3D enthusiasts at this point. Amazon already has a few models from the new C7000 product line of 240Hz LED-based LCD TVs available, these are the 46-Inch Samsung UN46C7000 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV with a price of $2,599.99 USD and the 55-Inch Samsung UN55C7000 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV with a price of $3,299.99 USD. The smallest 40-inch Samsung UN40C7000 still hasn’t been listed, but it will most likely will appear soon with an expected price range of about $1,999.99 USD.
However you should be very well aware of the fact that that these 3D-ready HDTVs from Samsung do not come with shutter glasses bundled, so you’ll have to buy these at a later time when they become available and that is probably about $150 USD additional cost per pair. And if you are wondering where you’ll be getting 3D video content at this time, do not worry that much as these new Samsung TVs should be able to convert 2D videos to 3D, but there are not a lot of details on how this autoconversion is being done. However it is most likely using DDD’s 2D to 3D algorithm that is a also available in their TriDef software for PC as Samsung has licensed it from DDD to feature in their 3D-capable TVs.
The price of the new 3D-ready HDTVs starts at $1,999.99 + about $150 USD per pair of shutter glasses you’ll also need to buy separately.
Lately there was a lot of talk about mobile phones working with two SIM cards at the same time. And a lot of small Asian GSM manufacturers are offering quite cheap dual SIM mobile phones that do work quite good. And now it seems that bigger companies like Samsung are also turning to address the need of the users in using two different SIM cards at the same time, without having to wear to mobile phones with them everywhere they go. Samsung DuoS D880 Dual SIM Card Phone is a stylish slider that will offer the needed functionality, but it may be a bit too expensive for the people that are usually using more than one mobile phone. Apart from being able to work simultaneously with two SIM cards there is nothing else new or some other notable feature in the DuoS D880.
Samsung DuoS Features
– Works with 2 SIM cards at the same time
– GSM 900/1800/1900 + EDGE connectivity
– 2.3″ QVGA Display
– 3.2 Megapixel camera with autofocus
– MP3 / AAC+ / WMA player
– Built-in FM Radio
– Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP, USB 2.0
– 1200 mAh battery
– Dimensions: 104?“??”51×18.9 mm
The DuoS is expected in November with a price of about $700.
Samsung Electronics that it has developed a 1.8″-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD).
The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher performance over conventional SSDs.
The read and write performance of the new SLC flash-SSD have been increased by 20 percent and 60 percent respectively over the 32GB flash-SSD Samsung introduced last year, meaning that the new SSD’s ability to outperform conventional rotating-media hard drives is even greater than had been anticipated.
The flash-SSD, a drop-in replacement for a hard disk drive, is a secure and reliable means of storing personal or work-related data. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the noisier, power-hungry, jarring-sensitive rotating disc found in conventional hard drives, allowing it to upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.
The new 64GB Flash SSD weights just 15 grams and should be able to provide up to 64MB/s read speed and to be able to reach 45MB/s speed when writing data. The power consumption is going to be between 0.1 and 0.5W, depending on the load of the drive when used.
Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8-inch 64GB flash-SSDs in the second quarter of this year.