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Monday
Sep032012

Apple Seeks Ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, Note 10.1

PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The jury might have handed Apple a win in the U.S.-based intellectual property trial, but the Apple v. Samsung battle is far from over.

Early last week Apple requested an injunction on eight of the Samsung phones that were at the center of its intellectual property trial with Samsung, including the Galaxy S 2. But because the law moves slowly many of those phones are no longer on the market.

Apple’s on it though. Late on Friday, Apple requested that Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1 and others be banned. The Galaxy S III was released in the U.S. in June and the Galaxy Note 10.1 just a few weeks ago. The complaint filed by Apple actually comes in a separate case from the one that was just ruled on a few weeks ago; this suit deals with different utility patents, including ones that over slide to unlock and universal search.

“Since then, Samsung has continued to release new infringing products, including its current flagship device, the Galaxy S III,” Apple wrote in the amended complaint. “While Samsung’s new products infringe many of the same design patents, utility patents, trademarks, and trade dress rights that are at issue in the earlier case, Samsung’s new products also infringe additional utility patents, some of which issued after Apple filed the Earlier Case.”

On Aug. 24, a California jury found that the majority of Samsung smartphones and tablets violated patents held by Apple and recommend Apple be awarded $1.05 billion. Other courts around the world haven’t been as certain of Samsung’s willful patent infringement: respective courts in Japan and South Korean recently rejected Apple’s claims against Samsung.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple and Google, maker of the Android software used in these Samsung phones, have been meeting to discuss an end to the ongoing disputes.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Aug152012

Samsung Debuts Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

Samsung(NEW YORK) -- With the Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung has stepped firmly into tablet territory.  The company announced its latest offering Wednesday in New York.

Like the Galaxy Note, Samsung's smartphone-tablet hybrid, this newest product includes a stylus, or what Samsung refers to as the "S Pen."  The original Galaxy Note was known for its unconventional dimensions, which struck some people as a too-big smartphone and others as a too-small tablet.

Now, Samsung has decided to go the larger route again.  Indeed, aside from the dedicated slot used to store the S Pen, the Galaxy Note 10.1 looks virtually identical to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

The tablet measures 10.3 x 7.1 inches, with a 10.1-inch display and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.  It's available with either 16 or 32 GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot to add up to 64 GB more.  The processor is Samsung's most powerful for a tablet, a 1.4 GHz quad core.

At 1.32 lbs., even though the Galaxy Note 10.1 is technically lighter than Apple's iPad, it feels slightly heavier in hand.  The device will run Android's 4.0 operating system ("Ice Cream Sandwich"), which Samsung says will be upgraded to version 4.1 ("Jelly Bean") later this year.  Three connectivity options will be available to consumers: a Wi-Fi-only version, Wi-Fi-and-3G HSPA-Plus and Wi-Fi-and-LTE.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the Galaxy Note 10.1 offers AllShare Play, a feature that allows users to sling content from the tablet to Samsung HD TVs, tablets, laptops and other devices on the same network.  A built-in infrared blaster allows the tablet to be used as a universal remote control too, a feature that is also offered on the Galaxy Tab 2.

So what's different?  With the Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung is banking on consumers who favor having a stylus as a digital extension of real pen and paper.

"History has shown that taking notes, capturing ideas immediately, and sketching to realize them is the most personal and natural way to be more productive and creative," said J.K Shin, president of Samsung's IT & Mobile Communications Division.

To that end, the Galaxy Note 10.1 comes pre-loaded with applications that take advantage of its S Pen, like S Note, a combo note-taking and sketching application.  Another app, Adobe's Photoshop Touch, allows users to edit photos and images using the stylus.

And as in real life, where ideas can suddenly come from what's happening in front of your eyes, the Galaxy Note 10.1's multi-screen feature allows users to see two different applications side-by-side at the same time, just in case that online video inspires a quick sketch of your next big idea.

Samsung says the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available nationwide starting Thursday, and will retail for $499 with 16 GB of memory, $549 for 32 GB.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Mar042012

Top New Gadgets Revealed at Barcelona Mobile Tradeshow

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It was raining phones and tablets this week. Over 50 phones and tablets were announced this week at Mobile World Congress, a large mobile tradeshow in Barcelona. On top of that, some other very notable gadgets made there way into the world and are now ready for purchase.

Here are among some of the top gadgets of the week:

Galaxy Note 10.1:
Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 10.1 this week. The 10.1-inch tablet looks like an enlarged version of the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note with Samsung's S-Pen which lets you doodle on the screen. It also runs the newest version of Android—Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich—and has two cameras.

Asus Padfone: The Padfone is undoubtedly one of the most interesting mobile gadgets. The Android 4.0 phone is a regular phone until you place it in the back of a 10.1-inch tablet that comes along with it. The phone becomes a full-on tablet. It can also be purchased with an optional keyboard dock, so the tablet can become a laptop of sorts. Asus has not yet announced pricing, but it says it will start shipping in April.

HTC One X: Lots of phones were announced at Mobile World Congress this week, but the HTC One X has a number of standout features that will be making its way to the U.S. via AT&T. The phone is large thanks to its 5.3-inch display, but the screen itself is bright and crisp. It also has a high quality 8-megapixel camera, a fast dual-core processor, and LTE speeds. (The version shipping overseas will have a quad-core processor). It will be coming to AT&T sometime in the second quarter of 2012.

Raspberry Pi:
A $25 computer. That's the Raspberry Pi. But it's not a computer like you might imagine, it's just the guts of a very-low powered, Linux desktop. For $25 you get all the components of a small desktop which is capable of running a web browser and a word processor. It has the ports to hook up a display and a mouse, but you will need to buy those separately. Raspberry Pi is a non-profit company with the goal of getting its cheap computer in the hands of children in the developing world. The $25 computer has sold out for now, but should be available in a couple of weeks, says the company.

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