Samsung celebrated its major milestone of reaching 5MM Facebook “likes” by rewarding 1,000 fans with a very special free concert featuring Santigold at Irving Plaza in New York City.
Santigold was joined on stage by special surprise guests Andy Samberg and Pharrell. Samberg hit the stage as his Saturday Night Live character “Shy Ronnie,” best known for his famed duet with Rihanna – “Ronnie and Clyde.” Pharrell also joined Santigold on stage to sing “My Drive Thru.”
Throughout the evening, Santigold performed hits from her latest album “Master of My Make-Believe” while taking photos of the crowd with her Samsung Galaxy Note and pulling lucky fans onto the stage with her.
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For fans who could not make it to the concert, Samsung streamed the show live on its Facebook page, which also hosts special interviews with Santigold along with photos and videos taken by her on the Samsung Note during the show. http://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobileUSA
If you’ve been keeping up with all the mobile announcements during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona then you know all about the buzz that Samsung has been making this week! Samsung recently revealed it’s newest member of the Galaxy Note family – a 10.1 tablet accompanied by the same S Pen found in the smaller Note. With its large display, GALAXY Note 10.1 provides multi-screen functionality to maximize efficiency in learning, work and creative endeavors. Its multi-screen functionality enables you to do a true multi-tasking, by viewing Internet pages, videos or other applications side by side while writing or sketching your ideas. Complete with an convenient “eraser” tip at the other end of S Pen this tablet is perfect for students inside the classroom as well as artists on the go!
Not to outshine the Galaxy Note family, the new Galaxy Beam takes mobile to epic sharing proportions! The projector/smartphone hybrid has been in the works for awhile, but the Galaxy Beam may just be the prototype for the masses to enjoy. The Galaxy Beam can project content from video clips, maps, business information, games – a whole range of multimedia content can be beamed instantly in high-definition projection up to 50’’ wide. Despite featuring a full built-in projector, the GALAXY Beam does not compromise on style or portability, measuring just 12.5mm thick and featuring an elegant, ergonomic design perfect for male & female users alike.
For more on pricing and availablity on both the Galaxy Note Tablet 10.1 and Galaxy Beam visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/
When I first held the Samsung Galaxy Note in January at CES, the truth is… I wasn’t very impressed. My biggest reservation? The size & comfort factor of the device in my hands. But while using it during NYFW, I have a different perspective and appreciation for this hybrid of a device. Positioned as the “best of both worlds” device, the Samsung Galaxy Note is supposed to fill the gap between large tablets and smartphones. With a 5.3-inch touchscreen, the Note’s size does in fact fit between many tablets and smartphones. But make no mistake, the Note is a phone.
While using the device during New York Fashion Week – I had the opportunity to test out it’s functionality in a real-world, fast-paced environment. Some of the aspects that I enjoyed using on the device includes, taking photographs, video and the note-taking function using the S-Memo and S pen. With the S-Pen, I was able to quickly jot down notes, edit photos by adding notes as well as cool screen “capturing” functions too.
As a well-placed Samsung family member, the Galaxy Note fits nicely when compared with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung SII. The S II is offered with smaller, but still huge, touchscreens of either 4.3 inches or 4.5 inches. Like the S II, the Note’s display uses Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology, and it looks absolutely amazing. As I shared with a fellow blogger, the Note’s 5.3-inch screen is the display that works out beautifully for watching HD-quality movies. (I’d rather view movies on the Galaxy Note than on my iPhone 4S).
The Note, like the S II and the Nexus, has an 8-megapixel/1080p camera with a single LED flash in back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting or photos. Like the S II, the Note features 16-gigabytes of built-in storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate a card of up to 32-gigabytes of added storage. The Galaxy Note currently runs on Gingerbread and not the newer Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but don’t worry Samsung will release the new OS update will be available by the end of March.
With all the cool features that this device offers, the fact still remains that in addition to being a tablet device, it is also a phone. Making a phone call using the Galaxy Note was not as awkward as I initially thought. TRUE, it is NOT the Samsung SII (a phone that you can easily maneuver with one hand) – but the speed and clarity of the calls on AT&T’s 4G LTE network makes up for it (especially if you’re used to those ‘slower’ networks).
Overall, I enjoyed using the device. The ease & visibility of checking email, online surfing, and using social networks makes it a great device. If you’re not a fan of maneuvering with a larger smartphone for your mobile calls – I’d suggest investing in a stylish bluetooth device to make your Galaxy Note complete.
Available today for $299.99 with at 2-year agreement on AT&T.
Last night at Dream Downtown in NYC – David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of rag & bone hosted the Galaxy Note U.S. launch party during New York Fashion Week. The creative collaboration between the Galaxy Note and rag & bone is a perfect fit as both emphasize inspiration and ease of use whether through fashion or technology. In celebration of the release of the Galaxy Note, rag & bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have designed a custom case for their partnership with Samsung’s Galaxy Note, available later this month.
“Working with Samsung on this project has been a very exciting process. We are looking forward to the release of the Galaxy Note and to be involved in the launch of such a cool device that merges technology and design,” said Neville and Wainwright of rag & bone.
Celebrities and guests alike enjoyed drinks, h’doeuvres, Valentine’s Day treats as well as doll transformations with the help of the Galaxy Note “Fashion: Take Note Studio Paper Dolls” application. The musical delights of DJ Mia Moretti & Violinist Caitlin Moe with Lady Starlight kept the crowd moving with the live musical performance by Band of Horses.
A great time was had by all, including myself who had the chance to walk the red carpet, perform a quick Samsung Galaxy Note tutorial & snapping photos / autographs using the amazing device.
On February 19th, Samsung Mobile and AT&T will launch the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note, a new type of smartphone. It is the ultimate on-th-go device which consolidates core benefits of a tablet while maintaining smartphone portability and utilizes AT&T’s 4G LTE network. It allows users to capture, share and create like never before. For more check out Samsung.com.