The SXSW Samsung Galaxy Experience kicked off its opening day Saturday at SXSW in Austin, TX with a variety interactive consumer activations. Saturday night at the Samsung Galaxy Experience space, a VIP concert was held exclusively for Samsung Galaxy fans featuring The Roots and Band of Horses to kick off the Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage Series .
The SXSW Samsung Galaxy Experience showcasing the best of the Samsung Galaxy line of products, provides fun and interactive experiences, including:
· TecTile Wall – Galaxy owners can tap TecTiles to receive free rewards including music from today’s top artists and local deals
· Battery Swap stations – Guests are treated to swap out their dying SIII or Note II batteries for a fully charged one
· Custom T-Shirts & Buttons – Using S Note, guests will be able to design custom t-shirt and buttons that will be printed on-site
Inside The SXSW Samsung Galaxy Experience
The SXSW Samsung Galaxy Experience is open to the public daily from 12-6pm at 504 Trinity Street in Austin now through March 17th. At the space, guests can experience the best of the Samsung Galaxy line of products, and enjoy fun and interactive experiences, including TecTiles for Galaxy owners to tap for free rewards including music from top artists and local deals, a Music Hub demo to listen to tracks of various artists featured at the festival as well the ability to S Beam songs to their own device as a special take away. Galaxy owners can also get free stuff from Austin’s finest businesses by tapping TecTiles around the city of Austin.
Looking for the next best thing is no longer a wish for many smart mobile users looking for the device that’ll do-it-all. Following a trend started with the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note 10.1® features the advanced S Pen™stylus. Business professionals can take notes during meetings with handwriting-to-text capabilities, and drawing tools to jot down plans. Notes can be saved and shared over 4G LTE with coworkers and clients.
Students can use the multiscreen feature to view two apps at once by splitting the screen. For example, users can read a news article while taking notes or watch a video while replying with feedback. (Looking for a few of unique multitasking features using the Note? Check them out HERE.)
For photo editing, the Galaxy Note 10.1® runs Adobe® Photoshop® Touch. Combined with the S Pen™, building visual effects, such as layering, blending and filters, can be used by designers to show drafts or mock-ups to potential clients. Users can combine and manipulate images creatively with the S Pen™, then upload work to the cloud using 4G LTE to access their portfolio just about anywhere.
Watching television with a second screen has become second nature for many. For TV fans, the Galaxy Note 10.1® features the Smart Remote, powered by Peel, to turn the tablet into a universal remote control. The tablet can control an entire home entertainment system and even recommend programs.
Like many other Samsung Galaxy devices, the Note 10.1 runs on Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and comes with Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean. Now you don’t have to wait for the next best thing in mobile productivity, it’s already here. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1® with 4G LTE will be available online and in stores starting Thursday, March 7 for $599.99. Users can add this tablet to their Share Everything account for $10 per month.
It’s official! Today, Samsung has announced that it had sold 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 after just 30 days – that’s three times faster than its predecessor. The original Galaxy Note was deemed a success, but took 90 days to hit the same 3 million mark. The Galaxy Note 2, at this point, is scheduled to surpass the original Galaxy Note in sales with the holiday shopping season about to hit full throttle and with launches on AT&T and Verizon, the United States’ two largest carriers, by mid-November. Last week, Samsung kicked off a huge celebration in NYC featuring Kanye West for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Samsung camera and this week they’re celebrating great momentum gearing up for the holiday season.
DID YOU KNOW: Samsung topped the global smartphone market in the July-September third quarter with 56.3 million sales, more than double Apple’s 26.9 million iPhone sales. The two companies controlled combined 46 percent of the global smartphone market.
AT&T’s Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since October 25th with a release date scheduled for November 9th. Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 has been up for pre-order since then as well though its release date remains unclear. (C’mon Verizon – I need that Galaxy Note II, like yesterday…)
No, it’s not Halloween….yet. However, if you’re notice droves of tech geeks, gadget girls and mobile execs lurking at a slower than normal and zombie-esque pace this morning, chances are that they rocked out with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Kanye West the night before at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City, NY.
In celebration of “The Next Big Thing” Samsung Mobile enlisted the help of Kanye West to kick off the biggest mobile rave I’ve ever attended IN MY LIFE! Starting out early in the evening with the press preview, Kevin Packingham, chief product officer for Samsung Mobile U.S. revealed not only the expected Samsung Galaxy Note II – but also the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Camera (by AT&T). After revealing the performance specs that consumers could expect, guests were released into a themepark of Samsung Galaxy Note II experiences. There were a variety of experience to please everyone, including T-Shirt design station where guests could design, print & wear their very own t-shirt using the Galaxy Note II. Check out a the launch event in its’ entirety below…
While you’re waiting for the next big tech innovation, Samsung simply reminds you that “The next big thing is here” with a little performance by hip hop superstar Kanye West. As part of the Galaxy Note World Tour NYC, Samsung Mobile will properly announce the new Galaxy Note II (which if anything like the first Galaxy Note – we’re already in love with it). Followed by a “real world” interactive hands-on experience, giving users/media a chance to use the device and get a feel for all the bells and whistles. And at the end of the night, the celebration begins with a mini concert by G.O.O.D Music’s own – Kanye West.
The Galaxy Note II will be the first Samsung handset to launch running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 5.5-inch phone has an HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung’s Exynos™ 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable to 64GB with an optional microSD card. The phone will be available on five major carriers -– Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available by the holidays, arriving in stores by mid-November.
Amidst the most recent Kanye-Kim K engagement rumors from their recent trip in Rome, it’s quite possible that Kim K would be making an appearance as well at Samsung’s event tomorrow evening, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
With the clear domination of the Samsung S3 in comparison to Apple’s newest iPhone 5 and my secret obsession with the new Samsung Galaxy Note – I’m beginning to feel “a certain way” about the Apple vs Samsung battle. As an Apple “Trinity” title holder, (Apple Trinity = owning an iPad 2, iPhone 4s and a Macbook Air) I have recently wondered about my decision to go with “All Apple Everything!” versus opting to buy superior tech products no matter what brand they’re affiliated with. (I could easily go into a rant behind the psychological marketing genius of Apple as a company, however – I’ll just leave it to you to form an opinion of your own based on the strength of each competing product in the computer tablet market.)
CNet.com recently explored the battle of the fittest tablet between Apple’s New iPad and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1. Check out this video and vote for your favorite tab device in the comments below…
So what do you think? Are you in the market for a new tablet? Which tab comes out on top for you? Cast your vote below…
It’s always a joy to receive nice surprises every now and then and recently Samsung was a bearer of great surprise as I found the gift of the Samsung BT S Pen.
It’s similar in size and shape to the company’s Galaxy S Pen Holder Kit, which serves as a sleeve for the standard-issue Note S Pen, but Bluetooth functionality, along with a microphone and tiny speaker, enable the lightweight plastic contraption to double as a wireless headset. (Hello? Can you hear me now?)
With three hours of talk time and 130 hours of standby, it weighs 21 grams, offers Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility and will work with Galaxy Note devices — you could use it as a headset with other bluetooth enabled gadgets such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note 10.1 and the original Galaxy Note phablet too. No pricing is available yet, but as a cool TECHcessory, it’s a great tool to have on hand in case you need to transcribe notes while on a conference call.
Could you find yourself talking on the phone with the Samsung BT S Pen? Would you like to see it on store shelves soon?
Personalization. Productivity. Performance. Creativity
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally ready to take the stage here in the United States! Today’s launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was a welcomed declaration of pomp & circumstance for the latest tech entry into the market. Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet such a huge hit in the tech community and beyond after it launched last year, and Samsung is clearly hoping that the Note formula will propel this new tablet into the big leagues.
Even designers got into the tech mix as Zac Posen shared his experience with the tablet & how he plans to continue using the Galaxy Note 10.1 as a creative tool in design. As reported last week, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will offer features beyond what normal tablet users are used to today. From multi-tasking on touch screens to eLearning on another level, I got the chance to experience the Galaxy Note 10.1 live and in person today during the launch event and boy was it amazing!
From the user interface to changing my face into a caricature cartoon, the event had tons of Samsung experts on hand to highlight the device as well as a classroom setting and arcade for Galaxy Note fun!
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 You can edit photos, create detailed illustrations & increase your productivity like never before. With the multiscreen function, watch videos or read articles on one screen while taking notes on the other – all on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for maximum performance.
Check out a brief review of the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and few photos from today’s Galaxy Note launch event below…
- 10.1-inch LCD display running at 1280 by 720
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s custom UI (Jelly Bean coming later this year)
- 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16 or 32GB of internal storage, accepts microSD cards as large as 64GB
- 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi only
- MSRP: $499 for the 16GB model, $549 for the 32GB model, available (NOW at Best Buy Union Square in New York ) and available nationwide on August 16
- Split screen multitasking
- The S pen is a cutting edge tech accessory & easy to use
- Strong spec sheet means great performance
- Photo quality is still lacking
- Maximizing usage of the S Pen & tablet interface will take a while if you’re not already a pro
Have you tried out the new Galaxy Note 10.1 yet? Stop by a Samsung or Best Buy store soon to try it out for yourself & see if it lives up as the next great tablet on the market.
It seems just like yesterday, the buzz sizzled around Samsung’s newest fablet (fabulous tablet) the Samsung Galaxy Note! We had so much fun with it at CES and New York Fashion Week that we just jumped for joy when the new features, including the ability to launch and utilize multiscreens at once, photo editing and more! Check out some of the great features below for yourself!
To work alongside Samsung’s S-Pen stylus, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a note-taking app with 8 built-in templates for different types of notes as well as a number of other unique note-taking features. Handwriting on the tablet can be automatically covered to text, and the keyboard on the tablet can be adjusted in size to meet your own personal needs as well as moved around the screen. The 3G and Wi-Fi versions of the updated version of the tablet will be available in August starting at $549.99, with he LTE version expected to drop later this year.
Are you looking forward to the new Samsung Galaxy Note?
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/