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Samsung "Unpacked" Liveblog

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Mar 22, 2011, 9:40 AM   by Rich Brome
updated Mar 22, 2011, 9:48 AM

We're live from Samsung's "Unpacked" press conference at CTIA in Orlando. They've been teasing this one with the number "78910". Find out what it means.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM: That's a wrap!

Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM: The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will come early summer. $469 for the 16 GB WiFi-only version.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:31 AM: The Galaxy Tab 10.1 - with wi-fi only - will come to the US June 8 for $499 for the 16 GB version. $599 for the 32 GB version. 4G version details coming later.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:29 AM: The Tab 8.9 is also 8.6mm thick. It's 470g. Same display resolution.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:28 AM: These video interviews they're showing are over-produced. Not authentic. Not convincing.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:25 AM: Now on to the Galaxy Tab 8.9, with an 8.9-inch screen.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:24 AM: Other accessories include HDMI dock and book cover.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:23 AM: Galaxy Tab pairs with micro-phone... a Bluetooth headset that you *hold* to your ear. Weird.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:22 AM: Business features: SAP Business Objects Explorer, complete Exchange integration, plus Sybase Afaria. Also Cisco AnyConnect.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:20 AM: Adobe Flash 10.2. Also 2-megapixel camera on back with 720p video capture.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:18 AM: New Reader's Hub e-reader app.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:18 AM: New Social Hub app for Galaxy Tab.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:17 AM: Galaxy Tabs have TouchWiz 4.0, specifically for Android 3.0. Features mini-apps that apear floating over main running app.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:16 AM: Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 8.6mm thick. "Thinnest in market." 595g. 1280 x 800 display resolution. 6800 mAh battery. 4G data.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:14 AM: Galaxy Tab 10.1 has HSPA+ 4G. Future versions will have LTE, WiMAX.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:13 AM: Three tablet sizes: 7" 8.9", 10.1". That's what the teaser numbers mean.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:12 AM: Video interviews with "real users".

Mar 22, 2011, 10:09 AM: Omar hinting at multiple screen sizes from 7 inches to 10 inches. Makes sense.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:07 AM: Omar Khan, Senior Product and Technology Director, takes the stage.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:05 AM: Two new Samsung tablets today. (Not sounding like any phone news.)

Mar 22, 2011, 10:05 AM: JK Shin takes the stage.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:04 AM: Kim Titus intro, making it sound like the Galaxy Tab will be the focus.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:03 AM: Our liveblog of the Samsung event starts now.

Mar 22, 2011, 9:47 AM: We're seated and ready for things to start in about 15 minutes.

The actions starts at 11am this morning. Bookmark this page.

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did they really just compete based on size, of all things? Troll-Bait Mar 22, 2011, 12:20 PM
 
 
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