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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series tablets

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2013 06:01 PM - last edited on ‎04-16-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

galaxy-4-3.jpgSince it first pushed out the original Galaxy Tab 7 in 2011, Samsung's been busy refining its tablet line. For 2013, the 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch tablets get completely refreshed. While the Samsung Galaxy 8-inch was featured here some time ago, we now take a look at what the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10-inch have to offer.


Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

by Blogger on ‎07-19-2013 01:19 PM



Samsung is no slouch when it comes to tablets. They’ve been making some pretty popular devices lately in all sorts of categories. Their latest is the eight inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. It sits comfortable with the increasingly popular small tablets. If you’re shopping for a small tablet there are loads to choose from so let’s take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 differentiates itself.



Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

by Blogger on ‎04-18-2013 03:05 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:36 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

10245384_5.jpgThe Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an interesting little gadget. It sits somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet and does so in such a wonderful way, it is a wonder there aren’t more products like it. To some it might seem like an oversized smartphone. To others they may think of it as a small tablet. Once you use it for a while you’ll see what a nice hybrid it really is, and how it fills a need you might not have known you had.


Review: Samsung ATIV S

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2013 12:14 AM - last edited on ‎04-02-2013 04:04 PM by Administrator

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Windows Phone 8 has only been on the market for four months, and devices like Samsung’s ATIV S are designed to not only sell consumers on the platform, but also prove that the right combination of hardware and software makes the phone just as appealing as any other Windows Phone handset. Whether this has enough to beat out the Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC Windows 8X is really a matter of taste and preference.


Samsung at CES 2013 - It's about integration

by Blogger ‎01-08-2013 02:34 PM - edited ‎01-08-2013 02:35 PM



It's about integration. That was the core of the discussion I had with Craig Mclennan last night. He's the VP for the consumer division  for Samsung Canada, and while he's only a year into this role he has big plans for the brand.


Preview: Samsung Windows 8 ATIV Smart PC tablets [with video]

by Retired Blogger ‎12-03-2012 10:40 AM - edited ‎12-14-2012 09:34 AM

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I recently got a chance to spend some time with Samsung’s new ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, both full Windows 8 (not RT) tablets, that can run both ‘Modern’ UI applications, and legacy Windows applications (think Windows 7 apps) in desktop mode. The ATIV Smart PC 500T is an entry-level model using a low-powered Atom CPU, and the ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is a full-blown Ultrabook replacement, that has a Core i5 CPU and a 128GB SSD. Both tablets have optional keyboard docks, which turn them into convertible laptops.


After the break you can check out my video, in which Neil from Samsung Canada gives me a detailed walk-through of both models, and read more about these new tablets, which are available at Future Shop, the 500T now, the 700T soon.


Preview: Samsung Windows Phone 8 ATIV S [photo story with video]

by Retired Blogger ‎11-30-2012 11:04 AM - edited ‎12-14-2012 09:27 AM

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UPDATE: I have added a hands-on video of the Samsung ATIV S after the break.


Along with HTC and Nokia, one of Microsoft’s other big partners for the launch of Windows Phone 8 is Samsung. The first phone from Samsung running Microsoft’s new flagship OS is the ATIV S, and it will be launching in Canada on Bell, Rogers, Sasktel and TELUS. While it was expected to be in stores by now, it does seem like there has been a slight delay. According to this update, we should now see this superphone in early December. While I haven’t had a chance to properly test one out for an extended period, I did recently get to briefly play with one, so you can check out some photos of this gorgeous looking phone after the break.


Review: Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2012 12:00 PM - last edited on ‎12-12-2012 10:56 AM by Retired Administrator

Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE front.jpgWhen you think Samsung and Galaxy, you tend to think of something with flair and popularity, but then comes along the Rugby LTE, a sort of Mack truck for smartphones. The Rugby LTE is a niche phone that most consumers will either not know about, or even know enough to care. Unless, of course, you fall in that niche somewhere, looking for a tough, durable handset that can take punishment, and yet still offer some features seen in other Galaxy devices.






All-in-One desktops roundup

by Blogger on ‎11-09-2012 07:18 AM - last edited on ‎12-12-2012 10:59 AM by Retired Administrator



Now is a great time to start looking at all-in-one desktop PCs.  They  have really come in to their own lately, with the newer chips available to give them plenty of power in a compact package. With Microsoft’s Windows 8 now available too, the all-in-one desktop PC scene is really set to explode even more now with a wide range of great touchscreen models now available.


Preview: Samsung GALAXY Note II Hands-on Video, Pre-orders Start Now

by Retired Blogger ‎10-17-2012 10:59 PM - edited ‎12-20-2012 08:47 AM

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung’s second device (and first tablet) to use their S Pen stylus technology. Yesterday I got to spend some time with the successor to the original S Pen smartphone, the GALAXY Note II. This update to the original GALAXY Note has a bigger screen, faster processor and updated S Pen functionality, overtop of the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean. The grey and white versions of the GALAXY Note II will be released on Bell, Rogers and Telus on October 30th, and can be pre-ordered from Future Shop now.


Check out some pictures of the GALAXY Note II after the break, along with my video interview with Samsung Canada and a hands-on with their latest smartphone.


Future Shop begins pre-orders for highly touted Windows 8

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2012 08:36 AM - last edited on ‎12-12-2012 11:02 AM by Retired Administrator



In two weeks on Friday, October 26, 2012, Canadians awaiting the release of Windows 8 will rejoice when it becomes available for sale in-store and online at Future Shop.



Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with S Pen hands-on video

by Retired Blogger on ‎10-03-2012 02:47 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:44 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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The second device in Samsung’s pen-enabled Note family of Android devices, the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, is now available at Future Shop, and I have had a chance to spend some quality-time with one over the past few weeks.


When the Samsung Galaxy Note was announced in 2011 it was at first considered a curiosity. What Samsung had created was an Android smartphone with a HUGE 5.3” screen, and what many scoffed was a throwback to an earlier time of smartphone technology - a stylus! If you’ve been using smartphones for as long as I have (my first was an HP iPAQ h6300 way back in 2004), you’ll fondly remember that the stylus was the de facto method of input on these early devices that used resistive screen technology. The stylus was a lot more accurate than fat fingers on those screens. However, with the advent of the iPhone (which uses capacitive screen technology), everyone thought the special dialing wand was extinct. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Note (quickly dubbed the world’s first ‘phablet’) proved to be quite a popular device. Styli are making a comeback!


Check out some pictures of the Note 10.1 after the break, along with my hands-on video of Samsung’s latest tablet.



The trend continues! Samsung has announced their very own super-shooter, the Samsung Galaxy Camera. We really need a name for these things–I’m thinking we’re going to follow smartphones and go with smart camera. That may be a bit too long though... smartcam it is!


Get it first: The Samsung Galaxy Note

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2012 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:47 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert



It won’t be long now before the Samsung Galaxy note becomes available in Canada. You’ll want to get your pre-orders in as soon as possible if you want to be the first to get your hands on one of these hot little gadgets. If you’re still on the fence about it and you aren’t quite familiar with this device lets take a closer look.


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