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Samsung Galaxy Note: A Tablet or a Phone?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The new super small/gargantuan item from Samsung has a lot of techies scratching their heads.  Is the Samsung product a tablet or a phone?  It’s not hard to see why there’s such a difficulty to answer that question.  The Samsung Galaxy Note is sporting an incredible 5.3 inch WXGA (1280×800) HD AMOLED display is very tablet-like, but the only difference is that it is also a phone.

The Galaxy Note comes with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor (the same as in the Galaxy Tab 7.7), 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, an 8-megapixel rear- and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a dedicated stylus dubbed S Pen.  There is no official release date, nor is there information as to which carrier it will arrive on, but Samsung has released something definitely worth waiting for.




Samsung’s New, Powerful Digital Camera

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Samsung has released information on their new digital camera s at IFA this year. The latest addition to its range of interchangeable lens cameras is the Samsung NX200 The NX200 gets a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (a significant jump on last years 14.6 megapixel NX100 model) along with an all-metal body, 7fps continuous shooting (with 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), 100- 12,800 ISO, video recording at 1920×1080/30p, a 3.0-inch VGA AMOLED display and a capability upgrade for its i-Function lens.

The above image is the Samsung NX200 along with all of its available, interchangeable lenses.

3D Glasses Manufacturers Unite!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Big TV manufacturers like Panasonic, Samsung Electronics and Sony recently announced plans to jointly develop a specification for 3D active-shutter glasses based on Bluetooth wireless technology.  The companies’ Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative is designed to standardize consumer 3D active glasses, enabling “universal” glasses that would work with Panasonic, Samsung and Sony 3DTVs, as well as potentially others.

The new standardization can help out consumers as the price of 3D glass should eventually drop in price.  According to an article by Multichannel News, the general public hasn’t exactly welcomed 3D at home with open arms.  Manufacturers hope that this new way of production will increase availability and interest to a broader audience.

Samsung Dominant with 3D

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Samsung is ahead of the pack when it comes to the sale of 3d TVs. Despite a lot of competitors, Samsung continues to outsell other manufacturers by offering new technologies and sleek designs.  Samsung was the first major manufacturer to introduce a commercially available 3D TV in the US back in 2009.  Back then, there wasn’t a high demand for 3D TVs.  But even though there is now a lot of competition and even different formats for 3D technology, Samsung accounts for over 61% of the entire market for sold 3D TVs.

If you haven’t yet jumped on the 3D experience and have been thinking about a Samsung, check out our full line of Samsung 3D TVs.

Samsung Starts Streaming 3D Content

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Consumers with a Samsung 3D TV can now watch a limited amount of 3D content for free.  All it requires is an Internet connection. Once users log into their TV’s “Internet TV” menu, they can download an application called Explore 3D. The app, which has so far been a very limited test with just a couple movie trailers, is now loaded with TV shows and a lot more trailers.

The new release of streaming 3D content from Samsung can go hand-in-hand with Samsung’s current promotion at Abt, where you can purchase a Samsung 3D Bundle Package that includes, a TV,  Blu-Ray player, and a 3D Starter kit.

A Deal That’s Out of This World

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Right now, when you purchase select Samsung TV’s, you get a Samsung Blu-ray player, model BDD5500 and a Megamind Starter Kit for free.  The kit includes Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third Blu-ray 3D discs remastered in 3D. Two pairs Samsung 3D Active Glasses, and mail-in coupns for Shrek Forever After Blu-ray 3D disc and a Megamind Blu-ray 3D disc.

For a full list of eligible TV’s shop the Samsung Starter Kit Bundles.

Samsung Shows off at CTIA 2011

Friday, March 25th, 2011

In addition to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab released some time ago, Samsung announced the release of their newer, thinner tablet that is a totally revamped Galaxy Tab 8.90 & 10.1.  Both slates are incredibly thin and both will be the first Honeycomb tablets to stray from the pure Android 3.0 experience and add what Samsung’s taken to calling its TouchWiz UX or TouchWiz 4.0.

Samsung’s pricing and dates of availability are as follows: the WiFi 10.1 will hit on June 8th; the 16GB version will cost you $499 and the 32GB $599. The 8.9 is $469 and $569 for 16GB and 32GB, respectively.

Visit our Samsung Galaxy link for information on the original.

The Most Innovative Companies

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

FastCompany released a list of the 10 most innovative companies of 2011.  Number one, which should not really be a surprise is Apple.  They have dominated the technological field for the last decade with innovative gadgets as well as excellent upgrades to their already impressive line of technology.

A few other honorable mentions was Samsung in second place for making themselves into a steady source for new technologies, especially 3D TVs and Microsoft coming in 3rd for their World Record Breaking Kinect.

Congratulations to all the companies that made the list.  the full article could be read at The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics.

Shoot Hoops at Abt with Taj Gibson

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Enter to win a chance to play H-O-R-S-E with Chicago Bull Taj Gibson.  Stop by Abt Electronics to  fill out an entry form anytime between now and March 21st. Three winners will then be chosen to participate.   Prizes include an autographed Taj Gibson jersey, basketball, and photo.

This contest is sponsored by Abt Electronics and Samsung.

Teen Designs Dream Room with a Little Help From Abt

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Michael Brown, a 13-year old from Chickamuaga, GA was given a hunk of money to use however he pleases and perfect what he now calls a “teen cave”.  His parents, after giving him the money, forced a stipulation of not going beyond his budget.  Such restrictions forced Michael to learn budgeting as well as making economic decisions.

One way of saving some money is by shopping at Abt (naturally).  Michael learned about Abt online and found himself a 46 inch Samsung to be the main entertainment piece of his room.  We were happy to assist and glad to hear that everything came together, and under his budget.

Check out the main article “Teen ‘cave” on