Samsung Galaxy Premiere Tab into Color event

Samsung is hosting a "Galaxy Premiere Tab into Color" event at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden theater on Thursday, June 12.

  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:37:23 PM
    Hello, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live blog of Samsung's "colorful" tablet event.
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:39:08 PM
    The event scheduled to start at 4pm PT/7pm ET, but I've heard from our team on the ground that things are running a bit late.
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:41:04 PM
    Bringing you this event from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York are Shara Tibken and David Carnoy. Sarah Tew will have the photos.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:42:11 PM
    Alright we finally made it inside.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:42:18 PM
    We're all getting set up and ready to go.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:42:40 PM
    This is in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, but in the theater, not the stadium where the Knicks play. Samsung didn't need THAT much space.
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:43:23 PM
    Hi, Shara!
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:43:27 PM
    Our preshow with Brian Tong, Donald Bell, and Eric Franklin is now live. Please refresh your page if you don't see the video.
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:44:52 PM
    @josh: Our live blog will start at about 4pm. Brian's live show is happening now.
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:45:48 PM
    @SharaTibken: And the Rangers!
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:46:14 PM
    Oh yes, and the Rangers. haha.
  • David Carnoy 6/12/2014 10:46:19 PM
    I was here last night at the Rangers game -- in the actual MSG.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:46:55 PM
    It's really dark in here. We all had to walk down to our seats while trying not to wipe out on the stairs. haha. I haven't seen anyone trip yet, which is amazing.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:47:12 PM
    The event will start in about 15 minutes.
  • David Carnoy 6/12/2014 10:47:19 PM
    I saw the Barnes & Noble CEO on the way in. There are lots of "partners" here tonight.
  • SongNotSung 6/12/2014 10:47:37 PM
    Could these tablets actually have REAL METAL sides? The graphic on Samsung's youtube site looks like a gold colored metal edge
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:48:41 PM
    There are two large screens at the stage in front of us. They say "Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014. Tab Into Color."
  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:49:18 PM
    @SongNotSung: Samsung's never been big on metal so far.
  • sarahtew 6/12/2014 10:49:32 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:49:59 PM
    It's pretty safe to say this is about tablets. Samsung has launched a ton already this year - three Tab/Note Pros, several Tab 4s, and then it had the agreement with Barnes and Noble for the Nook. We'll have to see what's different with this batch.
  • David Carnoy 6/12/2014 10:50:03 PM
    I am wondering how much it costs to rent this place out.
  • sarahtew 6/12/2014 10:50:04 PM
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  • Kent German 6/12/2014 10:51:49 PM
    For our live bloggers: How was the running of the bloggers to the seats? Chaotic? Orderly?
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:52:38 PM
    It was chaotic, as usual. We had to wait in line right inside MSG, then there was a rush to the auditorium ... where we stood in a sweltering hot hallway for about 40 minutes.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:53:03 PM
    There are a ton of reporters here, but also a lot of Samsung execs, partners, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:53:44 PM
    Right now a videographer is shining a bright light in my face. I might have gotten sunburned from that. haha. j/k
  • sarahtew 6/12/2014 10:54:08 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:55:15 PM
    We're getting the warning to take our seats for the show to begin. Woot!
  • sarahtew 6/12/2014 10:55:41 PM

    Ariel Nunez, Shara Tibken, David Carnoy, Roger Cheng... ready for action in the 3rd row.

  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:55:58 PM
    I actually went to see a musical in this theater a couple years ago. Peter Pan. All I remember are lots of children swinging these light toys around for three hours. Oh, and Peter flying.
  • David Carnoy 6/12/2014 10:56:55 PM
    I saw CIrque du Soleil here.
  • birdbraingeek 6/12/2014 10:57:22 PM
    is this the same place they did the NBA Draft in at MSG?
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:58:12 PM
    As some commenters have noted, the signs say "Galaxy," which means this will be Android. Samsung has been working on its own Tizen software for devices, but it reserves "Galaxy" for Android.
  • BiffBlanston 6/12/2014 10:58:16 PM
    Please inquire of the mighty Samsung if the new tablet will have tri-corder functionality and stun laser upgrade options. Thank you
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:58:33 PM
    I wonder if the turnout would be this high for a Tizen event.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:59:01 PM
    We're listening to a soundtrack of pop music before this starts.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 10:59:40 PM
    Some of Samsung's top execs from Korea and the US are a couple rows ahead of us. I can see Young-hee Lee, Samsung's head of marketing for mobile business. Very interesting woman.
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 11:01:06 PM
    There are also quite a few execs from Samsung Electronics America, which is based in New Jersey. Joe Stinziano, the exec who recovered for Samsung at its press conference after the Michael Bay fiasco at CES, is here. (I don't think Michael Bay will be here. haha)
  • Shara Tibken 6/12/2014 11:01:25 PM
    Ok. The music has stopped. Show time.
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