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Samsung IFA press conference

Samsung's Unpacked event at IFA promises new devices

  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:26:46 PM
    Remember that next week Nokia is holding an event in NY for new Windows phones. I'll be there with Brian.
  • Lynn La 8/29/2012 6:27:24 PM
    I'm a big fan of the live tiles.
  • Brian Bennett 8/29/2012 6:27:28 PM
    That's right, next week will be a wild one for phone news!
  • Alex Lee 8/29/2012 6:27:52 PM
    @Kent German live blogging there as well?
  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:28:03 PM
    @Alex: You bet!
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:28:19 PM
    By the way, CNET's Jason Parker weighs in here on how he thinks Windows 8 is more practical in a tablet environment than it is in a desktop environment.
  • Lynn La 8/29/2012 6:28:25 PM
    Darn, I wanted him to curse again one more time before leaving the stage.
  • aloysius.low 8/29/2012 6:29:15 PM
    And that's a wrap for the announcements? The audience can finally magically head to the party (well after the credits).
  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:29:21 PM
    Nokia event starts next Wednesday, Sept 5 at 9:30am Eastern Time.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:30:22 PM
  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:30:35 PM
    I wonder what snacks they serve in Germany?
  • Alex Lee 8/29/2012 6:30:45 PM
    Thanks for the live blog CNET! The video on Samsung's Facebook page was really lagging for me :)
  • Lynn La 8/29/2012 6:30:45 PM
    How many times did they say magic today?
  • aloysius.low 8/29/2012 6:30:50 PM
    Thanks for having me, US guys. It's time for those of us still awake in Asia to catch some sleep. If you're tuning in from Asia, don't be late for work!
  • stephen.shankland 8/29/2012 6:30:53 PM
  • stephen.shankland 8/29/2012 6:31:12 PM
  • Lynn La 8/29/2012 6:31:14 PM
    @Alex: No problem, glad you enjoyed it!
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:31:29 PM
    We'll spend a few more minutes here answering questions, but stay tuned for more in-depth coverage from IFA, where Stephen Shankland valiantly covers the show.
  • stephen.shankland 8/29/2012 6:31:42 PM
  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:32:13 PM
    Oh, that James Franco commercial is on the live stream.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:32:30 PM
    So to sum it up, we don't have release dates or pricing for any of the products Samsung just announced. And both Samsung Galaxy devices will have Android 41. Jelly Bean.
  • stephen.shankland 8/29/2012 6:32:49 PM
    Kent: Snacks? No snacks. Just booze at Samsung. There's a lot more whine than wine, though, because the network here was crushed!
  • Stephen Shankland 8/29/2012 6:33:08 PM

    Samsung attracted a huge press scrum at IFA.

  • Yahoo Wizard 8/29/2012 6:33:25 PM
    Did I miss it or did they announce the Galaxy Note 10.1 today?
  • stephen.shankland 8/29/2012 6:33:43 PM

    All the Windows fun from Samsung at IFA.

  • Lynn La 8/29/2012 6:34:13 PM
    I like the Zac Posen commercial more than the James Franco one
  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:34:14 PM
    Shankland: Sorry to hear that.
    Grab a nice glass of Reisling.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:34:29 PM
    @Yahoo Wizard Samsung launched the Note 10.1 globally. Here's CNET's review.
  • Lynn La 8/29/2012 6:35:19 PM
    Only because it somehow managed not to include girls having a pillow fight on a bed. It's difficult, I know.
  • Matt C. 8/29/2012 6:35:21 PM
    I actually really dislike the smaller tiles of WP. Makes everything too chaotic
  • Kent German 8/29/2012 6:35:48 PM
    Everyone: Yes, the S3 devices will get Jelly Bean "soon"
  • Ankit Chahal 8/29/2012 6:36:05 PM
    is new s pen compatible with gs3 coz previous one didnt work for me???
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:36:41 PM
    @Ankit Chahal Software determines device compatibility. This is a key differentiator between the GS3 and the Galaxy Note series.
  • Urvesh 8/29/2012 6:36:53 PM
    Sry to add this discusion should I buy galaxy nexus or galaxy note
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:37:34 PM
    @Urvesh Between the two, I'd probably buy the Galaxy Note...unless you really value the pure Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience. We haven't seen yet how TouchWiz handles that.
  • Nikhil 8/29/2012 6:38:24 PM
    jelly bean for old note ?
  • Brian Bennett 8/29/2012 6:38:50 PM
    @Uresh I agree since the Note 2 has much better specs as well.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:39:01 PM
    @Nikhil In the U.S., we've got Ice Cream Sandwich, but the Note 2 is the first Jelly Bean device that isn't the Galaxy Nexus.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:40:01 PM
    Ok, everyone. Thank you for joining us today. CNET will have a more coverage and analysis to come, so stay tuned! And, of course, follow @stshankland for more news on the ground in Berlin.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 8/29/2012 6:40:50 PM
    Also, we'd love to have you with us next week, Sept. 5, for TWO mobile events, a Motorola/Verizon press conference and a Microsoft/Nokia event. See you there!
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