CES 2012 Samsung Press Conference - Completed

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21:43 Owen Williams Welcome to this Neowin.net live event. Coverage will begin shortly.
21:53 Christopher White The press conference will be starting soon and is standing room only! It's a zoo as everyone wants to see what Samsung has to anounce.
21:56 Christopher White Continuous thumping techno music in a loop is getting a bit old after 30 minutes.
22:00 Christopher White We should be starting shortly.
22:02 Christopher White Samsung's President Boo-keun Yoon
22:02 Christopher White World's #1 TV brand for 6 years.
22:02 Christopher White Worldwide sales in Nov was 5.7 million; 2 TVs per second.
22:03 Christopher White #1 marketshare in smartphones for the first time. In 2011, 300 million worldwide.
22:03 Christopher White #1 in North America for Refrigerator.
22:03 Christopher White No numbers on those, since the sales are so low (most likely).
22:03 Christopher White Samsung wants to make the consumer's life simpler, smarter, and more enjoyable.
22:05 Christopher White Enjoy and share a wide range of content amongst all devices, anytime, anywhere.
22:06 Christopher White Smart Content for TV lets you share videos, pictures, etc, to personal devices.
22:06 Christopher White Also will have educational content for kids.
22:07 Christopher White The TV must be smart enough to adapt to the future.
22:08 Christopher White Samsung TVs will get smarter every year, without having to buy a new TV. You will NEVER be left behind... Interesting.
22:09 Christopher White Video montage showing the evolution of TV from black and white to color to HD to DVRs to 3d (of course).
22:09 Christopher White Showing gesture controls and voice controls.
22:09 Christopher White Microsoft was really ahead of the curve with Kinect; everyone's doing it now.
22:10 Christopher White From the promo video, it appears you can add a box to your existing TV to make it "smart.
22:10 Christopher White President of Samsung US, Tim Baxter.
22:10 Christopher White "Pushing Boundaries" is the theme. Breaking down the walls between discrete devices.
22:10 Christopher White "Pushing BouContent, service, connectivity.ndaries" is the theme. Breaking down the walls between discrete devices.
22:11 Christopher White Connectivity to the cloud - been awhile since we heard that buzz word.
22:11 Christopher White Samsung released first Smart TV in 2008 - has it really been that long? Wow.
22:12 Christopher White The CES 2012 Award - the ES8000 LED
22:12 Christopher White Displaying it here - picture looks great.
22:13 Christopher White Dual core processor in the TV, alowing multitasking.
22:13 Christopher White Assume you're watching Netflix but want to watch hockey highlights - you can flip to the highlights, then flip back t oNetflix, all without having to reload the apps.
22:13 Christopher White Smart Hub - one screen for your apps and content with a better UI.
22:13 Christopher White And all in HD (about time)
22:14 Christopher White ES8000 has slim bezel - and a new "u-shaped stand"
22:14 Christopher White Available up to 75"
22:14 Christopher White Samsung putting an integrated camera into the high end sets, giving video conferencing and other features.
22:15 Christopher White Just like in IT we're experiencing "converged infrastructure," homes are converging all of hte screens to make it not matter what you do when.
22:16 Christopher White Have gone from 500 to 25,000 companies developing apps for the platform in the past couple of years.
22:16 Christopher White 20 millions downloads expected by the end of hte month
22:16 Christopher White "multiscreen strategy"
22:16 Christopher White Media Hub - on-demand movies and TV shows available on phones and tabs.Media Hub will be on the TV very soon.
22:17 Christopher White Media Hub - on-demand movies and TV shows available on phones and tabs.
22:17 Christopher White Buy your content on one device, view on all.
22:17 Christopher White MGo app from Technicolor.
22:17 Christopher White Watch a movie on the TV, get related games and deleted scenes on your phone.
22:18 Christopher White More than 12 million 3D TVs sold.
22:18 Christopher White People who have 3d in their home are using it and love it (supposedly)
22:18 Christopher White But they realize that there's a lack of content.
22:18 Christopher White they're working on creating content that can be streamed to the TV.
22:19 Christopher White Partnerint with NBCUniversal to make Battlestar Gallactica available via Media Hub (supposedly in 3d)
22:19 Christopher White Angry Birds took over the show.
22:19 Christopher White It will (of course) be available as an app.
22:20 Christopher White Angry Birds animated shorts will be available via the Samsung Hub as well - via 2010, 2011, and 2012 Smart TVs - and it's free.
22:21 Christopher White Angry Birds will soon take over the world....
22:21 Christopher White Next up - Joe Stinziano, SVP of Samsung Electronics America
22:22 Christopher White The winner of the "multiple screen" challenge - party shots, a virtual photo booth.
22:22 Christopher White Take a picture on your smart phone, display on the TV immediately.
22:22 Christopher White The developers won $100k!
22:23 Christopher White The programs will be demoed at the Samsung booth this week - Neowin will take a look.
22:23 Christopher White Will present "Signature Services" -
22:23 Christopher White is "Family Story"
22:24 Christopher White Upload photos, videos, memos from mobile devices to the TV. In the future will have voice chat.
22:24 Christopher White ill also have "fitness" to track your weight and excercise on the phone and see results on the TV.
22:24 Christopher White Kids channel lets kids play games and lets parents track what they're doing.
22:25 Christopher White Smart Interaction - connect the Samsung Smart TV using voice, gesture, and face.
22:25 Christopher White All of this is worthless until cable/sat receives know how to use it though. :/
22:25 Christopher White Microsoft really was ahead of the game with Kinect though (second time I said that )
22:26 Christopher White Face tracking knows who you are, so you only see your own profile/apps (just like Kinect again )
22:27 Christopher White Giving future proof TVs, called "Smart Evolution"
22:27 Christopher White A slot in the back of the TV allows you to insert a card into the slot to add features.
22:27 Christopher White Since Samsung is the only one who makes their own chips, they are the only ones who can do this; expect it late this year or early 2013.
22:28 Christopher White A big unveil now!
22:28 Christopher White The ultimate TV super OLED
22:28 Christopher White 55" Super OLED TV!
22:28 Christopher White A 2012 CES innovation award winer.
22:29 Christopher White Coming later this year.
22:29 Christopher White Why is it Super OLED?
22:29 Christopher White It eliminates the need for a color filter.
22:29 Christopher White Each pixel emits its own light.
22:29 Christopher White Ultra fast motion virtually eliminates blur in all scenes.
22:30 Christopher White Looks amazing.
22:30 Christopher White in camera and mic, fast dual core proc, and is 3D as well.
22:30 Christopher White It's in the Samsung booth - another reason to check it out!
22:31 Christopher White Cameras - more than just taking pictures now, it's all about sharing.
22:32 Christopher White "Allshare" uses the cloud, so that it's available anywhere.
22:33 Christopher White Take a picture, see it on the TV in your house or at Grandpa's house.
22:33 Christopher White Smart Camera and camcorders
22:33 Christopher White SH100, 4th gen wireless camera, released last year.
22:34 Christopher White Now they're delivering a full line of cameras/camcorders - 4 new cameras, 1 camcorder.
22:35 Christopher White Use remote viewfinder app on your phone to control the camera.
22:35 Christopher White No more wireless sync cables. Nice.
22:35 Christopher White Autobackup automatically uploads all of your pictures to your PC wirelessly so that you don't worry about losing the card.
22:36 Christopher White And of course, email, Facebook, twitter directly from the camera.
22:36 Christopher White Next up - appliances.
22:36 Christopher White Last year it was a Smart refrigerator, this year a Smart Washing Machine.
22:36 Christopher White l your washer from anywhere or get an alert whenever the washer finishes.
22:37 Christopher White Kevin Packingham, SVP of Samsung Telecommunications America
22:37 Christopher White Anytime, anywhere.
22:37 Christopher White Samsung Galaxy Note announced.
22:38 Christopher White version of the Note with AT&T
22:38 Christopher White Delivery in 2012.
22:38 Christopher White The Galaxy Note has a 5.3" HD screen
22:38 Christopher White It also boasts a stylus.
22:39 Christopher White (called S Pen)
22:39 Christopher White Sorry, it's "not just a stylus"
22:39 Christopher White 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.
22:39 Christopher White Depending on how hard or soft you press the pen, you can make thin or thick lines.
22:40 Christopher White It will be interesting to see if people want to use the pen -- it's like a high tech Palm III.
22:40 Christopher White Also includes VPN, encryption, etc, for corporate use.
22:41 Christopher White Next Galaxy tab - Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE
22:41 Christopher White Running on Verizon's 4G network.
22:41 Christopher White Super Amoled screen.
22:41 Christopher White Integrated IR as well, use as a remote control.
22:41 Christopher White (for those without smart TVs, apparently)
22:42 Christopher White Todd Bouman, VP of Samsung Electronics America.
22:42 Christopher White Samsung Seeries 9 Notebook.
22:42 Christopher White Debuted last year and everyone loved it.
22:42 Christopher White The update is better:
22:44 Christopher White The second gen Series 9 is as thin as the original tablets, even when fully closed.
22:44 Christopher White Weighs 2.5 pounds and is 0.5" thick.
22:44 Christopher White Single shell aluminum body that prevents fingerprints.
22:45 Christopher White Backlit keyboard.
22:45 Christopher White Boots up in 9.8 seconds and from wait in 1.4 seconds.
22:45 Christopher White 10 hours on a single charge.
22:45 Christopher White 15" screen as well.
22:46 Christopher White 15" screen in a 14" body.
22:46 Christopher White Two new ultrabooks -- 14" ultrabook with DVD drive and a host of ports.
22:46 Christopher White Next up - displays.
22:46 Christopher White Monitor Series 9.
22:47 Christopher White Built in calibration.
22:47 Christopher White Technitions even tune every screen before shipping.
22:48 Christopher White All connections on the monitor are in the base.
22:49 Christopher White And this concludes the press conference.
22:49 Christopher White We will provide more updates after visiting the Samsung booth later this week.
22:49 Christopher White And check back later for pictures from the event!
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