CES 2012 Samsung Press Conference - Completed

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