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Awwwwwww! Who doesn’t love toothy smiles from the babies? And it makes sense that this child’s smile would be so bright, his parents have some sparkling pearly whites themselves that they often show off at events or in magazines (and on Instagram of course). Little man’s father is one of the biggest names in basketball, and currently, his NBA team is smooth sailing with a 17 game winning streak. If they can keep it up, this player could be taking home another ring in the near future. His dad has been an NBA MVP, an NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA Finals MVP, and when he’s not killing on the court, he’s making some killer shoes for his fans and up-and-coming ballers and proving his naysayers and haters wrong (and there were a bunch of them for a while there).
As for his lady, his high school sweetheart, she’s a doting mom and fashionista who used to dabble in modeling and is now full-time support to her man. The two are set to be wed later this year in the fall, and we’re glad because they’re too cute for school as a couple. Gotta love black love! So whose cute kid is this? You’ve probably guessed already…
A couple of days ago, Samsung sent invites to a big unveiling for the next generation of Galaxy phones, taking place in New York City. Now the invite has gone out to everyone else.
If you’re in the New York City area — or, more specifically, in Times Square at 7pm — you can watch the unveiling with a ton of others, livestreamed on the plaza’s famous digital screens. The live event will be taking place a few blocks away at Radio City Music Hall.
Meanwhile, Samsung has already unveiled the Samsung Wallet, a direct competitor, if not very much like, the Apple Passbook.
Now Android owners now have a digital wallet to call their own that will hold their membership cards, tickets, and other information. According to Mashable, partners like Hotels.com, Expedia, and Walgreen’s have already signed on to make their info available to the service.
The Wallet is being compared to the Apple Passbook service (“ripped off” is the way Wired describes the Samsung app). But Samsung has high hopes and, on March 7, is opening up the app to developers to get in on it. You still can’t tap your phone to actually make purchases, but that and other changes could be coming.
Wallet was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, which is taking place through today in Barcelona. The Guardian has a few pictures.
Samsung has confirmed that they will be unveiling a new Android – the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S IVa — in New York City on March 14. According to ABC News, the company told a Korean news outlet that they would be presenting their new gadget, and invites went out to the press today.
“The new phone is expected to have a higher-resolution screen, an improved camera and a quad-core processor. It is also expected that Samsung will focus on new software features that will set it apart from the other Android phones and the Apple iPhone,” ABC reports.
The company says it has sold 40 million phones since introducing the Galaxy S 3 last year. The question then is whether mobile users will be ready for a new phone at this point. Apple has notably gotten a lot of criticism for releasing new iterations of their devices soon after launching a previous version. (We’ll have more on that in a bit.) The Galaxy Note 8.0 was introduced this past week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Mobile competition is hot right now, with BlackBerry recently unveiling new phones that will be sold in the US next month.(The forecast isn’t good.) We took a quick look and it doesn’t appear that anything Apple is on the horizon anytime soon. But we’re sure there’s a rumor somewhere. And honestly, you kind of never know when Apple will just bust out with something. Just recently, a big supply of iPad Minis became available to the buying public, so that might be the focus right now.
Samsung tweeted about the event, posting the image at right. The LA Times says you can live stream the event (taking place at 4pm PDT) on the Samsung YouTube page. Will you be tuning in?
If you’ve tried to buy an iPad Mini in the past few months, you know the wait can be long. Well, actually only a few days. But you know. When you want your new gadget, you want it now!
According to Mashable, the Apple site is now showing that iPad Minis in all colors, with WiFi and with cellular, are now ready to ship for anyone interested.
The tablet starts at $329 and can go up to $659 before you add your cover and other extras.
There’s been lots of talk lately about Apple losing its luster after a 34 percent drop in its stock price and the announcement today that the company has been replaced by the once-reviled insurance company AIG as the top choice for hedge funds. There’s also been a surge in sales of Samsung smartphones, putting the dominant Apple devices on the defensive. London’s The Daily Mail notes that there’s been a spike in sales of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, with both phones outselling the Samsung in the fourth quarter of last year.
“With the Galaxy due for an update, it perhaps does not seem surprising that the latest Apple device outsold it, but what did surprise observers was that the older 4S model also outsold the more highly specced Samsung phone,” the newspaper reports.
With more iPad Minis available, we could also see an increase in sales of these tablets, which have been facing stiff competition from the more modestly priced Amazon Kindle.
Are you in the market for a new device? Which one are you thinking of getting?
When it comes to smartphones, BlackBerries are the favorite among African-American consumers. But now South Korean electronics giant Samsung is hoping to change that.
The company, whose commercials usually one-up Apple’s iPhone, has a new commercial titled “Family Photo” that features a mostly African-American family. In the lighthearted commercial, the multicultural family is taking a holiday portrait with the new Samsung’s Galaxy Note II. “The commercial highlights the Galaxy Note II’s newest feature, called ‘best shot,’ which allows users to save individual shots of a group, then combine them into one photo at the end,” writes The Grio.
This commercial is a follow up to an earlier effort by Samsung to target the African-American buyer. According to The Grio, ads in November showcased LeBron James, who was featured in a series of Galaxy Note II commercials in November. In these commercial. LeBron uses his Galaxy Note II to give viewers a tour of his day-to-day activities, from breakfast in his swank Miami home to a haircut at the local black barber shop to a Miami Heat’s game.
It’s no wonder Samsung wants to capture the African American smartphone user. A 2012 Nielsen Mobile Insights report found that consumers of color are far more likely than whites to use smartphones. More than fifty percent of all African-American mobile users have smartphones. And, 2011 data from the “State of the African-American Consumer” found “that African-American adults owned smartphones at a 22 percent higher rate than the overall population,” says The Grio.
The issue usually is whether the ad is a true representation of African Americans and the lives we lead. So what do you think of this ad?
(LA Times) — Samsung and Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and offered a preview of the Android 4.0 operating system, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, on Tuesday night (Pacific time) in Hong Kong. The Galaxy Nexus — which will hit stores this November in Asia, Europe and the U.S. — will be the first device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, an operating system that will eventually make its way to tablets too.
The look and specs of the Galaxy Nexus, which had been rumored for months under the name Nexus Prime, are slick and mostly meet the standard of higher-end smartphones today.