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It is official; the US Department of Defense (DoD) has given its approval for the latest Samsung Galaxy S4, making it the company’s very first device to acquire US governmental certification. This ratification also covers Samsung’s Knox security system which facilitates the device to be used as part of a new policy for US government staff, as reported by Korea’s Yonhap News.
This approval is in consonance with a DoD declaration dated from February that will commence its communications networks to Smartphone and tablets from both Apple and Google by February 2014.
Samsung’s endorsement comes merely a day after BlackBerry announced that DoD had approved its latest line of BlackBerry 10 devices as well as its existing line of PlayBook tablets for use. This news served as a thrust for the struggling Canadian device manufacturer, however, it will have to cope with sharing its position in the government with Samsung and Apple; a DoD spokesperson stated the latter’s iPhone and iPad devices ought to receive approval this month.
It was reported earlier that the White House is keen to switch from its armada of BlackBerry Smartphones for a more pliable alternative that allows its employees to choose from Samsung’s Galaxy range, or Apple’s iPhone and iPad products. The fact that Samsung is now certified for use with the Department of Defence is a clear demonstration that the growth of the Korean company and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend has alerted the BlackBerry-Only mentality in the US government.
Samsung is increasing its focus on business and enterprise users – having launched a new global marketing campaign just this week, and it would undoubtedly serve as a major symbolic win if the company were able to make a blister in BlackBerry’s position with the US.
The much anticipated Galaxy S4 was unveiled at a media event in New York back in March. The device was available to customers in 60 countries late last month.
The device is a sequel to the Galaxy S3, which surpassed 40 million channel sales in January of this year. The milestone was in the nick of time; putting Samsung’s Galaxy S series past 100 million channel sales. Yet, this time around, the company is having even bigger hope from the flagship phone, and with the break into the US government, it seems it is on the right track.
It’s official; Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Win today, their latest Android handset featuring a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 4.7-inch display.
At first glance one might think it’s simply a copy of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and you’re not entirely mistaken; the win is just more of a mid-range device, sporting a WVGA touchscreen, 5 megapixel rear camera and a Li-ion 2,000 mAH battery.
The release was finally confirmed by Samsung China due to the multiple leaks that have preceded the official confirmation.
The handset is integrated with 8GB of internal memory, however, this will diverge depending on the market. The device also comes with 1GB of RAM and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 32 GB.
Consumers will be able to enjoy dual-SIM support with the new Samsung Galaxy Win, as well as the ability to shoot video at a commodious 720p (15 frames per second). The playback content will be available at the same resolution; however it will be elevated up to 30 frames per second.
There is an additional VGA camera on the front, but Samsung has not declared the resolution for this one just yet.
The new handset runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but has Samsung’s TouchWiz skin stapled over the top with the accustomed banquet of OEM-specific apps and features such as “Easy Mode”, “Smart Alert” and “Motion UX”.
It will be available in two colors; Ceramic White and Titan Grey. Samsung is elucidating this as “an intuitive new smartphone designed to balance the needs of the on-the-go user with massive processing power.” While we do agree that the quad-core processor is indeed quite ample, but the specs fall behind the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4.
When it comes to the price, Samsung has not yet unveiled it but as soon as it does we’ll let you know.
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Living in this fast paced world may be quite a hassle without the “right” smartphone to help guide you through your day.
Apple has been at the forefront for quite sometime now, even though Samsung seems to be catching up with its Galaxy S2 and rumoured Galaxy S3 to be released on May 3rd. However, we must not neglect Nokia’s well deserved efforts for a come back and trying to keep “ connecting people” with their Lumia 900. They’re even trying to win over the fellow gentlemen with their new ad that promises to win over the ladies in a similar way the Iphone used to do. Even though a brand new mobile gadget may send an aura of elegance and sophistication, we might not agree it will attract the right kind of females.
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