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Samsung sees big bucks for smartphones and OLEDs

Electronics giant Samsung believes the smartphone market will increase from 170 million units in 2009 up to 500 million units over the next three years. To meet growing demand for the smartphone market, Samsung plans to release a number of new products throughout 2009 and 2010.

“This year alone, Samsung plans to roll out eight handsets in the first half and another 12 to 15 handsets in the second half,” according to Ryu Jae-hyn, Samsung director of mobile marketing.

Samsung, one of the most popular mobile handset manufacturers, was originally expected to create around 10 to 20 smartphones throughout 2009, several research firms predicted.  

It should be interesting to see how Research In Motion (RIM), well known for its smartphones, will handle increased pressure from Apple, Samsung, and other companies who begin to develop more smartphones.

As phone providers continue to try and get consumers to sign up for data packages, the more dynamic smartphones will continue to be a popular purchase for subscribers.  Services such as Twitter, Mobile Facebook, MySpace, and other popular online destinations ported to mobile devices help drive smartphone market.

“Smart phones will make up 29 percent of the industry by 2012, compared with 14 percent in 2009,” a Samsung press statement said.

In addition to smartphones, the South Korean electronics giant believes organic light-emitting diode (OLED) adoption will explode, and will be used by 50 percent of all small digital devices by 2013.  OLED technology is a promising technology – it remains expensive, but prices are dropping – and will be widely used by mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other digital media players.

Specifically, 30 percent of game devices and 20 percent of digital cameras could make use of OLED screen technology by 2013.

Samsung is the No. 1 OLED manufacturer in the world.



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By bbomb on 4/21/2009 4:57:06 PM , Rating: 2
..they would offer updated software to the smartphones they release. They completely ignore user complaints about phone features. Once they release it they abandon it.

I have the Eternity. There is an option in the settings to turn off the soft to loud ringtone volume when a call comes in. Does it actually do anything? No. It rings soft to loud no matter what the current setting is.

When you turn on speakerphone it locks the phone every time. Other apps like Opera Mini cant use the virtual keyboard without using a hack.

Every time you click on something on a web page in a browser you get asked to Allow, Always Ask. Where is the option to Allow, dont ask again? There isn't one.

They have the nice big screen that you can drop their widgets onto. Can you make your own widgets? No. Can you drag and drop other oftenly used app icons on that screen? No, you have to go through the 3 or 4 menu choices each time.

To make the speaker and mic usable you have to hack the phone to change the audio settings. God forbid should people be able to actually hear you speak or you hear them speak on a cellphone. The speakerphone isn't any different from holding the phone up to your ear as its the exact same volume.

If your serious about getting into the smartphone market, at least make a half assed attempt at it.




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