The Chilean Miners survival story was an inspiring one. Being stuck underground for about 69 days has been hell for the 33 men. As their life supplies were supplied through tiny bole holes, a tiny gadget had created a difference during the ordeal. That device was the Samsung Galaxy Beam!
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is an Android device that comes with integrated pico-projector which project images up to 50 inches wide. Not bad for a make shift theater underground. According to the report, the Beam delivered to the miners contained words of encouragement from Chile’s mining minister and other form of entertainment such as movies and football matches. Keeping them entertained wasn’t a problem thanks to the Beam’s 16GB of storage with expandable microSD slot up to 32GB.
A Samsung spokesman has expressed that they are proud to play a part in this miracle rescue mission.
UPDATE: Maxis made a mistake with the pricing, the Nokia N8 is offered from RM999, not RM899 as advertised.
With the coming Deepavali Festival, Maxis is lighting it up with a special giveaway for handset bundling. They are giving out FREE NX1 Spore Speakers with purchase of Nokia N8, BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Wildfire, Samsung Galaxy S and Motorola Backflip.
Prices of handsets remain unchanged over 24 months contract except for Nokia N8 which is now on offer for
RM899RM999. That’s additional RM100 off from the normal 24 months contract pricing. This offer ends 7th November 2010.
For more details, check out the Deepavali offer page.
Engadget has a picture of a new Android device from LG that supports LTE. It is believed to be slated for middle of next year as part of Verizon’s LTE roll out in the states.
From the picture, the high end device comes with a HD camera, either HD 720p or 1080p and it also comes with a front facing camera. At the back, there’s couple of logos which reported to be WiFi and DLNA.
Since we are talking about LTE, ITU has ruled out the current WiMAX and LTE as 4G. Only the upcoming WiMAX2 and LTE Advanced are considered true 4G. Looks like our ’4G’ players are not backing down from their 4G claim anytime soon. One of the CEOs now diverts attention to ‘customers’.
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