The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock is showing as back in stock over at Samsung’s official store for $99, but you can have it for much less with a coupon code. If you are interested in one, then feel free to try the few different codes below that will get you 50% off and help you walk away with a dock that features two full USB ports, HDMI out, audio out, and a microUSB port on the cheap. (more…)
Amazon appears to have dropped the price of the grey version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon to $149 for new lines and $189 for upgrades. Still priced at $299 on-contract from Big Red directly, this may be the best deal you will find on the internet.
The white version can be had for $199 for both new lines and upgrades.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our review of the Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has become known for having the S-Pen everywhere it goes. Samsung and developers alike have made apps specifically for the S-Pen, but Samsung wants to make the writing experience a little bit better. Today, the popular pen tablet maker, Wacom, has announced that Samsung has laid out $58.9 million for a 5% share in the company.
Wacom owns an enormous 85% of the pen tablet market worldwide, so if anyone knows styli, it’s Wacom. This money will go towards a better relationship between Wacom and Samsung and “product development to be supplied to Samsung Electronics.” Samsung’s S-Pen is already pretty useful, so it looks like they’re going to make it even better with this new deal.
Samsung released the teaser for their Super Bowl commercial this morning, a spot that stars Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen attempting to dance around using the words “Super Bowl” together. When the final 2-minute spot appears later this week and on Sunday, it will feature the “next big thing,” which means the entire current suite of Galaxy products (Note 2, S3 and Note 10.1). There will also be an extended cut at some point with “never-before-seen” footage.
You know a company is doing well when it can put out a teaser for a 2-minute Super Bowl ad that features two of comedy’s stars.
In case you weren’t paying attention, we thought we should point out that Blackberry tried to reinvent itself this morning in more ways than one. First, they are actually called Blackberry now, rather than RIM. That’s right, it’s a global name change that goes into effect immediately. Second, they announced Blackberry 10 (their newest OS) and two devices – the Blackberry Z10 and some random QWERTY thing that no one will want (it may be called the Q10).
The Z10, however, is their flagship and one that is aiming directly at Android and iOS. And since this device has a full touchscreen, is nothing like the failure that was the Storm, and might make some of you peek out the corner of your eye to see what it can do, we thought a spec battle was in store. If that seems weird, it’s not – we do this with all the big competitors.
We’ve covered a lot of tempered glass screen protectors over the last year. With displays growing in size by the month, protection has become more important than ever. Since tempered glass is the most popular solution at the moment because it offers the greatest level of strength, it only makes sense that we continue our coverage with the newest protector for one of the biggest displays in the business. Here is a quick look at the Voyager 2 screen protector from XGEAR for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. (more…)
With all of the happy news floating around that developers unlocked the re-locked bootloader on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2, we thought we should point out that nightlies for CyanogenMod 10.1 are now up! According to the forum that is posting info on the ROM’s, it seems there are a few bugs (non-working GPS, “flaky” NFC), but that’s what you get when you flash new nightlies. I don’t have to explain what all CM brings to your device, right? To sum it up, it’s vanilla Android with many enhancements on top. (more…)
When Verizon released a surprise update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that was listed as nothing more than a “security patch,” we knew it meant only one thing – they had locked the bootloader again. Since then, users who updated early have been waiting patiently for some of the Samsung devs to work a little magic. That time has now come. (more…)