Samsung, Nokia Smartphones, Apps & More Make a Splash

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

YBLTV spoke with Verizon Wireless Specialist for Corporate Communications, Albert Aydin at this year’s International CES. An expert on smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots and all cool things you can do using 4G LTE, Aydin first showed us the Samsung Galaxy Note II.  Available since late last year with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, “It’s perfect for the consumer who wants both a smartphone and a tablet but doesn’t want both devices,” Aydin pointed out. Jotting down notes is a cinch with its built-in S-Pen.

The Note II gives users the ability to run two apps simultaneously by dividing the screen in the Multi Window view. We liked the Popup Note feature that lets you quickly write and save notes during a phone call instead of looking for a pen and paper!

Productivity tools like the Polaris Office app make it possible for professionals to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Keeping those documents secure is important, and that’s where enterprise mobility solutions come in. As a SAFE (Samsung For Enterprise) device, users receive security features like on device encryption, advanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync functionality and support for industry-leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) and VPN solutions to protect the data and communications handled by the device.

Additional features:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM
  • 8-megapixel camera and 1.9-megapixel front facing-camera
  • AllShare Play – stream multimedia content from the Note II to a compatible Samsung Smart TV® or home audio system when connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • S Beam – share pictures, videos, documents and more by simply touching two Note II devices’ backs together

Available online and in stores for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. Click here for more information on the Galaxy Note II.

Samsung ATIV Odyssey

Samsung ATIV Odyssey

Samsung ATIV Odyssey

Next on our list was the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. A Windows Phone 8 device, the Odyssey gives you resizeable squares or Live Tiles – enabling the user to easily customize this smartphone. The ATIV Odyssey also includes new apps to further personalize the user’s mobile experience. We liked the Now app – up to date on important information all in one app – with easy access to weather, news, stocks and more. The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is now available online and in stores for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year customer agreement. Click here for more information on the Samsung ATIV Odyssey.

Nokia Lumia 822

Nokia Lumia 822

Nokia Lumia 822

Designed specifically for the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, the Nokia Lumia 822  is the latest offering from Nokia featuring the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and includes Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia City Lens. The Lumia features a bright 4.3-inch display with ClearBlack technology, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 16 gigabytes of memory and a MicroSD slot for up to 32 gigabytes of added storage – plus a removable 1800mAH battery.

Thanks to the optional Nokia Wireless Charging Shell, the Nokia Lumia 822 features wireless charging. It works seamlessly with accessories such as the Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-900, the Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy and the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker. Accessories will be available within coming weeks. Its 8-megapixel shooter features advanced Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. A front facing camera with 720p HD resolution and two microphones for superior audio recording, we gotta admit the Nokia Lumia 822 looked very sleek in RED. Click here to read more about the Nokia Lumia 822, its availability and Nokia Music.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Last on our list is the world’s first 4G LTE Camera – the Samsung Galaxy Camera featuring a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD touch screen. A wonderful, seamless, breathtaking interface – I was absolutely speechless… With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, high performance photography, and Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the Galaxy Camera allows users to shoot, edit and share high quality images and video. Connecting to any of our social media networks, users can easily shoot and upload pictures and videos – wherever they go as things happen – no more waiting to go home and upload from our computers – way TOO cool! Android Jelly Bean may be the best part about the Galaxy Camera letting users have full access to Android apps from Google Play.

This is all combined with other high quality features such as a 16-megapixel lens, 21x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization for clearer pictures even while moving.

Be sure to visit Verizon Wireless for more information and specs on the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

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