Enterprise Mobility: Samsung Shows Off Latest Monitors, SSDs, Optical Drives

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-03-29 Print this article Print
3D Pops Out of the Frame

3D Pops Out of the Frame

Samsung showed off some of its new 3D monitors—an experience the viewer can have without needing to use those sometimes unwieldy red-and-blue glasses. However, the technology is still a ways away— years, most likely—from mainstream adoption.
Korea-based Samsung is one of the few IT-related companies that makes most of its own hardware—including the processors—as well as developing software for consumer and enterprise devices. On March 23, Samsung invited a large group of analysts and media to its San Jose, Calif., U.S. headquarters to spend a few hours checking out what's coming next in the company's many product lines. This eWEEK slide show spotlights some of the company's new ultra-thin monitors, new solid-state drives and other product displayed at the event. In another important business sector, Samsung announced that it is getting more traction with its online application store. On March 24, the company announced that its Apps TV and mobile application store has already delivered 100 million downloads since the launch of the service in June 2010. The store currently offers more than 13,000 applications for Samsung's hardware. Samsung Apps are currently available in 120 countries. France, Germany and Spain account for 40 percent of all applications developed for Samsung's store. The first device to support Samsung Apps was Samsung's Wave smartphone, which was released last summer.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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