Samsung sets event back by one day
The formal launch of the Galaxy S II in the US was set back Friday. Samsung pushed the event back from its original August 29 date to August 30 out of anticipation of problems stemming from the mandatory evacuations and possible damage relating to hurricane Irene. The timing puts it just two days ahead of Samsung's worldwide launch at IFA, in Berlin.
Early Samsung slide shows 3 Galaxy S II variants
A newly leaked promotional image of the three variants of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone has appeared online at PocketNow. One each is visible for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. All three are expected to be unveiled by Samsung at a press event on Monday.
Samsung teases US version of Galaxy S II
Samsung has quietly posted a teaser video (below) for the American version of the Galaxy S II. Removing any doubt that the August 29 event is for the new phone, the clip also briefly shows what one of the new versions will look like. Conspicuously, the iPhone-derived home button is gone in favor of a more conventional Android layout.
New IFA trailer promises Sketches of Your Desire
A second teaser video for Samsung's upcoming Unpacked II event has shown up on the web. The new video hints at what will be revealed at the September 1 event in Berlin with the tagline "Sketches of Your Desire." Many expect the big news to center around a new version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, possibly the 4.5-inch Hercules with 42Mbps 3G or LTE-based 4G.
New Galaxy S II variant to be shown at next IFA
At the upcoming Unpacked event at IFA in Berlin, Samsung may reveal an updated version of its Galaxy S II smartphone, SlashGear learned from a teaser YouTube video that's been since made private. The so-called "light" teaser talks about "something big," which could indicate a larger screen size, perhaps up to 4.5 inches.
Performance matches Galaxy S II
Samsung's unannounced Hercules handset has surfaced in the wild yet again with Telus branding, corroborating earlier rumors pointing to an imminent launch through the Canadian carrier. The images, which were posted on MobileSyrup, also include results from a Quadrant benchmark that show performance levels on-par with leaked tests from the reference Galaxy S II.
HTC Ruby, Samsung Hercules coming October 26?
The upcoming Samsung Hercules and the HTC Ruby Android smartphones will come to T-Mobile on October 26 according to a leaked back to school slide. Spotted by TmoNews, the date may still change, especially since the end of October is late to be classified as a back to school special. The Ruby will sport a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon chip and a 4.3-inch, 540x960 display.
Samsung Hercules shows with T-Mobile label
Questions about Samsung's plans to bring the Galaxy S II to T-Mobile ended Sunday with a leak. The long-rumored Hercules has been seen with T-Mobile's label on the back and a clear "Galaxy S II" marking to match, removing any doubt as to the core features. What TmoNews saw at the front also lines up with the much more rounded look of the phone seen at Telus.
Samsung Hercules spied heading to Telus
The Samsung Hercules may finally have been spotted at the Samsung Secret event held on Thursday in Toronto. The phone appeared to match up with descriptions and looked like a Galaxy S II with the Infuse 4G's larger 4.5-inch screen. The MobileSyrup sighting showed the phone conspicuously using its Yahoo stock ticker widget for Telus in what's a likely clue as to the Android phone's final destination.
Samsung Hercules gets radio approval, launch close
The Samsung T989, thought to be the Samsung Hercules, may have already received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi approval. According to TMO News sources, it appears that the device received its certification on 23 June. If correct, the likely T-Mobile version of the Samsung Infuse 4G is tracking for a possible release in August or September.
T-Mobile roadmap dates remaining 2011 devices
A newly uncovered T-Mobile roadmap has filled in much of T-Mobile's remaining device lineup for 2011. July is expected to be the most important month and would include the BlackBerry Touch (Monza) on July 27 along with the HTC Marvel (Wildfire S) and myTouch 4G Slide (HTC Doubleshot). The recently uncovered Samsung Hercules 42Mbps dual-core phone was tentatively scheduled for September 26 based on This is my next's copy.
Samsung Hercules rumored for T-Mobile
Samsung is reportedly gearing up an ultimate phone for T-Mobile that would build on and go beyond the Infuse 4G. Codenamed the Hercules, according to the leak, the design would have the same 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and even have nearly the same dimensions, but would be much faster. This is my next's sources expected that it would use a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and would be the first phone ever with 42Mbps HSPA+, or twice as fast as the Infuse and T-Mobile's own Galaxy S 4G.
eCafe Slim also outed, only 0.8-inch thick
Hercules has introduced its eCafe EX HD and eCafe Slim HD 10.1-inch smartbooks that deliver long battery life as well as mobility. The pair differs from netbooks in that they run ARM Cortex A8 processors as well as a lightweight customization of the Linux OS. This combination helps the eCafe EX HD to deliver up to 13 hours of battery life and a near-instant boot time from standby of only 4 seconds.
Hercules to ship XPS Diamond USB speakers
Hercules has just introduced its new XPS Diamond 2.0 USB speakers. Aimed at women, the set sports two drivers shaped like their namesake, a diamond. The set connects entirely using a USB cable, and includes a wired remote.
Hercules outs latest digital DJ Console 4-Mx
Electronics maker Hercules has introduced its latest digital DJ console on Friday in the DJ Console 4-Mx. Each of its twin jog wheels sports a touch sensor, while its integrated audio interface easily connects to existing analog gear. Users can control two or four virtual decks. The body is made of steel and aluminum and houses 89 controls in two-deck mode or 150 controls in four-deck mode.
USB speakers include microphone input
Hercules has added two new products to its line of multimedia speakers, the XPS 2.0 35 USB and the XPS 5.1 70 Slim. The XPS 2.0 35 USB is a pair of USB powered 2.0 speakers with a total power output of 2.5/3-watts that offers an integrated headphone jack as well as a microphone input for online chats. The speakers are designed for both laptop and Netbook users, and come with a padded black carrying case. Additionally, the speakers are made to meet RoHS standards and come magnetically shielded to help prevent interference with other electronic devices.
Hercules HD webcam
Webcam, DJ equipment and speaker maker Hercules on Thursday introduced its latest webcam for notebooks, the Dualpix HD720p. As the name suggests, the webcam supports 720p resolution high-definition videos. The camera has a built-in microphone and a mount that can rotate on two axes rotate to reach numerous positions. The wide-angle autofocus lens has a 3x zoom, and automatically detects orientation at start up. Further adjustments during chat sessions can be made using the included software.
DeeJay Trim 4&6
Hercules has announced the DeeJay Trim 4&6, a USB audio interface built for professional DJs who already own a DJ controller. Recently showcased at Musikmesse 2009 in Germany, the audio interface provides users with a way to preview, talk over, and export their mixes. The device features 4 pre-amplified inputs each with a view-meter, a built in 3-port USB 2.0 hub supplied by an external power adapter, and a steel casing to help provide durability during regular daily use. DeeJay Trim 4&6 also comes with two available modes, a 4-input/4-output and a 2-input/6-output.
Hercules DJ Control Steel
Hercules on Tuesday announced the upcoming availability of its DJ Control Steel digital dual mixing deck. The portable deck is powered by a computer's USB port and supports AIFF, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG and audio CD formats. The included Virtual DJ 5 DJC edition software allows direct access to iTunes playlists. The deck has MIDI control capabilities, and two mixing decks with equalizer and volume knobs. A pair of jog wheels has adjustable resistance, and there are 13 rotary switches and six faders with one general volume fader. Of the 46 pushbuttons, five serve to introduce effects while six are kill buttons.