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Samsung Experience Event: Live Coverage
Hey, you're right on time, as we're about to see Samsung unveil its latest offerings for the U.S.! This is our live-blog, dedicated to Samsung's Experience event, taking place today in NYC.

Of course, most of us expect the new devices to be the U.S. versions of the Samsung GALAXY S II. Most probably, we'll be treated to three phones in the form of the AT&T Attain, Sprint Within and T-Mobile Hercules, now that the Verizon Function is officially out of the game. But who knows, Samsung might even surprise us with a totally new product for Big Red! Here's for hoping!

The event is scheduled to start at 6:00PM ET | 5PM CT | 3PM PT. You can follow our live updates here, as well as through our Twitter account!

Live event tracker

17:51We're gonna go play with the new toys! Thank you for keeping up with us. And expect our hands-on very soon with all the devices.
17:51It looks like we'll be doing our hands-on stuff with all the devices. However, they didn't go into detail.
17:50It looks like he's doing his closing remarks....quick event!
17:50http://t.co/DFax2Zk
17:50Kim Tidus is back on
17:49It outputs videos in 480i quality....DVD quality.
17:49Gavin Kim is demoing Media Hub's functionality with HDMI out.
17:48Also, we get a new conversational view with Social Hub.
17:48Of course, it looks like there is a bit more functionality with Facebook.
17:48http://t.co/k0mhEFg
17:48You get acces to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and MySpace....all in the same place. Plus, you can place comments directly within the hub.
17:47Now demoing social hub
17:46Live panels are also on board...just like what we see on thr Galaxy Tab 10.1
17:45When you click a folder, you get a small window that displays all of the associated apps.
17:45http://t.co/hO6XXbY
17:45Application experience is also changed by giving us access to creating folders within the app panel.
17:44Nothing really new to tell you the truth, but more subtle.
17:44http://t.co/LZjV3wf
17:44It has a cleaner look and retains some of the fundamental widgets of the interface.
17:43Gavin Kim is demoing the new TouchWiz interface.
17:42http://t.co/lUoQ0XR
17:42Samsung Kies Air, you get to control, manage, and edit content stored on your device through an internet enabled device.
17:42Voice control engine is brought to us by Vlingo
17:41http://t.co/RslTMLQ
17:41Smart Adapter to any HD TV with HDMI functionality. DVD quality content with Media Hub.
17:40Samsung Media Hub is a premium service that will be available. Acquire on all devices. Store rights in the cloud, And access content anywher
17:40http://t.co/E2M4zv6
17:39Mobile device management powered by Sybase
17:39http://t.co/He1fG2f
17:39First SSL VPN support on Android
17:39Samsung on-device encryption. It's hardware-based.
17:38Exchange ActiveSync is support. Explanded policy support. Improved UI for Calendar.
17:38Gavin Kim is now on stage talking more about the handsets. Going to spend more how it works in our daily lives. First up, work!
17:38http://t.co/ngbpHxC
17:37Every one has at least 10% battery life versus the handsets from last year,
17:36http://t.co/Mehn4RV
17:36Google Talk Video Chat will be supported right from the start to offer instant video chat with various devices.
17:35In addition to HD out support, they pack on video maker to edit videos on the go.
17:35http://t.co/Oq162ap
17:35Talking about how it's the thinnest 4G smartphone with each carrier.
17:34http://t.co/v2LJX5c
17:34Now he's talking about their Super AMOLOED Plus displays.
17:33All handsets are 4G and full 1080p capable.
17:33http://t.co/vYDAbz4
17:33Nick Dicarlo is up on stage. Talking about some of the hardware
17:32They're unveiling the new products first thing!
17:31Samsung is announcing new leadership...CMO Todd Pendleton is being introduced. Brand new position.
17:30We're starting folks! Kim Tidus is up on stage.
17:25announcement just came on saying that the event is going to start in 5 minutes!
17:24http://t.co/xkGkkXO
17:18It's absolutely packed here at the Samsung Experience center in New York City. Galaxy S II fever is on!
17:14http://t.co/yw9zxdo
17:08We are in our seats people, but the presentation should start by 6:30. http://t.co/gW6tKcy
17:01Hey PhoneArena fans, John V here covering Samsung's event in NYC. We're excited to see what's in store. Stay tuned!
16:59Test test


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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:01 1

1. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


.. post specs here :]

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:53 2

17. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


WTF!! No news of a release date or price?? What an entire waste of time!! :(

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:21

37. thatguy (unregistered)


no major electronic device will have a release date because all companies are waiting for comet elenin to safely pass without event... where i work i just got hold of some docs that detail over 44 major devices held (iphone, ps vita.. stuck out to me) that will not be mass produced till sometime late October, and only half production.. one company will has already come up with each excuse it will use on a two month biases. sorta scary if you ask me but... why sell stuff thats just going to be EMP'd or and destroyed i guess it make sense..

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:15 1

25. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Once u guys get these good toys, do a FULL REVIEW, including video audio camera reviews, all 3 lightings, highlight (outdoor), moderatelight (indoor), and lowlight (outdoor night).

Thanks!!11onE

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:01

2. Eddy (unregistered)


Besides the SGSII, I really hope the Samsung I927 will be unveiled as well.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:37

29. Greyson (unregistered)


Oh my god. I totally agree. I want that phone sooo bad!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:51

38. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the nexus prime will probably be unveiled by google, not samsung.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:02 1

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I wonder how this will turn out... Looking forward the event

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:07

4. Mr.MOMENT (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


this better be worth the extra 3 months+ wait. The balls in your court samsung

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:08

5. rocus4094 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


I thought that this was going to me a live feed with video? Who cares to sit hear and watch them type whats happening???

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:10

6. aingveaopinpoiuanbgpvuivpnauei (unregistered)


says 6:30 now on phandroid... finally the ustream started.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:11

7. Cool (unregistered)


Can't wait

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:12

8. rocus4094 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Is this thing like 15 mins behind?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:13

9. samsungrules (unregistered)


i hope they unveiled the nexus prime or droid prime :)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:14

10. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)


"Most probably, we'll be treated to three phones in the form of the AT&T Attain, Sprint Within and T-Mobile Hercules, now that the Verizon Function is officially out of the game. " - Um, the Sprint version is the Epic 4G Touch, it hasn't been the Sprint Within in a while. I doubt the AT&T version will be the Attain, either.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:18

11. Crickets (unregistered)


15 mintues and nothing. AWESOME!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:28

12. Net yet (unregistered)


Test test

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:29 2

13. check it out (unregistered)


see it live here
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/samsung2011

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:34

15. thanksexy (unregistered)


thanks for posting that :)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:01

21. Nonja (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


hah! auto refresh finally kicked in after the event finished.

thanks for posting the ustream link!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:33

14. nonja (unregistered)


Use the twitter feed...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:52

16. DJshae (unregistered)


weak event.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:55

18. wowBORING (unregistered)


that was pretty whack no joke.. what a pointless event ....................

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:58

19. Dreamer (unregistered)


It was pointless because everybody already knew what's in the SGS II... there was hardly anything that could surprise us. But still they had to make some event....

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:59

20. Nonja (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


agreed. they basically told us a bunch of stuff we already know w/o telling us what we want to know: pricing, release date (though I guess that's stuff the carriers will announce on their own).

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:03

22. superlame (unregistered)


wtf. what a lame ass event. and they pushed a day back for this? its not worthy enough to be considered a live event.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:10

23. ecml490 (unregistered)


I'm sure the reason why Verizon chose not to have the GSII is because they don't want to screw up the sales of the iPhone 5, which is bs!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:13 1

24. sg2fan (unregistered)


Sprint will release 9/16 for $200 on contract

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:44 1

31. Nonja (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


confirmed:http://now.sprint.com/epictouch/?ECID=vanity:epictouch

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:17

26. gofigure (unregistered)


No NFC, 480i out? Fail!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:29

27. PointlessEvent (unregistered)


What a waste of their and our time. No new info on new phones.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:32

28. dakim (unregistered)


all they did was tell us what we already knew..
tell us something we dont know
what do you have up your sleeve for verizon?
price? exact date?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:41

30. ltr (unregistered)


I dont know why everyone is upset, of course there was nothing new about the phones.

Just wait until early 2012.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:51

32. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Did they take a break???? Come on with the show :)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:08 1

33. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


So no mirrored hdmi out huh? Just that Samsung Media Hub thing I suppose? I wont get a phone without the hdmi mirrored feature. I mean how sick is it to be able to go to a friend or family members house with you phone, connect it to their hdmi tv and wifi connection, and then start streaming netflix or diffrent entertainment apps from your phone to their tv? Also with the mirrored experience anything that is being display on your phone is mirrored onto the tv so basically your tv becomes your phones screen. The only down fall is you still need to do everything through your phone. But its still awesome.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 19:47

35. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


They have all those features on the iPhone 4 !!! Yup,yup

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:09

36. theBankRobber (unregistered)


This phone is going to be bad ass. To bad Samsung is super slow with updates, I have seen a video of the infuse 4g still on froyo 2.2 along with the epic 4g. I really wanted this phone, but I would rather have the Photon 4g. Might not have a beast killer GPU but it still has a great tegra 2 GPU which plays all the emus and games I want perfect.

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