Samsung Encouraging Consumers To Take Up Smart TVs By Giving Free 3G Dongles
Samsung has teamed up with Safaricom to give every buyer of a Samsung Smart TV a free Safaricom 3G dongle. The move by Samsung is aimed at increasing the number of electronic consumers using the Smart TV’s internet support features like Skype and YouTube among others.
The Smart TV feature on Samsung TVs allows consumers to not only enjoy internet content but also download apps while still maintaining the ordinary TV programs viewership in crisp and clear quality.
Samsung is expected to unveil a new Smart TV during this year’s consumer electronics showcase; IFA to be held in Berlin. The new Smart feature on Samsung TV is anticipated to include games like Need for Speed Most Wanted, Golf Star, Real Football 2014 and other services such as Skype.
The apps to-be-released soon will be available on the Smart TV Games Panel, giving users an enriched and interactive entertainment experience. The Games Panel will be controlled by a number of devices, including the dedicated Samsung Gamepad – Smart Control and a number of selected Samsung Galaxy devices.
Boo-Keun Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, will deliver the keynote speech stating the company’s vision for the “Home of the Future” in an address speech titled “Bringing Your Future Home.”
Yoon will address Samsung’s commitments to the human-based innovation and deliberate on how consumers’ expectations for their homes are changing with regards to the entry of smart technology into their homes.
“At Samsung, the television is more than just a screen – it is a window to the world, providing new experiences, new discoveries and new possibilities. Samsung customers will be able to enjoy even more entertaining and easy-to-use content on the Samsung Smart TV,” said, Won Jin Lee, the Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
In a move that can be described as a fusion of technology, fashion and design, Samsung has partnered with French digital artist, Miguel Chevalier. To make the “Origin of the Curve,”; which is a digital art installation that will be showcased at the Samsung booth during the IFA 2014 this September 5th to 10th.
The “Origin of the Curve” will be made of a series of overlapping arches and a number of Samsung Curved TVs all showing virtual-reality artwork that change in a choreographed movement unison to generative music composed by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. They also feature infrared sensors that serve to amplify the multi-sensory and immersive experience, allowing the attendees at the IFA 2014 to interact with the “Origin of the Curve” through creating visual fluctuations patterns on the curved TV screen in intricate colours.
IFA is the biggest showcase of the latest market entry of phones, tablets, consumer electronics and wearable technology, held annually in Europe. It brings together manufacturers and stakeholder from all over the world.