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Samsung Introduces LOVEFiLM streaming to all Blu-ray players

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Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, today announces the launch of the new LOVEFiLM application to all Samsung Blu-ray players.

The App, once activated with a LOVEFiLM subscription of £5.99 or above, will allow users to stream thousands of movies on their Blu-ray player via Samsung’s [email protected] service. The huge choice of films available ranges from Hollywood blockbusters, to the latest Cannes Film Festival nominees and even critically acclaimed documentaries.

The news comes as Samsung Blu-ray players command the European market with outstanding technology and design. According to market research firm GfK, the Blu-ray player products of Samsung Electronics took a European market share of 25% in terms of sales and 24% in terms of units sold for the January-September period in Europe – topping the European market.

Andy Griffiths, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung UK comments, “Adding the LOVEFiLM streaming service to all Samsung Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Home Theatre Systems is great news for us at Samsung as we’re dedicated to providing our customers with relevant and exciting content, all from the comfort of their own home.”

“The [email protected] service offers viewers a gateway to access great content in an exciting new way, unlocking the full potential of our connected devices. Services like LOVEFiLM will offer our customers more variety, choice and entertainment from our innovative products.”

Samsung customers can expect the arrival of even more exciting new Apps throughout 2011 following the UK’s first ever Application Developer Day where developers were encouraged to create their own App to populate in the World’s first TV App Store with rich, relevant content.

 

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BlackBerry is the number one Smartphone brand in the UK!

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According to market research experts GfK, BlackBerry was the UK’s number one Smartphone Brand in 2010. To be honest I am not really surprised. Although Android and iOS are still growing I see more and more youngsters carrying a BlackBerry these days. And you cant really blame them. With a BlackBerry data plan only costing £5 per month and devices coming in at under £150 it is perfect for them as well as us older business users.

Here are the facts provided to us direct from RIM:

  • BlackBerry had the top-selling smartphone handset in the market in December 2010. GfK estimate half a million Blackberry devices were sold during the busy Christmas month
  • BlackBerry was the UK’s #1 smartphone brand in 2010
  • BlackBerry captured a record high of 36% share of the smartphone market in December 2010
  • BlackBerry was the #1 pre-pay smartphone brand in December 2010 with 51.1% market share
  • BlackBerry was the #1 brand for contract/sim free in December 2010 with 23.3% market share
  • BlackBerry accounted for over 14.9% of the total mobile handset market in December 2010

More details after the break:

 

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