Samsung unveils smaller cheaper Galaxy S III mini with same screen size

by News Staff Posted Oct 12, 2012 2:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics Co. has unveiled a smaller and cheaper version of the Galaxy S III smartphone with the same screen size as the iPhone 5.Samsung says the Galaxy S III mini features a screen measuring 4 inches diagonally, smaller than the Galaxy S III’s 4.8 inch display but the same as Apple’s iPhone 5, which was Apple’s first upgrade of the iPhone screen size.Samsung said the mini will be launched in Europe later this month but kept mum on schedules for other countries.Samsung’s German mobile shop lists the mini’s price at 399 euros ($516) versus 550 euros ($711) for the cheapest S III.The mini is powered by the latest version of Android software but does not support faster fourth-generation wireless networks. Samsung unveils smaller, cheaper Galaxy S III mini with same screen size as iPhone 5 read more

Oil little changed after government revises US 4Q growth estimate pump price

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil was little changed Thursday after the government slightly revised upward its estimate of fourth-quarter U.S. economic growth.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery fell 10 cents to US$92.66 a barrel in afternoon trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The U.S. economy grew at a 0.1 per cent annual rate from October through December, the Commerce Department said. That’s the weakest performance in nearly two years. The latest estimate of fourth-quarter growth was only slightly better than the government’s initial estimate that the economy shrank at a rate of 0.1 per cent.But economists believe a steady housing rebound, stronger hiring and solid spending by consumers and businesses are pushing economic growth higher in the current quarter.Pump prices fell for only the third time in the last 41 days, and by just a trickle. The average for a gallon of gas slid to US$3.782 a gallon from US$3.786. The price is still 5 cents more than it was a year ago, and 42 cents higher than it was just a month earlier.Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, rose 38 cents to US$112.25 on the ICE Futures exchange In London.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:— Wholesale gasoline rose 3 cents at US$3.14 a gallon (3.79 litres).— Heating oil was unchanged at US$2.99 a gallon (3.79 litres).— Natural gas rose 5 cents to US$3.48 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) Oil little changed after government revises US 4Q growth estimate; pump price slip slightly by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2013 2:26 pm MDT read more