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Samsung Evolution Kit to show up at CES 2013

Turns last year's Smart TVs into brand new models
Thu Jan 03 2013, 14:32
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KOREAN MARKET LEADER Samsung announced today that its Evolution Kit for Smart TVs will make its debut at CES next week.

Samsung's Evolution Kit, which we first heard about at last year's CES, is a nifty piece of technology, as it turns a handful of the firm's older TVs into 2013 Smart TVs by simply clipping onto the back of the device. These older devices include Samsung's 7000, 8000 and 9000 2012 Smart TV models.

Samsung tells us that the Evolution Kit adds features such as a CPU and a GPU, and that, once attached, it will also add enhanced features such as voice and motion control. It also includes Samsung's new 2013 Smart Hub which shows five different panels offering content such as Live TV programs, video on demand titles, apps and Internet.

Robert King, VP of Consumer Electronics for Samsung UK and Ireland said, "The Evolution Kit is a truly innovative concept from Samsung that allows consumers to enjoy the latest features and services every year without having to purchase a brand new TV."

Pricing and availability details for Samsung's Evolution Kit are yet to be revealed, but we'll be at CES in Las Vegas next week to bring you all of the latest details. µ


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