Asia Bizz: Electronic giant Samsung on February 8, 2012 said that it aims to sell more than 25 million ‘smart TVs’ this year. The South Korean giant added that it is now trying to capture the emerging internet TV market, which is also eyed by the competitors like Apple.
Kim Hyun Suk, the head of the firm’s TV business said that Samsung hopes to fill more than half of its planned global flat screen TV sales of 50 million in the year 2012 with the TVs that are internet enabled.Some of the interesting features of the latest device from Samsung includes recognition of human voices in about 30 languages to turn itself on and off, adjust volume and switch channels.
The TV also recognizes motions of the hands and also offers some 1,500 applications. Kim told reporters that the new ES8000 will hit stores across the globe in the month of March 2012.
The Smart TV allows users to access the internet and online videos, along with specialized applications like video games. The company also hopes to introduce the smart TV on Google’s operating platform by the end of the year.