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US Cellular also gets in on the Galaxy S III action

If you're one of the many smartphone fans that have been waiting in anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones to land in the United States, it will be coming this month with some specifications that are a bit changed from the first time we talked about the smartphone.
 
Samsung has announced that the smartphone will be coming on all four major service providers in the United States. That means no matter if you're on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you will be able to get the smartphone starting this month. Even US Cellular customers are shown some love by Samsung. The phone will launch at $199 for the 16GB model and $249 for the 32GB model on all carriers June 21st.
 
“The U.S. launch of the Galaxy S III is the most anticipated launch of the year. As promised, we are delivering the ‘next big thing’ for U.S. customers and across all major carriers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. “Galaxy S III introduces new technological innovation and takes sharing to the next level.” 
 
The S III boasts a 4.8-inch display with a thin bezel for maximum viewable area. The phone weighs 4.7 ounces and is 8.6 mm thick. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity for fast data and file transfers -- that is assuming the buyer is in an LTE covered area.

 
The S III introduces the next version of Samsung's content sharing service called AllShare Play. This technology allows the smartphone to automatically recognize other Samsung devices on the user's home network and remotely access files on those other devices. A Wi-Fi network is required for that feature to operate. The smartphone also supports easy sharing for images and uses S-Beam technology to directly share large files such as video and photographs between compatible devices.
 
The mobile phone runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and has Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. The phone runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core processor (Samsung announced a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos SOC for world markets) with 2 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S III will be offered in marble white or pebble blue colors.
 
“The Galaxy S III is the most innovative smartphone on the market today. It is an industry first to see five major carriers align behind the launch of a single device virtually simultaneously,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Telecommunications America. “To support the immense excitement for the Galaxy S III we will execute our biggest marketing campaign ever. Consumers won’t be able to miss why this device is the must-have smartphone.” 

Source: Samsung



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RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By B3an on 6/4/2012 10:20:19 AM , Rating: 3
Loads of people have waited for the Galaxy S3. Here in the UK the S2 has been outselling the iPhone since it's release last year in April, people are finally realising what a joke the iPhone is in comparison. It also beat the iPhone in the T3 gadget awards.


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By messele on 6/4/12, Rating: -1
RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By retrospooty on 6/4/2012 1:07:52 PM , Rating: 3
I am not sure what your talking about. 10 seconds on google found this...

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/1294903/iphone_...

"Apple's iPhone 4S accounted for five per cent of all UK phone sales while the Samsung Galaxy S2 made up 12 per cent." - July - December #'s


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By messele on 6/4/12, Rating: -1
RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By retrospooty on 6/4/2012 1:20:03 PM , Rating: 2
"No you have no idea what I am on about, that is clear."

Agreed.

What is the point anyhow? the UK is a relatively small country. Look at the whole world. The iPhone is the highest selling single phone and makes buckets of $$$ for Apple. With that said, Android collectively is outselling it by a 2 to 1 margin. Whatever. It is what it is.


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By messele on 6/4/2012 2:42:20 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly and I have no problem with Galaxy phones, they are brilliant in a sea of generally utterly crap Android handsets. I don't get why others cannot see relative merit in something they haven't chosen themselves though.


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By Solandri on 6/4/2012 3:33:00 PM , Rating: 3
It's a self-defense mechanism. When people are unsure about the choice they made, they want external assurance that they made the right choice in picking the handset that they did. Anyone picking a different handset must therefore be stupid or clueless. Anything they read which validates their choice must be right. Anything they read which contradicts it must be wrong. Individual taste never gets factored in - their choice has to so overwhelmingly be the correct choice that everyone else would also make the same choice if they were just fully informed.

That's really what makes the diehard iPhone or Android fans so funny. Their certainty about the superiority of their chosen handset is just bluster. Their behavior stems from their insecurity about their choice of phone. If they were truly secure in their choice, they wouldn't need external validation, and thus they wouldn't care what handset other people like.


By messele on 6/4/2012 4:20:36 PM , Rating: 2
Little man syndrome.


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By Reclaimer77 on 6/4/12, Rating: 0
RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By messele on 6/5/2012 6:27:23 AM , Rating: 2
Unless the entire market has been taken into account how can anybody claim it's representative?

And no I am not discounting a huge number of sales, I'm discounting a huge number of sales to people who have to use budget resellers. In itself that's a fraction of the market and is simply a poor representation of premium handset sales.

Is that so hard to understand?


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By retrospooty on 6/5/2012 8:29:18 AM , Rating: 4
You gotta put it in the right language, he's from down south. ;)

If there were 10000 cows and 50000 pigs in Broward county. The local feed store has pig food, but really specializes in cow food, therefore offers cow food at a greatly reduced rate because they buy in bulk and get discounts etc etc. NOw all the cattle ranchers in Broward county shop there... Based on the sales at that feed store you would surmise that cow food outsells pig food in Broward county. The fact is its one store and only a subset of the full info, a cow-centric subset.

Sorry reclaimer, I had to =)


By Skywalker123 on 6/5/2012 7:57:39 PM , Rating: 2
"Pig food, cattle food, cattle ranchers in Broward County. What an ignorant fool! lol


By messele on 6/5/2012 9:21:35 AM , Rating: 2
Unless the entire market has been taken into account how can anybody claim it's representative?

And no I am not discounting a huge number of sales, I'm discounting a huge number of sales to people who have to use budget resellers. In itself that's a fraction of the market and is simply a poor representation of premium handset sales.

Is that so hard to understand?


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By B3an on 6/4/12, Rating: -1
By messele on 6/4/2012 2:54:19 PM , Rating: 2
Oh dear. Where to begin.

Mr. Bean, you link essentially the same quote from uswitch four times. Somebody quoted this crap in an article earlier in the year and would not shut up until I pointed the following out.

Uswitch do not sell phones, they are a bargain search engine. They have no idea what the sales of either handset were. Their figures were actually based on page clicks.

On their site every iPhone SKU was listed separately, even across colours. The 2S was a single SKU.

Finally being a budget website they are not going to get many iPhone customers through their portal, are they?

Ha you read the daily mail (UK newspaper analogous to Daily Tech in its poorly researched shite).

Give me one actual number comparison from a credible source that shows actual sales Mr. Bean, just one.


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