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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 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.


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