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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 6/5/2012 2:44:50 PM , Rating: 2
"That's not all they need? All they need for what? "

Calm down man, read the thread you are replying too. It was in a context of tech savvy users. The conversation was about Apple doing a great job at making things seamless and easy and for non-tech savvy users, its great. Most tech savvy users prefer Android because of its flexibility. Need for what? To be preferred by tech savvy users.


RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
By donileo on 6/5/2012 3:03:04 PM , Rating: 2
Hey.. Yea I definitely didnt see that context.. But yes in the sense of the tech savvy user I would say you are right. The Iphone is for the people who cant be bothered about the techy stuff which i think is the general user. I still think its good for even techy types though if they jailbreak it which im sure they will do.


By testerguy on 6/6/2012 2:46:01 AM , Rating: 2
It's like the guys in here believe complexity is a good thing.

It's like going to buy a new Ferrari, and saying 'oh, anyone can drive that car. I therefore don't like it'.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, a smartphone is a means to an end, whether that end is communication, web browsing, taking pictures or apps, and complexity adds nothing to this. Simplicity in all systems is king, provided functionality isn't impaired. If you're a true tech guy, you can do anything you want on iOS that you can on Android, and it's a more pleasant more usable experience.


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