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Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III launches globally; still no word on U.S. versions

May 29th, 2012

Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2012 is now available in 28 countries around the world but unfortunately, the United States is not one of them. The Galaxy S III Android smartphone saw record demand ahead of its launch, and now the handset is available in more than two dozen markets globally. First announced at a press …

Samsung's Galaxy S III smashes preorder records in U.K.

May 23rd, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy S III hasn’t even launched yet and it’s already setting records. News of the high demand among carriers for the upcoming flagship Samsung smartphone emerged last week, and now U.K. carrier Vodafone has confirmed that it has received a record number of end-user preorders for the Galaxy S III ahead of its launch …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III preorders now live in the U.S.

May 22nd, 2012

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone won’t be available in the United States until this summer, but the unlocked international version of the phone is now available for preorder from Amazon in both blue and white. The phone costs $799.99 and it will not support Verizon Wireless or AT&T’s 4G LTE networks, instead relying on …

Galaxy S III preorders approach 10 million

May 18th, 2012

Samsung said earlier this year that is hoped to sell 10 million units of its smartphone-tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Note, in 2012. End-user sales reached 5 million units in March, putting Samsung well on its way to achieving the lofty goal. If 10 million is a magic number for Samsung, the company is undoubtedly pleased …

Samsung debuts Galaxy S III television spot [video]

May 14th, 2012

Samsung on Monday released a European television commercial for its upcoming flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. Rather than a mouth full of specs, the 60-second ad highlights the handset’s connection to humans and nature. The Galaxy S III “understands you, shares what’s in your heart, keeps track of loved ones, recognises who you are, follows …

Verizon's Galaxy S III may lose quad-core processor

May 14th, 2012

An unknown Samsung handset running on Verizon’s network made an appearance on NenaMark’s benchmarking app over the weekend. The smartphone features the model number SCH-I535, which has previously been rumored to be Verizon’s variant of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S III. The benchmark confirms that a powerful Samsung device with a 720p HD display and Android …

Sprint confident about the future of Windows Phone 8

May 8th, 2012

Sprint’s director of consumer acquisition, David Owens, said at the CTIA Wireless trade show on Tuesday that he’s “still bullish on Apollo,” possibly indicating the nation’s third-largest carrier plans to soon offer a wider selection of Windows Phone devices, PCMag reported. Owens at CES in January said the network’s only Windows Phone handset, the HTC …

Samsung looking to acquire mobile companies (but not RIM)

May 4th, 2012

J.K. Shin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, sat down with The Wall Street Journal and revealed that the South Korean manufacturer has begun aggressively hiring foreign software engineers in an effort keep pace with Apple’s iPhone. Samsung, which has traditionally developed its own hardware, is also embracing the possibility of making key acquisitions in the …

Your move, HTC

May 4th, 2012

Behold the Ghost of Palm Past. Earlier this week, industry watchers got to relive the rise and fall of webOS as Research In Motion gave the world a brief look at a gorgeous new smartphone platform while failing to convince anyone that it can succeed in a market dominated by Apple and Google. RIM’s stock …