If you’re on Verizon Wireless and want a bit more subtle colored Galaxy S III, you’re in luck! After Verizon Wireless teased the black and brown Galaxy S III’s this Monday, Android fans were left excited though no release date was given. However, it looks as if Verizon has decided to release the devices at will as both the black and brown variants of the Galaxy S III can be purchased via the Verizon Wireless online store for $199.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 contract free. If you plan on purchasing a black or brown Galaxy S III from your local Verizon store, we highly recommend calling in ahead of time to make sure they have the device in stock.
If you’re unaware, the Galaxy S III is one of the most hyped smartphones of 2012 and has sold millions of units worldwide. Most US carriers have been heavily pushing this device, so two new colors will give Verizon Wireless a definite marketing edge over other cellular carriers who do not yet stock these new colors.
Source: Engadget via Geeky Gadgets
Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor of the highly popular Galaxy S II smartphone. Samsung has managed to sell more than 10 million units of this device within two months of its official launch. Samsung is the worldwide Olympic partner in the wireless communications equipment category, while Galaxy s III is the official phone of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
We have a good news for the folks who were planning to buy this device in the UK. Samsung recently launched a limited edition Team GB Galaxy S III for the customers to show their support for Team GB. The limited edition Galaxy S III models feature the Team GB lion on a marble white background and the union flag on a pebble blue background. It will also come with the original cover, allowing customers to convert their phone back to its original design.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said:
“As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, we at Samsung want everyone to get behind Team GB and offer them support during the Olympic Games. We are delighted to be able to offer Carphone Warehouse customers the chance to own this exclusive London 2012 Samsung Galaxy SIII handset, combining the chance to support Team GB with owning a piece of cutting-edge Samsung technology.”
There are no chnages in the specs of this device. It comes with the usual 4.8 inch Super-AMOLED HD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, up to 590 hrs of stand-by time, up to 11 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2100 mAh Lithium-ion battery.
The limited edition Team GB Galaxy S III will be exclusively available at Carphone Warehouse stores starting from August 1. You can get this device for free with a 2 years service agreement and a £28 per month plan from major carriers including Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Talk Mobile and Three.
The Samsung Galaxy S 2, the best Android smartphone of the year, has been selling like hot cakes. It just broke records by selling over 1 million units in South Korea in the first month.
It will launch soon in many other countries, including India, and is expected to be the best selling smartphone of the year, at least until the iPhone 5 launches. Carrier specific versions of the Galaxy S 2 will be launched in the US this summer.
Today, J. K. Shin, President, Samsung Mobile, stated in an interview with WSJ, that Samsung was planning to launch a 4G version of the Galaxy Tab, after the launch of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1.
He also said that Samsung will be launching the successor to the Galaxy S 2, the Galaxy S 3 in the first half of 2012. I suppose they will preview it either at CES or MWC 2012.
“Understanding that the market is changing very quickly and being able to embrace market trends quickly is one of Samsung’s biggest challenges in the mobile communications business. We believe that as time progresses, the tablet market will stabilize. There are a lot of players jumping into the market but it’s important to offer a device that customers can relate to and feel it’s a necessity in their daily lives” Mr. Shin said.
He also commented on Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung. “We didn’t copy Apple’s design” he stated.
Samsung has a very good chance at dominating the Android tablet space, though it’s still way behind the Apple iPad in terms of sales.