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This Extended Galaxy S III Ad Will Pull On Your Technological Heart Strings

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is the phone you’ve been waiting for (per our review), and you may be waiting a bit longer due to some slight shortages on GSIII supply, but luckily this extended version of the ad can coddle us through this very difficult period.

This is the most emotional portrayal of gadgetry I’ve ever seen out of Samsung. We’ve watched the Galaxy Note turn life into a party, and snickered at Apple fanbois. Most recently, we even saw Samsung go a little more bare bones, simply talking up features, kind-of-sort-of-maybe conjuring up images of Apple’s iPhone commercials? Maybe?

Either way, this one is sure to pull on your little heart strings, and it couldn’t play up the awesome and varied features of the phone any better. The ad is about two minutes long, running through romantic portrayals of S Beam being used in a proposal, S Voice being used in the kitchen (which is smart, but it’s also drowned out by the music so it doesn’t show it off that well), and Smart Stay letting a father and daughter fall asleep together on the couch.

“It understands you,” they say. Well, I don’t know about that (women can be complex), but I do know that all of these features are about as easy and seamless as the commercial shows, which is more than I can say for Apple’s Siri commercials (though who can resist Zooey Deschanel?).

Enjoy!


This Extended Galaxy S III Ad Will Pull On Your Technological Heart Strings

Samsung Galaxy S III Officiallly Goes Live At T-Mobile: $279 On-Contract

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is officially available today. T-Mobile has released the phone online and in select retail stores, while other carriers including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular will be picking up the device in the next couple weeks.

We just recently reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S III and found that it’s likely the Android phone you’ve been waiting for. On the other hand, the new iPhone is on its way, but where Android is concerned this is far and away the best of the best. Since the Galaxy S III was inspired by nature, the company is donating $1.5 million to the World Wildlife Fund in celebration of the launch.

Samsung is also looking to reward owners of the Galaxy S III by leveraging some of the technology in the phone. The company is setting up Samsung Share-to-Go Stations across the country allowing owners to download content to their device from the kiosk. Movie-goers will also have the chance to play an interactive cinema 3D game experience in theaters across the country.

Times Square will be the first opportunity GSIII owners have to share content, with a station set up that allows users to share photos and videos with the Galaxy S III.

The Samsung Galaxy S III can be purchased here from T-Mobile for $279 on-contract.


Samsung Galaxy S III Officiallly Goes Live At T-Mobile: $279 On-Contract

With Its Launch Looming, Apple Seeks Injunction To Stop Galaxy S III Sales

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Eager Samsung fans have been waiting patiently for their chance to purchase the long-awaited Galaxy S III on June 21 (for some carriers, anyway), but that wait could turn out to be longer than expected if Apple has their way.

Apple got their hands on an international version of the Galaxy S III not long ago, and came away none too pleased after they spent some time inspecting it. Now, the Cupertino company is trying to bar Samsung from selling their highly-hyped handset in the United States because it allegedly infringes two of Apple’s software patents.

To understand this whole situation a little better, we need to go back to this past February. At the time, Apple sought an injunction against Samsung (and more specifically, the Galaxy Nexus later on) because they claimed Samsung infringed patents that dealt with slide-to-unlock functionality (#8,046,721), a typing interface that suggests words, (#8,074,172), a unified search interface (#8,086,604), and the ability to tie device actions to particular data structures (#5,946,647).

Upon messing around with the Galaxy S III, Apple has come to the conclusion that Samsung’s Siri-esque S Voice intelligent assistant service falls under the category of a unified search interface and thus infringes their patent. Apple also takes issue with the ability for GSIII owners to, say, touch a phone number to fire up the device’s dialer, though that’s nothing new. That last patent also happens to be the one that HTC got dinged on when they tried to bring One X and EVO 4G LTE shipments into the U.S., so Apple seems to be getting pretty good mileage out of that one.

Apple has a preliminary injunction hearing set for tomorrow to discuss their Galaxy Nexus case, and what they’ve been trying to do is shoehorn the Galaxy S III into those proceedings as well. Samsung seems to be taking this whole situation in stride though, and company representatives note that they don’t expect this issue to delay the Galaxy S III’s big launch later this month.

Furthermore, Samsung officially replied to the complaint earlier today, claiming that Apple shouldn’t be allowed to squeeze the Galaxy S III into their existing motion — they argue that Apple should have to file a brand new motion instead. Whether or not the judge will agree with Apple’s rationale is still up in the air, but one thing is for sure — tomorrow’s going to be a pretty interesting day for everyone involved.


With Its Launch Looming, Apple Seeks Injunction To Stop Galaxy S III Sales

Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video

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With only a few weeks left to go until Samsung’s big London reveal, the leaks are just flying out of the woodwork now. If that recent Brazilian leak didn’t quite fill you with much confidence, this one just may — the team at Tinhte.vn recently posted an extensive hands-on with what claims to be the Samsung i9300, perhaps better known as the Galaxy S III.

I know, I know, we’ve seen scores of leaks up to this point, but it’s worth pointing out that Tinhte has an impressive track record. They went hands-on with the new iPad before just about anyone else, not to mention scoring early images of the iPhone 4 and Samsung’s 10-inch Galaxy Tab over the years.

Anyway. The i9300 — which BGR claims is the correct model number next big Galaxy phone — features a 4.6-inch 720p AMOLED display on the front, and an 8-megapixel camera pod around back. If the body looks a little strange (not to mention different from that other recent leak), The Verge reports that the device in question is wrapped in a dummy shell so as to keep the device’s true visage from showing through.

Inside that ersatz shell is a 1.4GHz quad-core chipset, and thanks to a quick look at the device’s System Information screen, it indeed appears to one of Samsung’s Exynos 4×12 series systems-on-a-chip. The device also sports 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, support for NFC, and the usual microSD card slot. The specs that Team Tinhte spell out are a bit more realistic rumor mill has circulated recently, and lends a bit of credence to the notion that the GSIII is more of an incremental update than a full-blown revolution.

At this point, there’s no way to be sure that this device is indeed the Galaxy S III (or whatever Samsung ends up calling it), but the fact that Tinhte has since yanked their post entirely fills me with a glimmer of hope. Fortunately, a copy of the video has made its way to YouTube with English subtitles, which I’ve included below.







Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video