Samsung Registers Three More Galaxy Names

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This past month, we saw Samsung file for trademark protection for a bunch of different Galaxy-series names. Those names can ultimately go unused, but as registering one is the first step towards securing a name for a retail device, it’s possible that at least some of these Galaxies are going to end up tied to hardware we eventually see released. Today, we learn about three such new Galaxy names that have shown-up in Samsung trademark filings.

Samsung’s latest Galaxy names to go on-record are the Galaxy Metrix, Galaxy Velvet, and Galaxy Legend. Unlike the last time we looked at some names, and saw Samsung registering the Galaxy Next despite having already released a model under that name in some markets, all three this time appear to be wholly unknown; they may invoke memories of handsets from other manufacturers, like the HTC Legend, but it looks like they’re new to Samsung.

With so many unused Galaxy names floating around now, it’s likely that some will end up as carrier-specific versions of upcoming models like the Galaxy S III, but without more information on Samsung phones still in the pipeline (like that Jasper for Verizon we just looked at) we can’t say just how many are likely to be used. For the moment, we’ll be looking to see if these recently-registered Galaxy names pop up anywhere else in the future.

Source: USPTO

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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