Posts tagged with: Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship Android smartphone from Samsung. Available on all US carriers and all major global carriers, the Galaxy S 3 features either a quad-core Exynos CPU or a Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip. It has a large 4.8" Super AMOLED HD display with 1280x780 resolution. It features an 8mp camera on the rear and a 2mp camera on the front. It's available in a variety of colors like marble white, pebble blue, amber brown, and others.

  • by | March 14, 2013 12:32 PM

    Smartphone nuts like us demand the newest and best hardware. Retailers like Amazon are all too aware of this, so when something better comes along, you'd better believe that it's interested in offloading old stock. With the Galaxy S IV just about to go official, Samsung is trying to wring a few more sales out of the Galaxy S III towel, offering some big savings on both it and the Galaxy Note II. The biggest discount is for the Galaxy S III on Verizon, which Amazon is knocking down to just one cent on-contract, down from around $70. Sprint's GS3 sports the same offer, though it already had ...

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  • by | March 8, 2013 3:30 PM

    Despite my calendar telling me we're supposed to be entering the Spring season, outside my office window Nature has deposited a thick, dense layer of snow atop all of Greater Boston. As my BlackBerry will tell you, I've already had quite enough of the frozen menace this year, and the constant exposure to its numbing cold has me thinking morbid thoughts this Friday afternoon. Specifically, I'm thinking about death, and how it relates to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Every time a new smartphone comes up for announcement, the media's focus -and the consumers'- swings instantly to the hip, new, ...

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  • by | March 8, 2013 1:06 AM

    Being amongst a handful of other 5-inch 1080p smartphones, the Sony Xperia Z made quite a splash at the Consumer Electronic Show in January. On board, it features a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 13.1-megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage and a 2,330mAh battery. It is also water-proof and dust-proof, and it features some spectacular build quality. However, one of the most iconic smartphones to date, which is approaching 10-months-old, has yet to slip into a state of obsolescence. It would be a disservice if we didn't compare the Xperia Z with ...

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  • by | March 4, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily was we talk about the White House's recent decision to figure out a way to legalize carrier unlocks. Then we move to Microsoft as a new job posting hints to the next versions of Windows Phone 8 to come. We later talk a ton about Samsung, starting with the Galaxy Note 8.0 being spotted in black. We later talk about the recent video discovered where you can unlock any of the newer Galaxy S smartphones with a tweak in the emergency dialer. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S 4 leaks of possible eye-control. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | March 4, 2013 1:18 PM

    Apple just had its own little embarrassment with an exploit being discovered that could allow an attacker to bypass a user's lock screen and get limited access to the phone, though we've seen a fix already implemented in the latest iOS 6.1.3 beta. Now it's Samsung's turn to deal with some similar fallout, upon a new lock screen bypass being uncovered for its Galaxy series phones. The impact here might be less than with the iOS vulnerability, but there are still a few reasons to be concerned. As per usual, emergency call settings are exploited, and after bringing up a user's emergency ...

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  • by | February 25, 2013 10:51 AM

    Any company, regardless of industry, is only as successful as its marketing reach. If someone doesn't know about a product, they can't buy it. Some companies do this by word of mouth, others turn to social networks to spread the news of their products, others spend gazillions of dollars on TV and more traditional ads. Each marketing strategy has its strengths and weaknesses, and each appeals to a different demographic segment. Samsung decided to go all-in with the Oscars this year, placing six ads -- one including a cameo by film director Tim Burton. The agency behind the ad campaign, ...

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  • by | February 22, 2013 11:01 AM

    We recently talked about smartphones, brand names, and saturation of the major players in the mobile arena, and the fact that handsets powered by Android make up over 50% of the market share. It may come as somewhat of a surprise to learn that when it comes to corporations, Android comes in around 26% -- second to iOS at 37%. Samsung doesn't like that is has a plan to do something about it. They're calling it SAFE -- "Samsung Approved For Enterprise" or "Samsung For Enterprise" for short. SAFE is built on "four pillars": enabling workers to access their corporate email, calendar, and ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent improvements to the Google Now service for current Jelly Bean users. Then we talk Nokia, and the sad news that all the recent tablet rumors were pretty much just a good thing to dream about. Then we move to LG as they've just confirmed that their Optimus G Pro is going to show Samsung just how well the Galaxy Note II can be copied. Wireless charging is next as Michael Fisher walks us through the way to get it on your Galaxy S III today. We end today's show talking about Motorola's X Phone, and how Google in contributing in ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 3:22 PM

    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 7:29 AM

    After almost a solid year of keeping its customers waiting, it looks like Samsung is finally gearing up for a North American release of the wireless charging product it promised way back at the Galaxy S III announcement. That's a good thing, and we're eagerly awaiting some hands-on time with the official inductive-charging pad ... but we're not exactly the patient sort. Fortunately, the popularity of the Galaxy S III, combined with an abundance of old Palm charging accessories, means a wide array of mods are available that allow users to bring inductive charging to their Samsung ...

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  • by | February 5, 2013 7:08 PM

    The new BlackBerry broke cover right before our eyes in Canada last week, and you said "show us the software!" So we did. You said "show us the hardware!" We did that, too. You wanted to know our first impressions. We gave them to you. You wanted to see it do battle with Windows Phone 8. We granted your wish - twice. You asked how it compared to Android. We answered your question with a Note II. And now it's time to answer it again - this time, with the reigning king of the Android smartphone landscape, the super-popular Samsung Galaxy S III. We know you'd like a ...

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  • by | February 4, 2013 5:17 PM

    A newly-leaked T-Mobile roadmap is out, giving us a look at what's coming to the carrier in late March, and answering a few more questions left over from earlier leaks. Once again, we're looking at a March 27 date for the new BlackBerry handset, now confirmed as the Z10. The last time we checked out a T-Mobile roadmap, we saw this model identified by its codename Libson, attached to the very same date. That's in line with what we've heard from RIM about US launches, but it's still a bit of a lengthy wait for a phone that has so much riding on it. Next, we've got the LTE-capable version of ...

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  • by | February 1, 2013 7:12 AM

    Strategy Analytics has released its new research figures for the US market and it appears that mobile phone shipments in the States have reached 52 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, representing a 4% growth. Apple has become the largest phone vendor in the US in the last quarter of 2012. The iPhone 5 managed to boost Apple in Q4 2012 as the company regains the first place with its 17.7 million units shipped, versus 16.8 million Samsung phones. As far as the figures for US market share are concerned, Apple leads the pack with its 34% followed by Samsung and its 32.3%. As far as ...

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  • by | January 23, 2013 10:20 AM

    I'm a little worried about Samsung. Not "very" worried, mind you, but after hearing about some of the company's upcoming products, looking back on what it's offered over the course of the past year, and considering the recent success its smartphones and tablets have been seeing, it's all enough to make me start questioning some of Samsung's product decisions. You might think that success would cause a company to really look inward, to try and divine just what it did that was so popular, and then extrapolate from there to lay out a course for the future. There may be an aspect of that in ...

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  • by | January 16, 2013 1:10 PM

    Late last year, we saw Jelly Bean updates start rolling out for Samsung's Galaxy S III on a number of different carriers. It hit AT&T right at the beginning of December, but at the time the only way to access the update was through Samsung's Kies software. That's fine for many of us, but not all Android users are comfortable doing a manual software flash, and not everyone's a Windows user with access to Kies in the first place. For the rest of us, the time has finally come for an easy OTA update, which will start becoming available today. The only restriction of which we're aware is ...

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