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    Back on Monday, we talked to you about Samsung's model GT-B5330, a portrait-mode QWERTY Android running ICS that was showing up in some benchmark listings. While it had an interesting look to it, the hardware details available didn't make it out to be a very impressive handset, and we weren't expecting Samsung to release it anywhere but Asia. Now, Samsung has officially announced the model, giving it the name Galaxy Chat, and though it still seems quite underpowered, the extra details Samsung has provided are serving to make the phone just a bit more attractive. Shortly after posting about ...

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    Eleven years ago this month, I bought my first mobile phone: a Samsung SCH-3500 on Sprint. At the time, it was the hottest device on the market; its unique form factor and high-tech features like voice dialing made it a must-have. The wireless landscape has since changed dramatically, but two things remain true: wireless customers still seek out groundbreaking devices, and the hottest phone on Sprint is still built by Samsung. The Galaxy S III is the latest Android superphone to come out of South Korea, and it has a lot going for it. Indeed, our own Brandon Miniman gave it high marks on ...

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    Samsung dropped a ton of features on us at the NYC launch event for the stateside arrival of the Galaxy S III. That's no surprise: the SGS3 is packing some of the most innovative -along with some of the most gimmicky- innovations seen in mobile in the past year. It's US variant is no different, bringing offerings like Smart Stay, Buddy Photo Share, and yes, S Voice to we Americans one carrier at a time. Those features are part of the custom TouchWiz 5 experience Samsung has crafted for the Galaxy S III; they function independently of other products and work right out of the box. But there ...

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    Gestures in the smartphone world are nothing new, and neither is our commentary on them. Jaime Rivera wrote an iOS-focused editorial about the future of gestures in smartphone interfaces over a year ago, and last spring, Joe Levi took us on a brief video tour of third-party Android apps making use of gesture-based controls. Since I joined the team, Pocketnow has featured some more mentions of the late, great webOS, which featured generous use of non-button-based input. Indeed, Samsung seemed to take notice of webOS when crafting its new Galaxy S III. The world's top handset ...

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    U.S. variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been announced (and anticipated) on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. Some carrier subscribers were luckier than others but Verizon fans seem to have to wait forever for their phone to be available. Initially, the Verizon Galaxy S III should have been available on July 9, which was before it got pushed back one day to July 10. Then came rumors of a July 11 availability -- later confirmed by Verizon on their website with the patches on the phone -- and the latest report comes from HHGregg who have a nice banner up on their page that says ...

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    Visually, they're almost indistinguishable. Aside from a carrier logo and a barely perceptible tint of the white polycarbonate underneath the "hyperglaze" coating, these Galaxy S III devices are identical twins. But looks, as they say, are only skin deep. One of these is the unlocked international version of Samsung's newest powerhouse, while the other is the just-released North American variant (Sprint's, in this case). Look under the hood and you'll find some significant differences, and not just in the radio either: the international device packs a Samsung Exynos quad-core CPU supported ...

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    No one can really question the success of the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung. Numbers represent an ever-growing tendency from the initial Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II (and Galaxy Note). The South Korean company is determined to capitalize on that buzz as it expects record sales for its current flagship, the Galaxy S III. JK Shin, head of telecommunications at Samsung, expects more than ten million Galaxy S III units sold in July, Reuters reports. While it isn't clear what the wording "cumulative sales" is referring to (sales to customers, sales to retailers, sales to carriers, or ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is without a doubt one of the most (if not the most) popular Android smartphone of the moment and the International version has been already rooted with CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies available for the power users. However, users in the U.S., especially subscribers to one of the carriers that have the phone in their line-up can now also join the root party. The Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile has been rooted. The procedure is pretty much the same, including the use of Odin and flashing ClockworkMod but for specific files and instructions for each ...

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    After publishing the source yesterday for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is now also pushing out the kernel for the Sprint flavor of the phone. It is available in the Samsung Open Source Release Center at the source link below for everyone to grab and dismantle. With three out of four already published, we are waiting for the Verizon Galaxy S III source to be published too. And, while we wait for the phones, we can sit back and let the developers do their thing with all the bits and pieces for us to flash, test and feed our addiction. Source: Samsung Open ...

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    Opposed to the International Samsung Galaxy S III which packs a quad-core Exynos SoC, the American variants -- including the AT&T and T-Mobile versions we're referring to here -- pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC but an additional gigabyte of RAM. You could see an initial face-off between them just a couple of hours ago and, at a first glance, there is no real difference between the phones. Samsung has made the source codes for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants public. This means that, from this point on, we can count down the days until super fast custom ROMs and ...

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    We knew that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the hottest device at the moment (now in the U.S. too) but we didn't think of it literally, like this unique specimen for instance, pictured above. It is apparently the International version of the Galaxy S III and it reportedly ended up in this stage while in an in-car holster. It got sent back to the manufacturer for investigations and Samsung said: "Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question. Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on ...

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