After our recent update that the Samsung Galaxy S appears to be landing with T-Mobile, Forbes is suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S will actually end up on all four major US carrier this year. These include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Mark McKechnie, an analyst from Broadpoint.AmTech, believes that the Samsung Galaxy S will hit Verizon “sometime later in the year.”
McKechnie speculates that it will land with the other three major US carriers by July. If you take a look at our most recent post on this topic, you can see that we already thought the device was landing with T-Mobile and AT&T. However, this is the first that we have heard of a CDMA version for Sprint and Verizon.
McKechnie goes on to discuss why Samsung are releasing with all carriers. He suggests it is due to the fact that they do not have the same brand strength in the US to lock-down an exclusive deal. Comparisons were made to Apple or Motorola, and in the states this is possibly true. In Europe, Samsung are well respected and due to recent inactivity preceding the Droid, are certainly more prominent in the mobile phone market when put side by side to Motorola. Apple, of course, are big everywhere.
The up-side for Samsung is that their device will now be available to a larger target audience and will hopefully crop up in a number of retail stores. This is something that the Google Nexus One failed to do adequately.