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Samsung may have lost sales of 2 million units as a result of Galaxy S3 shortage

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Looking at the recent headlines related to the Samsung Galaxy S3, you’ll probably see the word “delay” or “pushed back” thrown about here and there. This is especially the case for countries like the US and Canada, where the major carriers have been overwhelmed by the demand for the Galaxy S3, and even had to delay some shipments of the super phone. Did Samsung underestimate the selling power of the Galaxy S3? According to research firm Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi, the shortage problem that Samsung is facing right now can be boiled down to the company’s overestimation of  the competition,…

C Spire to roll 4G LTE network in September

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Although C Spire Wireless officials were initially planning to roll out their 4G LTE network by the end of 2011, a new report shows that C Spire will launch its LTE services by the end of September in 20 Mississippi markets, thus covering more than 2700 square miles that “harbor” 1.2 million possible C Spire clients. So far, the only LTE-enabled device officially announced by C Spire is the Samsung Galaxy S3 (carrier pricing expected to be announced in late July / early August), but the carrier has announced its plans to release a full suite of LTE devices concomitant…

South Korean version of Samsung Galaxy S3 to be the first quad-core phone with LTE?

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Samsung doesn’t plan to let anyone get ahead in the mobile industry, so now the Koreans are pushing to be the first ones on the market with a phone that has both a quad-core (Exynos) chip  and LTE support. This version of the Galaxy S3 will arrive first in South Korea, and Samsung says it will “include a quad-Core Exynos application processor and an LTE modem chip separately”, which could explain why the version is 0.4 mm thicker than the regular models. Because the Koreans don’t have yet a SoC that is integrated with an LTE modem, like Qualcomm has done…

Turkey Galaxy S3 launch celebrated with impressive 4D projection on Istanbul’s Rumeli Hisari fortress [video]

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The Rumelian Castle (Rumeli Hisari in Turkish) is an impressive fortress resting on the European bank of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul. The castle was built in the fifteenth century before the fall of Constantinople, serving various purposes since then. Samsung has put to good use the three impressive towers that guard the strait only metaphorically these days – they were once used to control the traffic inside Bosphorus – in a majestic Galaxy S3 4D projection show that celebrated the launch of the Galaxy S3 in Turkey in late May. As you can see in the 10-minute video below,…

Samsung Galaxy S3 to top 10 million sales in July

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The original Galaxy S model was expected to sell 10 million units during the second part of 2010, while the Galaxy S2 was expected to reach 20 million in the same period. The Galaxy S3 seems to be speeding by those milestones even faster, with analysts predicting that Samsung will top 10 million sales for the Galaxy S3  in July, less than two months from the international launch on May 29, and in spite of all the problems suffered in the US. Even though the Galaxy S3 has been quite controversial, because some people had higher expectations at launch, it…

Galaxy S3 Ubuntu installation possible, if you got the urge for some Linux

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In case you haven’t heard this a million times so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, on top of which you’ll find Samsung’s own user interface called TouchWiz 4.0. But that may not be enough for certain Android fans, especially those of you that would like to run Linux on this high-end device. Some Android developers found a way to install Ubuntu on the Galaxy S3, so if you’re not afraid to go through such procedures, which could void your warranty in the process and may lead to various annoyances, then you…

Free Bell Galaxy S3 available in Canada with new 3-year contract

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In just a few days from now, Canadian Android fans will be able to get their hands on Samsung’s 2012 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3. The device was supposed to be available from all local carriers on June 20, but stock shortages determined them to postpone the launch to June 27. Meanwhile, more reports from Canada revealed that Best Buy is taking in-store Galaxy S3 pre-orders again after discontinuing them a few weeks ago, and that Bell has started receiving Galaxy S3 shipments. That was a clear indication that other mobile operators selling the device in the country must have…

AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile Galaxy S3 all rooted, let the custom ROMs flow!

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Although we’ve been praising Samsung for making the new Galaxy S3 available on all major US carriers at (around) the same time, unlike what happened with the S2 last year, the actual releases haven’t been that well organized. And despite the fact that there are many US tech users still waiting to get their hands on the S3, the independent developing community has worked unbelievably fast and has already managed to post root methods for all three American carrier-branded S3s available. Our good pal Chris Smith told you earlier today all about the Sprint root, a hacking method that also…

Bell Galaxy S3 shipments arrive in stores ahead of June 27 launch

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Just like American carriers, which have delayed their Galaxy S3 launch thanks to an overwhelming response from consumers, Canadian mobile operators have also pushed back the launch date of Samsung phone. But it looks like at least Bell has started to receive Galaxy S3 shipments, which is good news for consumers. MobileSyrup reports that the phone started to arrive “at Bell locations across Canada – both in Pebble Blue and Marble White.” Therefore, we expect all other Canadian carriers to receive their own Galaxy S3 units, although we have no similar confirmation mentioning other mobile operators in the region. The…

Sprint Galaxy S3 root method posted, works with T-Mobile too

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The U.S. Galaxy S3 launch is rather bumpy, with all major carriers having a tough time keeping up with their initial release schedules, but a few buyers in the country have already received their pre-ordered units. In fact, it looks like the Sprint Galaxy S3 root has been already achieved, and the procedure apparently works on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 units too. The root instructions for the Sprint Galaxy S3 have been already posted on the xda-developers forums, and they’re so detailed that even rookies can try their hand at rooting the handset. It goes without saying that we don’t recommend…