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Galaxy S3 fire melts case, renders phone unusable

by: Chris SmithJune 21, 2012

The Galaxy S3 may be the hottest Android phone in town, and I’m not referring only to its specs and features that make it stand out from the current smartphone crowd. Apparently the handset can become too hot for its own good, as there’s already a recorded fire incident involving a Galaxy S3 unit.

Engadget reports that a UK Galaxy S3 owner had his smartphone bursting into fire while being placed in an in-care holster. The device “sparked into white flames, followed by a bang.” As you can see in these images, the fire caused extensive damage to the smartphone, melting the case in the process and rendering the Galaxy S3’s phone features [...]

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AT&T is latest US carrier to delay the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S3

by: Bams SadewoJune 21, 2012

Let’s blame it on the scorching heat of the summer sun that is causing people to reach for their wallets and spend on the coolest gadget around.

It looks like the major carriers in the US are overwhelmed with the demand for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Sprint and T-Mobile were the first two to announce that they’re delaying the in-stores availability of the super phone, now AT&T has come forth with a similar problem.

Although AT&T hasn’t made an official statement, reports are trickling in from customers who have just placed their order that the expected shipping date of the phone has now been pushed back by a week, to June 28. We don’t think the delay will [...]

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Sprint Galaxy S3 not selling on launch day due to ‘overwhelming demand’

by: Chris SmithJune 21, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 should be available in the U.S. starting today from certain mobile operators, but it looks like the problems continue for some of them. Sprint had already announced that its Galaxy S3 would be available only online and via telesales today, but it looks like the company returned with more details for its subscribers.

Sprint has confirmed that it won’t have the handset in stock today due to “overwhelming demand.” Furthermore, only the 16GB model will be shipped to those customers  that have pre-ordered it, with the 32GB version scheduled to arrive next week. Apparently Sprint is saying that Samsung is to blame for the [...]

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Galaxy S3 SIM Unlock available via Google Play app, root still required

by: Chris SmithJune 20, 2012

Galaxy S3 buyers that are looking for an easy way to unlock their smartphones will be happy to hear that there’s an application available from Google Play ready to help with that. Unfortunately it’s not just good news for you, as the app will only work on GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 versions and requires the device to be rooted in order for the unlock to work.

The Voodoo Galaxy S III SIM Unlock is the name of the app available in Google Play as a free download, and it’s basically an implementation of Galaxy S3 SIM unlock methods described on the xda-developers forums. The application is still in beta version, so it’s safe to assume that it will [...]

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AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 get their source code released

by: Bams SadewoJune 20, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 forum on XDA-developers is by far one of the busiest forums there. We suspect things will hit overdrive soon with Samsung’s latest move of releasing the source codes for several US models of the Galaxy S3.

Coinciding nicely with the forthcoming release of Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US, specifically for AT&T and T-Mobile, you can now download the source code of the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the phone from Samsung’s open source portal.  The SGH-I7447M is the AT&T model, while the SGH-T999V is the T-Mobile’s one. Both files are about 214MB in size and can be downloaded once you pass the grueling Q&A questioning from the staff. Just [...]

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First Sprint Galaxy S3 TV ad airs, claims “the next big thing is here”

by: Chris SmithJune 20, 2012

Samsung posted on its YouTube channel its first TV commercial for the Galaxy S3. The short 15-second clip, entitled “The Next Big Thing Is Here,” shows one of the features of the handset in action, Pop Up Play, or watching a video while performing another task on the large 4.8-inch touchscreen display – in this case texting. This sort of TV-like picture-in-picture feature will also work when browsing the web, writing emails and performing other tasks.

While this particular ad ends with Sprint’s logo, and a reminder that Sprint is the only carrier of the Big Four to still allow users to sign up for new unlimited data plans, the Galaxy S3 will [...]

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Delays and staggered releases for the Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3

by: AdrianJune 20, 2012

If you thought Samsung’s marketing campaign ahead of the Galaxy S3 launch was crazy, wait until you hear about the complete madness surrounding the US release of the new Sammy flagship device!

Sprint and T-Mobile, two of the American carriers expected to have the S3 up for sale on June 21, are experiencing issues with “overwhelming demand and limited supply”. In other words, many of you might have to wait a few extra days to get your grubby hands on what has been called the greatest Android phone ever.

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 release delays

Sprint has been the first of the two carriers to come forward with the supply issues, and, while some of you may be [...]

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Sprint 4G LTE network tested ahead of launch, not perfect but found promising

by: Chris SmithJune 19, 2012


Sprint, the nation’s third largest mobile operator will also be the third carrier of the Big Four to roll out its 4G LTE network in the country, with the company expected to turn on its high-speed data network in six U.S. cities including Atlanta, Baltimor, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio by the end of the year.

In case you’re wondering, Sprint already has a variety of LTE-ready smartphones, and just as expected they’re all Android devices. However, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the LG Viper 4G and the HTV EVO 4G can only take advantage of Sprint’s 3G network, which is rather slow when compared to the competition. And lets not [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus 4X HD – head to head comparison [video]

by: ClaytonJune 18, 2012

The Galaxy S3’s presence is currently being felt throughout the world. With the S3, Samsung has easily produced one of the hottest smartphones to ever hit the market. Destined to shine, the Galaxy S3 bears the specs that help it handily beat out nearly any phone on the market. But, despite its prowess, Samsung’s superphone is facing some top-notch competition. Competitor HTC, with their One series phones, obviously aims to steal the spotlight from the Galaxy S3. But, who would expect the not-so-prominent LG to throw a quad-core behemoth into the mix? One that gives Sammy a run for their money, at that!

Not yet slated for a U.S. release, the LG Optimus 4X HD has [...]

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Enterprise-ready SAFE Galaxy S3 coming by July to five US carriers, other SAFE devices to follow

by: Chris SmithJune 18, 2012

Samsung unveiled today a new Galaxy S3 model that’s going to be ready to securely satisfy the smartphone needs of business customers. The SAFE Galaxy S3 version will be available from five U.S. mobile operators carrying the handset at some point by July, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, with other SAFE handsets expected to follow in the future.

SAFE stands for “Samsung Approved for Enterprise” and the new marketing brand will describe all those mobile devices made by Samsung which will be ready to support enterprise security standards.

SAFE refers to a variety of features that will be available across a [...]

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