T-Mobile's Galaxy S III Priced Higher Than Competitors
T-Mobile USA has revealed the price points it will charge customers for the Samsung Galaxy S III. It is offering customers two options. Those who choose to sign a traditional two-year contract can purchase the 16GB Galaxy S III for $279.99 or the 32GB version for $329.99. Both these prices reflect the final cost after a $50 mail-in rebate. T-Mobile is also offering the Galaxy S III via its Value voice and data plans for a down payment of $229.99 for the 16GB version or $279.99 for the 32GB version. Customers will then have to make 20 equal monthly payments of $20 via T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless are charging $199.99 and $249.99 for the 16GB and 32GB versions, respectively. As for availability, the Galaxy S III is available via select T-Mobile retail locations and via T-Mobile's web site starting today. T-Mobile expects the Galaxy S III to become more widely available next week.
Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S III, its global flagship phone for 2012. We spent a bit of time with it.
Samsung Details Premium Suite for Galaxy S III
Samsung today provided information about a software update for the Galaxy S III. The Premium Suite is an add-on that includes a handful of new features such as a split-screen mode similar to the one on the Galaxy Note II.
Samsung Intros Programmable NFC Tags Called TecTiles
Samsung today announced the availability of TecTiles, small, programmable near-field communication stickers that can be used to activate certain actions on NFC-equipped smartphones. Using a separate Android application, the tags can be programmed to change device settings, such as join a Wi-Fi network or set the phone to silent; to initiate communications, such as a text message or a phone call; as well as to interact with social networking sites, such as to set Facebook status updates or send a message to Twitter.
Judge Denies Apple's Attempt to Block Samsung Galaxy S III
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh earlier this week squashed Apple's move to prevent Samsung from launching the Galaxy S III in the U.S.
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