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Sep 1, 2012, 12:09 PM
over in the "Apple Adds Galaxy S III to Samsung Lawsuit" discussion:

Pride Comes Before the Fall.

Apple may have had a case on the orginal SG series, but the SGIII is completely redesigned and even engineers have stated that Samsung has worked around Apple's designs.

I find Apple has bitten too much of its own Apple. Tim Cook doesnt possess the look or feel of Steve Jobs to carry the torch. Also Sir Jonathan Ives may be the celebrated engineer and developer of the iproducts, but it was Steve Jobs' ideas and implementation that gave John the templates to work with. Tim Cook stood in front of the press in a keynote address after Steve's death. He claimed no one had to worry. Apple still has plenty of ideas to be major competition. I will await to see what this maybe. The most celebrated days of Apple were when Steve Jobs held the ship ...
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Sep 2, 2012, 8:37 PM
over in the "Apple Adds Galaxy S III to Samsung Lawsuit" discussion:

1 billion Not enough

Looks like Apple is just getting started on Samsung. Samsung is their biggest competition bigger than anyone right now, I too would sue the hell out of them but I would also be watching public opinion.
Why didnt they add the Galaxy 3 from the start? Does not make sense on why just now it was added when its been out awhile. Im thinking this all started from the first galaxy so Apple just waited and waited.
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Sep 2, 2012, 9:17 AM
over in the "Apple Adds Galaxy S III to Samsung Lawsuit" discussion:

I Just Want To Buy a Phone Without The Drama

I am ready for a new phone and Ive tried to distance myself from the drama but when you allign yourself to a brand by forking over $200+ for a phone and a 24 month commitment and to carry and rely on that device for two years as apart of your life. You kind of as a moral person have to take the bigger picture of who you bought your equipment from and their corporate ethics into consideration.

I was going to wait for the next Apple phone before making my decision but its things like this that make me want to go out now and buy a GSIII today.

I am and have been a loyal Sprint customer since 1998 and I have never waivered with my carrier so with their current equipment line up Android or iOS are my only real choices. I can't wait for Wi...
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Sep 1, 2012, 2:57 PM
over in the "Apple Adds Galaxy S III to Samsung Lawsuit" discussion:


Apple should just try to ban Samsung as a brand from existence at the rate they're going! Some of the lawsuits are justified but they need place there full focus on making their products better. Cook has huge shoes to fill now that Steve Jobs is gone. I'm an iPhone owner and I think this is too much. The SGS3 & the iPhone are different. Give it a rest Apple!

Aug 28, 2012, 12:15 PM

Galaxy S3 Red?

Does anyone know or heard if Verizon will be getting the S3 in Red? I know currently At&t is the only one that is selling them. Just wondering. Thanks

Aug 3, 2012, 6:23 PM

excessive heat to the battery

This might sound like a stupid question but here it goes anyway, If my Galaxy S3's battery was over heating a bit today in the car by GPS'ing and charging at the same time (for the 1st time my phone said phone wouldn't charge due to battery too hot) would that drain my battery quicker or faster than normal? Thanks for any info! It seems like it would to me, however I'd like to know for sure obviously.

Aug 3, 2012, 4:29 PM

GPS Symbol staying on

Hi everyone,

I have a Verizon 32 gig white Galaxy S3 and I absolutely love it. The only thing in question is my GPS Symbol in the top left hand corner of my notification screen will sometimes constantly stay on for a while without automatically turning itself off (switching back to the regular target looking symbol). It doesn't seem as though this is draining my battery exponentially, however it is weird/annoying. It happens every so often. What I have done so far to try and remedy the problem is go into settings, application manager, all applications, and disabled all of the factory stock Samsung framework applications and Kias/Samsung cloud syncing apps. At first, I thought that had fixed the issue, but then the same thing happened this...

Jun 21, 2012, 4:24 PM

What is going on???

Ive gone to ATT& tmobile and they have no idea when there getting galaxy. All I want to do is hold it before I order from verizon. I think I might just get iPhone. I'm at the end of my rope.
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Jul 24, 2012, 1:26 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon" discussion:


Fantastic phone. Received my white 16GB pre-order yesterday, and have been having fun with it ever since. I'm impressed with the battery life considering it's using the battery-hogging 4G LTE signal. Speaking of which, I am coming from a 3G phone and I have to say that 4G is a godsend; I live in Riverside County, CA and get great 4G signal -- this thing loads web pages just as fast as a high quality WiFi connection. The display is beautiful and is usable in direct sunlight.
http://www.careace.net/2012/06/07/a-review-ofhtcs-ri ... »

Jul 22, 2012, 8:08 PM

An annoying drawback of this phone (true for all carriers)

What is it with these new phones lacking an HDMI port?

My HTC phones and Motorola phones had one. Even my year old Samsung Droid has one.

On the Galaxy S III (like the Galaxy S II) they require a dongle to convert Micro USB, and then you need a special one so that you can power the phone because you used the port. Even more annoying is that the part is expensive, and they changed it for this particular model, so none of the ones that worked with the other Galaxy phones work on this one.

Even the dock lacks an HDMI port. I guess if you want to compete with Apple you have to constantly require new proprietary dongles to make you stuff work with industry standard cables like Apple does. Perhaps the Galaxy S IV will h...

Jul 20, 2012, 8:39 AM

review by joymrt03

It is a constant source of amazement when I read a bad review of a phone which all the reasons for rating the phone badly are items that are listed in the specs or mentioned in other forums. Things like size of phone, pentile screen, etc. Sounds like an apple fan boy that drank the Kool Ade.
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Jul 19, 2012, 5:10 PM

samsung galaxy s3 out of service issue

From time to time, I could not make phone calls with my samsung galaxy s3. The phone would display "out of service area" with "no SIM" on top of the screen. However, I had a HTC incredible 2 prior to this phone and it never had this problem. I am just wondering if anyone has the same issue as mine..
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Jul 16, 2012, 5:52 PM
over in the "Samsung Updating GS3 as 'Precautionary Measure'" discussion:

Install "Aurora" to restore phone search functions

I installed the "pro" version, but it was free. Not sure if it is a trial or just plain free, but it can put a nice android-looking search bar on your desktop and it searches files, contacts, and SMS messages. Those results pop up as you type, and then you can hit enter to do a google search.

The only drawback is you have to use the widget or shortcut on the desktop (the dedicated search key still goes to simple google search).

Now I just need to get the wallpaper to scroll again.

Jul 16, 2012, 2:36 PM
over in the "Samsung Updating GS3 as 'Precautionary Measure'" discussion:

the corporate statements always give me a chuckle.

🤣 ====> "Samsung has updated the software for the Galaxy S III as a precautionary measure to ensure that U.S. consumers may enjoy using our innovative products without interruption," said Samsung in a statement provided to Phone Scoop.

👀 which really means.....
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T Bone

Jul 16, 2012, 4:30 PM
over in the "Samsung Updating GS3 as 'Precautionary Measure'" discussion:

I Really Hope

Apple's patent is invalidated...who the hell awards these things anyway....is it too much to ask that the people who grant patents be intelligent and informed about the technology they are supposed to be overseeing, so that they will be able to recognize a legitimate claim from a bogus one?
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Jul 16, 2012, 10:05 AM
over in the "Samsung Outs Verizon Developer Edition Galaxy S III" discussion:

Why does Samsung need to provide a "different" phone for their customers.

Should it really come to this? Why does Samsung need to provide a "different" phone for their customers. How would a customer know whether or not he/she is getting a device that has an unlockable bootloader?
http://www.careace.net/2012/07/11/samsung-rle ase-galaxy-s/

Jul 14, 2012, 9:23 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon" discussion:

FM tuner

I was under the impression that the S3 came with a built in FM tuner. This is a pretty standard feature. However, I don't seem to be able to locate it on the phone or find any information about it. It is a nice feature when there are TVs at the gym with certain stations to tune into in order to listen. Does anybody have any insight into whether the S3 has an FM tuner?

Jul 12, 2012, 6:20 PM

Verizon called me to apologize for the bad info on the phone!

Re: Flip 69's 'in poor taste' post of my review...

Verizon called me to clear things up and apologize for the bad information regarding the brightness issue and is overnighting me a new Samsung Galaxy S3 and keeping in place my unlimited data plan.

The review that I posted was due to Verizon's and Samsung's tech departments NOT-KNOWING their phone and the local Verizon tech not looking through the settings properly to find the 'fix' that's there all along.

Now that this is done, hope everyone, including me, enjoys their G-S3!

Jul 9, 2012, 8:11 PM

When will GSM be enabled and what about 3G data?

Anyone have an idea when GSM will be enabled on this phone and what kind of 3G data (for non-US carriers) will be available with it?
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Jul 10, 2012, 7:45 PM
over in the "Samsung Outs Verizon Developer Edition Galaxy S III" discussion:

What difference does it make?

If the bootloader is unlocked, does that mean flashing ROMs will be covered by the warranty?

AFAIK, flashing any ROM voids the manufacturer's warranty regardless of the bootloader being locked or not.

Anyone who would benefit from this developer device can probably hack their way around the GSIII's locked bootloader anyway.
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