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Samsung Galaxy S US Launch Roundup: Event On June 29th – T-Mobile Launch On July 21st?

There’s been an increasing amount of buzz on the interwebs this week regarding a potential launch of the Samsung Galaxy S here in the United States in the next coming months. Rather than several posts covering each detail, I figured I’d just tie them all into one giant lump of Samsung-y goodness.


First, the facts: We know for sure that Samsung is planning an event in New York City on June 29th centered entirely around the Galaxy S. Cnet’s Bonnie Cha received a package from Samsung hyping the event, which included a set of USB powered speakers shaped like a flying saucer.

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Now Available For Preorder In The UK

If you are looking for a new Android phone, whether to upgrade your existing Android device or get introduced to the platform, pre-orders are now available in the UK for the Samsung Galaxy S.

The Galaxy S and the HTC EVO were among the biggest Android related announcements at the recent CTIA in Las Vegas.

Samsung did not hold back with this phone either, dropping some serious hardware into it that will make any Android fan foam at the mouth, specifically related to the screen.

Expansys, the company taking preorders, is stating that Galaxy S will be available Wenesday, June 2nd, 2010.

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Samsung Galaxy S To Hit The Four Major US Carriers?

In a surprising turn of events, it’s beginning to look like Samsung’s latest Android superphone, the Galaxy S, may be headed to a carrier near you.

Forbes is reporting that an analyst for Broadpoint.AmTech, Mark McKechnie, ‘expects the Galaxy S to be sold at AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint before the end of June and to be picked up at Verizon "sometime later in the year"’. Those are certainly promising words, and Forbes seems to have enough faith in this prediction to run with it, but it should be noted that Samsung has declined to comment on carrier availability.

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Android is already showing its potential on lower end handsets, and the Galaxy S is just one of many higher end phones (dubbed superphones by Google) that aim to provide a smoother and more powerful Android experience.

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Samsung To Add A Keyboard To The Galaxy S And Another Syllable To The Name

Samsung Galaxy S Pro. That's a mouthful. It is also a beauty (supposedly...the picture below is just a render).

According to the legendary Eldar Murtazin, the editor of Mobile-Review and a well respected tech journalist, Samsung's going to be tacking on a keyboard to the already lustworthy Galaxy S. Because none of the good things in life are free, the privilege to have actual keys to pound on while you're definitely not texting and driving (really officer, I wasn't) will cost you additional 50 Euros (That's around $67 for those of us in the States).

The keyboard is really just the icing on the cake Eclair.

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Projection: Android Marketplace To Hit 100,000 Applications Sometime In September 2010

Today I put on my wizard Darth Vader math hat and decided to figure out when the Android market is going to finally reach the 100,000 mark.

"Why 100,000?" you may ask.


Well, it seemed like a nice round number, and it also happens to be the same number a small company called Apple was obsessing over in November 2009:

CUPERTINO, California—November 4, 2009—Apple® today announced that developers have created over 100,000 apps for the revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world.

The iPhone App Store launched on July 11th, 2008, so putting it all together, it took Apple 481 days or about 16 months to conquer 100k.

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Samsung Introduces A Successor To The First Galaxy - A More Powerful And Sexy 1GHz Galaxy S

Yesterday was an incredible day for us consumers! After only the first day of the 3-day CTIA Wireless 2010 mobile conference we've already seen some amazing new phones scheduled for release in the upcoming few months, such as the HTC EVO 4G.

Samsung did not remain on the sidelines either yesterday and demonstrated its new version of the Galaxy, called Galaxy S model GT-I9000. S seems to stand for either "Smart Life" (sigh, another custom Android flavor?) or Speed, just like the iPhone 3GS.

Here are the specs at a glance:

  • 1GHz Hummingbird CPU
  • a 4" Super AMOLED screen, which is supposed to be 20% brighter and eliminate 80% of sunlight glare, 480×800 resolution
  • 5MP camera
  • 720P video recording and playback - no word on HDMI output
  • 1GB internal storage
  • 8-16GB MicroSD card included, expandable to 32GB
  • 512MB RAM (?)
  • WiFi b/g/n - not just B/G but N too, impressive
  • Proximity, light, gyro sensors, digital compass, GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP + EDR - 3.0 here, not 2.1, we have progress, people!
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