That's not a very good-looking phone!
Samsung Galaxy S III preview: hands-on with the next Android superphone (video)
Samsung Galaxy S III hardware hands-on (video)
A Couple of interesting tidbits popped up in my feed reader today – looks like we’re prepping the web team to ready the pages for the Galaxy s3 Pre-Ordering process and launch pages.
They were just submitted in the last 24 hours, so it’ll take the web team a few days to get them active, but the landing page will be sprint.com/galaxys3 and the pre-order page will be sprint.com/galaxysiii
The paste below is just from my feed reader, and the links won’t work for you I don’t think, but it was easier to include than a screenshot. We should have an actual live date soon, along with launch dates, etc…
Last edited by 503ducati; 06-03-2012 at 01:44 AM.
That's not a very good-looking phone!
Hopefully no loss of signal issues this go around. Went thru 3 of the last model before giving up and getting a different phone.
All of Samsungs efforts to keep this thing under wraps, and it was seriously underwhelming. It is good enough to keep HTC at bay, but it will do nothing to make up the increasing gap between Samsung and Apple.
A stale 3 year old design that brings in 76% of the profits in the entire mobile phone industry? Sounds like these "new cool less then 3 year old designs" arnt really too compelling then.
You think market share is what is important? LOL It is but not in the sense you are considering, how about market share among consumers who actually use the data on their smartphones, how about market share among consumers who purchase apps and content or market share among developers who make serious money?
Android has grown because of ubiquitous availability and the efforts of the carriers to push it on people who don't actually use mobile data in order to grow their ARPU. Not because of some imagined superiority.
How about this, find me one carrier in the entire world (that publicly reports their sales please) where an Android device out sells the iPhone. Just one. Here is a hint, don't waste your time. There isn't one. When consumers have a choice, they choose iPhone.
I'm still leaning towards the EVO. Sorry Sammy.
Things I like:
1) Removable battery. I have found I usually replace a battery around the 8month mark with everyone of my smart phones and wish I could replace it myself on my Ipod Touch.
2) Ability to watch a video and still work around it.
Things I dont like:
1) There has to come a time were the screen size increases come to a end. At times my GS2 can become awkward to hold at 4.5 inches and now you move up to 4.8?
I love to watch video on my phone but I see everything on this screen with absolutely no problems and so can a group of ppl if they gather around.
2) Dont think I like the shape of the phone even though im sure Sprint will change it.
From what I've seen so far, other than the fact I cant remove the battery, the Evo LTE is looking like the stronger of the 2. What is the point of a laptop or even tablet if they keep up with screen size increase. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING will replace my 13" laptop at this point. I want more battery life instead of more screen. Thin is more of a conversation piece to me. Give me a strong 10hrs of talk time (real world #s) and like 5 hrs of video/game play and I will be a very happy man.
Funny you say people chose the iphone then who are all those people that make Samsung outsells Apple in Smartphones. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...martphone.html
Then you also have HTC, Motorola, LG all selling android phones too. Just by simple math if Samsung is selling more android phones than apple then all the others are just gravy on top of outselling the iphone.
With every major phone carrier selling both the iphone and Android why is android still kicking the iphone A$$ in market share if given the choice they chose Iphone.
As a matter of fact it isn't even close anymore Android owns 53% of the U.S. market share up from 42% over last year. While the Iphone only owns 29% of the U.S. market. http://touchreviews.net/android-ipho...-market-share/. I think you are a little punch drunk drinking too much kool-aid when you say people choose the iphone when they have a choice. Because they do have a choice and they didn't choose the iphone.
Now go troll somewhere else no one want you spouting misleading information in an android thread.
You really didn't understand anything I said.
The "Apple products only sell to kool Aid drinking fanboys" trope is really old at this point. Wake up, get some perspective on the wireless business and you will realise that Apple is dominating this market like no other. They worked harder, they built a better foundation and they took risks. Now, they are reaping the rewards.
First, that was an ESTIMATE that Samsung sold more. Samsung doesn't release their numbers, so people have turned to guessing. There are a dozen more estimates that have Apple selling more.
Second, the iPhone is making up more than half of all smartphone sales on every carrier that sells it. A) That tells you people don't like the inferior Android experience and B) I find it awfully hard to believe that with 3 of the 4 main carriers selling >50% iPhones sales that Android market share is actually that high. Again, that was a group's opinion.
Third, the Galaxy S III is perhaps the most underwhelming device to be released in years. I have a Galaxy Nexus that I am waiting to upgrade, and the S III is in many way a downgrade. That's disappointing. Many people I know who were waiting for the S III are now either going to wait for another Android or (more likely) move to Apple.