David Beckham celebrates the Samsung Galaxy Note by showcasing his soccer skills

David Beckham is now Samsung’s Official Ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and it just so happens that the Galaxy Note and Soccer go hand in hand. Samsung, a major sponsor for the Olympic Games, put together a little video featuring David kicking a series of soccer balls against a 15-foot wall of drums to produce the melody of Beethoven’s classic “Ode to Joy.”

What does this have to do with the Galaxy Note? Well he uses the Note’s S Pen to annotate a photo and share it with 17 million fans by posting it to Facebook.

Samsung also took the time to mention that they will be offering the Premium Suite upgrade as part of the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Galaxy Note. We had a chance to see a demo video of it, and I must say I was impressed and looking forward to it.

Hit the break for the video and full presser



Full press release:

Olympic ambassador, David Beckham Celebrates the Power of the Samsung Galaxy Note

Get ready to take part in the London 2012 Olympic Games with the Samsung Galaxy Note

LONDON, UK, 22nd May, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in wireless communications and sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced today an exclusive new video featuring world-renowned athlete David Beckham, Samsung’s Official Ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The video, which demonstrates the unique features of the Samsung Galaxy Note, showcases Beckham’s incredible soccer skills as he reproduces the melody of Beethoven’s classic ‘Ode to Joy’ by kicking a series of soccer balls against a 15-foot wall of drums. Beckham uses the Galaxy Note’s large screen to plan his sequence of kicks against the drums. He then uses the S Pen to annotate a photograph and post it on Facebook, capturing his experience and sharing it instantly with his seventeen million fans.

“I am excited to be partnering with Samsung as the official sponsor of the London 2012 Games in my hometown,” Beckham said. “I hope everyone will experience and enjoy the Olympic Games like they have never before.”

Samsung will also be offering a Premium Suite upgrade for Galaxy Note users worldwide to provide a greater user experience of the device. The Premium Suite software package includes advanced note-taking applications, enhanced productivity tools, and an Android 4.0 OS upgrade.

The Galaxy Note introduces a revolutionary new mobile device category. Retaining the portability of a smartphone, its immersive large screen and advanced pen-input capabilities enable new possibilities for creating, rendering and sharing content with unique self-expression and spontaneity. The Galaxy Note continues to win praise from consumers across the globe, recently surpassing 5 million sales in only 5 months since its launch.

Samsung, the Worldwide Olympic Partner for Wireless Communications Equipment, will be demonstrating the latest smartphones including Galaxy Note in the Olympic Village and throughout London for the duration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.