Three UK Now Offering The Samsung Galaxy W

by Joe Sirianni on
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Having a hard time keeping up with Samsung’s alphabet phone line?  You might want to hit up our post here where Sammy was generous enough to provide us with its official naming convention for these devices.  And as expected, in recent news, the popular British carrier Three has recently announced its availability of the Samsung Galaxy W which tailors to folks looking for a “high-tier” yet powerful smartphone.  The device boasts a 1.4 GHz single core CPU and a 3.7-inch Super LCD display for starters.  In addition, the handset will sport Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box and be accompanied by Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UX overlay.  You can nab the device on Three’s network for free with a 24-month contract at roughly £22/mo or utilize the carriers Pay As You Go option at £249.99 (~£400) paid initially up front.

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[via Three UK]

[Leak] T-Mobile roadmap shows a super November of phones and tablets

by Robert Nazarian on
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Over the weekend we told you that T-Mobile had some devices for a super mega lauch day on November 2nd. Now we have a lot more insight due to a leaked roadmap, plus we have another release the week after.

November 2

November 9

  • Samsung Robin: This is probably the Galaxy Tab Plus which is the replacement for the Galaxy Tab. Pricing will be $299 on contract.

One item to note is they have the dates for the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II wrong. We are not sure what the reason is, but the rest of the dates appear to be correct. The Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II will both launch on 10/12/11 which was previously announced.

[via tmonews]

Another Samsung Galaxy series phone to release this month?

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A recent photo of the new Samsung T679 surfaced while passing through certification from the FCC. As we reported last month, Samsung has developed a new naming system based on letters that assign classification to their respective device. Although T679 won’t be the official street name for the phone, (we don’t really know the name yet for sure), the footprint looks exactly like the Galaxy W we showed you a couple weeks ago. It is also said that two new Galaxy phones are to be heading to T-Mobile, one known being the Galaxy S II, therefore making this theory more probable. If this is truly to be the case, the T679 will rock a 1.4 GHz single core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and have an internal memory of 4 GB that can be increased to 32 GB using a micro SD card. Although not a 4G device, Samsung believes this to be a “high tier” phone.

Any of you wanting to choose the “W” over the “S”? Leave us your comments below.

[via cellphonesignal]

Samsung Galaxy W to launch on O2 UK later this month

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Samsung introduced the Galaxy W as part of their new naming scheme last month. The “W’ stands for Wonder which represents high quality, and is perfect for those seeking a balance between style and performance. We already know it will be available on the Three network in the UK, and it looks like O2 will be carrying it was well.

O2 has the Galaxy W listed as “Coming Soon: September.” on their website. The Galaxy W will have a 1.4GHz single-core CPU, 3.7-inch SLCD display, 5MP rear camera, Android 2.3, and TouchWiz 4.0.

We expect availability to be towards the end of the month.

[via O2]

Samsung Galaxy W to launch in the UK on the British Three network

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News that the Samsung Galaxy W will be launching on the British Three network in September comes only days after a video was posted showing a sneak-peak at the beautiful device.

Specs on the Galaxy W include a 3.7-inch (800 x 400) TFT LCD screen, 1.3GHz processor, 5MP camera, 14.4Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, 1500mAh battery, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

The Samsung W is scheduled to be showcased at the IFA in Berlin next week along with the other classes in the Galaxy line.

[via engadget]

Samsung Introduces Galaxy W, M Pro, Y, and Y Pro, Galaxy W appears in video

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Last we week reported Samsung’s new naming scheme, and now we have some phones to show you based on those. These phones will be showcased at the IFA next week. First up is the W. It runs Android 2.3, and features a 3.7-inch (800 x 400) TFT LCD screen, 1.3GHz processor, 5MP camera, 14.4Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, and a 1500mAh battery.

Hit the break for a sneak peak video of the Galaxy W on Three and the rest of the announcements.

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Samsung will add four additional single letter classes to their Galaxy lineup

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I think Samsung is doing it right by simplifying their names. Do we really need all these cool names? The Galaxy S is simple and elegant. Of course, the US carriers have to mess it up with names, but Samsung continues to try to keep it simple.

Samsung is going to add four new single letter classes to the Galaxy line which will represent the price levels. The letter “S” will continue to be for the flagship phones. Here are the other four:

  • Premium “R” (Royal, refined)  (300-400EUR)
  • High-Tier – “W” (Wonder)  (200-300EUR)
  • Mid-Tier “M” (Magical)  (130-200EUR)
  • Entry level – “Y” (Young minded)  (130EUR)

You can also expect numbers to be added after the letters like the S2 or S II.

Some other indicators will be:

“Plus” – for bumped up specs, but no major design changes – e.g Samsung Galaxy S Plus.

“Pro “ – for QWERTY phones

LTE – for handsets with LTE support

It may seem confusing, but trust me, this is simpler.

[via unwiredview]