Clove UK Officially Taking Pre-Orders For The Black 64GB Galaxy S III Model

 

Clove UK is set to unleash the hottest variation yet of the Galaxy S III smartphone for its customers: the black 64GB model. Now available for pre-order, customers can expect to pay a King’s Ransom of £500 or £600 including VAT for the device. While it is a hefty price for a smartphone, Clove is banking on the fact that its offering will appeal to the masses since the special edition Galaxy S III will be the first smartphone in the UK to offer 128GB of storage (64GB onboard + 64GB from expandable memory).

Customers can expect the device to be available within two months’ time, but you’ll want to hurry though as it seems as if Clove will only be getting a small batch of these bad boys. Additional details can be found once you hit the source link.

source: Clove UK Blog

Android 4.1.2 Update For Samsung Galaxy Note Speculated To Feature TouchWiz Nature UI And Multi-Window, Video Surfaces Adding Further Speculation

 

As original Galaxy Note owners eagerly await the possible arrival of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on their devices, we are now beginning to see signs of which custom features will be found in the update. Similar to the Galaxy Note II smartphone and the incoming Android 4.1.2 update due to for the Galaxy S III next month, the original Galaxy Note will include the awesome TouchWiz Nature UI and the multi-window feature, allowing for true multitasking and the ability to use multiple apps at once on the Galaxy Note.

To corroborate this news is the surfacing of not one, but two preliminary Jelly Bean builds being spotted in the wild for the Galaxy Note. The first build has a firmware version of N7000XXLS3 and is currently being tested at Samsung bringing not only the TouchWiz Nature UI and multi-window feature; the second build has a firmware version of N7000XXLS7 which not only highlights the same mentioned custom Sammy features, but actually has video footage of those features in action. Of course Sammy has stayed mum on whether or not this evidence is actually factual or not, but considering these builds are unlike anything we’ve ever seen before— we’re willing to bet that these are not only authentic— but that we’ll likely see the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 updates announced for the Galaxy Note sooner than later.

 

source: SamMobile 1 | SamMobile 2 | YouTube

Samsung Rumored To Create A “More Vibrant International Brand Image” As Early As 2013

 

Samsung might very well be known as a brand that happens to love pushing out devices to the masses, but despite all that— it certainly has some successful devices out there such as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones. Knowing that it has great devices and a solid sales’ figure to back it up, Sammy is potentially looking to take its brand to another level, as soon as next year. According to Channel News in Australia, anonymous sources claim that Sammy is planning a “more vibrant international brand image” of its company. As part of this upcoming change, the familiar blue Samsung logo will be changed, while each part of Samsung’s business will get its own individual color that will be used in its advertising— meaning we should expect to see a new Samsung Mobile advertising logo for example. The overall hope is that Samsung will move its brand from being identified around features and benefits to a focus instead on “lifestyle activities”.

Whatever it is that Samsung is trying to do, the technology world is eagerly awaiting and will see everything soon enough— by CES 2013 perhaps?

source: Digital Trends

 

DIY: Custom comic book case for Samsung Galaxy S III

Is that boring solid-color or ubiquitously-designed plastic case just not cutting it anymore? Well, perhaps it’s time to recycle and outfit it with a custom comic book theme.

This do it yourself project stems from the same style of paper mache-like tactics you used in elementary art class. The process is fairly straightforward. Simply cut out your desired pieces of reading material and attach them to your case via Mod Podge application finish. After it sets, just apply some matte or glossy sealer (hair spray works) and, when dry, the end product is a beautiful super-hero themed case not like anything you’d find at an accessory retailer.

For an in-depth guide explaining how to DIY or to order your own customized case, hit the source links below.

Via: Phandroid
Source: Etsy

Carphone Warehouse reveals Galaxy S III Mini pricing, starts at £25 monthly

Samsung recently announced a little brother to its flagship phone, the Galaxy S3 Mini. Retailers have offered bits and pieces of information about pricing and availability on the bite-sized handset, and now Carphone Warehouse is following suit. Similar to other retailers, Carphone Warehouse will be offering the device SIM-free for under £300, or about $480.96. They will also offer on-contract pricing starting at £25 per month, or about $40, with the device free.

It’s not an expensive device, but it’s going to face some stiff competition from Google’s Nexus 4 and its $299 price tag. I think its best market will be consumers who want a capable device, but don’t want the huge screens that are on nearly every flagship phone available, and appreciate an SD card slot and removable battery. Anyone going to be picking one of these up? Let us know in the comments. Hit the break for full press release.


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Apple posts new statement about Samsung case after court rebuke

 

After a rather stinging development this week when the UK court of appeals chastised Apple for their recent attempt to post a court-ordered statement on their web site concerning one of their many lawsuits with Samsung, Apple has posted a new statement on their UK web site. Apple was required to post a statement indicating Samsung did not copy the iPad when producing the Galaxy line of tablet devices. Apple does not exactly say that, but they do state that Samsung does not infringe on a specific Apple registered design. The new statement probably meets the legal requirements of the UK court.
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Sprint rumored to be prepping a revamped Galaxy S II in Titanium for $99.99

Rumor has it that Sprint is gearing up to release a refreshed version of Samsung’s Galaxy S II (yes, two). The leaked render shown above reveals an all-touch candybar styled smartphone, reminiscent of last year’s Epic 4G Touch. Interestingly, we also spotted this very same device earlier today in a set of Sprint roadmap leaks, ultimately leading us to believe that this smartphone is indeed coming sometime in the future. Details are still scarce, but we’d expect the “Titanium”-colored S2 to hit store shelves this holiday season.

Source: Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S III reaches 30 million sales worldwide

Samsung has repeatedly made it clear that its flagship Galaxy S III has proven to be one of the company’s most successful ventures in the mobile space. Even the Korean manufacturer’s oversized Galaxy Note II has managed to make a significant dent in the mobile market.

Just two months ago, sales figures for the GSIII were pegged at 20 million total units. Today however, the company announced that it has moved an astronomical 30 million Galaxy S IIIs worldwide. Undoubtedly, the device will continue to be a prominent player in the market for many months to come, but with the LG Optimus G already available and Google’s very own Nexus 4 looming on the horizon, other non-Sammy options may just be more enticing.

Via: The Verge
Source: Samsung Poland

Mophie releases first non-iOS smartphone case for the Samsung Galaxy S III

Smartphone cases are one of those things that folks either love or hate. I prefer my phone to roll naked. I just don’t like cases whatsoever. I don’t like the feel of them, the added bulk, weight, the look of them… I could go on and on.  I know, I know. You’re crazy to spend the money on a high-end device and not protect it with a case. Fact is, in owning three different smartphones over the span of the last three years, I’ve dropped my device a grand total of three times. Yes, I’m careful with my phones as one should be. It’s just not worth it for me to attach something to my phone that I don’t like in the first place. This new case might change all that for me however.

You may have heard of Mophie cases before. Up until now, they’ve dealt solely with iOS devices, and what makes this case different than others is that not only does it provide protection for your device, it boosts battery life also. I’m not talking about a few extra hours either. This case boosts battery life on the Galaxy S III by over 100% delivering over 2300 mAh worth of additional juice. That’s obviously a pretty big deal. Getting the additional juice will come at a price though, to the tune of $100. It will definitely make for a sweet stocking stuffer this holiday. Hit the break for the full presser.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note II has already moved 3 million units worldwide

Samsung’s original Galaxy Note is an odd device. Many consumers think it’s too big to actually use as an everyday smartphone, and with good reason. Then again, 10 million other people think differently, and the Galaxy Note had no problems moving off the shelves. On the heels of that success, Samsung predicted that the Note’s successor would sell three times faster than the original Note, and so far, they’re right on track because they already sold 3 million units.
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