Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 20:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy SIII - 4.8" 720p SuperAMOLED display, quad-core processor, 8.6mm thick body. Despite the larger display, the SIII isn't much larger than the SII, which is pretty impressive. Samsung also shoved a whole bunch of new features into TouchWiz, including a few quite kitschy sound effects. Ice Cream Sandwich, but TouchWizzed. I personally really dislike the move to curved and rounded designs (still waiting for a perfectly straight, sharp-angled slab), and there's no way in heck I'm buying this thing. Available May 29, all throughout Europe. Asia, Africa, and the US will follow later during the summer. Will sell like hotcakes. Update: Really - why are they doing this to ICS? This reminds me of that Southpark episode with Spielberg and Lucas raping Indiana Jones. We're all seeing it, but nobody's doing something about it.
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Still have some hope for the Padfone
by Chrispynutt on Fri 4th May 2012 10:59 UTC
Chrispynutt
Member since:
2012-03-14

Whilst it appears to be delayed the phone bit of the Asus Padfone seems to be the only vanilla ICS handset in comming. I hate non-expandable storage, I just hope that battery is replacable.

SIII is a big meh visually. Software can be fixed, but the blobby exterior does not interest me. No problem with curves, my Acer Liquid still looks hot for that age of phone.

Sony dropped the ball on the new Xperias. I tried one in a shop and I have had microwavable meals in better plastics. No problem with plastics, but that build quality is terrible.

So left waiting for the Panasonic Eluga Power or Asus Padfone.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Stock Android shipping outside the Nexus branding? That is very interesting news. If they give it a removable SD slot and make unlocking/rooting easy (eg. a su.apk you simply install from the market like Maemo did) then they'll have trumped the Galaxy Nexus.

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