May 21, 2012
"News reports from today confirm that the newest, most anticipated handset from Samsung will appear on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks this summer. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has approved both phones, with the AT&T version model number SGH-I747M and the T-Mobile version model number SGH-T999V. "
"The Bluetooth specs for the SGH-I747M include HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP1.5, OPP, PBAP, MAP, PAN, HID and more. The Bluetooth 4.0 technology allows users to connect wirelessly with optional, hands-free accessories like headsets or car accessories. The T-Mobile model number SGH-T999V, supports the same technology and will allow users the same freedoms. The last time Samsung released a phone overseas and then brought it to the United States, the phone had minor changes like moving the home button and other design changes. This time around it is not very clear whether the company has done the same thing with the latest Galaxy S III model."
There's is more at the link. I was thinking of getting the I9300 international GS3. I found out the I9300 uses a micro sim card. I was in a chat today with a T-mobile rep who said you can only get a micro sim with a contract plan. Will it come to T-Mobile with the micro sim and be a contract only phone? Will T-Mobile change that option for us pre-paid users?
Only the shadow knows.
Bluetooth 4.0 = PS 3 dual shock support
"Most tech. critics believe that the AT&T model will feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 to accommodate LTE connectivity; whereas the T-Mobile version will feature Samsung's quad-core Exynos chip."
Since T-Mo is looking to move into deploying LTE, what would that mean for the quad-core GS3? It wouldn't work with LTE?
Please don't get caught up in the hype with the "numbers game". While there are a few advantages with multiple cores don't expect to see many. As it stands most dual cores are sufficient, however just saying I have a Quad-core sounds cooler.
I've seen several post that the dual core will actually work better on a phone than quad. Although I don't really understand why. My dual core GS2 runs pretty great. Not sure what a quad could help except games. Maybe video?
Here's an article I read a while ago. This one is kinda specific put you'll get the gist of what they are tring to get across. I'm sure multiple cores will get better with time but right now it really seems more of a marketing tool check list item.
"In reality, it depends on how apps take advantage of whatever hardware is available (again, software is king)."
Very true. Its like buying a video card with DirectX 11. If you don't have software that takes advantage of it what good is it.
True but few software programers are skilled enough or else aren't given time to take full advantage such resources. ( look at PS3 vs Xbox 360) The advantage falls in favor of Apple products here. (iPhone apps versus iPad HD apps) Very few will take advantage of the multiple cores until one company writes a killer app that does, there will be no motivation to do so in the Android community where time in most cases is more important than quality and the emphasis is on running advertisments.
The dual core SGSII is more than sufficient with speed. I don't think Samsung will see the record numbers in sales with the GSIII because they made the GSII so good. This phone was well advanced when it came out in Europe a year ago, still was advanced when Tmo got it, and is still advanced now. The GSIII almost seems like a middle upgrade before the next big upgrade. How much faster of a device do we need? We can only move so fast with our eyes and hands. Like someone said, it may sound cool to have a Quad or Quintuplet core device but after a while it's fast enough.
Since they built it, it will sell. 9 million pre-orders
Lol thank you. I was just going to post about the preorders. Thats more than the GS2 sold in its first 6 months.
That's impressive, however this is initial pre-orders. Let see how many they sell in a year. GS2 sold 20 million units in 10 months time. Nobody knows how many GSII owner will jump up to the III. There are people that still have the first Galaxy phone and will get the III. You never know with sales.The 9 million preorders of Galaxy S III units are from more than 100 global carriers, which mean that the numbers are not individual preorders. The catch here is – if none of the carriers manage to sell the Galaxy S III to individuals, the preorders then stay just numbers. In the not so distant past, RIM had made a similar claim regarding the BlackBerry Playbook, and the trick fell flat.
I'm don't think this will be a Playbook situation but we have to wait and see how many millions they sell. Regardless it will still be a huuuge profit for Samsung.
Micro SIM Cards are not just for Contract accounts only, you can purchase the chip on this website and use it for 2 year Contract or No Annual Contract accounts. Also SIM Card comes along with the phone upon purchasing the handset; if the phone that you purchase requires a Micro SIM Card you'll be receiving the chip that your phone is required to have. If by clicking on the "Micro SIM Cards" would require you to activate a 2 year contract, just log on to My T-Mobile and you'll be able to purchase the Micro SIM Card without being required to activate a 2 year contract.
kittygumdropz wrote: Micro SIM Cards are not just for Contract accounts only, you can purchase the chip on this website and use it for 2 year Contract or No Annual Contract accounts. Also SIM Card comes along with the phone upon purchasing the handset; if the phone that you purchase requires a Micro SIM Card you'll be receiving the chip that your phone is required to have. If by clicking on the "Micro SIM Cards" would require you to activate a 2 year contract, just log on to My T-Mobile and you'll be able to purchase the Micro SIM Card without being required to activate a 2 year contract.
This is the transcript of my conversation with T-Mobile.
[QUOTE]info: Thank you for choosing T-Mobile. A representative will be with you shortly.
info: Welcome to T-Mobile online sales support, how may I help you with your purchase today?
Irene: I'm more than happy to assist you. Can I ask for your name please?
You: Hi Im Mike
Irene: Hello Mike.
You: Does T-Mobile use Micro Sim cards? I am thinking of getting an international GS3. Would my current sim work in it? The GS3 uses micro sim. Irene: Thank you for waiting. I'll be with you in just a moment.
Irene: You need to get micro SIM card with a contract plan.
You: I have a $30 plan already. Is it a micro sim card I have?
Irene: We don't have micro SIM Card with the prepaid plan. If you need micro SIM Card you need to get a contract plan.[/QUOTE]
I logged in later to see if I could get one anyway. I could not without upgrading my $30 no contract plan to a contract plan.
Get a sim cutter from ebay, people have been doing it for iphones.
Another optionGet a sim cutter from ebay, people have been doing it for iphones.
Another option, Straight talk. They have micro sims, you can choose either att or t mobile coverage and it's 45.00 for unlimited everything.
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