Let’s see: US Cellular announced they’d be getting four Android devices before year’s end. We knew about Samsung’s entry-level Acclaim, we know US Cellular’s planning on carrying the HTC Desire (whenever AMOLED shortages can be resolved), and now they’ve gone ahead and scooped up the Samsung Galaxy S, as well.
There’s no word on if US Cellular’s receiving a slightly different version of the Galaxy S like most American carriers seem to be doing, but the fact that they haven’t stamped their own name onto the device tells me we could be seeing the same international version that we’ve been seeing since CTIA Wireless. The device will be available in the carrier’s retail stores sometime this fall. We hope to hear more details from US Cellular very soon.
DALLAS – June 28, 2010 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No.1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., and U.S. Cellular, today announced the upcoming availability of a Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S™ smartphone will bring users a fully integrated entertainment, messaging and social networking experience packaged in an alluring, streamlined design surrounding a stunning 4-inch display.
“The Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone coming soon to U.S. Cellular customers is a premium Android device equipped with Samsung’s Galaxy S class of features,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S™ series of smartphones offers users superior features, including a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, Samsung’s Super AMOLED touch screen technology, along with entertainment, messaging and social networking applications.”
Samsung’s Galaxy S™ family of devices represent a new breed of smartphones powered by the open and innovative Android platform, with full support of Google Mobile Services including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Android Market™ and more. The Galaxy S smartphone features Samsung’s Super AMOLED display screen technology, a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor and Samsung Social Hub, a feature that integrates the user’s social networking services, messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts.
“We are excited about the release of this Android-powered smartphone,” said Ed Perez, vice-president of marketing and sales for U.S. Cellular. “The Galaxy S delivers on our customers’ need to have popular applications at their fingertips while keeping them in touch with those who matter most.”
The Galaxy S™ smartphone provides a premium viewing experience on its large, brilliant 4-inch display powered by Samsung’s Super AMOLED touch screen technology. Super AMOLED technology yields thinner displays, delivering one of the thinnest, most responsive full-featured smartphones in the industry. Samsung’s innovative display technology makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone is designed with a six-axis sensor that combines the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. The Galaxy S™ smartphone’s user interface also supports a series of advanced touch screen gesture capabilities including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping. This series of versatile gestures provide easier and quicker access to many applications including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos.
Powering the Galaxy S™ smartphone is a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor, which produces amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times of HD-like multimedia content.
The Galaxy S™ smartphone keeps users connected with Samsung’s Social Hub, which is built around Messaging and Contacts, both of which initiate the sending and receiving of information, whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Additionally, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar™, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization. The familiar text messaging experience is enhanced with group messaging and “reply all” functionality for up to 10 contacts, a threaded conversations format, a consolidated inbox, and enhanced multi-media display.
Not just for social networking and messaging, the Galaxy S™ smartphone truly brings your home and office computer to the palm of your hand with support for push email and integrated calendar services, including Google™ and Yahoo for consumers and small businesses and ActiveSync for enterprise users. Messaging is simple and easy with the Galaxy S™ smartphone’s virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard.
In addition, the Galaxy S™ smartphone features best-in-class entertainment features, including future access to Samsung Media Hub, a library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional information about Media Hub in the near future and the Galaxy S™ smartphone will feature a temporary app that can take users to download Media Hub in the future. The Galaxy S™ smartphone features Samsung’s All Share application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), allowing users to send video content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and computers, allowing for a rich, interactive entertainment experience.
The Galaxy S™ smartphone is packed full of features that enhance users’ daily life, including a 5.0-megapixel camera/ camcorder with auto-focus and HD video recording (720p), MP3 player, 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and expandable memory for photos, videos and music, up to 32 GB using microSD. Additional key specifications of the Galaxy S™ smartphone include Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), full HTML browser with multi-touch pinch to zoom, Bluetooth® 3.0 technology, daily briefing widget, which offers instant access to weather, news, stocks, and the calendar and a feeds and updates widget, that lets users get updates from social networking sites instantly.
The Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone will be available in the fall at U.S. Cellular retail locations or at www.uscellular.com. For additional information about the Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone visit www.samsung.com.