Samsung Readies “Exciting Special Announcement” For March 9th At SXSW


Looks like Samsung Mobile is planning something special for the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. In a press release today, the Sammy went over a few of the festivities they have planned for the event celebrating the arrival of their Galaxy Note phoneblet and its new S Pen technology. They also mentioned an “exciting special announcement” on March 9th and although no clues were given, I’d be willing to wager it has something to do with the availability of their new Galaxy Note tablet that we saw at MWC. Hate to be your cold shower but check your fantasies of a Galaxy S III announcement at the door. Press release below.

DALLAS – March 6, 2012 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1 is showcasing its latest world-class, innovative mobile device, the Galaxy Note, at SXSW. From March 9 – 18, 2012 in Austin, TX there will be various opportunities to experience the device everyone is talking about, as it combines the best features of a smartphone with a larger viewing screen and allows for new ways to capture, create and share content.

The Galaxy Note includes a creative tool called the S Pen, which delivers fast, responsive and precise control to create fine lines and detail on the device display, allowing for communication in new ways. Users can make their own love notes, write a shopping list, crop a photo, create a vibrant multimedia memo and even take notes directly on the screen during phone calls. The S Pen opens a new world for gamers, allowing for easy and more accurate control than ever before, while offering a brilliant viewing experience on the Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch screen. For Galaxy Note users, Samsung Apps provides the best place to find apps uniquely suited for their device – including those “Made for S Pen” – applications designed to take advantage of the precision control and writing instrument for the Galaxy Note, the S Pen.

Special Announcement: March 9, 4:00 p.m.
On Friday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Samsung Blogger Lounge (Austin Convention Center, room 19AB), Samsung will make a special announcement. Details will be released soon.

Samsung Mobile Presents: #FEED powered by Twitter
Learned Evolution will host Samsung Mobile Presents: #FEED powered by Twitter at Austin Museum of Art – Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, TX. The ten-day community experience will run from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 18, 2012, spanning the Interactive, Film, and Music segments of SXSW. Samsung Mobile will integrate the Galaxy Note to show how technology, art and communication come together in new ways.

Through the partnership with #FEED, Samsung has integrated the Galaxy Note throughout the museum for attendees to experience the superphone in new and innovative ways, in addition to hosting a @DAY event and a @NIGHT party.

During the ten-day program, there will be #FEEDart installations at the AMOA for visitors to view works from the world’s leading interactive artists. Attendees can experience the superphone through a test drive program where each Galaxy Notes will be installed with Sonic Notify, a real time interactive presence aware application integrating every installation at #FEED. Additionally, the #BeNoteworthy lounge allows attendees to sit down, recharge at a Samsung charging station, and view content from the Noteworthy Project series as well as the #BeNoteworthy influencer program (details on #BeNoteworthy below).

@NIGHT Party: March 9th, 9:00 p.m: Samsung will be hosting our @NIGHT party on Friday March 9th at the AMOA to kickoff SXSW. Entertainment will include Remix Artist Collective, Eclectic Method, and Ernest Gonzalez. The party, which is open to the public, will highlight the Galaxy Note.

@DAY Event: March 10th, 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Samsung will host an event at the #FEED rooftop at the AMOA with several of our partners.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: #BeNoteworthy Launch Party featuring Hugh McLeod of Gapingvoid.com along with #BeNoteworthy influencers. Hugh will be featuring and creating his iconic art work on-site and in real-time.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Meet & Greet with Samsung and a special guest (to be announced soon). There will be an exclusive demo of a new interactive experience for attendees.

#BeNoteworthy Project
From March 9 – 13, Samsung Mobile will equip several influencers with a Galaxy Note to use for inspiration and to create, consume and share content and ideas in new ways. Participants of #BeNoteworthy include Hugh McLeod, Guy Kawasaki and Soraya Darabi, among others. Each will be capturing and posting inspiring content throughout SXSW with a Galaxy Note and sharing them via the #BeNoteworthy Twitter hashtag. To meet the influencers, and hear more, please join the @DAY event at the rooftop of the AMOA (details above).

App Developer Meet-up
Samsung will hold an app developer meet-up on Sunday, March 11 from 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. in the Samsung Blogger Lounge (Austin Convention Center, room 19AB). Developers can come and meet Samsung’s developer team to ask questions and learn about developing for apps for Samsung. Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge for developers to create S Pen integrated apps for the Galaxy Note using the S Pen Software Developer Kit. Winners of the Galaxy Note S Pen App Challenge will split more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, with a grand prize of $100,000.

About the Galaxy Note

The Galaxy Note is designed with a 5.3-inch display with HD Super AMOLED technology, a high-resolution screen that provides a bright, rich, colorful viewing experience. The Galaxy Note includes a tool called the S Pen™, which delivers fast, responsive and precise control to create fine lines and detail on the device display, much like an ink pen and pad of paper. These core mobile benefits of various devices and utilization of AT&T’s 4G LTE* network creates a premium user experience.

Follow Samsung Mobile on Twitter @SamsungMobileUS.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Damn… I really wish I had a badge for this. Stupid SXSW not giving me press cred. :(

  2. Of course I’ll be the first to say…..SGSIII?  Most likely and definitely looking forward to it!

  3. It’s the galaxy sIII boys and girls

  4. S3? Seriously? Please. The company is featuring the Note. They are focused right now on the Note, and getting people to use it. The S3 is not going to be announced at a blogger lounge event at an event all about music and film…. It’s an artist’s gathering. The Note fits. The S3 does not.

    1. Robert, your points are valid.  I do agree as well.  It’s smart for Sammy to continue to push the Note and the SGSII.  SGSIII will only hurt their sales and mainly the sales of the Note which is what they are focused on pushing right now.  I was hoping since the article does say “Exciting Special Announcement.”   Any thoughts on what it might be?  

  5. Might be ICS for AT&T Gnote….???

  6. Why would someone buy the note on the crappiest network? Lol 3gig unlimited data caps what!

  7. Galaxy Nexus and Note for every carrier :D 

    1. and GSII. (verizon!)

  8. Note for Verizon, please!

  9. Maybe they announce the new Samsung Galaxy Skin with a flexible 4” OLED-Display, Samsung will bring it on the market in 4th quarter

  10. Olivia Munn Sex Tape!!!!!! Whoooo Sammies got it! 

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