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US Cellular Getting the Galaxy S Too

June 29, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Ok so it looks like everyone wants the Galaxy S. No exclusivity here. Now in the fray is US Cellular. They announced earlier that they would be getting four Android devices this year and it appears they are on their way. We first knew about the Acclaim, and we have also heard they are getting the HTC Desire. Now enter number three on the list the Samsung Galaxy S.

We don’t know if they will be getting their own “personal” model of the Galaxy S or not yet, however it doesn’t appear that they have changed the name and thus it may very well be the same international version that CTIA Wireless has.The should have it sometime this fall in their retail stores. They should release more info 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 Sâ„¢ smartphone. The Androidâ„¢ 2.1-powered Galaxy Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Searchâ„¢, Google Mapsâ„¢, Gmailâ„¢, YouTubeâ„¢, Google Talkâ„¢, Android Marketâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Calendarâ„¢, 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 Sâ„¢ smartphone truly brings your home and office computer to the palm of your hand with support for push email and integrated calendar services, including Googleâ„¢ and Yahoo for consumers and small businesses and ActiveSync for enterprise users. Messaging is simple and easy with the Galaxy Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ smartphone will feature a temporary app that can take users to download Media Hub in the future. The Galaxy Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ 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 Sâ„¢ smartphone visit www.samsung.com.