Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Samsung is catching up Galaxy S III high demand

Most of us already know how high of a demand the Samsung Galaxy S III has been when it was up for pre-order. Then when the release date was announced then pushed back and only seeing a hand full, actually receive their Galaxy S III, while others have been waiting for Galaxy S III to arrive, but now Samsung has told Reuters that the delay has been fixed and we now are seeing pre-orders with a June 28th shipping date. This date had been rumored around with no official response from Samsung. Now we can hope to see more happy folks to see the Galaxy S III arrive. If you pre-order now from either Radio Shack and Wal-Mart, you will see that it will ship June 28th and hopefully in your hands by Friday June 29th.

So far Samsung is expecting to sell 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones and should hit that target in July. With the delays of the release, Samsung might of lost sales of up to 2 million units in just a month. We saw this with the shortage of the Pebble Blue shipments that caused sort of a up roar with pre-orders that customers were expecting to receive. Sprint actually announced that they were going to be a delay with the shipments of the Galaxy S III by two weeks, but now is also starting to ship units out to customers. So far Verizon has not showed any target date for the release of the Galaxy S III on the Now Network, but you can pre-order for now. It shouldn't be long as many rumors are floating around that Verizon should be releasing the Galaxy S III sometime in the second week of July, and Verizon will give you a choice between a 16GB ($199) and a 32GB ($249) Galaxy S III.

As we see it now, Samsung and HTC has one of the best smartphones out in the market with HTC having the One X and Samsung has a winner in its hand with the S III. Will this take some sales away from Apple once the iPhone 5 is released? Only time will tell.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LG joins the party with Quick Voice to compete with Siri and S Voice

LG joins the ranks with "Quick Voice" to give us, its own S Voice competitor. LG announced that it will be rolling out Quick Voice with the Optimus family line up of mobile phones. We should start to see more voice command feature, after all, voice command has been around since the Windows Mobile era, and Android has had some type of voice command before Siri was around. Quick Voice will allow voice recognition to commonly used words. We will have to see how well it stacks up to the competition. At this point no word from LG when it will be widely available.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

AT&T shipping Samsung Galaxy S III June 18

I was able to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T website on June 5 and now shows June 18 shipping. I had anticipated that Galaxy S III was going to be released or shipped around that time frame. My guess was right.

So how many of you are going to preorder your Galaxy S III? And what color you getting? Will you wait to the Red Galaxy S III later this summer on AT&T?

Also the AT&T version will come loaded with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 4G LTE, 4.8 inch display, 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED screen running Android 4.0. This will be AT&T newest flagship mobile device.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Preorder your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III starting June 6

If you have been waiting to get your hands on the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S III just a few weeks ago. Then your in luck. Well AT&T has announced in a press release that you will be able to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S III starting June 6. I know I will be picking up the Galaxy S III once it is released. AT&T has listed that you will be able to preorder the 16GB version for $199.99 with 2-year contract, and giving you the option to choose between the Pebble Blue or Marble White. Also very interesting, AT&T is also releasing a Red version later this summer which might be an exclusive for AT&T as we haven't seen any signs of a Red Galaxy S III.

The US version will be powered with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and sporting the HD Super AMOLED 4.8 - inch display and will be 4G LTE capable in the US. Unless you import your Samung Galaxy S III, you won't be getting the quad-core like the international version.

If this works out like when the Galaxy Note was up for preorder on AT&T, then it was available for shipping within weeks. If this is a pattern, then we should see AT&T shipping the Samsung Galaxy S III just in time for Fathers Day weekend.

Computex 2012 brings Windows 8 Tablets

Its nothing we didn't all expected to see announced at Computex 2012. Touch screen Ultra portables and tablet computers. Windows 8 is the best OS geared for touch screen devices. I have been using the Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet running Windows 8, and it has been a great experience to use the tablet with Windows 8. Not only did Microsoft take in mind to make use of touch features, it also has done a great job for overall user experience with Windows 8.

One main feature I see already missing from the lower end of the currently announced Tablets and Ultrabooks at Computex 2012 with touch screen is support for a stylus. I see why Asus and Acer only released on some models. This I'm sure is because of differnet price points. Yes you could use a capacitive stylus to take notes, but it will not be the same when your using OneNote or using Windows Journal to take notes at a meeting. Without some type of digitizer, Wacom would be the best, you will be missing one of the best features of Windows 8, that is the ability to use the stylus.

I am really liking the Asus Tablet 810, that will have some decent specs with an unannounced Intel Medfield CPU, 2GB of RAM, would be nice to see 4GB for more power user functions, 64GB SSD, and will have the Super IPS+ display like the current Asus Transformer Prime. Also Asus Tablet 810 will provide you with 1366 x 768 resolution, a 11.6 - inch display and a dual Wacom digitizer for some inking goodness.

Hopefully that will won't see these tablets suffer too much in regards to proformance, since we don't expect to see high end from the Medfield or an ARM processor.