RIDGELAND, Miss.--()--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., and Cellular South, the largest privately owned wireless provider in the U.S., today announced the upcoming availability of a Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Android™-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.
“We’re looking forward to bringing the benefits of one of the world’s most advanced Android-powered smartphones to our customers”
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 1 GHz Samsung 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’re looking forward to bringing the benefits of one of the world’s most advanced Android-powered smartphones to our customers,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for Cellular South. “With its superior touchscreen technology, super fast processor and integrated social networking, the Galaxy S offers one of the best Android experiences available today.”
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 1 GHz Samsung 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’s 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 e-mail 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 lives, 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 Cellular South retail locations or at www.celllularsouth.com. For more information about the Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone, visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Cellular South
Cellular South is a diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation’s largest privately owned wireless communications provider accomplishes this goal by providing the most reliable and advanced 3G nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading family and unlimited flat rate voice, text and mobile web plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information on how to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information about Cellular South and its products and services, visit www.cellularsouth.com.
1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2010, Q1-Q4 2009 and Q3 and Q4 2008 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
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