GLOBAL – The Samsung Galaxy S III has now launched in the USA with T-Mobile, while in Dublin a man reported the device exploding in his presence.
A limited number of phones will be distributed by T-Mobile this week. The company intends to launch the phone across the country next week. The availability of the third generation Galaxy S handset could be checked through the T-Mobile website or at its select retail outlets.
The 16GB Galaxy S III can be purchased in Pebble Blue or Marble White colours for $279.99 with a classic package and $50 mail-in-rebate, while the 32GB can be bought for $329 and $50 mail-in-rebate.
Nevertheless, Samsung’s most awaited smartphone will be coming to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular during the next couple of weeks. Sprint will start selling the phone in the coming week, and as for now AT&T and Verizon are yet to announce a launch date.
Samsung released new commercials for USA, which showcase the capabilities of the device.
In related news, a man from Dublin reported that his Samsung Galaxy S III exploded while docked in a car mount without the charger plugged in. The phone was partially destroyed and unable to work properly, but the main concern being is whether the new smartphone is really safe to use or to be kept in pockets.
Samsung has took notice of the event and will begin investigating once the specific handset reaches its offices.