Samsung announced in the wee hours of the morning that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be available on all major U.S. carriers, but it left it up to each individual carrier to say when exactly the phone would go on sale. T-Mobile USA, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular have stepped out as the first companies to narrow the window.
T-Mobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S III will go on sale through all of its retail channels starting June 21, 2012. The magenta-themed carrier failed to disclose the price of the phone, but that information should be made available shortly considering that the release date is less than a three weeks from now. T-Mobile also confirmed that the GS III will support its 4G HSPA+ network. Fans can sign up for notifications here if they want more information.
Sprint also threw its hat in the ring for a June 21 release date. The Now Network will sell the 16 GB version for $199 and the 32 GB version for $249.99. The Galaxy S III will have access Sprint’s 4G LTE network (availability will vary greatly), unlimited data, and will come with Google Wallet pre-loaded. Pre-orders for the device begin on June 5, so sign up here tomorrow to reserve your phone.
U.S. Cellular will release the phone soon after T-Mobile. An exact date was not given, but the phone will be available in stores and online in July. Interested customers can reserve their Galaxy S III beginning June 12 when the pre-order window opens. Like T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular has not yet disclosed a price but did confirm that the Galaxy S III will support its budding 4G LTE network. Sign-up for more updates here. beginning on June 5.
Verizon has confirmed that it will sell the Galaxy S III for $199.99 (16 GB) and $249.99 (32 GB). General release date information is not available, but the pre-order sales period starts June 6. The phone will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Get more info here.
HTC has finally given some cold-hard assurances about which of its current crop of phones can expect to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. In a post to its Facebook page in the wee hours of the morning, HTC confirmed that it plans to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich to the following phones:
These phones are part of the “first wave of devices,” signaling that more phones could snack on Ice Cream Sandwich once more testing is done and the company has time to see if they will be able to fit Android 4.0 on previous generation devices. In the meantime, these phones can count on receiving the update so long as there aren’t any last minute complications like the Gingerbread debacle.
We expected that only the flagship devices released in 2011 could have realistic hopes of ICS, but perhaps others can have a slim, measured, tempered, tiny bit of hope that HTC will extend the upgrade to other phones in early 2012. Here’s HTC’s statement in full.
HTC Facebook via Engadget
HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades: We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid, on sale beginning today, is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners. We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.
Ryder Cup TV schedule 2010 200×200 Ryder Cup TV schedule 2010: ESPN and NBC The Ryder Cup TV schedule 2010 is coming shortly. Starting on Friday morning, the Ryder Cup TV schedule 2010 will be exclusive to ESPN and NBC, as the Ryder Cup.
ESPN will get an early head start on the proceedings, with the action starting at 2:30 am on Friday morning in Wales. But fans on the East Coast will still get to see some matches, as coverage continues on until 1 pm est.
This kind of early Ryder Cup TV schedule 2010 is not unfamiliar, since the British Open also started in the wee hours on ESPN this summer. However, ESPN had exclusive British Open coverage the whole way through, but they do not have it in this case.
On the weekend, NBC will take over the Ryder Cup TV schedule 2010, and will start off in later hours. Saturday&8217;s Day 2 matches will begin at 8 am, and carry on until 6 pm. For those who missed anything, ESPN Classic will reair NBC&8217;s coverage, starting at 7:30 pm.
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