Today, mobile phone carrier AT&T made available for purchase on its network the most anticipated smartphone of the year, the Galaxy S III.
The handset was made official in the United States in the beginning of June, but issues with meeting demand for the international market determined Samsung to push its release back from late June to early July at some wireless carriers.
AT&T was one of these operators, but today it has the smartphone
in stores. Those who would like to purchase one unit can do so either by entering an AT&T retail location or by heading over to the carrier’s website
Galaxy S III was launched with a price tag of $199.99 attached to it with the signing of a two-year contract agreement. The cost applies to the 16GB flavor of the mobile phone.
Users will have the option to choose either the Pebble Blue variant of the device
, or the Marble White flavor.
Running under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and packing a 1.5GHz dual-core application processor inside, the new smartphone can deliver a great experience to its users, specifically when it comes to multitasking.
Moreover, it features a large 4.8-inch HD touchscreen display on the front, along with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full high-definition video recording. Galaxy S III
comes with a 1.9MP camera on the front for making video calls, and with a microSD memory card slot, so that users could expand the available storage space, should they need it.
Additionally, there are various applications and services available on the phone or accessible from it, so that people could do more with it.
“You can even share content to other devices faster with S Beam. It's an intuitive smartphone that works the way you think and quickly displays the information you need,” AT&T notes.
“Simple device-to-device connection with Near Field Communications (NFC) and Wi-Fi Direct lets you share videos, calendar, apps, and more. On top of everything else, S Beam and Buddy photo share make it easy to do more together.”