Samsung Galaxy S III launches in 28 countries today

Samsung's next version of its flagship, and best selling, Android smartphone is now available for sale in some parts of the world today. Reuters reports that the Samsung Galaxy S III,  or at least some models, is now available for sale in 28 countries in Europe and the Middle East.

That includes the UK, although, as we reported earlier this week, it looks like only the 16 GB white version of the Android 4.0 smartphone will actually be put on sale this week. The 32 GB white version, along with the 16 and 32 GB versions of the pebble blue colored model, have been delayed, perhaps by several weeks.

Regardless, Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy S III, after the huge sales success of the first two Galaxy S smartphones. The Galaxy S III has a big 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen. It also has 1 GB of RAM, an eight megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera.

Samsung also announced today that in July, the Galaxy S III will be on sale in 145 countries. There's no official word on when it will be made available to North American customers, although some rumors suggest it might show up on June 20th.

Source: Reuters | Image via Samsung

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Maybe picking one up next week. My contract is up on the 5th June, so i'm thinking about picking one up.

I've been an ios user for the past 3 years and accumulated a number of apps. So that is my main hold up on getting an android. I have an iPad but not all apps are iPadified. I should really hold out and see what Apple do with the iPhone 5 in a few months but i'm really impatient and if it turns out the be great i could sell the S3 and get an iPhone 5.

Basically i want a new gadget to play around with for a few weeks

Lingwo said,
Maybe picking one up next week. My contract is up on the 5th June, so i'm thinking about picking one up.

I've been an ios user for the past 3 years and accumulated a number of apps. So that is my main hold up on getting an android. I have an iPad but not all apps are iPadified. I should really hold out and see what Apple do with the iPhone 5 in a few months but i'm really impatient and if it turns out the be great i could sell the S3 and get an iPhone 5.

Basically i want a new gadget to play around with for a few weeks

My advice just do it! I made the switch after using Apple products for a year or so, I'll never look back!

Lingwo said,
Maybe picking one up next week. My contract is up on the 5th June, so i'm thinking about picking one up.

I've been an ios user for the past 3 years and accumulated a number of apps. So that is my main hold up on getting an android. I have an iPad but not all apps are iPadified. I should really hold out and see what Apple do with the iPhone 5 in a few months but i'm really impatient and if it turns out the be great i could sell the S3 and get an iPhone 5.

Basically i want a new gadget to play around with for a few weeks

Well you can always get an iPod or iPad to replace the iPhone. OR keep your iPhone and use it as an iPod. Just remove the SIM.