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General UK release date confirmed 1st May

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  1. Spewy

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    Latest statement from Samsung (via Engadget) - I'll be up early knocking on the doors of CPW!!


    Samsung's most powerful smartphone yet set to hit UK shores on 1st May

    11th April 2011, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., today announces that its slimmest and lightest smartphone yet, the Samsung Galaxy S II (Model: GT-I9100), will be available in UK shops on 1st May 2011. The Galaxy S II is the first handset to offer Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, the largest, brightest and most colourful screen available in Samsung's portfolio of devices.

    Super slim (8.49mm) and lightweight (116g) Samsung's Galaxy S II runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is super-fast thanks to its dual-core 1.2GHz processor. The device's exceptionally bright screen makes it perfect for watching movies and TV or playing games and looking at apps, with its ground-breaking 'organic' LED technology, Super AMOLED Plus also saving energy so you can enjoy watching content without affecting the battery life.

    The Galaxy S II is built for multi-tasking, its dual-core processor makes switching between applications and loading web pages such as Google, Yahoo and YouTube quick, whilst superior 3D hardware means games and videos can be loaded and played with ease. What's more, there's immediate access to content and services such as catch up TV and movie downloads, thanks to super-fast connectivity and WiFi, with speeds up to 21Mbps which provides increased download speeds, and Bluetooth 3.0+HS which reduces data transfer times significantly.

    Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: "From the moment it was revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona there has been a huge buzz about the Galaxy S II, so we're pleased to announce that it will be available for UK customers to buy from 1st May. Our slimmest, lightest, fastest smartphone is our first device to offer of Super AMOLED Plus screen technology, alongside the most advanced technical specifications including the latest Android OS and a dual core processor. We're confident it's a great package for anyone wanting a superior smartphone experience."

    The Galaxy S II also features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording and playback, Samsung's patented AllShare technology so you can share pictures, movies, and music with other devices and Samsung's new Kies Air which lets people manage their smartphone contents from their PC via local WiFi connections.

    A new 'Live Panel' feature on the Galaxy S II allows aggregation of live web, social networking and application contents to a single customisable home-screen, whilst it's possible to place all the important parts of your life onto three adjacent home screens which you can switch between simply by pressing and holding on the screen. As with all the Samsung Galaxy family, the Galaxy S II features Samsung Hubs, providing a huge range of entertainment content, advanced mobile games and the ability to manage social networking accounts.

    The Samsung Galaxy S II will be available in the UK across all major networks and retailers.
     

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    What does that mean for my mobilecityonline pre order?
     
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    Why the HELL does the US not get these phones sooner?

    HATE the carrier BS I would shoot them in the mouth if I could for these delays
     
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    Spewy:

    Mines on order as is your's I presume. Have you had a look for a decent screen protector? SGP & Martin Fields don't yet have any, do you know of good ones anywhere?
    What you doing about a case, leaving it naked, bare minimum ar well protected?
    I want to keep it protected, but equally I want to show it off. May be a minimum case is the answer or possibly better with a pouch for when you're not using it.
    What you doing, do you have any in mind?
    Hope I get mine before you. ;)
     
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    Lol it's not that serious. I want it asap to but it's not that serious. The U.S. get some handsets first that our made here and and the UK and overseas places get them second. So it's no difference.
     
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    @Carldvs

    No, not on order, hoping I can get one on the 1st day of release - Its a Sunday followed by a bank holiday so no post - If CPW will let me pre order for collection I will but the is no way to do that at the moment.

    I keep my phone "naked" just hope the S2 is resiliant enough.

    Want one of the Samsung docks though!

    (This is more exciting than Christmas!!)
     
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    Great news.

    I've got mine preordered - free handset on a
     
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    Yeah, take a break. The US gets ALL the best phones first AND you have 4G. Bout time we got some exclusivity over in the UK, where Android is just becoming popular. This is our Droid ;)
     
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    Lol I can imagine reading the headlines tomorrow, "Mentally disturbed individual obsessed with tech goes on a shooting rampage and blows the heads off of wireless execs. Sprint was spared to pity its last place position."
     
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    Oh yes, sorry. I await ricaird's reply.
     
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    I predict he is telling porkies!
     
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    Orthopaedic shoes?
     
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    Lol.
     
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    You gotta love how forums are filled with cynics!

    As others have pointed out, the deal (one of many great deals) is over at BuyMobilePhones.net, sponsors of Derby football club. If you're interested, remember they also do quidco too for new contracts - currently
     
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    I ordered mine as soon as the date was confirmed. This will be my first phone with an OS (Retiring my 2 & 1/2 year old LG Renoir, I've only had LGs) so kinda looking forward getting a few features I've been missing out on, and also 16m colors! :eek:
     
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    hi,

    Do you have a link for the
     
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