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                                                               NEW DELHI: Samsung launched its top-of-the-line
                                                               smartphone Galaxy S III in Europe on Tuesday, hoping
                                                               to do even better than its previous model and take the
                                                               game further away from Apple.
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                                                               What's even more interesting is that the Korean
                                                               company is ready to take on Apple at its own game,
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The reviews and first impressions that are pouring in so far are quite ecstatic. CNET calls the Galaxy S III "the
Ferrari of android phones", one that's "pretty much unrivalled in the speed and power stakes right now".

Matt Warman, The Telegraph's (UK) consumer technology editor, praised the S III by calling it the first phone
where he almost forgot that he was actually using a phone and not a full-fledged computer.




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Prominent gadget blog Engadget says that "the power and storage-hungry Android user simply cannot go
wrong with this purchase". Slashgear calls the S III "one of the best performing, most usable Android devices
around, if not the best".

On Wednesday, we'll have more details on the device, including the final price (expected to be in the range of
36,000-38,000) and store availability.

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   Rudrappa Mirekar (Bangalore, India)                                                            Agree (1)
   30 May, 2012 12:07 PM                                                                          Disagree (2)
   Samsung is a definite hit with smart phones and being a world leader its feather in            Recommend (0)
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Ramani (Chennai)                                                                        Agree (3)
30 May, 2012 12:01 PM                                                                   Disagree (1)
Haha..I'm amused by the comments about status. It's high time people realised           Recommend (2)
that a phone or a car doesnt bring status.                                              Offensive



IndiaInc (India)                                                                        Agree (6)
30 May, 2012 11:20 AM                                                                   Disagree (5)
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30 May, 2012 10:57 AM                                                                   Disagree (25)
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if i had to pay RS. 36000 - rs. 38000, then i would love to go for iphone even though   Offensive                 37% Off on MRP
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             krunal (vapi) replies to riyaz                                             Agree (13)
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             I can say that even my s2 is better then your iphone 4s...4s is no         Recommend (2)
             where in the race with s3 dude                                             Offensive



                            Trinath Gupta (Greater Noida , India) replies to            Agree (1)
                            krunal                                                      Disagree (1)
                            30 May, 2012 11:52 AM                                       Recommend (0)
                            Seriously i agree with you dude :) an another big           Offensive
                            thumbsUp for Samsung ... For designing best
                            phone :)



                            Abhishek (Hyderabad) replies to krunal                      Agree (6)
                            30 May, 2012 11:34 AM                                       Disagree (5)
                            Dude.. its not just about the specs.. n even in the         Recommend (0)
                            specs dept. apple is good enuf.. say tommo if maruti        Offensive
                            comes up with a car with similar or slightly better
                            features that an AUDI.. at a price just slightly lower..
                            wat wud ppl prefer? So basically its just the status..
                            apple has become sumthin like a luxury brand.. like
                            how versace or gucci is in the fashion world..
                            actually i dnt find any difference in the gucci bags
                            and the bags in big bazaar. but its just the name tag..
                            now u plz stop calling gucci n versace buyers
                            stupid..



                                          DBS (mumbai) replies to Abhishek              Agree (3)
                                          30 May, 2012 11:48 AM                         Disagree (3)
                                          dude if maruti comes up with                  Recommend (0)
                                          something like that of AUDI why not .. i      Offensive
                                          am no brand consumer i take things
                                          that are good and i would choose
                                          Maruti for a obvious reason that i am
                                          rational



dinesh (delhi)                                                                          Agree (24)
30 May, 2012 10:13 AM                                                                   Disagree (7)
I dont know how much apple pays to hire an army of reviewers to contaminate any         Recommend (7)
discussion going on for android.                                                        Offensive




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                  Lycan_teji (Punjab) replies to dinesh                                                 Agree (5)
                  30 May, 2012 10:50 AM                                                                 Disagree (11)
                  yes, APPLE is paying us by introducing best gadgets and                               Recommend (1)
                  performance......even you can also get that "pay" by selecting right                  Offensive
                  gadget around you......:-)



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Description: Samsung, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer as of April 2012, launched their new top-of-the-line smartphone Galaxy S III in Europe last May 29 and due to be launched in India on May 31.