No Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress

No Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World CongressNoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Sorry, that was just the sound of me jumping out the window on hearing that the Samsung Galaxy S III won’t be in attendance at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks. Fortunately, I’m fully equipped with a Saints Row-style parachute. Phew.

We first heard whispers that Samsung might not reveal the Galaxy S III in Barcelona around a week ago, with the understandable suggestion that it might upset the Yanks. See, they’ve only just gotten their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the Next Big Thing campaign is in full swing.

A few days later, Samsung said it was still weighing up its options with regards to the Galaxy S II's successor, and now those options have been well and truly weighed. Behold:

"Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.

"The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.

"Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world."

The “first half of the year” you say? As disappointing as the news is, we’re wondering if the Samsung Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 might go head-to-head in June. That’d be fun.

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 12:41

That's genuinely ruined my day....Read what you want into how interesting the rest of my day has been.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 13:29

That's genuinely ruined my day....Read what you want into how interesting the rest of my day has been.
See the good: you won't have to upgrade as soon as you thought you would...

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 14:10

That's like telling a man who's been kicked in the pods: "At least you're still alive." It's not much compensation :p

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 14:37

Lewis has summed it up nicely there. Put it this way, the iPhone 5 will be getting some very close attention from me, that's for sure.

popppo  Feb. 1, 2012 at 15:08

But android/Samsung fans won't flood the stores on release day like the apple fanboys do... so it won't appear as much a success. Apple fans, more often than not, tend to be those that 'want it now'

Treab  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:35

Lewis has summed it up nicely there. Put it this way, the iPhone 5 will be getting some very close attention from me, that's for sure.
no it wont

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:39

Treab, unfortunately for out Apple-bashing conversations, it will be having a careful eye cast over it.

Treab  Feb. 1, 2012 at 22:28

no you won't.

i have seen the future man... its the iphone 4s... s this year ;)

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