Galaxy S III coming to Verizon June 6 or thereabouts

Summary:The newest Galaxy phone will be available for order from Verizon on June 6.

Folks wanting to nab the hot new phone from Samsung, the Galaxy S III, will be able to "preorder" one from Verizon at 7 AM ET on June 6. The phone will actually be available to get in your hot little hands "in the coming weeks", according to Verizon.

The Galaxy S III is the latest Android phone to join the popular product line from Samsung. Verizon will have two colors available, white and blue, and both 16GB and 32GB memory for $199.99 and $249.99 respectively. Customers will have to purchase a 2 GB data plan (4G/LTE) for $30 monthly to activate the Galaxy S III on Verizon.

The new Galaxy phone will come with Ice Cream Sandwich, and new Samsung features:

  • Pop Up Play. Watch HD videos while you surf, email or text.
  • S Voice. It responds to your words. Call Charlie’s Mobile. Play my work-out playlist. Find an Italian restaurant.
  • Smart Stay. As long as you're looking at the phone, it maintains a bright display.
  • Motion Gestures. Swipe, and it captures the screen. Put the phone to your head, and it makes a call.

Topics: Mobility


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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