There’s something to be said for being the first. It’s a coup, an achievement, a buzz that only a select few get to relish. The tech world is chock-full of milestones, with everything from the invention of the plasma TV to the launch of web-based music-sharing services, that make a real impact in our daily lives. And early adopters the world over will tell you that nothing beats the thrill of being the first to handle a new gadget or experiment with a still-undiscovered service.
If you want to stay ahead of the pack, get your latest contact high by fondling the spanking-new Samsung Galaxy S, quite possibly the coolest smartphone that will reinvent your optical media experience, now available in the country for the first time ever only, initially exclusive from Globe.
Christened by mobile review site GSM Arena as “the new leader of the Android pack”, the Galaxy S rides the crest of the smartphone wave and is one of this year’s most highly-anticipated devices. Buzz over the gadget has reached almost mythical proportions, so you would be forgiven if your inner gadget geek were reduced to happy tears at its mere mention and enthusiasm at Globe’s host of offers that’ll get the phone in your hands, pronto.
The Galaxy S is packed with features and foremost among them is the 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen that is one of the biggest seen on a mobile phone in recent history; your first sight of its crystalline perfection will leave you lusty and longing for more. Coupled with a powerhouse 1GHz processor, the touch screen lets you play back feature-length films in high-definition video, including DivX and Xvid files.
And the amped-up processor makes multi-tasking a snap, because it won’t slow you down to have multiple programs running at the same time. The Android 2.1 OS is also know for the way it has successfully made both applications and smartphone tasks a snap to access, versus other systems that tend to prioritize one over the other.
The Galaxy S is blindingly fast for web browsing as well, so can expect your pages to load as perkily as the ponytailed cheerleaders of your adolescent dreams. There are pre-installed apps for Google fan favorites like Facebook and YouTube, plus you get access to tens of thousands of free and paid apps from the growing Android Marketplace.
The Galaxy S has an enormous 16GB of internal memory, which you can turn into your personal cache of photos, videos and all the music that turns you on. Not one to fall short of a techie’s expectations, the Galaxy S even has a microSD slot to plug in more space if you need it. The built-in 5-megapixel camera is capable of recording high-definition video, so even your home movies will look like Spielberg himself had a hand in their creation.
This sexy smartphone comes wrapped up in Samsung’s proprietary interface called TouchWIZ 3, which promises easy-peasy customization so you can set up your gadget just the way you like it, putting all your favorites literally at the tips of your fingers.
Globe users first got a taste of the Android OS with the Samsung i5700, the company’s first Android handset which comes free at Globe’s postpaid plan P1800 and in a prepaid kit priced at P 14,495. And now the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S is available in the Philippines, initially only from Globe, for free starting at Globe’s postpaid plan P 2499, bundled with a month’s worth of Super Surfing – a power-packed postpaid offer that you can get only from June 28 to July 31, 2010. After this period, the Galaxy S will be offered free at higher Globe plans such as Plan 3799. If you prefer prepaid, the Galaxy S comes loaded with 5 days of Super Surfing all for just P 32,995.
Cathy Santamaria, Globe Brand Head, shares her enthusiasm for the newest smartphone on the block. “Globe and Samsung have always been at the forefront of innovation, and now with the Galaxy S, Samsung has well and truly clinched that positioning. Adoption of Android-powered devices is growing globally by leaps and bounds, and we want our users to have the enhanced experience that the Galaxy S’s Android 2.1 offers, whether for browsing the web or tracking important tasks on your phone. Working with Samsung, we aim to make being Globe-connected a real pleasure.”
Now Globe users can enjoy the immersive optical media experience that the Samsung Galaxy S offers, powered by Globe’s all-you-can Super Surfing. This is one high-tech first that will live up to all your expectations.