A recent post on T-Mobile’s official Twitter account indicates that Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone has become the carrier’s top selling device of all time. It’s an interesting revelation considering the handset has only been available for a few months. Unfortunately T-Mobile hasn’t provided any sales figures to back up the claim as of writing.
It’s not terribly surprising, however, given T-Mobile is the only major carrier that still doesn’t carry the iPhone. Apple’s smartphone is the top-selling handset at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon and perhaps several regional carriers.
That’s not to deter from what is no doubt good news for the nation’s fourth largest wireless carrier, Samsung and even Android. Outselling other successful handsets like the G1 and all versions of the SideKick and the myTouch is impressive. T-Mobile will look to further extend the sales record as they will probably continue to offer the Galaxy S III for the next six to nine months before it reaches its end of life status.
In related news, it was revealed today that T-Mobile will have exclusive rights to the upcoming Nokia Lumia 810. Internally it’s pretty much identical to the Lumia 820 that most other carriers will receive but as WPCentral points out, the 810 is a tiny bit larger, a bit more “blocky” and weighs 15g less than the 820. There’s also a larger battery on board the Lumia 810 that results in 10.2 hours of talk time over 3G versus just 7.5 hours on the 820.
Last week Microsoft and Nokia announced the coveted Lumia 920 would be an AT&T exclusive in the US, a move that many believe could be a mistake. That handset is expected to be available for purchase starting in November.
The Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It is the first handset to offer Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus screen technology (4.27-inch display, 800x480 resolution), and is the company's thinnest phone at 8.49mm, with a weight of just 116g. The device also features an 8MP primary camera with 1080p video capture, and a 2MP camera in the front, as well as integrated NFC support on some versions. It also has BlueTooth 3.0+HS and HSPA+ connectivity.
The Nokia Lumia 800 measures a fairly compact 116.8mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm (4.6in x 2.4in x .5in), it features 16GB of internal storage, but lacks a microSD memory card slot. The Nokia Lumia 800 runs on a single-core processor (1.4GHz). The Lumia 800 is capable of HSPA 14.4 3G data connections on the 900, 1900, and 2100MHz bands and also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
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