T-Mobile says Galaxy S III is the top-selling device of all time

By on October 8, 2012, 6:00 PM

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.

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Guest said:

Galaxy S III is the top-selling device of all time

or not

inventix1136 said:

I 100% agree that it's a VERY big mistake to make the device one carrier exclusive given that the main job of Microsoft at this point is to get as many Windows based phones out in the market so that the developers see potential and thus will write apps for it. No devices leads to no developers who target it which leads to no apps for said device, which ultimately leads to lack of market share, which leads to -- HP Touchpad WebOS type of failure...

Sorry to burst your bubble Microsoft, but you don't have Apple types of fans -- fans that would make ultra-religious people seem like Atheists in comparison...

VitalyT VitalyT said:

It also may be the last one. New phones are coming with better specs by end of the year. They may not sell as many copies, but surely will halt S3 sales. It has lived bright but short life. The progress is moving on faster than ever.

The year-end welcomes first 1080P phones. Hooray!

avoidz avoidz said:

Apple won't be happy, LOL

Guest said:

"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."

Am I reading this right? EOL in 6-9 months?

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