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Carriers in Antarctica launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 ahead of schedule

Carriers in Antarctica launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 ahead of schedule

An anonymous user stationed at South Korea's King Sejong Research Station in Antarctica told us that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is already shipping to various settlements across the frozen continent, almost ten days ahead of the scheduled April 11 launch date


Refusing to cite concrete evidence for fear of being traced and forced to shovel snow naked in the minus spring temperatures, our tipster pointed at Argentinian carriers Claro and Movistar, which operate GSM networks for Argentina's Antarctic bases, as the culprits. The two telecoms, our source claims, received limited numbers of Galaxy S5 units from Samsung to organize a launch event for Antarctica, but the continent's prominent lack of advertising channels pressured them to start selling the flagship smartphone ahead of schedule.


Arctic researcher and smartphone user Ignacio Taboada taking a selfie

Arctic researcher and smartphone user Ignacio Taboada taking a selfie

As local carriers can't be bothered with maintaining a retail presence due to Antarctica's unforgiving weather and small user base, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only available via radio signal order and shipping is carried out by dog sled couriers. Delivery times are said to vary wildly, with Movistar listing at least one parcel as lost somewhere between the United States' Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and Norway's Troll Station. Antarctic researchers speculate a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that preys on living organisms may have attacked the courier. Unfortunately, none of the penguins and polar bears who allegedly witnessed the incident were able to confirm the speculations.


Samsung declined to comment on the news, dismissing it is a mere April Fools' joke.

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posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:50

1. duartix (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Jolly good try, Sir.
How many of these will you be selling today?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:53

2. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


1 at most

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:59 4

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Carriers? antartica? ROFL

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:04 5

4. fireblade (Posts: 693; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


another not funny joke

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:09

6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


No seriously, check ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:07

5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I bought one this afternoon, I officially switched to android from this day going forward. I guess I should call myself a geek now B)

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:18

7. NEXUSDROID (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


Guys can somebody help me. I dont know should i buy nexus 7 2013 or ipad mini retina display or lg g pad. I can also wait for new nexus 7 or buy a new smartphone on december this year

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 07:32

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I own a nexus 7 its an excellent hardware. Mind blowin display, super fast, cyanogenmod 11 running. You wont go wrong with this. Dont get the g pad. If you live in US get the GPE edition of g pad. Also if you can wait for nexus 7(probably 8) 2014, then waiting is smart option.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:17

9. lpratas (Posts: 98; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Why not g pad? It's better the naked android of Google without any software of LG, which has good features? Okay, it has some bloatware but it has interesting features, like in the video player, in the audio player and in the file management like no limit of the data size of the files, in its detection, which isn't present in the GPE edition. And LG goes to update the LG Pad to Kit Kat 4.4.2.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 11:43

13. Taters (Posts: 2903; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Tab 8.4 has the best display and internals. Nexus 7 has the best software. So wait for the Nexus 8 or a tab 8.4 gp edition.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 08:43

10. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Common denominator for this joke and real life?

This phone would crack and break in those temperatures with it's cheap plastic.

The penguins best wait for the S5 Active, but that is a stretch at best...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 09:14 2

11. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Awesome I just ordered my S5 via carrier penguin.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:56

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yeah I'm sure if Antarctica have the Iphone 6 you will hope on a plane to the FROZEN CONTENENT.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 09:58

12. express77 (unregistered)


lucky penguins.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 13:17

14. cncrim (Posts: 499; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


april fool?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:55

15. RuiBacelar (Posts: 125; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


no way!!!!! =o

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:55

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


April FOOLS

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