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Only at the Olympics: Samsung Galaxy S III used as a hotel room key, TV remote control

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Only at the Olympics: Samsung Galaxy S III used as a hotel room key, TV remote control
Hotel room keys are so 1972. It is the 21-st century, so can't we use something more high-tech? Sure! If you are staying at the new Holiday Inn located at London's Stratford City, you can totally unlock your room using the flashy Samsung Galaxy S III. Well, as long as you are a VIP staying at one of the hotel's 40 rooms that get along with the smartphone, that is.

What makes this possible is a downloadable Holiday Inn Android application. Besides using the Samsung Galaxy S III instead of a traditional key, guests will be able to use the handset as a remote control for the room's TV, lights, and air conditioning. Naturally, the smartphone also works as an in-room phone extension and can be used for ordering room service or hotel facility booking. And if that is not enough, the smartphone will keep users updated on the latest news from the 2012 London Olympics.

That last bit should come as no surprise as Samsung is an official sponsor for the 2012 Olympics, which will take place in London between July 27 and August 12. The company is also offering a special edition Samsung Galaxy Note, designed specifically to commemorate the event. 

source: Samsung

Unlock that Holiday Inn room door in style using a Samsung Galaxy S III
Unlock that Holiday Inn room door in style using a Samsung Galaxy S III

Unlock that Holiday Inn room door in style using a Samsung Galaxy S III


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posted on 26 Jul 2012, 00:45 6

1. Schuler2828 (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Wish I had this at home for my Samsung Galaxy S3!!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 00:20

11. fur0n (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


with enough money you could

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 00:49 1

2. Ohrules (Posts: 305; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


wait, i've seen that before, on GSMArena perhaps?

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 00:57 3

3. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Wow....cool but somethings just dont need to be replaced....unfortunately this is not an episode of James bond :(

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 02:25 2

6. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


What? U still wanna live in the 50's? Get a life

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 19:40

10. miles16852 (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


i'd hate to see you have a DEAD battery in your sol called 21st century stupid phone! here comes the Hotel room key are so 1972 to SAVE THE DAY!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 01:11

4. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


..............

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 02:49 1

7. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


lol I guess your username is the comment huh

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 02:22 3

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3303; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's pretty corny.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 04:32

8. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Like you maybe..........

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 14:15

9. donfem (Posts: 520; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Let me see... Ummm...Did you steal that? Obviously not. Go Sammy Go

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