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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III gets green light from Bluetooth SIG

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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III gets green light from Bluetooth SIG
Many Verizon customers were upset last year when the carrier decided to go with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus instead of offering the Samsung Galaxy S II. Sure, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus launched with Android 4.0, but it was not enough to quiet those who wanted the device that many still call the best Android phone ever made.

The SCH-I535 is a Verizon model according to the Nenamark Benchmark site

The SCH-I535 is a Verizon model according to the Nenamark Benchmark site

With Samsung introducing the Samsung Galaxy S III, it looks like Verizon will have a model of the device that will be launched next month when the other U.S. versions of the phone are released. And for those unsure still, of Verizon's intent to launch the Samsung Galaxy S III, you will be happy to learn that the SCH-I535 has received thumbs up from the Bluetooth SIG. The model is listed as being a CDMA phone and while that obviously is way too broad a definition for us to feel assured that it is a Verizon variant of the Samsung GalaxyS III, we can refer to the model number and find that SCH-I535 refers to a smartphone that went through the Nenamark Benchmark website wearing the Verizon brand.

Now we have model numbers for the Samsung Galaxy S III for all four major U.S. carriers. We have T-Mobile (SGH-T999), Verizon (SCH-I535), AT&T (SGH-I747) and Sprint (SPH-L710).

source: Phandroid

Verizon's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III has a green light from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group

Verizon's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III has a green light from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group


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posted on 22 May 2012, 01:44 3

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2985; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Curious to see a SGS3 vs razr hd comparison.

posted on 22 May 2012, 02:03 1

4. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


I'm waiting to make a comparison before I purchase either. I'm pretty sure that I'll end up owning both at some point, but I'd prefer to own the Razr HD first.

posted on 22 May 2012, 02:10 1

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2985; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If the RAZR HD has the huge battery, 4.5+ 720p super amoled display, solid and sturdy build quality, S4 or better processor, motorolas great signal and call quality they are known for, and 32gbs of storage or micro sd slot. Its going to be a tough choice between the two.

posted on 22 May 2012, 02:30 1

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5776; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


+1 on that score. It would be a really tough call between the two.

posted on 22 May 2012, 05:23 1

8. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Tha maxx did not come with a geat radio or it could be the software that was the problem. It will suffice for just about everyones needs but i live at the edge of an lte area and thus far my android tablets has been the only thing that consistently picks up signal

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:24

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2985; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Trust me, if you think it wasnt a great radio, try using the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. RAZR I got full bars of service EVERYWHERE. Even including large buildings. Verizon Galaxy Nexus gets 1-2 bars, sometimes none. Slower 3G data speeds, and the RAZR had better call quality.

posted on 22 May 2012, 01:49 2

2. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


This could be my next phone for sure. Just waiting for the Droid Razor MAxx HD. but i'll be getting SGS3.

posted on 22 May 2012, 01:58 2

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


The SG3 is certainly the best Android device out there

posted on 22 May 2012, 04:32 1

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2985; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If the RAZR HD has the specs I mentioned above its going to be REALLY hard for me NOT to get it. The battery life on the VW GN has horrible battery life. 30 minutes on 3G listening to music and texting and on facebook drops it the battery life from 100 to 80. Thats 40 percent an hour.

posted on 22 May 2012, 07:07

9. kanagadeepan (Posts: 668; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


There is a rumour that this beast is coming with 2GB of RAM like in Japan, to cool down the US customers, who missed quad-core processor for LTE... Is it true????

posted on 22 May 2012, 08:23

10. JunitoNH (Posts: 901; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Verizon must be rubbing its hands and doing the dance; of contract the SG3 is going for $800, so with contract this thing probably going to set you back $399. Remember the Rezound & GNx starting price was $299.

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:26

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2985; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Verizon's "We got LTE phones and our competition doesnt!" crap is over. If they are smart, they will match the prices with AT&T and Sprint. I wouldn't be surprised if SGS3 was 250 on contract.

posted on 22 May 2012, 08:54

11. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Unfortunately the promise of smart phones is no longer viable. With data cost skyrocketing and carriers capping bandwidth, its back to the days of SMS and voice.

posted on 22 May 2012, 09:53

12. Zumo911 (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 May 2012)


at this point. seeing is believing with Big Red. Everyone was so certain that the SII was coming to Verizon first with LTE, and look what happen. Now they're changing data plans..........

posted on 23 May 2012, 12:51

15. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)


Hmm what are the chances this or any other newer "top of the line" phones come out before the grandfathered unlimited plans are axed? I am sitting on an available upgrade and am considering the Maxx mainly because of the battery.

posted on 25 May 2012, 23:28

16. ricky05estevis (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I know.. i too am waiting on my upgrade, as a matter of fact i have three available upgrades and 199 for the maxx is probably what im going to get on two lines and wait on the last one to see what happens before its too late, i wonder how it feels to work for verizon

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