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Watch Samsung Galaxy S II being sent into space today at 7am Eastern and send live messages!

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Watch Samsung Galaxy S II being sent into space today at 7am Eastern and send live messages!
Now we don't have to be told that the Samsung Galaxy S II is already at stratospheric levels as far as Android handsets go, but for those who are not aware, Samsung decided to literally send the gizmo 20 miles high today.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will be tied to a space balloon and sent to the stratosphere as part of promotional activities supporting Japan, proving once again that Samsung is all-out marketing its finest example of cell phone making. Our own editor Basil Kronfli was literally hanging off a cliff while trying to unbox the dual-core goodness as part of an Extreme Unboxing event in the Snowdonia mountain range in Wales, so we know extreme marketing when we see it. Google tried something similar with the Nexus S, excusing itself it was for scientific purposes instead of pure unaltered fun.

This, however, takes the Galaxy S II promotion to a whole new level, many miles above ground, and we hope the Ustream feed will work at 7am Eastern, 12pm GMT, when the show is about to begin. Moreover, it will be showing your tweets and messages live while flying up and away, so check-in with your Twitter, Facebook or Ustream account below, and start typing away your impressions. Samsung asks that you send some supporting messages to the Japanese as well.

source: SamsungMobileJapan


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posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:46 3

1. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh they're totally not copying every move by Apple, hahahahaha.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 06:49 3

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Wasn't a nexus sent into space long ago?

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 13:04

14. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@protozeloz. Yes, it was in Dec 2010 I believe, but then an iphone was sent out to space in October 2010 as well :)

So they copied Apple in 2010, and again now :)

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 21:39 1

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


If that makes you happy..... now I would love to get the article please couldn't see it back then.....

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 07:38 6

7. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


"The Samsung Galaxy S II will be tied to a space balloon and sent to the stratosphere as part of promotional activities supporting Japan."

This is an original Japanese festvity.

And of course you think Apple was the first to send a phone to space, right?

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:10 4

2. Dahs (unregistered)


I want to watch the Samsug Galaxy SII get released in the US

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:30 1

3. dj (unregistered)


it will come as soon as carriers can add keyboards, 4.5 inch screens, etc and rename them hercules and within...

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 05:17 3

4. Space Core (unregistered)


For some reason, I can only imagine SGII thinking this:

SPAAAAACE, wanna go to space

Dad, I'm in space.
I'm proud of you son.
Dad, are you space?
Yes.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 06:50 2

6. pandamaja (unregistered)


hey, maybe it will land in the US!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 07:43 2

8. Psychic (unregistered)


Hey, maybe you won't use the same joke twice in a row!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 07:48 1

9. Psychic (unregistered)


*again

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:52

11. pandamaja (unregistered)


ouch. that hurts on the inside. Where bandaids can't heal. :(...

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 10:57

13. pandamaja (unregistered)


geeeez someone help me get this knife out of my back!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:41 1

10. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


lol battery life... i know its being charged.. but can you imagine if it lived this long lol

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 10:39

12. CB2047 (unregistered)


Well thank god they don't send everything to space before bringing it to the U.S. I would have to move the Europe/Asia....

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:54

15. Jim M (unregistered)


I know right, would hate to see a refrigerator,tv,laptop..etc come falling down from the sky...lol

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 16:20

16. Laurynas (unregistered)


Launched 200 planes into space with the help of a helium-filled balloon.

Each plane is carrying a Samsung SD Memory Card with a message that someone, somewhere in the world has uploaded. The planes were dropped from 36,500 metres over Berlin, Germany.

YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApM4BGG8r40

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