Best Buy files a lawsuit to get "Jane and John Doe", or whoever leaked that Samsung Galaxy S III info

Best Buy files a lawsuit to get
That leak that came from Best Buy Canada about the upcoming top-secret Samsung flagship - the Galaxy S III? Well, it must have irked the management to no end, as the electronics retailer is taking drastic measures to curtail the incident and make sure it doesn't happen again.

First, however, it has to find the culprit, which so far it has been unable to do on its own, that's why it filed a lawsuit with the authorities, hoping that the external investigation will help reveal the leaker's identity.

It all began with the top Canadian mobile blog publishing a snapshot where the release dates for the Galaxy S III were revealed, and that information becoming viral in consequence. Now Best Buy has filed a suit against "Jane and John Doe", which aims to find who sent the snapshot there:

This is certainly an interesting development, as so far it has usually been manufacturers and suppliers that have been going after tipsters and their leaks, which often reveal details about an upcoming product months before its launch, and fuel sometimes unhealthy speculation about its specs and design.

source: MobileSyrup via CBC

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*sigh* Really? I mean, if Samsung got all pissy and revoked partnerships or whatever, I can sorta understand. But this is just silly.

2. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Yeh, I think this leak helped the SIII sale. It did not do any negative impact on SIII, Best Buy or Samy. ??

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

The wheaties already tasted like s**t, why was he upset when I s**t in his wheaties anyway? Well, the basterd took a s**t in MY wheaties no matter if it didnt change the flavor! MY wheaties damnit! If I want more s**t flavoring ill s**t in them myself! MINE MINE MINE GREED CONTROL FREAK OCD ARSEHOLE SYNDROME NOM NOM NOM... Its a valid "human" responce... Still, im going to agree with the majoirty of CONSUMERS, leaks are the ULTIMATE PR/ADVERTISEMENTS that ANY company can have... EVER! I have no doubt that the leaked information had both positive and negative effects, but not enough to complain about the negative part: First thought: Sweet GS3! Second thought: Sweet I know when, or about when I can get my GS3! Third thought: Sweet! I know a good place I can get my GS3 and around what date I can start keeping my eye out! EDIT: well theres negative now. Current thought: that company is going after the person responsible for my first 3 excited thoughts, make that 2, and I will make sure to buy from another company!

10. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Unless best buy is already been bought under the table by "you-know-who".. and they don't want any PR/advertisement whatsoever for the SGS3 but keeping the limelight for the upcoming rumoured-to-be 4" metal back phone that usually comes with 16/32/64GB memory..

4. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


5. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Well it is Canadian management, not exactly the brightest around. Also refer to the following companies for references. Nortel, ATI and now RIM... See a pattern here?


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yes, it's called loose bowel syndrome or LBS; in some countries it's also considered diahrea.

6. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011


7. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Best Buy your sales are down. Any leaked info for your store can only help sales.

9. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

If it werent for leaks ho could us nerds make informed decisions on when, where and what we're gonna buy. not a big enough deal to make this big of a deal about it.

11. Aeires unregistered

"Your honor, we'd like to call a recess while we try and figure out who it is we are suing."

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