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

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

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. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

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

11. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

with enough money you could

2. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

3. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012 but somethings just dont need to be replaced....unfortunately this is not an episode of James bond :(

6. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

10. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 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!

4. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012


7. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

lol I guess your username is the comment huh

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's pretty corny.

8. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

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

9. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

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