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Samsung registers 3 more Galaxy series names

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Samsung registers 3 more Galaxy series names
If only we could build a perpetual motion machine based on smartphone names, we would be able to power the world indefinitely. Instead, we have to rely on batteries and snark to keep us warm while manufacturers methodically work their way through all known words and into the unknown as they continue to create new names for their devices. 

This time, we're getting three more names for Samsung Galaxy devices. The last time Sammy registered Galaxy names, they were a little bit on the silly side with the Galaxy Lift, Galaxy Perx, and Galaxy Sire. This time around we get one silly name, the Galaxy Velvet, one extra silly name, the Galaxy Metrix, and one name that came straight out of the comic book that we drew in middle school, the Galaxy Legend. 

Of course, we can't really sue for trademark infringement for a comic book that's likely still in our parents' basement, and although if HTC ever wants to put out a new version of the 2010 HTC Legend, that may be a fight there. 

source: USPTO (Metrix, Velvet & Legend) via pocketnow

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 16:54 16

1. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

Galaxy S III on AT&T: Metrix

Galaxy S III on Verizon: Velvet

Galaxy S III on Sprint: Legend

Galaxy S III on T-Mobile: Galaxy S III

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 17:37 15

2. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

i really hate US carriers. Just call it the gs3 FFS. Can you imagine if the iphone had different names.....

me: Hi I'd like to get the iphone.

Verizon employee: You mean the apple magic?

-Me: no sorry I meant the apple revolution.

employee: Sorry we only carry the magic and unicorn HD

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 19:41 5

7. dallas90733 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)

I can't agree with you more!!..GS3 is GS3, no matter the dam carrier!!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 17:48 3

3. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Hope they will not trademark even worse names like galaxy S***,or galaxy wtf.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 18:23 1

4. Carlitos (Posts: 557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Gosh I swear I thought Motorola was showing off tons of phones along with HTC, but Samsung is going overboard.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 19:03 2

5. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Samsung has been going overboard for about two years.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 19:39 1

6. Carlitos (Posts: 557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Its ridiculous.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 19:49 1

8. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

But some of the names might just be place holders. Imagine if its all low end. Midrange and highend.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 19:55 3

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I swear if Verizon skips out on the SGS3 I will kick them in the nuts. BIG mistake on the SGS2. I don't see why they couldnt have offered it with 3G or at least put the crapdragon processor and LTE on it. It's still better than most of the crap out there that LG makes.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 22:50

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

so you also hate LG? may I join?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:17 3

10. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Stop registering - Start releasing

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:44 1

11. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Gosh... IS it just me or is everyone having the Samsung Syndrome... Everytime I open PA or GSMA, my eyes just dance around the whole page looking only for the names SAMSUNG GALAXY and S III...

It's SAMSUNG All the Way...

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 22:10

12. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)

"we have to rely on batteries and snark to keep us warm"

haha! thanks for a good laugh at the end of a long day, Michael!!!!

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