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

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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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

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

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Wasn't a nexus sent into space long ago?

14. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 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 :)

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

7. AndroidOS

Posts: 100; Member since: Jun 21, 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?

2. Dahs unregistered

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

3. dj unregistered

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

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.

6. pandamaja unregistered

hey, maybe it will land in the US!

8. Psychic unregistered

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

9. Psychic unregistered

*again

11. pandamaja unregistered

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

13. pandamaja unregistered

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

10. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

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

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....

15. Jim M unregistered

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

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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