Phones4U Samsung banner doesn't flag Galaxy S III launch
Store opening date, not next-gen smartphone launch
Samsung fanboys will be disappointed to learn that banners spied at Phones 4U's flagship store in London's Oxford Street - one of which teases with a 30 March date - bears no relation to the release of the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone.
Refurbishments to the Oxford Street store were under way this morning, with a large Samsung banner in the window that reads: "Coming 30.03.12".
Some online observers have speculated that the sign signals the launch of Samsung's upcoming next-gen Android blower, the S III, originally believed to be hitting shelves in late April.
Such a notion was immediately squashed by staff in the Phones4U store opposite. They told Reg Hardware the banner's date is related to the day the refurbished store will be back for business. Samsung is merely a sponsor for the grand re-opening.
Meanwhile, the wait for an official release date for the anticipated Samsung smartphone continues. Most whispers still point towards an April timeframe, although Samsung reps say nothing is finalised yet. ®
I saw this last week when visiting london on a day out, it didnt occure to me that it had anything to do with the new sammy. why would it being the shop was shut and empty, and i wouldnt use p4u anyway.
Be interesting to see how they can top what they already have. Will it be an incremental increase or major new design.
How do you top what is already very good?