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Samsung Galaxy SIII: Official Smartphone of the London 2012 Olympic Games

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The Samsung Galaxy SIII was finally launched just under a week ago and its impressive performance has now earned it a place at the London 2012 Olympics – becoming the official smartphone of the games, with a limited edition handset variant offered up to the runners, cyclists and other elite athletes selected to take part in the biggest sporting event in British history.

More than 500,000 visitors from across Britain, Europe and the world will descend on the capital for the Olympics which begin on July 27th and end on August 12th and a number of these spectators will be lucky enough to own the new Samsung Galaxy SIII which runs the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. But the version we buy in the shops on May 30th (in White or Blue) will be lacking something special that only the participants of the games will be privy too. Because of the gadget’s Near Field Communication tech which allows wireless payments to be made via the mobile, VISA in cooperation with Lloyds TSB has decided to load up the exclusive SGSIII models with its new payWave app allowing sporting heroes to quickly pay for their drinks, food and essentials quickly and get to the starting line on time.

The London 2012 Olympics will not only be a showcase of human talent, skill and athleticism, the Samsung Galaxy SIII will rightfully be representing technology at the games as well. Bringing with it a vast range of features from the super-fast 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processing to the sharp 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen and range of ‘S’ functions including voice assistant ‘S Voice’. Gadget Helpline covered the Samsung Galaxy SIII launch and discussed the features in more depth in our feature article – Here.

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