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Samsung and AT&T decided to shelve Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD

Samsung and AT&T decided to shelve Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD

It seems that Samsung is intending on devoting all its attention to the giant Galaxy S3 and, during the process, if Samsung needs to shelve a few other devices it is ready to go that far. In a latest combined move of Samsung and AT&T, it has been decided that Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD should be discontinued and the attention would instead be give to Galaxy S3. According to the official announcement made by Ryan Bidan, the company has decided to shelve Galaxy S2 Skyrocket since the continuous production of this handset does not make any sense after the release of Galaxy S3. Skyrocket HD was announced by Samsung earlier this year during CES.
 
This shelving of Skyrocket HD in favor of Galaxy S3 can also mean that the device is headed for the US carriers and we might have it sooner than we expect. However, Bidan did not give out any official information in this regard and said that so far it couldn’t be confirmed when the phone would reach the American carriers. He just said that it would come to “the fastest HSPA+ and LTE networks.” So we can expect that it would be available from all major carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Certainly AT&T would want to fill the gap left by Skyrocket HD with another major device such as Galaxy S3. Previously, we do have information from Samsung that Galaxy S3 would hit the American market in June, although Bidan only said that it would be launched this summer.
 
From the hardware specifications and software features of Galaxy S3, experts have been calling it the closest rival of iPhone in the market. The phone would also come with a voice recognition assistant just like Siri in iPhone 4S, having support for eight languages. Other important technical specs of the device include a 1.4 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM memory and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset would be available in three different models of 8 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB.  Official launch of the phone for European market would take place on 29th of May. However, Samsung has only said that the phone would come to theUS market this summer, and has not revealed the actual date of release.

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