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Samsung Galaxy S III Launch: Down With Webster VIP Party Ticket Giveaway

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 — 1:04pm PDT
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Samsung recently revealed their latest Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, and they’ll be celebrating with a launch party in Vancouver.

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Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

John Biehler, who is no stranger to mobile phone technology, has published a blog post with his first impressions:

For me, as of this moment, the S III seems to be the best Android experience available although I haven’t personally tried out the HTC One X which is another hot Android device right now.

I really like what Samsung has been doing with their devices lately and as I’ve been wanting for years, they are finally a true competitor for the Apple juggernaut. So many devices are marketed as an iPhone killer but fall so far short it’s not even funny. Not so with the S III. [Continue reading »]

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Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

The Samsung Galaxy S III Launch will feature Canadian rap-rockers Down With Webster live at VENUE on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:00pm. I have 5 pairs of VIP passes to give away to a few lucky Miss604 readers. If you would like to attend the launch party, here’s how you can enter to win your way in:

  • Leave a comment here listing the top feature you look for in a smartphone (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win your way into the #GS3Launch party with @SamsungMobileCA from @Miss604

    Samsung is also doing a contest through their Twitter account and are using the tag #GSIIIsecretVan to provide clues on how you can win tickets. I will draw all 5 winners on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00am. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter, win, and attend.

    Update The winners are Albert C, Rav, Yaletowner, @Lady)Nay, @VancityPegger — congratulations!

Current contests on


  1. Alice says:

    Compact – can fit in my pocket

  2. Kelvin says:

    Functionality! I want my smartphone to be able to work well, fast and never freeze on me.

  3. Christine W says:

    I look for a good user interface

  4. Teejay says:

    User experience. Above the rest

  5. Richard Woo says:

    Sleek design with a fast operating system.

  6. Gladys says:

    A good UI above all else. If it’s not easy and intuitive to use, forget it.

  7. sewhandy says:

    would be real cool to win this one!

  8. Grant Bowen says:

    Easy task switching!

  9. Bev says:

    user-friendly and needs to be light weight (I always have my phone on me when running!)

  10. Val says:

    screen size matters

  11. Erin B says:

    I look for a responsive touch screen and a user-friendly interface. And a pretty, eye-catching design isn’t too bad either ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Vivien says:

    I look at the camera quality both front and back!

  13. Noah says:

    My favourite feature is when it’s designed by Sir Jonathan Ive.

  14. Definitely responsiveness! There’s nothing like pressing a button then waiting two minutes!

  15. Russell says:

    Yes please! I can’t wait to get my hands on the S III!

  16. Max Morin says:

    I look for freedom, for a long time I used the iPhone, but got tired of always having to jailbreak my device to do what I want with it. Apple is heading down a slippery slope, so I jumped ship and now have the Samsung Galaxy Note “phablet” and friggin’ love it! Long live Samsung!

  17. Max Morin says:

    After reading through all the reasons, its interesting to see such a spectrum of things that people look for in a smartphone. Veeery iiiinteresting.

  18. Rav says:

    touch response !!!

  19. Lauren says:

    Fast OS so I can multitask on my phone.

  20. Sasha says:

    Use friendliness – dont want to spend lots of time figuring out how different features work

  21. Rob says:

    I look for a good weight and size.

  22. Renee says:

    It definitely has to be user friendly. A quality camera never hurts too ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Chista says:

    Touch screen response time

  24. Stephanie S says:

    design and screen size.. and how fast it works!

  25. Jenny says:

    a pretty UI =)

  26. J says:

    speed! no lags!

  27. Charlotte says:

    A sleek design – I love this phone!

  28. Roy says:

    Hardware design and features
    Manufacturer brand name
    Network technology – GSM, CDMA, 4G
    Operating system and interface
    Included/available software
    Wireless carrier

  29. VL says:

    Vancouver DWW

  30. Ben says:

    I’d love to be there when they launch!

  31. Kelly Man says:

    Screen size and battery life

  32. Wilson Siu says:

    Responsiveness, battery life, sleekness (:

  33. Linda says:

    I look for a good, high pixel camera but without the phone being too heavy.

  34. Debbie says:

    If it comes in Pink!!!

  35. Elisabeth Poulsen says:

    The most importand factors in a smart phone for me are battery life and the camera quality.

  36. Shannon P says:

    The perfect screen size, not too big not too small, will fit in your pocket without being uncomfortable. And, long battery life!

  37. Nicole says:

    battery life, good camera, thin

  38. Gloria says:

    Battery life and apps!

  39. Jane says:

    fast web browsing

  40. Jenn says:

    Screen resolution and processor speed! So excited for this phone ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Kody says:

    Gotta have Ice Cream Sandwich!

  42. Darren says:

    Android + Samsung = Best-in-class!

  43. Mae says:

    1) Long battery life, 2) good processing speed, 3) multi-tasking, 4) quality camera lens

  44. Phy says:

    Processor speed and more photo editing options

  45. treehouse604 says:

    processor speed… gotta be fast!

  46. Pam Chow says:

    User Friendly

  47. Lisa says:

    No 1 -> Performance!

  48. David says:

    battery life!

  49. SMa says:

    Screen size!

  50. bucks14 says:

    GOod UI and battery life.

  51. lor says:

    user interface

  52. Teresa says:


  53. Tina says:

    user friendly and a good battery life.

  54. Laura says:

    A great GUI and slim and compact design.

  55. Debbie says:

    Reliable connectivity. No dropped calls, missed emails, etc…

  56. Sanaz says:

    Good user interface and battery life

  57. Tiffany says:

    battery life and good camera

  58. Stephanie says:

    I do not have a smart phone so I do not know what I would like in a smart phone. But, it sure would be great to win one.

  59. elena weaver says:

    Responsive and large touch screen

  60. Paula says:

    Good graphics and easy to use.

  61. Gary says:

    Intuitive touch response.

  62. Julia says:

    reliable platform

  63. Albert C says:

    must have gmail!

  64. Portia says:

    Definitely battery life!!

  65. Carlie says:

    Good quality camera!

  66. Elaine D says:

    Lots of functions!

  67. Donna says:

    The smart phone feature I love the most is the ability to watch videos as I email or text just like the Samsung Galaxy S III! I can’t wait to go to the launch!

  68. cindy quach says:

    synchronicity of apps/functions

  69. Michelle says:

    Great camera!!

  70. yaletowner says:

    Fast html5 webpage rendering

  71. Erica says:

    The thing I look for the most in a smartphone has to be smoothness of processor.
    If the program lags and doesn’t process smoothly, the user experience is completely ruined.
    I know few friends who had samsung galaxy II S and they were happy with their phone.
    I would love to go to galaxy III launch party ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pick me! hehe

  72. Tiffany says:

    It’s all about how well (quickly) I can type on it. That’s why I’ve held on to the Blackberry for so long. The Galaxy 3 looks like a dream; slick, slim and lots of cool features.

  73. Kevin says:


  74. Emilia Turner says:

    Love the design

  75. Vicky says:

    I love taking photos everywhere I go, so it would have to be photo quality…cool phone

  76. colin jones says:

    The smartphone has to be responsive. Lag kills the experience

  77. James says:

    Speed and easy to use!

  78. Christopher Co says:

    Availability of free applications!

  79. Annie says:

    Thin and long battery life

  80. Alex Wyder says:

    Good battery

  81. Bhaavik says:

    The ability to legally transform, modify and customize a phone’s software and hardware to your personal preference- that is theeeee number one feature I look for in a phone, and the Galaxy S3 seems to be one of top androids with this advantage.

  82. Cyndi says:

    I look for a fast operating system

  83. Ray says:

    Speed. Faster it is, the happier I am.

  84. Bernadette says:

    i generally look for a good ui and a decent camera

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