Samsung announced that its new Galaxy S smartphone will be exclusively available through Optus from 1st July for $0 upfront on its $59 ‘yes’ Social plan. The Galaxy S will then be available through all major mobile phone carriers from August.

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The Galaxy S features a four inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1GHz application processor. Samsung’s super-fast TouchWiz 3.0 user-interface (UI) will provide instant and easy access to applications and services and SWYPE text input allows for intuitive and fast texting and emailing.

“In addition, Samsung’s Social Hub service will facilitate constant, easy and integrated personal calendar, contacts and social networking, across sites including Facebook and Twitter. The Samsung Galaxy S eReading feature provides access to millions of content sources at your fingertips, including books, magazines and newspapers on the move. Finally, more than 50,000 applications from the Android Market will allow you to extend the benefits and functionality of Samsung’s new smartphone,” said the company.

Samsung Australia’s Vice President, Telecommunications, Tyler McGee said, “We’re excited to be bringing the Galaxy S, our most innovative and advanced smartphone to date, first-to-market with Optus. We are committed to offering our customers choice by providing the broadest range of handsets in Australia to suit every lifestyle. Our new Galaxy S smartphone offers the very best of tomorrow’s smartphone technology and experiences today and makes it easier than ever for Australians to connect with each other.”

“Optus is delighted to be the exclusive launch partner for the Samsung Galaxy S. This new Samsung Galaxy S is awesome! A feature rich and data-centric device like this one needs a mobile provider which has the network and plans which can provide an exceptional customer experience. The Optus network is the perfect showcase for this device and our plans also provide customers with exceptional value,” said Austin R. Bryan, Marketing Director, Optus Consumer.

“The Samsung Galaxy S is a handset which will have extremely broad appeal to our customer base, both in regional and metropolitan areas. We look forward to bringing Australia this innovative and exciting handset,” Mr. Bryan said.
Available for $0 upfront on the Optus’ $59 ‘yes’ Social plan, customers will enjoy unlimited Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and MySpace – as well as 1GB of data per month. It will also be available for $0 upfront for Small Medium Business (SMB) customers on the $59 ‘Business Complete’ plan on a 24 month contract (min total cost $1416) which includes unlimited voicemail and SMS for SMB customers.
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