There was an immeasurable distance between the quick and the dead: they did not seem to belong to the same species; and it was strange to think that but a little while before they had spoken and moved and eaten and laughed - W. Somerset Maugham
KOREAN ELECTRONICS GIANT Samsung has announced that a white version of its Galaxy S II smartphone has gone on sale.
Surprisingly the company has managed to get the phone on sale without being impeded by Apple with some kind of legal action. We had thought it likely that the fruit themed toy maker would pounce on its rival's plans to release a white model.
Simon Stanford, managing director of mobile at Samsung said, "Since its launch in May the Galaxy S II has been a huge hit with Samsung consumers. We always want to offer a range of products that suit different people and are delighted to now be able to give consumers the choice of the UK's leading Android smartphone in black or white."
With a white version of the Iphone already available, it's a surprise that Apple hasn't launched legal action. Apple seemingly is focused on stopping Samsung from selling its tablets but maybe the white Galaxy S II hitting the shops will prompt the cappuccino company to do something.
The products do look similar but surely that's to be expected, considering that they are both touchscreen smartphones. If you're interested in getting hold of a white Galaxy S II then you can get one for £485 from Kingofgadgets.co.uk.
Online retailers such as Clove.co.uk and Expansys.com are still awaiting stock and all the mobile operators have the handset on their coming soon pages with available set for September.
We don't think we will bother trying to find out how many units of the white Galaxy S II Samsung sells after confusion developed over its sales figures for the black version. µ
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