A new report from Forbes is suggesting that Samsung will launch their Galaxy S phone on all four of the largest U.S. carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon) this year. We have already seen evidence the device was coming to AT&T and maybe T-Mobile, but this is the first mention of a possible CDMA version for Sprint and Verizon.
In a recent research report, Broadpoint.AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie said he expects the Galaxy S to be sold at AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint by the end of June and to be carried by at Verizon “sometime later in the year”. The report suggest Samsung was unable to lock up an exclusive deal after they failed to impress with their previous Android handsets.
“It’s a pretty impressive Android-based phone with a great display, but Samsung doesn’t have the same brand strength as Apple or even Motorola,”Mark McKechnieBroadpoint.AmTech analyst
Samsung is the world’s second largest cellphone maker, but they trail behind HTC and others in smartphone shipments. It is their goal to triple smartphone shipments this year, so bringing the high-end Galaxy S to all big carriers would set them in the right direction.
Google’s Nexus One is still the only Android phone which has been announced to arrive on the four largest nationwide carriers. If the Samsung Galaxy S can achieve the same feat (and actually be available in retail stores) it will be interesting to see which one comes out on top in sales.