October 31, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S to All Four Major Carriers?

Is Samsung planning to forgo the route of carrier exclusivity with their Galaxy S handset?  According to Broadpoint.AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie, that might very well be the case.  The world’s #2 cell phone maker expects to offer their latest super phone with T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint by the end of June with Verizon slated as “sometime later this year”.

Elizabeth Woyke of Forbes has an interesting article up today which details the reasons as to how such a deal might have come about.  It comes down to two ideas; A) No one carrier was so over-the-moon about the phone to lock it up in an exclusive deal or B) The phone is compelling enough that each provider wants a piece of it.

What do you think?  Does the Galaxy S have enough WOW factor to sell on all four carriers?  Should they partner up with one provider only?  If so, who should get it?