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Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes Olympic Games phone
Mark Peters : May 10th 2012 - 12:30 CET
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VisaSamsung Galaxy S3 becomes Olympic Games 2012 phone : Samsung and Visa announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3, the latest in smartphone innovation, will be Samsung's Olympic Games Phone during the London 2012 Games. A limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 enabled with Visa's mobile payment application, Visa PayWave, will be available for Samsung and Visa sponsored athletes and trialists, making it possible to buy merchandise with a wave of the device at thousands of retail locations throughout London. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Limited Edition smartphone is supported and enabled by London 2012 Games partner Lloyds TSB in the United Kingdom.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Olympic Games phone
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Olympic Games phone comes equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) payment capability and is the next step in the partnership between the two global Olympic Games sponsors as they work together to drive the availability of commercial mobile payments around the world. "Mobile payment services enabled by NFC technology are gaining momentum around the world. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android smartphone has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind and is the ideal mobile handset to showcase the ease and convenience of Visa's mobile payment application at the London 2012 Olympic Games," said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing of Samsung Mobile.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Olympic Games phone

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mobile Payment technology
Sandra Alzetta, Senior Vice President of Visa Mobile says: "Mobile technology has long been a revolutionary force in our lives and NFC smartphones such as the new Samsung Galaxy S3 will fundamentally change the way we pay. The future is mobile and cash usage will only continue to decline as people use their smart phones to manage their money, shop and pay. This summer our partnership with Samsung Mobile will showcase all the advantages of the future of payments: security, convenience, speed and flexibility being forefront among them."

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London 2012 Olympic Games Smartphone
"The Samsung Galaxy S3 Smart phone with NFC technology is part of an evolution that will entirely change the way people shop, pay and get paid all over the world," said Bill Gajda, Global Head of Mobile Products at Visa. "This summer we will be demonstrating the future of mobile payments in London - a future where most consumers will rely on mobile devices, tablets and personal computers to manage their daily financial lives. Our relationship with Samsung Electronics gets us closer to that vision, with a stunning new smart phone that is sure to turn heads at the London 2012 Olympic Games."

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Galaxy S3 Mobile payments
Mike Regnier, Personal Current Accounts and Credit Cards Director, Lloyds TSB, says: "Mobile payments are set to transform the payment process around the world, and will revolutionise the way people pay in the run up to, during, and beyond the London 2012 Olympic Games. We are delighted to be working with Visa to showcase the flexibility and convenience of this new technology at the world's biggest sporting event, and excited to see the new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone in action."

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