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Samsung to create Olympic Games smartphone with Visa

first_imgNext year sees the Olympic Games 2012 head to London. For the athletes, it means lots of training and preparation. For viewers, it’s hopefully a chance to see a few world records broken. Finally, for big brands it’s a chance to advertise to the world and sell a lot of extra product.Samsung is looking to take full advantage of the Olympics this time round, and in conjunction with Visa is set to launch an exclusive, and apparently “iconic” Olympic smartphone.As you’d expect with Visa’s involvement, this phone will ship with NFC on board for those all important mobile payments. Other than that, very little is known about the phone. Samsung has yet to comment, and news this phone is in development came via Visa Europe’s European Security Summit being held in Frankfurt.Even though we don’t know much about the handset yet, with Samsung setting the bar for Android smartphones at the moment, I think it’s safe to assume it will be an Android device probably based on an existing model, but with some clearly visible Olympic and even Visa branding. By the middle of next year we’ll be a few generations on in terms of processors, screen resolutions, and Android versions, so unless Samsung is going to rush out a cheap device we should expect a very capable phone.The question mark that always hangs over such products is how long are they going to remain a desirable device once the Games have ended? In the case of a smartphone, you are stuck with it (and the case branding) for a couple of years on contract, so this handset is only really going to appeal to the biggest of Olympic Games fans.via Pocket-lintlast_img read more