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Noon News: Official Device of London Olympics: Samsung Galaxy S3?, Nokia 808 PureView Pre-order, HTC One V UK Launch this 26th?

BGR, the site, which amongst other things, (opens in new tab) claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will have a full HD 4.3-inch display, has stated that the phone will have a ceramic and metal case (possibly a brushed blue metal) as well as a physical home button where such a button is usually located (below the screen, in the middle). Jonathan S. Geller quotes a trusted source for the latter statement - adding that the phone won't use the onscreen navigation button introduced on Android 4.0 ICS - and inferred the first one through the invite that Samsung sent for the first one.

With only 100 days to the London Olympics, (opens in new tab) one rumour claims that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the official device of the 2012 London Olympics which is one reason why Samsung will launch the device in the UK on the 3rd of May. BGR claims that Samsung has engineered a "huge international roll-out for the Galaxy S3" with simultaneous launch events in New York, Seoul and Dubai.

Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders are now being taken at Clove UK (opens in new tab) and anyone wanting the smartphone, with the most impressive camera on the market, it can be purchased for just £420. This price includes a SIM-free handset, otherwise known as unlocked, and excludes VAT taxes. Adding the taxes would set buyers back, £504.

Amazon has stated to take preorders of the HTC One V (opens in new tab) smartphone (SIM-free and unbranded) with a release to market date set for the 26th of April. The device - which was launched at the Mobile World Congress - is essentially a repackaged HTC Desire S but cheaper (£226 compared to £255). It reintroduces the design of the HTV Legend with the memorable "chin" but without the trackball.

The LG Optimus L7, the Korean firm's answer (opens in new tab) to the Samsung Galaxy S2, has gone preorder at Handtec for a mere £234, its cheapest preorder price yet. The smartphone was launched back in February just before Mobile World Congress and other retailers (opens in new tab) have stated that it will ship on the 1st of May.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.