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Samsung registered both the domain names TGELTAAYEHXNX.COM & THENEXTGALAXY.COM in April and curiously enough, not at the same time. A look at the registry whois data for both domain names show that they were both created in April via Godaddy an set to expire in one year.

THENEXTGALAXY.COM appeared on the 9th of April while TGELTAAYEHXNX.COM came on the 13th of April which may indicate that Samsung waited till the last few weeks before taking the final step to book the domain name (and take the risk of losing them out to someone else).

It is worth noting that the new iPad (opens in new tab) - formerly known as the iPad 3 - was introduced by Apple on the 7th of March and was the first on the block to bypass the normal numerical naming convention.

It appears increasingly likely that Samsung will do the same for the followup to the Samsung Galaxy S, one more way through which the Cupertino-based company may have "influenced (opens in new tab)" Samsung strategic decisions.

The next Galaxy products are expected to be launched on the 3rd of May at an event in London (opens in new tab) where we have already booked out seat. Note that is no longer down but is still running extremely slowly.

Samsung's follow up to the Galaxy S2 is expected to come with a quad core Exynos processor (opens in new tab) clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 4.65-inch with a 1,280 by 720 pixels resolution and cost less than £500 at launch.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.