AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and US Cellular to launch Samsung Approved for Enterprise phone

Telecom Lead America: Samsung Telecommunications America
announced that its SAFE-branded smartphone will be available at AT&T,
Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular by July.

The first SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) -branded
smartphone in the U.S. will be the Galaxy S III.

Samsung has also unveiled SAFE2SWITCH, a trade-up program
that offers competitive pricing for qualifying smartphones for both individuals
and enterprise customers.

The smart phone major created SAFE as a way to defragment
the Android OS across multiple versions from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich
at U.S. carriers.

SAFE-branded Galaxy S III supports a suite of
enterprise-ready features and capabilities with support for 338 IT Policies.2
This includes on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft
Exchange ActiveSync and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network
(VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.

Associating with enterprise customers, Samsung developed
a quality assurance program. This program begins with MDM and VPN solutions
providers using Samsung’s software development kit to integrate their solution
on the SAFE device.

This collaboration, coupled with the testing process,
creates solutions that are optimized for SAFE devices and enterprise use
including adoption within regulated industries such as healthcare, financial
services and government.

It’s now safe to say that the Next Big Thing in
Enterprise is here with the near-term availability of SAFE-branded Galaxy S III
devices at five U.S. carriers. The highly desirable, SAFE-branded and QA-tested
Galaxy S III smartphone systematically defragments Android to provide a
consistent level of IT compliance for individuals who demand the very best in
both their personal and professional lives,” said Tim Wagner, vice president
and general manager of Enterprise Sales at Samsung Mobile.

Samsung’s trade-up program called SAFE2SWITCH simplifies
the transition to Samsung SAFE devices from Samsung or other manufacturers’
smartphones. Both prosumers and corporate customers can benefit from this
program which offers competitive trade-in values in real-time from their
existing smartphone or Internet-connected device.

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