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Straight Talk offering Galaxy S Showcase in some stores

It appears that Straight Talk has started offering the Samsung Galaxy S Showcase in some Walmart retail stores. It might be a new name, but the Galaxy Showcase is actually the original Galaxy S, meaning it is a two-year-old handset. It has a 4-inch screen and a 1GHz processor, which is fine and good, but it runs Android 2.3, which certainly downgrades the experience. That wouldn’t be such a bad package if the price were right, but at $250 it seems quite a bit overpriced. Then again, Straight Talk doesn’t offer any Android 4.0 devices, and they sell the Galaxy S II for $100 more. Again, this doesn’t appear to be available on the website yet. It’s at some Walmart outlets. It runs on the Verizon network.

Via Howard Forums.

6 Responses

  1. TM Says

    Are you sure that it uses verizon network? I was told that it will use at&t towers.

    Posted on October 20th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
  2. Swesley Says

    Yep, it says CDMA-V right on the box. Against my bank account’s better judgment I snatched it off the shelf. I to like it quite well. Svc is just what I expect from verizon around here. I can’t think of anything I can grump about. GPS is great. …less than excited about the browser; I’ll b trying a different one.

    Posted on October 31st, 2012 at 11:13 am
  3. Jaraldo Says

    I have it and am using it now…found it in one of the stores. It uses Verizon.

    Posted on November 8th, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  4. emtguy Says

    the new GALAXY S 2 and 3 do not run on the verizon network for straight talk. the run ATandT. the only galaxy phones they have for verizon are the proclaim and the showcase

    Posted on November 20th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  5. darlene Says

    Does the Samsung Galaxy S showcase have a front facing camera? I have the phone, and it seems to have one, but I’m wondering if straight talk has disabled it somehow. Does anybody know for sure? Thanks

    Posted on December 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  6. Ethan Says

    It looks like a camera but its actually a light sensor for the automatic brightness setting. it fooled me as well

    Posted on February 25th, 2013 at 3:02 am

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