Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Orders Reach 9 Million Worldwide, Says Source
The Samsung Galaxy S III was unveiled in London at the beginning of this month but, just two weeks later, the long-awaited device is reported to have racked up 9 million pre-orders from mobile operators across the world, according to Reuters. The report cites the Korea Economic Daily which quotes an unnamed Samsung executive as providing the impressive figure which, if correct, shows that the pre-launch hype is translating into orders worldwide.
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Rogers Makes Changes To The Hardware Upgrade Program, Intros New “FLEXtab”
Rogers decides to makes some changes to their upgrade process that will “give customers greater flexibility and choice.” According to the internal doc we received it states that effective today, May 17th, the Device Savings Recovery Fee (DSRF) and Additional Device Savings Recovery Fee (ADSRF) are thankfully being renamed to “Rogers FLEXtab.” Rogers will now allow customers to pay off their FLEXtab balance at any time and is based on the same calculations as the previous upgrade process.

HTC To Beat Apple Patent Predicament With Custom Android Builds
HTC is in a tough spot as two of its new flagship smartphones — smartphones it desperately needs to make available in the United States as it attempts to mount a comeback — are currently held up in Customs due to a patent spat with Apple. The Taiwan-based vendor issued a statement earlier this week claiming that its devices comply with an order issued by the International Trade Commission, thus suggesting the ITC will release the shipments soon.

Apple Dispute Halts Sales of HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE
If you’re interested in buying HTC’s new flagship Android phone the One X or the brand new EVO 4G LTE for Sprint, you may be waiting a while. Shipments of both phones has been delayed in U.S. customs due to a “review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order.” The ITC exclusion order in question dates back to last year when HTC was accused of violating 10 Apple patents. A judge ruled in favor of Apple on two of those claims, and handed down a limited exclusion order at the end of last year prohibiting devices that infringed on the patent from being imported into the U.S.