Folks in Canada, here's some great news for you if you are waiting on the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 will be available in WIND and Mobilicity stores starting with May 3, although early Mobilicity Galaxy S4 buyers would receive the handset starting with April 27.
The Big 3 carriers and their sub-brands all announced plans earlier this week to release the Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 3rd. For those who decided to pre-order you're looking at scoring this 5-inch Jelly Bean a bit early on May 27th.
The flyer advises potential buyers to visit their local WIND stores early to make sure they're going to be one of the first to get it. Moreover, the image hints that WIND Galaxy S4 buyers will be entitled to "up to $300 in service credits."
Mobilicity will let you pre-order the handset, but in order to do so you'll have to have to go to certain stores in Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. To secure your Galaxy S4, you'll have to pay a $50 deposit until April 21.
In the Windows Phone GDR3 feature list, support for an additional row column will be included the start screen. This resulted in a position to fit three medium-sized square tiles in one row as opposed to the limit of two today. That which was unclear until now was if this additional column is going to be for 1080p devices only or 720p or WVGA devices as well.
The news was confirmed by Joe Belfiore, VP of the Windows Phone program at Microsoft so it's as official as it gets. His tweet also mentions other UI changes the GDR3 update brings specially for 1080p smartphones. The first of them is anticipated to be the Nokia Lumia 1520, which is most likely todebut at the Nokia event in Abu Dabu on October 22.
The Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update rollout will commence in the coming weeks and will continue over several months. Microsoft can't give specific timing as it depends on the user's carrier and make contact with model.