If you happen to rock on to a Samsung Galaxy S3 from Verizon Wireless, then you would be pleased to hear that Big Red had released a statement just yesterday to explain their position on the locked bootloader that proved to be more than frustrating for some of the Galaxy S3 owners. Well, Samsung decided to take things into their own hands, and they have announced a special unlocked version of the Galaxy S3 Developer Edition for Verizon users.

The Developer Edition will be different from the standard issue Galaxy S3 from Verizon, as it will not be made available on-contract with subsidies, so you will need to go through Samsung and fork out the full price of $600 a pop. Definitely a huge amount of money in these economically challenging times, but it will help sift out those who are genuinely interested in custom ROMs compared to folks who want a handset that runs as it is right out of the box without having to make any tweaks or modifications to the operating system.

Samsung has also warned potential owners of the Developer Edition that should you brick the handset with non-Samsung software, you can forget about any warranty coverage.

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Key SpecsGalaxy S3
Status Released
Resolution 1280x720
Display Diagonal 4.8"
Processor/Soc Name Exynos 4412, 4-core, 1.4 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity 128 GB
Megapixels 8 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh) 2100 mAh
Street Price $290
Complete product data Samsung Galaxy S3 Full specs
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