The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are starting in a couple ofweeks and from a mobile perspective the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has won the title as the official phone. There’s no word on how much Samsung paid for the honour but their branding will be prevalent at the Games. In addition, the manufacturer will be outfitting all Olympic athletes with Note 3’s.
Samsung also sees an opportunity to release the “Olympic Edition” of the Galaxy Note 3. This is currently offered in the Netherlands and comes with its own Olympic-themed packaging, an exclusive flip cover and a chance to win a trip to the Sochi Games or attend a skate/snowboard clinic.
The Olympic Edition will not make it to Canada, but Samsung Canada is participating in the upcoming games with their Notes from Home initiative. This encourages Canadians to send direct messages to five of our Olympians: Steven Stamkos, Men’s Ice Hockey; Hayley Wickenheiser, Women’s Ice Hockey; Greg Westlake, Men’s Ice Sledge Hockey; Marie-Eve Drolet, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating; and Michael Gilday, Men’s Short Track Speed Skating.