It is often that each manufacturer has locks of one type or another on some portion of the hardware or software. Their release schedules for updates on phones are lacklustre at best. And they each have their own "flavor" of Android, in a sort of way.Why can't you use Android? Is it illegal or something?
Now this is what I've been looking for. Thanks Deep!Yeah, the last BB I had also had that touch scroller but there is no comparison. One thing with these big Gorilla Glass screened smartphones is smudges, I think the S3 has a coating on it to cut down on it, but you'll find yourself wiping fingerprints off regularly - microfiber cloth is good for not scratching. I don't really believe in putting a screen protector on Gorilla Glass since it changes the usage experience and feel, but one thing that might interest you is that the screen protectors helps cut down on fingerprint smudges and makes for a little more traction if you find it too slippery.
Oh I think you asked about cases - I really like Seidio and have bought them for multiple phones. Used to think cases were unnecessary but have found out once is enough when dropping phones to damage them and lower resale value.
I have the Surface case - Seidio also sells their products in Best Buy under the Platinum label at like 50% the cost. It's good to be able to chuck the phone around without concern for scratching or damage.
SEIDIO | Samsung Galaxy S III Accessories
You might also see some other things you like at the associated S3 accessories forum on XDA
Galaxy S III Accessories - xda-developers
It was the Galaxy Ace Q. It also had a shitty battery life, like non-existent compared to a BB. MoFo, do beware of that, you may find that frustrating.I'm pretty sure the Samsung that Erika has, isn't the from the Galaxy family and sounds like some other crappy Samsung like Wave or something frustrating.