Two new pieces of news about the rollout of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the United States developed late this afternoon. The first bit concerns the nation’s third-largest carrier, Sprint, which just revealed some shipments of the Galaxy S III might be delayed. The device is set to start shipping June 21, but the Now Network said in a community post that it is “optimistic” and should be able to fill 16GB orders this week. Sprint also said the 32GB model would ship sometime next week for those who pre-ordered —a sure bummer for others who have been eagerly waiting to get the device. (via PC Mag)
We are optimistic that we’ll be shipping all Samsung Galaxy S III-16GB pre-orders this week and that they will be delivered by June 21 as anticipated. There is a chance, however, that we may be a day or two late. We anticipate shipping all Samsung Galaxy S III-32GB pre-orders next week.
Furthermore, T-Mobile provided more information this afternoon on the rollout of the Galaxy S III on its network. Android Community reported that T-Mobile is seeing a high demand for the new smartphone. In return, it will go through with its original June 21 launch date for 29 select markets, while pushing the launch date back for every one else. The 29 markets include:
LosAngeles,CA – Chicago,IL – Phoenix,AZ – Houston,TX – SanDiego,CA – NewYork,NY – Seattle,WA – Miami/Ft.Lauderdale,FL – Dallas/Ft.Worth,TX – SanFrancisco,CA – SaltLakeCity,UT – Denver,CO – Minneapolis,MN – Tampa/St.Petersburg,FL – Philadelphia,PA – SanAntonio,TX – Portland,OR – Austin,TX – Atlanta,GA – KansasCity,MO – Boston,MA – Sacramento,CA – Orlando,FL – Detroit,MI – WashingtonDC – Cleveland,OH – Jacksonville,FL – Charlotte,NC – McAllen,TX
Sprint priced its Galaxy S III at the traditional $199 on a two-year contract, and T-Mobile priced its version at $229 for customers on value plans with a two-year contract.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III is also set to launch on AT&T and Verizon, wielding a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0, TouchWiz, Exynos 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S III appeared on eBay today unlocked and priced at $649.99.
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