This week, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone will become available for purchase in the United States through a series of wireless carriers, but not all users will receive their units in due time, it seems.
Apparently, the high demand this device encountered determined some operators to delay shipments to some of those who pre-ordered the smartphone.
Among them, we can count Sprint, which already confirmed that not all 16GB Galaxy S III units would ship to users by June 21st, as initially previsioned.
However, the carrier also said that it was striving to deliver all devices in due time, but that delays of one to two days could appear.
As for the 32GB flavor of the flagship Android-based smartphone
, it will not arrive in users’ hands until the next week or so, Engadget reports
At T-Mobile, things are a bit different. The wireless carrier reportedly committed to delivering the device on schedule for users in some markets, but others will have to wait.
“To ensure customers receive the best possible experience, the Samsung Galaxy S III launch will now be broken into two phases. T-Mobile will still be the first carrier to offer the device in-store but the rollout will be in two phases instead of one,” the wireless operator reportedly stated.
On June 21st, the smartphone
will become available in top 29 markets around the country. Stores in other areas will use the GSIII Call Back List and inform users when the phone becomes available. The same applies to stores who sell out the initial stock.
The carrier also confirmed the pricing for its new high-end smartphone, as follows: “$629.99 Full Retail, $229.99 down on Value Plans with $20 EIP, $279.99 Classic plan after $50 mail-in rebate (2 year contract required).”
Those who would like to learn more on which are the aforementioned top 29 markets that will receive Galaxy S III on time should head over to this article