Here we go again. Just when we start feeling a bit better about T-Mobile’s Galaxy S3 launch difficulties, more bad news hit our inbox. Sprint is in the same boat, and has just announced that they are “a little behind on deliveries.”
But at least this does not apply to all customers. It seems the 16 GB version is right on track, with it becoming available from the Sprint website and telesales this Thursday, June 21st. Pre-ordered 16 GB Galaxy S3 devices will also start shipping this week. Those who pre-ordered the 32 GB beast will have to wait until next week, though.
Due to overwhelming demand and limited supply for Sprints Samsung Galaxy S III, we are running a little behind on deliveries. The 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III device will be available in Web Sales and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) beginning on Thursday, June 21. It will be in all remaining sales channels next week.
We are optimistic that well 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. To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our customers as we work through this minor delay in availability. We know that many of you are eager to experience the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy series on the only network to provide unlimited data plans to new and existing customers. Should this situation change, we will continue to update this post as we have new information to share.
If it serves as any clue, though, our friends from Wirefly have informed us that the official release date is now scheduled for June 28th. Regardless, we should be seeing the devices showing up at stores next week. We will be here hoping that everything goes as smoothly as possible. It is a sad day, indeed, but what else can a desperate geek do?