With the announcement of Verizon’s Galaxy S III came details such as a pre-order date, pricing and storage options that will be available. What wasn’t clear at the time was when exactly Big Red was planning on shipping out pre-ordered devices, though most were fairly certain that it would be around the 3rd week in June, much like Sprint and T-Mobile.
However, a leak earlier today suggested that pre-orders would instead ship out on July 9 and it actually happens to be legit. Verizon has just confirmed July 9 as the pre-order ship-out date for their GSIII on their website. Seeing as before the GSIII announcement, no one was even sure if Verizon would get it at all, it’s still great news to know it’s coming. It’s just coming 3 weeks after the competition.
It’s not too bad of a wait considering that Big Red did have the Galaxy Nexus exclusivity for 4 full months before any other U.S. carriers could offer it. Patience red grasshoppers, patience.