AT&T and Sprint delay the launch of Samsung Galaxy S III

Unfortunately for those who’ve been impatiently waiting the arrival of Samsung’s Galaxy S III in the US, the handset’s launch is plagued with delays and stock shortages.

Sprint was supposed to start selling a limited number of S III smartphones today. Sadly, the carrier’s official take on the matter is as follows:

“Due to overwhelming demand for Galaxy S III worldwide, Samsung has informed us they will not be able to deliver enough inventory of Galaxy S III for Sprint to begin selling the device on June 21.”

Still, Sprint says it started shipping the 16GB version of the new Galaxy to those who already made pre-orders, and orders should be delivered to customers today. Pre-orders for the 32GB edition might be delivered starting next week.

As for AT&T, the carrier stated:

“Manufacturer supply constraints of the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S III have caused a delay to expected pre-order shipments. Customers who were previously quoted a delivery date of June 21st should now expect their device to arrive no later than Monday, June 25th. We currently estimate future pre-orders to arrive within 10 business days based on available supply. Impacted customers will receive both an SMS and email notifying them of this change.”

T-Mobile is the only US mobile operator that managed to actually sell the Samsung S III starting today, although not all its locations across the US have the device.

Verizon and US Cellular will offer the S III in July.

Author: Florin

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