We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears that Samsung is delaying the Canadian launch of its flagship Galaxy S III. While originally scheduled to hit most of Canada’s mainstream wireless carriers on June 20th, Samsung’s launch plans have been delayed due to overwhelming product demand. A statement from Samsung Canada obtained by MobileSyrup details the situation:
Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.
As disappointing as this may be, at least Samsung was able to provide a new launch date instead of leaving customers in the dark.