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Sprint’s Galaxy S III Release Date Halted, 16GB Model Pre-Orders Still Shipping

Sprint has updated its recent statement regarding its Samsung Galaxy S III launch plans. The carrier announced that Samsung has advised that it will not be able to provide enough inventory to begin selling the Galaxy S III on June 21st. Sprint said that it is working closely with Samsung on a delivery schedule to update its launch date. Customers who pre-ordered the 16GB model of the Galaxy S III should not be affected by this setback and are expected to receive their phones as planned. As for those of you who pre-ordered the 32GB model Galaxy S III, Sprint is hoping to begin shipping orders out next week once its inventory is updated.

Here’s the complete statement from Sprint:

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. We are working closely with Samsung on a delivery schedule to support our launch.

 

We have begun shipping pre-orders for the 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III and anticipate they will be delivered by June 21. We hope to begin shipping pre-orders for the 32GB version next week as we receive inventory. 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 they are eager to experience the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy series on the only network to provide unlimited data plans. Should this situation change, we will continue to update this post as we have new information to share.


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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