If you're a U.S. Cellular customer that's been waiting for a status update on the release of Samsung's Galaxy S III, then we have some good news for you. Taking to its official Twitter account, U.S. Cellular announced it will begin shipping Galaxy S III pre-orders next week, with in store shipments set to follow. While this may not give customers an exact release date, it does paint a slightly clearer picture of when U.S. Cellular customers can expect the Galaxy S III to arrive. We'll continue to keep our ears to ground in hopes of finding an official release date, but until then perhaps you should just circle the entire next week on your calendar to play things safely.

[via: U.S. Cellular (Twitter)]