July 10th was penciled in as the date for Verizon's launch. And that is where things stood for a few days and with talk that the pre-orders were on their way, it looked like this was the date that would be locked in. But one thing that we have learned with carrier's launch dates is that they are about as firm as soggy oatmeal. So here it is, Sunday night, just two days away from one of the most anticipated handset launches of the year for the nation's largest carrier, and Verizon's own web site reveals the shocking news that the release is delayed two days to July 12th.
At least the price remains the same. $199.99 with a signed two-year contract for the 16GB model in Marble White or Pebble Blue. The 32GB unit runs $249.99 with the signed contract and the same choice of colors. Verizon customers must feel like they are jinxed and that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III will never happen.