Speculation has been flying that the launch of the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be delayed
. The reason might have something to do with the news from Tweakers.net that 600,000 pebble blue battery covers for the device had to be destroyed by Samsung
because they were defective. Originally, the handset was to have a global launch at the end of this month followed by a summertime launch for the the three countries hosting the LTE bversion of the phone: the U.S., Japan and Korea. Of the trio, the U.S.is expected to receive the device next month. A Scandinavian gentleman who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S III, told Reddit
that he had received an email telling him that his pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III has been delayed from the original shipping date of May 29th because the supplier has stopped all deliveries in Scandinavia.
Strangely enough, Phandroid
received an email from retailer Negri Electronics confirming that there will be a delay in launching the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The strange thing about it is that the email says it is the white version that is going to be released later than expected.
We are unsure whether or not this delay will affect the launch of the U.S. model. Earlier Friday, we told you that a leak reported by T-Mobile called for a June 20th launch of the phone on that carrier.
That matches the date that the Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in Canada according to a leaked ad
. And while the phone has already been launched in Dubai and the UAE, only the white version is said to be available. And according to AndroidNZ
, a number of carriers and retailers are announcing that their launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III will initially consist of the white model only.
Before looking for the tallest building to jump from
, we'd suggest waiting to hear Samsung's take on this as there are conflicting stories. Some U.K. retailers are saying that there is no delay at all. Once the Korean based manufacturer weighs in on the story, and you are not happy with their answer, then you can resume looking for skyscrapers.