Here we go again: Verizon website now shows July 12th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III

Here we go again: Verizon website now shows July 12th launch date for Samsung Galaxy S III
Those Verizon customers who had the foresight to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S III have to be thankful that they had followed their inner voice. The Samsung Galaxy S III has started to arrive at the front door of those who pre-ordered the sizzling hot phone. Less thankful are those Big Red customers who were looking to buy the handset as soon as they were available in Verizon stores. Originally, the phone was supposed to be available at Verizon locations on July 9th. That was pushed back a day at a time until a leaked ad from a retailer pointed to July 12th as the launch date for the device.

But the launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S III started to go in reverse and once again, 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.

Thanks, John!

source: Verizon

Related phones

Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI


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