Oh Canada! Future Shop and Best Buy Canada halt Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders

Oh Canada! Future Shop and Best Buy Canada halt Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders
Sometimes you can be too successful. Take Canadian retailers Future Shop and Best Buy. The duo had announced that they will fulfill pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 20th. Those who reserved a unit were asked to plunk down $50 for a $20 gift card. But both retailers have been so swamped by the response for the model, that they have had to each stop accepting pre-orders both online and in the stores. Additionally, Future Shop and Best Buy Canada have each pulled the device from their respective websites, saying that the Samsung Galaxy S III is "Coming Soon."

With only 9 days left until the Samsung Galaxy S III launches up north, you can still pre-order the device from Canadian carriers TELUS, Bell, Virgin, Rogers, SaskTel, WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron. Don't forget that Canadian mobile operators usually lock up their customers for three years instead of the two years that U.S. subscribers are used to. source: FutureShop, BestBuyCanada via MobileSyrup



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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

2. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

My phone is on the way

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Poor you.

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I was wondering when you'd show up today.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple better release the iPhone 5 before Sammy sucks the oxygen out of the market with the GSIII!

4. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

Actually iphone 5 will be GSII rival but not GSIII. GSII with ICS>iphone 5.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not for the iFans. :-)

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What have you been smoking?

11. destr0y3r

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

he've been smoking weed lol

10. destr0y3r

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

lol fandroid

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The GS3 is just the next shiny device for Android fans that will soon be forgotten just like the GS2 was.

9. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

The iphone 5 or the new iphone is just the next shiny device for sheeps(ehem like you) that will soon be forgotten and buried in a mud just like iphone 4 & 4s was. Lol

13. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

You've been bashing trolling hatred against android and samsung for a long time now but why is it you called or use the word shiny for GS3 & GS2?! I bet you like it also but just too shy to admit even sometimes your comments shows some jealousy.

14. destr0y3r

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

yeah, true true.. it is laggy anyway

16. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

iPhone 4s is laggy too.. open 5 apps, and switch between those apps and you can definitely see the lag..

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The Galaxy S II? You mean the phone that customers are still coming in and buying in great quantities for AT&T and Sprint? That Galaxy S II?

17. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Windows 7 users have probably all but forgotten about Windows XP. iPhone 4 users probably don't give much thought to the iPhone 3. With my Galaxy Nexus in hand, I never stop to think about my old Nexus One. Technology is always moving forward, and we along with it. That said... What exactly is your point?

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