Samsung Galaxy S III to hit Sprint stores July 1st; device finally launches in Canada
Originally, Sprint was expected to have the phone by June 21st, but as we know, demand has been overwhelming which has made a joke out of any early launch dates. For example, take our friends to the north in Canada, where the Samsung Galaxy S III was expected to launch on June 20th until it was pushed back. Only now, a week later, the phone has officially launched although it appears that actually finding a unit for sale is hard to do. While in theory, TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Virgin, SaskTel, WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron should be able to sell you the Samsung Galaxy S III, as of Wednesday morning none of the carrier's web sites listed the phone as available or shipping now.
Breaking down the Canadian carriers, Bell, TELUS, Rogers and Virgin will offer an LTE enabled model (as will SaskTel although its model will run on HSPA+ until their LTE pipeline is turned on). WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron will offer their customers a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that runs on AWS. In Canada, carriers love to tie you up for 3 years instead of 2 and we have seen pricing run from $99.95 at Videotron to $159.99. Both the 16GB and 32GB models are available in both Marble White and Pebble Blue.
source: AndroidCentral, MobileSyrup