AT&T officially confirms delayed release of Samsung Galaxy S3

June 22, 2012
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Well, it hasn’t been a good week for Samsung Galaxy S3 fans in North America. It all started with Samsung announcing that the Canadian release of the device will be delayed to June 27, with T-Mobile and Sprint also confirming a few days back a delay in the release of the device, other than in certain cases. The delay is, of course, for the same reason – issues with “overwhelming demand” and limited supply.

Yesterday, there was a report that stated that AT&T may be joining the bandwagon as well, and we now have official confirmation of the same. According to a statement received by The Verge, due to supply constraints, some AT&T customers that have pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S3 will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the highly anticipated device. Customers who will face this delay will receive confirmation via email and text. The good news is AT&T promises that the device should arrive no later than Monday, June 25. Just one more weekend before you can show off Samsung’s “latest and greatest” to friends, colleagues, and family.

As for those who haven’t pre-ordered the device before June 21, but are planning to do so now, they will have to wait a further 10 business days before the order can be fulfilled. And even that is dependent on availability of stock.

Some of you will, of course, be receiving the Galaxy S3 soon, if you haven’t got it already. But for the unlucky ones who have to wait a little longer, you know how the saying goes. Patience is a virtue. My only question is, with the incredible hype surrounding the launch of the Galaxy S3 and the amazing reception the device has received, did Samsung really not prepare for the “overwhelming demand” that was guaranteed to happen?

What are your thoughts? Are you one of the unlucky folks who have to wait it out for a while longer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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