Sprint Galaxy S3 not selling on launch day due to ‘overwhelming demand’

June 21, 2012
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 should be available in the U.S. starting today from certain mobile operators, but it looks like the problems continue for some of them. Sprint had already announced that its Galaxy S3 would be available only online and via telesales today, but it looks like the company returned with more details for its subscribers.

Sprint has confirmed that it won’t have the handset in stock today due to “overwhelming demand.” Furthermore, only the 16GB model will be shipped to those customers  that have pre-ordered it, with the 32GB version scheduled to arrive next week. Apparently Sprint is saying that Samsung is to blame for the delay, here’s the full statement from the carrier:

Due to overwhelming demand for Galaxy S III worldwide, Samsung has informed us they will not be able to deliver enough inventory of Galaxy S III for Sprint to begin selling the device on June 21. We are working closely with Samsung on a delivery schedule to support our launch.

We have begun shipping pre-orders for the 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III and anticipate they will be delivered by June 21. We hope to begin shipping pre-orders for the 32GB version next week as we receive inventory. Customers can check the status of their pre-order at www.sprint.com/myorder.

We’ll be back with more details about the Sprint Galaxy S3 launch, meanwhile let us know what you think of the smartphone in case your pre-ordered unit has been shipped to your door.

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