The American carriers that were hoping to have the Samsung Galaxy S3 in stores around June 21 – including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – had to postpone the actual launch, just like their Canadian counterparts did a few days ago. Certain pre-orders will be honored with some of these carriers but not all of them, and new units will not be available in carrier stores as initially planned.
Of the Big Four, only Verizon said that it will ship the device in early July from the moment it announced the handset, but it now looks like Big Red will also slightly postpone the launch of its Galaxy S3 model.
According to Unwired View, the Verizon Galaxy S3 is coming by July 11, two days later than initially expected. The phone will retail for $199 or $249, depending on what capacity you choose (16GB and 32GB, respectively) and it will be available both in Blue and White.
In addition to the Big Four, there are two regional carriers that plan to launch the Galaxy S3, U.S. Cellular and C Spire. In fact, if you haven’t decided whether to buy this Android flagship smartphone yet, then you should check out our Galaxy S3 reviews and U.S. launch guide for the handset. Moreover, if you plan to switch from the iPhone to the Galaxy S3 and want to move your iTunes media and other data to the Android phone, there’s a simple way to do it via a free app (in certain regions) called Easy Phone Sync.
The Galaxy S3 is not the only Android smartphone delayed by Verizon, as just yesterday we heard that the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE will not be launched this month. Instead the phone is supposed to hit stores on July 5, according to a recent report.