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Sprint, T-Mobile expect delays with Samsung Galaxy S III launch

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:27PM EST

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III

is apparently such a hot ticket this summer that at least two mobile carriers are having trouble keeping up with demand. Both Sprint and T-Mobile have said that the Galaxy S III won’t be available in all locations on its release date of June 21st as there simply aren’t enough devices to go around at this time. In Sprint’s case, the company has told Engadget that it still hopes to get all preorders of the 16GB Galaxy S III into customers’ hands by June 21st, but warns that customers might have to wait an extra day or two. Sprint also says that it won’t ship the 32GB version of the device until June 28th at the earliest, Engadget reports. As for T-Mobile, TmoNews notes that the company has put out a press release stating that it will break up its launch of the Galaxy S III into two phases. Customers who live in the top 29 U.S. markets will still be able to get the device on June 21st but customers who live outside those markets will have to wait until June 27th at the earliest before getting their hands on a Galaxy S III.

Read [Engadget] Read [TmoNews]

Brad Reed
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Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.