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Verizon Galaxy S III Won’t Ship Until July?

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It appears that Verizon won’t be shipping its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III until July.

According to Droid-Life, Verizon has slated July 6th as the shipping date for the Galaxy S III with July 9th also surfacing as a possible shipping date as well.

This is interesting news, considering Verizon just announced the device and will begin taking pre-orders for the handset starting tomorrow.

In addition, Best Buy is now taking pre-orders for the Verizon Galaxy S III but it’s unclear if it will be affected by this as well.

As of right now, this is just a rumor. Verizon hasn’t confirmed anything just yet. However, if it’s true, it means that Verizon customers will have to wait quite awhile before they see the Galaxy S III officially launch.

In addition, they’ll have to watch the device launch on at least two other carriers in Sprint and T-Mobile, both of which will launch the device in June.

Clearly, this is not ideal news for those that were thinking about placing an order for the Galaxy S III on Verizon and it may ultimately persuade some people to look elsewhere for a smartphone.

Hopefully, Verizon offers some answers when it begins taking pre-orders for the smartphone tomorrow otherwise, it might be dealing with some customers holding pitchforks for the foreseeable future.

Verizon’s Galaxy S III isn’t the only U.S.-bound Galaxy S III without a release date. AT&T has also not revealed a release date for its Galaxy S III and it’s possible that it might launch in July as well.

Anyone not going to place a pre-order because of this uncertainty?

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  1. Brian R

    06/06/2012 at 1:57 pm

    I can confirm verizon’s ship date is July 9. Here is the email I just recieved.

    Keep in mind I paid full price and ordered the 32GB Blue model. Model miht make a difference, but at this point i’m about to cancel. almost $700 to wait more than 2 weeks longer than the other carriers is a joke.

    Important information about your Samsung Galaxy S III

    Congratulations and thank you for your Samsung Galaxy S III purchase. We know that you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new phone.

    Unfortunately, our original confirmation email to you contained an incorrect Ship By Date of June 6; the actual ship date for your order is July 9.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We recognize that you have a choice in wireless service and thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless.

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