pebble blue

While the Galaxy S III has been one of the biggest device launches this year, the so-called pebble blue version of the device has seen some production problems, and shortages in shipments have made the darker version something of a rarity. Today, multiple Samsung reps we reached out to have confirmed that the pebble blue version will be on track for US arrivals with no delays and that, contrary to reports circling the web this morning, no changes have been made to its appearance.

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Of course, the rest of the web has some disagreement about that. For starters, official T-Mobile PR, as well as some store fronts have started using the language "metallic blue" to refer to the blue version, instead of "pebble blue", which has been the standard moniker since day one. Press releases from the other major carriers making announcements today, however, still call it "pebble blue." The above video also seems to make the device appear a bit more metallic, however, we've been told that this is due to the lighting and camera work, not due to any change in the device's design or manufacturing process. Conspiracy or coincidence? We'll leave that to you.

Either way, whether it will look a bit more like a rock or a bit more like metal, the device won't be delayed in getting here. So those of you who can't stand white devices, one, good news for you, and two, you're always welcome at my place*.

*Don't actually come to my place.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Scott Haggerty

    After seeing the drop test video, this puppy is going into a protective case at the store. Unless the case is the same "Pebble Blue" does it really matter?

  • Tommy Thompson

    If you remember in the Canadian press release it said there would be more than white and blue. Those would just be the start.

  • Jaxx89

    Not a good news for users in other countries where the S3 is already available. The Marble white is available in stores here in India that too a very limited stock(10-20 devices/store) and as per information the Pebble Blue isn't going to be available for at least a month. Pebble blue will be made available around the time the 32GB version of the device will become available.

    Plus now coz the demand is more and Samsung isn't too sure of the Marble white selling, the dealers are screwing around with the price.

    Samsung Cafe Price: INR 38,900
    Other Dealers Price : INR 41k - INR 42500

  • Doan

    "So those of you who can't stand white devices ... you're always welcome at my place*"
    !! :D

    "*Don't actually come to my place."
    ?? :(

    • John O’Connor

      And here I was calling my travel agent and belvedere party rep

  • CJ456

    Which was that language?

    • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

      You never heard Russians talking, right? That was German...