In a post to its community boards today, Sprint has confirmed that its Galaxy SIII will be delayed. The statement indicates that, due to overwhelming demand (sound familiar?), the device will be available only through Web Sales and Telesales on its June 21st launch date, with all other channels getting the device "next week." Here's the full post:
Due to overwhelming demand and limited supply for Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III, we are running a little behind on deliveries. The 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III device will be available in Web Sales and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) beginning on Thursday, June 21. It will be in all remaining sales channels next week.
We are optimistic that we’ll be shipping all Samsung Galaxy S III-16GB pre-orders this week and that they will be delivered by June 21 as anticipated. There is a chance, however, that we may be a day or two late. We anticipate shipping all Samsung Galaxy S III-32GB pre-orders next week. To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our customers as we work through this minor delay in availability. We know that many of you are eager to experience the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy series on the only network to provide unlimited data plans to new and existing customers. Should this situation change, we will continue to update this post as we have new information to share.
To join other customers in discussion, please visit the Samsung Galaxy S III section of our Community.
Samsung Galaxy S® III 16GB
Samsung Galaxy S® III 32GB
Oddly, Sprint is holding off on shipping any Galaxy SIII 32GB units until the yet unspecified "next week" date, much to the dismay of pre-order customers. The statement does not sound very concrete, except in the fact that there will be a delay for retail availability.
While we still don't know what "next week" may mean, we will keep an eye on this story and update pending the emergence of new information.
Source: Sprint Community