Last Wednesday may have been the officially U.S. launch of Samsung'sGalaxy S III
, but carriers seems to be having a lot of trouble shipping the phone on time.
It doesn't help that each carrier already had different pre-order dates for the phone. Now it seems like all of them are having problems fulfilling pre-orders in a timely manner.
And you definitely won't find a Galaxy S III in stores yet.
That means it could be a few more days or weeks before most can get one of the best Android phones around.
So what's going on here? It sounds like there simply aren't enough phones to go around. This could either be due to insanely high demand, or Samsung simply couldn't make enough to fill store shelves in time for the June launch. Or both. (The U.S. version has slightly different hardware than the international version that launched last month.)
It was a bit worrying at first when we saw each carrier announce different pre-order dates following Samsung's announcement that the Galaxy S III was due to hit the U.S. this month. Carriers seemed to be caught a bit off gaurd, and it's pretty apparent Samsung won't be able to pull off the unified launch it originally envisioned.