Galaxy S III won't be available in US in large amounts this week

Tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy S III is supposed to officially launch here in the US after a previous launch in Europe a few weeks ago. However, it looks like finding the smartphone for sale might be a little difficult, at least this week. Three of the wireless carriers in the US that are supposed to offer the Android 4.0-based smartphone (Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular) have yet to officially announce a specific ship date.

As far as the other two US carriers for the Galaxy S III, Sprint and T-Mobile, they will apparently have the smartphone on sale starting tomorrow but in limited quantities. Engadget reports that Sprint is running behind on its shipments due to "overwhelming demand and limited supply". The company says it hopes to get the 16 GB version out to all pre-orders on Thursday but that it could see that schedule get delayed by one or two days. The 32 GB model won't ship until sometime next week.

As far as T-Mobile goes, TmoNews.com reports that according to an email sent by the company, "customer demand will exceed the expected launch quantity available on June 21." Therefore, only "select" retail stores in the top 29 markets that T-Mobile serves will receive the Galaxy S III tomorrow, along with a "limited" supply on its website. The remaining T-Mobile retail stores will get the Galaxy S III on June 27th.

Sources: Engadget and TmoNews.com

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