June 15, 2012 3:14pm
One of the most anticipated Android devices to land on Canadian soil is the Samsung Galaxy S III. This has already seen global pre-orders rise to over 9 million and basically every Canadian carrier is on board to launch it: TELUS, Bell, Rogers, WIND, Mobilicity, SaskTel, Videotron and Virgin Mobile. It’s widely known that this will be available on June 20th, but today Samsung Canada has informed us that the GS III is delayed a week, now launching on June 27th.
Here’s the complete statement Samsung sent to us:
“Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.”
So there you have it. Now 12 days away.
Samsung also took to Twitter to announce the new June 27th launch.