Vodafone Begins Shipping The Samsung Galaxy S III Phones To Customers

Despite the well-known delays plaguing the anticipated arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the UK, the superphone is one step closer to arriving in owners’ hands thanks to Vodafone UK. The mobile wireless carrier has announced through its Twitter page that it has received a shipment of Galaxy S III phones and have begun rolling them out to customers who preordered the device. More specifically– customers who ordered the device on or before May 29th will receive the phone from today, June 8th. While you can’t help but smile, there is a major catch to the smartphones being shipped— actually two catches. The first is the only version being shipped is the Pebble (Metallic?) Blue version of the smartphone. The second is the 16GB model is the only one in stock… this means those of you who are expecting the white 16GB model or 32GB blue/white models are out of luck for the time being. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take too long before we see the other versions make its way out to customers’ hands.

source: Eurodroid

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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • Spike

    I got my 16gb White S3 yesterday on Vodafone. And my my, what an excellent phone it is. Still have yet to make a call on it though!

  • Kezzawd

    You are factually inaccurate – the Samsung Galaxy S III has been available on most UK netwroks since 30th May (I collected mine on the 2nd June). I think you are actually referring to initial shipments of the delayed pebble blue S III in the UK – up until now only the marble white versions have been available.

  • Caldesilk

    The S3 is available and in stock at Carphone warehouse and has been for over a week, granted only in white. I think the article has misunderstood the news from Vodafone perhaps the news is that they now have some blue S3s which haven’t been available in the UK?