The Samsung Galaxy S III is known to be coming in both Marble White and Pebble Blue. It has previously been rumored that the blue version would be experiencing shipping delays, but they were mostly just that… rumors. Now, we have some concrete evidence, sadly, that these rumors are proving to be true.
Vodafone UK is stating that the 16GB Marble White version will indeed be available this week, but the Pebble Blue variant (and the 32GB white variant) will appear at least two to four weeks later. Clove also states folks will have to wait until at least June 5th before a Pebble Blue phone is spotted.
UK retailer Handtec isn’t even as specific, posting this on their blog:
Update Monday 28th May 2012. We have been notified that the Pebble Blue Samsung S3 will be delayed (no date confirmed) but white models are scheduled to be released on 31st May 2012. If you have ordered a blue version and would like to change to the white – please send us an email to info(@)handtec.co.uk
O2 is reporting “out of stock”, Orange has left their product page as “coming soon”, and T-Mobile UK is still taking pre-orders with no shipping date.
Finally, Tesco has posted the following on their site:
“Please note: we have been advised by Samsung that stock of the Samsung Galaxy S III in Blue has been delayed. We will despatch your pre-order as soon as stock is available.”
Any way you look at it, it’s obvious the Pebble Blue S III is delayed. There is no official word from Samsung as to why these delays are occurring, but stay tuned as we bring you any news as it comes.
via: android central