US not getting the Galaxy S3 until after at least 50 other countries.
Given the size of the smart phone market in the US, it is a big surprise that we are not going to be seeing the latest Samsung smart phone until June or maybe even later. This is the same thing that happened with the Galaxy Nexus which arrived at Verizon in December after it was earlier launched in the UK. That was quite a disappointment and one that was hoped to not be repeated. And here we are again with not being part of the launch of such a historic device as the Galaxy S3 from Samsung. It makes one wonder if we have done something which is causing Samsung to not put the US in the front of the line with everyone else for the arrival of the Galaxy S3.
Samsung has announced they will be rolling out the Galaxy S3 to 50 countries at the same time. The exact dates for each location seems to be causing some confusion with dates of May 28th, 29th and 30th being reported depending on the country and who is reporting the information. We can expect things to firm up a bit later next week with more details as there is a lot of information and speculation going on right now. That should settle down shortly.
You can take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S3 sign-up page for the US and add your name to the email list. This will get you on an email list and hopefully provide you with more information about the coming Galaxy S3. The page was previously showing 7 US carriers as providing the Galaxy S3, but that is no longer the case. Samsung has removed the drop down list of US wireless carriers from the sign up page. That raises more questions as to exactly which US wireless carriers may be getting the Galaxy S3. We have previously speculated about Verizon getting the Galaxy S3 and with the removal of the list, it puts Verizon as questionable for getting is when it launches in the US.
Once you have signed up, you can take a look at the gallery page showing you pictures of the marble white and pebble blue Galaxy S3. While the US is not the only major smart phone country not part of the launch, it could be worse. Australia is not currently included as a country which will be getting the Galaxy S3. That may change, but for now, they do not have any information.
We are not sure how to read the removal of the wireless carriers from the sign-up page for the US. Given we are not part of the launch group and will be seeing the phone sometime this summer, what other surprises is Samsung going to spring on us.