Rumor: Pebble Blue shortages due to defect may cause delay
While the Galaxy S3 from Samsung was officially launched on May 3rd, that has not stopped the flow of rumors surrounding this fantastic product. Quad core versus dual core has been circulating for the 4G LTE version here in the US. If that were not enough, it now seems that Samsung has produced some defected back covers for the Pebble Blue version of the Galaxy S3. And those covers have to be destroyed as a result of the problem. But, there is another rumor regarding the Galaxy S3 at T-Mobile where the Pebble Blue version will show up in June, but the White version will not show up until July. These two items are a odds with one another and cannot be both correct.
Since they are conflicting, you are going to have to judge for yourself as to what is going on. The first one is regarding reports of a production error with the Pebble Blue back cover for the phone. The number of defective covers is being reported at 600,000 which is a very substantial number. Reportedly, these are going to have to be destroyed which means there will be a delay in the availability for that color to be sold. Exactly where the shortages for the Pebble Blue phones will be has not been determined at the moment.
Another rumor which is going around is the arrival of the Galaxy S3 in the US. Specifically for the T-Mobile version of the phone which is rumored to be arriving on June 20th. The most recent information from TMONews has the Blue Pebble version arriving on June 20th based on leaked information. This same leaked information has the White Galaxy S3 arriving on July 11th here in the US. It is rather strange that the 2 colors are not showing up at the same time based on this information, so it makes one wonder what is going on. If the rumor of the defective Blue Pebble back covers as being defective are correct, then why wouldn’t the Blue Pebble Galaxy S3 be showing up in July instead of the White version?
As with any rumor, they may not be correct at all or may change over time. Given that the latest rumor of arrival here in the US is June 20th, there is less than a month to go and things may change as well. There have been rumors of 4G chip shortages causing a delay. Who knows what will be happening until there is official confirmation on things. For now, we have to stand on the side lines waiting for official information.