Verizon Pushes Back Samsung Galaxy S III Release
Verizon is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone on its Website starting July 12, two days later than previously announced.The Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will be shipping a couple of days later than previously announced, according to a landing page on Verizons Website. The smartphone will be released online via Verizon Wireless on July 12, two days later than the originally advertised date. The handset is already available from rival carriers Sprint, where it launched on July 1, and AT&T, where it launched last week. Verizon is offering the phone for $199.99 for the 16GB version, while the 32GB version costs $249.99, both requiring two-year contracts. According to the tech news blog Engadget, some customers who preordered the phone have already received it. Samsung recently stated sales of the smartphone, seen as a major rival to Apples iPhone, are projected to exceed 10 million units in July.
The phone features a large 4.8-inch display, is 8.6mm thin, weighs 4.7 ounces, runs the latest version of Googles operating system, Android 4.0, and boasts a quad-core processor that enables a user to do things like shrink a video andtaking advantage of that tremendous screenlet it play up in the corner, while browsing the Web or using other apps. The Galaxy S III also has the distinction of housing six sensors that help keep it attuned to a user. For example, a feature called Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to watch a user and, understanding when the display is being read, not let the screen go dark after a certain time.