Shortage of Samsung Galaxy S III in Pebble Blue

It got a five-star review off us and has been talked about as one of the most pre-ordered phones ever. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear about shortages of the Samsung Galaxy S III. But if you have pre-ordered one, it could be a significant issue.

You see, simply getting your order in isn't sufficient to guarantee you a Pebble Blue phone. There have been stories going around about Samsung throwing away 600,000 back cases due to a manufacturing problem – and it seems like there might be some truth in that.

Vodafone has now confirmed these shortages and is contacting customers who ordered the 16GB and 32GB Pebble Blue Galaxy S III, as well as the white 32GB model, essentially informing them of a delay beyond the 30 May launch date.

In a statement, it said: 'All customers who have pre-ordered the white 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III should expect to receive their new phone on the UK launch date, 30 May. However, we’ve been advised of shipping delays for the 32GB Marble White and the 16 and 32GB Pebble Blue versions.'

'We’re working closely with Samsung to ensure devices reach our customers as soon as possible and will be contacting them directly to advise them on their order’s progress.'

That delay is believed to be between two and four weeks. Not long in the grand scheme of things, but certainly a disappointment for anyone looking forward to getting their hands on the phone ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

None of the other retailers have gone public about shortages, but if you have ordered a Pebble Blue model – or plan to go and get one this week – you might want to prepare yourself for a little disappointment.

Source: Pocket-lint

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