Almost missed this… Samsung Canada announced a week-long delay of the Galaxy S III launch in the country, citing overwhelming demand for the problem. The official wording goes like this:
Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.
If that doesn’t make you too angry, you will be able to grab Sammy’s superphone from pretty much any carrier in Canada, including Bell, Mobilicity, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and WIND. And if you already pre-ordered your unit, you’ll have to wait for another 7 days. Yes, it’s a pain but you’ll get the phone at the end.