U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders to begin shipping out next week [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
If you're a U.S. Cellular customer that's been patiently waiting for more information on your carrier's Galaxy S III, then today's your lucky day. U.S. Cellular has announced on its official Twitter page that it'll begin shipping pre-orders of its Galaxy S III next week and that in-store shipments of the device will follow. The carrier didn't provide any exact dates for when shipments will begin going out.
U.S. Cellular has been accepting pre-orders of its Galaxy S III since mid-June, but so far there's been no mention of when it'll actually be launching Samsung's new handset to the public. The 16GB Galaxy S III is available for pre-order in both Marble White and Pebble Blue for $199.99 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. Meanwhile, folks interested in the more capacious 32GB Galaxy S III can select a Marble White model for $249.99 with the same two-year commitment and $100 rebate. We'll keep our ears to the ground and pass along more information on the availability of U.S. Cellular's Galaxy S III as we get it. Have any of you already plunked down your hard-earned cash for a Galaxy S III from U.S. Cellular?
UPDATE: We've been told by a source that the Galaxy S III may be hitting U.S. Cellular stores on Thursday, July 12. Obviously that date's not official just yet, but it's something to keep in the back of your mind if you're awaiting U.S. Cellular's in-store availability of Samsung's latest.