The release date delay continues to hit carrier by carrier. First it was Sprint, that was slow to ship the Samsung Galaxy S III and now AT&T is warning that preorder shipments may not be delivered until Monday or later. Then there's a public relations fire that Samsung is trying to douse.
AT&T issued a statement “Manufacturer supply constraints of the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S III have caused a delay to expected preorder shipments. Customers who were previously quoted a delivery date of June 21st should now expect their device to arrive no later than Monday, June 25th."
Customers who now preorder the "next big thing" from AT&T reportedly are getting email notices that the expected ship date won't be until June 28.
It could be even later since AT&T is only carrier to offer red, white and blue models, maybe they'll arrive on July 4.
It's interesting to note that online retailer Amazon discounted only the Samsung Galaxy S III from AT&T for preorder down to $149.99 for new customers and it is still accepting preorders . Amazon.com was not offering preorders of Samsung Galaxy S III models from any other carrier
The marketing machine behind the Samsung Galaxy S III was hoping for fireworks, but not the kind that a college student in Dublin had when a SG S3 his car dock caught fire the other day. Samsung acknowledged the incident and reported it was investigating the situation. The student received a replacement phone.
A commenter form the original blog post from Samsung's blog post noted:
" I have big overheating on the bottom,of the phone near the microSD! It's horrible. After 10 mins of web browsing, the phone attempts 41°C ! It's a shame!!! I have changed my phone 5 times since 3 weeks!!! And the problem is again here...So what can I do????'"
When ever so many smartphones are produced at the same time, there is chance that some models could be defective.
Other users have noted that phone can warm up under heavy use. The next big thing could be just too hot to handle.