This entire Verizon Galaxy S III launch is continuing to get worse and worse. It’s almost reminding me of the Galaxy Nexus launch all over again. After countless delays, date changes, and more it looks like those who’ve ordered online are now getting ship dates showing July 19th. Whatever happened to the 10th, or the 12th?

Today Verizon has officially confirmed the July 10th “official release date” has been pushed back 2 days and is now set for July 12th. The Galaxy S III should be available in stores nationwide on the 12th. For those who’ve opted to order online, Verizon is now telling users their phones will ship by July 19th. Another week of waiting it seems.

At this point we’re not really sure if we should be blaming Verizon or Samsung for the delays. We know the demand has been huge for this flagship smartphone, and that both T-Mobile and AT&T had to add slight delays — but nothing like Verizon has done. For whatever reason they seem to be struggling with demand. Most likely it’s due to massively high sales, but we can’t be certain. You might want to head to a retail store on the 12th or 13th instead of ordering online. Who’s getting the 19th for their ship date?

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[via Droid-Life]

  • mostlydigital

    I don’t know about that. Mine is on a Fedex truck right now. Has been since it left Verizon’s hands at 6AM this morning. Due tomorrow before 7PM. And I can’t wait.

    • Logan Black

      Hah, me too, exactly the same pickup time and eta. Maybe its the same truck, lol.

  • Lean6

    Got mine on Friday… Typing on it now. Man, it is friggin sweet!

  • dan

    Mine now says 7/19 for a blue 8gb. Her’s is white 8gb and still says the 11th.

  • KevBo

    I got a blue 16GB one and it shipped already. FedEx says it should arrive tomorrow the 10th, so this article seems to be off.

    Not sure how Dan got an 8GB as they don’t make one?

  • FredFlintbone

    The article is only going by what it says now on Verizon’s web site. It appears the “reporter” didn’t actually contact Verizon for a clarification like I did when I saw the ship by date change… And what I was told was the dates changed due to availability, the phones are selling faster then they are getting them, if when you ordered it and it said will ship by the 9th it will ship by the 9th and like others already stated, the 2 I ordered were picked up by FedEx on the 9th. Verizion’s fulfillment centers are receiving shipments from Samsung everyday, the dates change to coincide with the shipments getting to them, when that day’s allotment of phones are exhausted the date changes to the date when phones are available for them to send.

  • Newm

    I preordered on Saturday the 7th and it gave me a July 19th ship date. I called to have the preorder cancelled and am just going to get it in stores….why preorder at that point??