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Galaxy S3 Posters Arrive in Verizon Stores, Next Week Launch a Lock?

Update:  Verizon just announced it – July 10 is the day.

Verizon was all in on the Galaxy S3 party back in early June, even announcing a pre-order that would start June 6. Since then, they have remained quiet on an actual release date and will only tell those that pre-ordered, when they can expect their shipments to leave the warehouse. With dates of July 9, 10, and 11 all being attached to those pre-orders, most of us believe that the device will land in stores on July 12. That’s not official by any means, but official in-store posters arriving this week certainly help that idea.

The next big thing is…almost here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JoshNorthrup Joshua Michael Northrup

    I ordered the vz peble blu s3, but then I installed the stable Jelly bean os on my VZ gnexus. My gnexus with jelly bean flies and you get used to the new features, I don’t think I want to go back to ICS.

  • achaff86

    I can’t wait to get this phone, even though I’m loving jelly bean on my nexus right now!

  • athensjohn

    I would be interested in people’s thoughts of this device vs. the galaxy nexus. I pre-ordered the S3 after considering the Nexus. The fast updates of the Nexus to Jelly Bean has me wondering if I made the right decision. I’m hoping some JB Roms come out quickly for this device. Thoughts? Will the different versions (different processors and radios) hamper the Rom development?

    • Kyle

      I’d say you made the right choice. The GS3 will have a big enough developer support to help your upgrade needs. The added GB of RAM is nice too.

    • RandomJSF

      I considered ordering the SGS3, but held off due to OS considerations. I’m happy with my GNex, I don’t really need more oomph. These days it’s really more the software side of things that excites me (aside from the crazy Asus phone that docks into a tablet that docks into a laptop thing).

      Yes, it’s possible that the difference in hardware will hamper the speed with which JB builds reach the SGS3. I certainly wouldn’t expect any stable JB builds right out of the gate. I wouldn’t expect anything stable until JB goes AOSP.

      Of course, the dev community could prove me utterly incorrect…

    • log

      Better hardware (chipset platform/cpu/ram), bigger display, gorilla glass 2, removable storage, better cameras, bigger battery…. yes I would say you made the right choice.

      On the software side that can always be changed even if Samsung lags behind with updates there will be a huge developer community behind the GS3.

  • Setzer

    On the bright (hopeful?) side, there’s no sign of that horrible Verizon logo above the home button like in some of the TV spots. I’ll be pretty annoyed if that’s on the version I preordered. Just the back, please!

    • Alix8821

      It Won’t be. that was a sticker or a digital add on. VZW done that before. Sammy held firm on the visuals of this phone. finally… Dont stress. be happy!

      • Setzer

        Thanks!

    • Trevor

      I noticed this too; it’s so much better not have that on the front of the phone. Thank you Verizon for making the right choice!

  • zepfloyd

    I noticed yesterday my pre-order status page went from showing “No Information Available” the last week or so to Shipping July 10, 2012 so seems like it’s getting close.

    • Setzer

      Yeah, mine says shipping on July 9th, since I preordered pretty early. Before that it didn’t list a date. I think that popped up a few days ago for me.

      • zepfloyd

        It may have been earlier, I just noticed it yesterday. I’m not salivating over the phone so when it gets here it gets here ;)

  • paul_cus

    The next big thing is here…when we feel like it.

  • http://twitter.com/voiceofcorey Corey J

    Preordered mine from Costco with accessory pack and bluetooth.

  • jbegs23

    I want mine now…

  • Dave

    This next big thing is here…soon..eventually…maybe?

  • c4v3man

    Thursday May third… Ha ha… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. More like May 3rd 2013 at the rate Verizon is moving.

    This poster just serves to remind us how ridiculously slow Verizon’s release is going.

    And yes, I release it was announced on May 3rd, but this is still slow…

  • bakdroid

    The pebble blue is so nice….but that physical home button is horrible!

    • http://twitter.com/DatBizzy Brandon Hagey

      Ehh what, id rather have a home button then it on the screen while i use apps -.-

    • DROID DOES

      It’s not that bad, it’s pretty comfortable and fits nicely just having 1 main button, and the 2 capacitive ones :)

    • kevin

      Honestly i played with the tmobile varient and the home button is actually really nice!

    • feztheforeigner

      The future of on screen buttons is upon us! Someone give Samsung the message!

    • LionStone

      Yea that killed it for me too :-(

  • http://twitter.com/DatBizzy Brandon Hagey

    MY PRECIOUS