Last week, Verizon announced the opening of pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone and said that it would start shipping the device by July 9. But according to a latest update by the carrier, the shipping date has been pushed back by one whole day to July 10.
According to The Verge, the July 10 shipping date of the Galaxy S3 doesn't clarify enough when customers will finally be able to get hold of the flagship smartphone, and the by suggests that it might be shipped even a bit earlier than expected.
When it comes to other carriers, AT&T announced that it would start shipping Galaxy S3 on June 18, just ahead of Sprint's release date on June 21.
Two versions of the Galaxy S3 are up for pre-orders on Verizon - the price for 16GB is $199.99 and for 32GB it is 249.99, both subsidized under a two-year contract. In addition, Verizon consumers will also have to subscribe to a $30 monthly 4G LTE mobile broadband data plan that offers 2GB of data allowance each month.
According to a report by Phone Scoop, Verizon will offer a software update with its version of Galaxy S3, allowing users to have conversations around the world.
Verizon Wireless confirmed to Phone Scoop in an email that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III will eventually be able to roam onto the 2G/3G networks of overseas network operators, said the report.
The capability won't be available at launch, but will be enabled down the line through a software update. Verizon didn't say when that update might become available.
However, Verizon's variant of the Galaxy S3 would lack the 50GB free Dropbox storage which would come with the device, said Samsung.
Select carriers have opted out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible, reads a post on Dropbox's customer support page on the promotion. Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating.
Though it's unclear as to why both Verizon and AT&T have opted out of the promotion and neither of them has commented on Dropbox's announcement, it's possible that one or both could be planning its own cloud alternative, according to Slash Gear.
Samsung Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, which is surrounded by an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area of the handset. It weighs 4.7 ounces (133.24 grams) and is 8.6 millimeters thin.
The device also features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE connectivity, 2GB of RAM, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8MP Rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP Front-facing camera and a 2100 mAh battery.
From the connectivity part, the smartphone comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and MHL Video Out.
Galaxy S3's other features include AllShare Play, Group Cast and Share Shot functions allowing users to share photos with others. Another feature, the S-Beam, allows easy transfer of large files from Galaxy S3 to another device by touching the backs of the two devices.
The much talked about feature of Galaxy S3 is S Voice, a language recognition technology allowing customers to control applications and services with words instead of touch. The handset also includes camera features like Best Shot to choose the best image from a series when taking a photo.