Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon Pushed Back to Thursday

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII will make its debut at Verizon retail stores not tomorrow, but on Thursday. Tuesday had been the initially planned release date, but a recent CNET report noted that Verizon had since changed its website information to read “Available for purchase on 7/12.”

Verizon will be offering the 16GB version of the smartphone for $199.99 with a new two year activation plan. However, without a new agreement or upgrade, full retail price is set at $599.99. Meanwhile, a 32GB version of the phone is available for $249.99 with a new two year agreement and a full retail price that clocks in at $649.99.

CNET also cited a report from indicating that preorders for the phone were on track.

The Samsung Galaxy III has faced notable shipping delays, including its launch on other wireless carriers. According to a variety of reports, AT&T made the device available through its retail stores Friday.

The device’s arrival through Verizon is notable because the Samsung Galaxy S II wasn’t previously offered through the wireless carrier. Aside from Verizon and AT&T, other notable companies to offer the device include T-Mobile and Sprint.