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EXCLUSIVE: Why the Pebble Blue Galaxy S III is delayed

EXCLUSIVE: Why the Pebble  Blue Galaxy S III is delayed - read the full textToday we received official confirmation that Samsung is delaying the Pebble Blue Galaxy S III units due to some manufacturing issues regarding the paintjob and the panels' material. The official statement went like this: Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Pebble Blue version comes with a newly invented...


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White S3 available here in Libya for 790 USD!

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  • 2012-05-30 14:53
  • fwVH

Unlucky should of bought a nokia 3310

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  • 2012-05-30 14:20
  • mX1L

My concern is the fact that so many back covers are involved. My gut instinct is that they weren't spotted in quality control because they looked fine at that stage and that the fault (assuming it's the white hazing issue I've seen pictures of) develops over time, perhaps as the hyperglaze becomes cloudy or starts to separate from the layer below. Does this mean that a new batch could look fine at first then have the same fault appear weeks or months down the line? I like the blue but I've changed my order to the white to play safe. I could be wrong (it has happened) but I'm not taking the chance, and if it does happen with the white backs too hopefully it'll less obvious.

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  • 2012-05-30 13:26
  • 0Fr6

> In reply to steed @ 2012-05-30 03:27 from Nw81 - click to readYou dropped your GS3 on the very first day you got it? What a butterfingers!

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  • 2012-05-30 12:35
  • mpUD

> In reply to XMAN @ 2012-05-30 11:29 from SgvH - click to readhavent seen any blue ones anywhere as yet and the white is very short stocked from what i have heard from other retailers! not the best from samsung!!

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  • 2012-05-30 12:16
  • D8XA

Has anyone took delivery of the pebble blue phone.. are they all recalled..

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  • 2012-05-30 11:29
  • SgvH

Shouldn't a 700+$ device be flawless? Think what you're throwing your money for. Meanwhile in Africa...

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  • 2012-05-30 10:57
  • 3IUe

> In reply to rc4444 @ 2012-05-30 08:54 from P%ns - click to readWho cares about boring apple go troll elsewhere.Us on bere care abojt samsung and not lg and samsung apple junk.Apple are scared of this launch and will no doubt start sueing.Apple for losers

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  • 2012-05-30 09:05
  • 9B1C

> In reply to steed @ 2012-05-30 03:27 from Nw81 - click to readWow - that's a real worry.
Maybe the new Gorilla glass has a weakness when hit from a particular angle. Being thinner it stands to reason that if it's going to break it will more likely shatter.

I hope S3 doesn't become known for glass breakage the way iPhone does...or worse.

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  • 2012-05-30 08:58
  • P%ns

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-30 06:02 from mCi0 - click to readIts more likely iPhone5 will break all records instead. Look at the 4S, not much changed but has had record sales despite many Apple fans feeling dissapointed.
i5 will have many changes - larger screen, better cpu/gpu, new iOS, slimmer. So those that didn't upgrade to 4S will jump on the i5, and all the fans that queue for days for the latest Apple product will do so again.
And Apple will release it in more countries simultaneously (they tend to learn from past mistakes)

End result: i5 will smash previous records by default.

As much as I wanted S3 to be the de-throner, it has fallen short on enough expectations (pentile, old arch cpu/gpu, debatable design, not slimmer,...) and not as clearly ahead of some of the competition that its sales will set android device sales records, but will fall well short of i5 and likely 4S.

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  • 2012-05-30 08:54
  • P%ns

> In reply to Indi @ 2012-05-30 05:59 from PAXp - click to readgood analogy!

I would like to extend the analogy:
iPhone = mutton
Android = chicken
WP = beef
BlackBerry = pork
Symbian = dog

Everybody has own preference/prohibition

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  • 2012-05-30 07:10
  • ub7k

Get yours in two months time

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  • 2012-05-30 07:01
  • vaP5

> In reply to XMAN @ 2012-05-29 23:25 from HKCW - click to readthis is just for pre-orders. nothing will wrong in normal stores. Iphone 5 will weaker than siii.
i'm telling you

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  • 2012-05-30 06:02
  • mCi0

The difference between Android and Apple is like difference between Chiken and Mutton. We can get many varieties of chicken as well as cheaper than mutton. Chicken are used widely and in great amount compared to mutton. People have their own taste whether which one to eat.

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  • 2012-05-30 05:59
  • PAXp

> In reply to guditsdelayed @ 2012-05-29 23:59 from kAmE - click to readDuring the media preview last week in my country, almost all the guests, agree pebble blue look way better than glossy white, the white one look cheap & worst still a typical finger prints magnet & highly visible scratches.

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  • 2012-05-30 04:30
  • vV5G

Please appeal to Samsung that if possible to make bronze/brown color on their Samsung Galaxy S III. It's better if they would make it like a stainless bronze color and I bet, it would be the best sale unit. Make it both front & back panel just like the white and blue variants of the S III.

Below are some old models of mobile phones to consider:
* Nokia E52
* Nokia E72
* Samsung S8000 Jet (back panel)

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  • 2012-05-30 03:33
  • t7xt

> In reply to brynn @ 2012-05-29 23:09 from nEAx - click to readJust buy it sim free then get a Three micro sim...

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  • 2012-05-30 03:29
  • JiLg

i got the white samsung s3 just yesterday drop it not too hard and the glass is in a million pieces.....i just can't believe how delicate the new s3 is this is not good for samsung plz do something about it my advice is for anyone that get this phone get whit it a good bumper case robber that will save the phone hopefully

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  • 2012-05-30 03:27
  • Nw81

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-29 19:57 from 8Ktn - click to readplease stop trolling.

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  • 2012-05-30 00:16
  • Fv4$

the white looks much better than blue no worries if they dont release it. blue looks real cheap with plastic body.

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  • 2012-05-29 23:59
  • kAmE

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