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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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samsung you need to sort out your act, apple never had this problem.. as i keep saying ios rocks as does apple hardware. And there back covers are the same colour more power to the APPLE

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  • 2012-05-29 16:38
  • Mx@E

needless to say im dissapointed with the extra 2 weeks wait since I ordered the blue version, BUT I dont mind waiting 2 weeks if it means not getting a defective device after spilling out 670 euros! Although now im sceptical about the blue version. Will it be the same blue as advertised? what has changed? I dont mean to *itch but even if the phone color has changed even slightly in shade or tint I would like to know about it. hopefully samsung wont keep this information bottled up until the phone reached the store shelves.

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  • 2012-05-29 16:38
  • S1sh
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> In reply to Damien Lord @ 2012-05-29 16:18 from PxaK - click to readNow that is one hell of post. ;)

OT: Better a slight delay now than providing millions of users a way to switch panels later.

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  • 2012-05-29 16:36
  • n%nx

Reminds me of white iPhone where it got delayed a lot :)

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  • 2012-05-29 16:36
  • ut3u

So if Samsung noticed that the units were faulty and pulled them back, and if you can still find a blue one at a retailer right now, doesn't that mean that the phone you find now would be faulty? or maybe not ALL blue units were affected.. but how to know...

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  • 2012-05-29 16:30
  • JG@H

Glad I don't 'have to wait a year like the iphone 4 LOL

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  • 2012-05-29 16:28
  • mX34

Im going to pick my Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB White, from Carphonewarehouse today at 19:00pm..1 day before general release..is anybody else getting thiers today?

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  • 2012-05-29 16:27
  • MkXA

I'm so glad I ordered the white one. I just got an email from O2 this morning to say it has been despatched. Should be here tomorrow!

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  • 2012-05-29 16:23
  • 3JiZ

Why is the white one also not available?? I got an email from directmobilephones that it will be delayed. Hmm don't understand all this

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  • 2012-05-29 16:23
  • mpPb

FELT LIKE POSTING HERE TOO!!! For people who calls this a cheap plastic, please read it...
I have a confession to make. When I first laid eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S3, I thought the design was unappealing and uninspired. I felt that the styling was a bit dated; akin to a slight upgrade of the Nexus One. From the initial launch invitation which featured marble white and blue blobs, I expected something more raw, more edgy. I was expecting a fusion of liquid metal and styling from Verizon’s iconic Droid campaigns. I was expecting to be impressed, to be blown to pieces with something completely revolutionary. Thankfully, I was invited to the launch event here in Malaysia, and my first impressions have been ripped to tatters. After having had the opportunity to spend some quality hands on time with the Galaxy S3, I have realized that my initial impressions were unfounded. The leaked images of the S3 that appeared in the few days leading up to the S3 launch did not do justice to this amazing piece of technology I hold before me now. Honestly, I am in love. It was love at first touch, and all preconceived notions I had about the S3 design have melted away, and been replaced by pure technological bliss and delight.
"Designed To Make Sense"
Right out of the box, the battery was amazingly thin – thinner than any removable battery I have ever seen or handled. That’s 2100mAh of power that will keep you going for long. Once popped in, the plastic battery cover snapped on easily – something that Samsung has used previously in the S2, Galaxy Nexus and Note. Even with a gigantic4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, the phone feels incredibly light and very comfortable in my hands. Getting the device for the first time, I find myself in a perpetual state of what can only be described as ‘eureka moments’. The whole ‘inspired by nature’ talk began to make sense. It’s a design that works perfectly. Quite simply, the design of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a breath of fresh air in the midst of sharp and edgy ubiquitous mobile design. The Samsung Touchwiz Nature UX is fast and fluid; like the way water ripples with your every touch. This is the most refined version of Touchwiz ever. It is a welcome from the ‘raw and efficient’ versions of homescreens currently on Android. I also commend Samsung for their proper execution of the app drawer. Previously (on the Note), grid view was a mess. However, this time, they included alphabetical grid view, which arranges everything nicely. I wish they gave the same option to the Android 4.0 update to the Note (they didn’t). Going through the ringtone options, the soothing ‘nature’ sounds that are incorporated made me love it more. It’s not just love at first sight, but love at first touch and sound. To be honest, there isn’t anything revolutionary about the hardware. Yes, it does have a 1.4GHz quad core Exynos SoC – which is among the best there is right now. This time though, Samsung actually went above mere raw hardware, and really took their software to the next level. Having used the phone nonstop for the past few days, I can confidently write that Samsung has actually improved on stock Android 4.0 ICS in ways I thought no manufacturer was capable. Spec wise, the device hold its own among the best devices of today, including the HTC One X (both international quad core and its dual core S4 LTE variant), and rips to tatters the best devices of yesteryear, including the S2, the HTC Sensation, and other similarly spec’ed devices. Even though the camera is a ‘measly’ 8MP, it has a new BIS sensor for low light shooting, which really helps to take fantastic shots in low light situations, – with no flash. Apart from these obvious changes, sticking to the 8MP camera makes everything seems quite normal. The amazing, attention grabbing display, all the powerful specs, and the most mature, refined and robust version of Android yet work to create what is arguably the finest performance of any smartphone ever devised.The 1.4GHz quad core Exynos completes any task you throw at it in record time. The result of having the Exynos is extreme fluidity and smoothness, a kind of fluidity that is unparalleled at this point in time. I cannot stress how fast this device is. It’s unlike any device I have ever used – everything occurs instantly. Honestly, i’m speechless. I love everything about the Samsung Galaxy S3. It’s modern, it’s human and it’s closest to being perfect that I think a smartphone could ever be. To see Android having come this far, leaves me in awe. It’s display is the best I have ever witnessed – better than the Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, iPhone 4S, or that of any mobile device I have ever laid eyes on. Its speed and fluidity of operation are unrivaled, and near instantaneous. Despite its relativley large size, it is remarkably well balanced in the hand, and feels fantastic to the touch. It is, in my opinion, the best Android device – no – the best Smartphone – ever created.

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  • 2012-05-29 16:18
  • PxaK

"The Wait is Worth..."

But I’m getting anxious now as I want one asap… I love the Blue one…

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  • 2012-05-29 16:17
  • PxaK

this shows that G S III is made of cheap material which can defect easily...

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  • 2012-05-29 16:16
  • nChF

OMG...how can that escape Quality Control is beyond me.....!!!!

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  • 2012-05-29 16:15
  • P$uD

y is this very poor

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  • 2012-05-29 16:14
  • SrmC

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