The Samsung Galaxy S III is supposed to have the most impressive launch in the US based on sales since the release of the Apple iPhone 4S. UK sales have already been remarkable. One of the initial pieces of evidence that the demand for the smartphone is overwhelming is that Sprint-Nextel (NYSE: S) said it may not be able to ship some of its Galaxy products on time due to “overwhelming demand”.
People who pre-ordered the smartphone from Sprint may get theirs’ two days late. While there have not been similar announcements from AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon Wireless, each currently features the Galaxy as something of a flagship product. This means that sales over the first several days and the first week may rival those of past iPhone releases
Douglas A. McIntyre