Odds of Verizon getting Samsung Galaxy S3
At long last many people received the news they were waiting for yesterday as we learned the Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) will be unveiled at an official Samsung event on May 3 in London. The invitations promise we’ll meet the next Galaxy S and there seems no doubt that this is the long-awaited Galaxy S3. Now it seems closer to arriving it has got us thinking about the odds on whether Verizon will carry the new Galaxy S3.
Last year there was major disappointment for many US customers waiting to get their hands on the Galaxy S2 when Verizon passed on the chance to carry it, opting to carry the Galaxy Nexus when it arrived instead. Many Verizon customers felt a sense of major letdown as the Galaxy S3 had been hyped for so long and variants became available on all of the other major carriers, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Verizon had previously been the last major carrier to offer the original Galaxy S so maybe in retrospect the signs were there that the Big Red might not bother with the S2 as well.
It seems to us though that it would be a major mistake if Verizon doesn’t carry the upcoming Galaxy S smartphone this time around. We’ve rarely known as much excitement and interest in a new smartphone, apart from the publicity that surrounds the new iPhone every year. We imagine there are many Verizon subscribers who are eagerly waiting to see if the Galaxy S3 will be available to them and can’t think of a good reason for Verizon not to carry it.
Another hugely hyped handset, the HTC One X, has also not been announced for Verizon so customers may already feel they’ve missed an opportunity for that handset. To miss out on the chance for the Galaxy S3 too could well be enough to start making some Verizon customers jump ship to another of the major carriers and we’re not sure Verizon would want to risk that. However, the giant carrier may not have even realized the significance of missing the next Galaxy S iteration.
If AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all carry the Galaxy S3, Verizon will need to have something special up its sleeve. Although there are some very decent smartphones in the pipeline we wonder if Verizon already has something hidden away if indeed the carrier doesn’t opt for the Galaxy S3. Although of course Verizon will carry the iPhone 5 it will need to have an Android blockbuster as well to satisfy the needs of customers so it’s pretty intriguing to wonder what else may be coming. One thing for sure is that we’ll be closely following developments over the next few weeks to bring you further carrier details.
We’ve posted many times now on what’s expected for the Galaxy S3 and more so check our some of our previous articles here for more details. We’d like to hear from you with your thoughts about a Verizon Galaxy S3. Are you a Verizon customer hoping that it will carry the S3 and do you think Verizon will be making a big mistake if it doesn’t? Maybe you’ve already decided that if Verizon doesn’t offer the next Galaxy S3 Android smartphone you’ll jump ship to a carrier that does? Alternatively you might decide to simply opt for the iPhone 5 instead? Let us know with your comments.