Featured: T-Mobile Galaxy S III Launch Split Into Two Phases, Pricing And Availability Announced

The Samsung Galaxy S III could just be the most popular Android smartphone to launch this year. With significant buzz around the phone combined with the strategy of making the new smartphone available from multiple carriers around the same time frame, it's sure to do well. T-Mobile is getting the phone and has announced that they will be breaking up the launch into two different phases.

Because of the huge demand, their current stock will not be enough for customers come June 21st. Because of that, the top 29 markets will get the latest smartphone first and then come six days later on June 27th, it will be available to everyone else. The price? For full retail without a contract, you're looking at $629.99, $229 with a value plan, and $279.99 on a classic plan after $50 mail in rebate.

The 29 markets to get the Galaxy S III first are:

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Houston, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA
  • Miami/Ft.Lauderdale, FL
  • Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX
  • SanFrancisco, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Denver, CO
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Tampa/St.Petersburg, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • SanAntonio, TX
  • Portland, OR
  • Austin, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • KansasCity, MO
  • Boston, MA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Washington DC
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • McAllen, TX

T-Mobile will also be the first carrier with the smartphone in-store, sure to help boost getting new customers from other carriers. Are you planning on getting the Galaxy S III when it becomes available or are you looking forward to a different phone? Let us know in the comments.

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