Finally, a Hot Android Phone: Galaxy S III Is Hard to Get

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Looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy S III in the U.S.? You do have a choice among five different carriers, but you’ll either be waiting for your phone or paying more than you thought. Due to inventory constraints, the Galaxy S III is already experiencing stock shortages at two carriers and is priced much higher at another. While this says something about Samsung’s production capabilities and limitations, it also speaks to the idea of a single Android smartphone finally generating enough interest to rival that of Apple’s iPhone.

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