Various Canadian carriers announce plans to release the Samsung Galaxy S III “this Summer”

Looks like our Canadian carriers have announced their plans to release the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III. So far WIND Mobile, Videotron, SaskTel, Virgin Mobile, Bell and TELUS have stated that the GS III will be on Canadian soil “in time for the summer.”

Here’s the official statements from various carriers:

“Videotron is excited to offer its customers this exceptional device and expand its portfolio through the arrival of a phone as a high quality”

“TELUS and Samsung Canada today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be arriving on TELUS’ 4G LTE network in time for the summer.”

“The new Samsung Galaxy S III superphone. Coming soon.”

Virgin Mobile:
It will also be Virgin Mobile’s first LTE device, “We’re seeing stars with this latest Galaxy device and are excited to bring it to our Members. This is the perfect pick for Virgin Mobile’s first LTE smartphone and offers Members all the power they need right at their fingertips.”

“SaskTel is excited to add the Samsung Galaxy S III to our upcoming line-up of innovative smartphones. As technology evolves, SaskTel remains committed to offering our customers feature rich devices such as the Galaxy S III to optimize their user experience on our world-class network.”

WIND Mobile:
“WIND is excited about being part of the Canadian launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III this summer. This advanced device aligns perfectly with our initiative of introducing hot new handsets to customers each month and with our truly unlimited plans customers will be able to experience the device to its full capabilities.”

“Mobilicity is excited to be working with Samsung on the Canadian launch of the Galaxy S III smartphone. It’s a state-of-art device that’s sure to take user performance to smart new heights, made affordable on our unlimited talk, text and data network.”

“Rogers is pleased to confirm we’ll be carrying the new Galaxy S III device from Samsung which will be coming to Canada this summer.”

And even retailers are getting in on the GS III fun:

GLENTEL locations (WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth wireless and WIRELESS etc) will carry it: “We are pleased to announce the launch of this much-anticipated handset in all GLENTEL stores this summer”

Future Shop:
“Just a quick heads up Future Shop will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S III at launch.”

No word yet on pricing, but the press releases stated that “Model specifications, pricing and availability will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Best Buy:
“The Samsung Galaxy S III will be available at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores when it arrives in Canada!”

In the meantime you can check out our first impressions here, plus sign up for updates of the GS III from Samsung Canada.

Source: CNW