For those of you who are ready to chuck your allegiance to Apple to the wind and join the Samsung/Android revolution after seeing those Galaxy S III sheep commercials, your wait is just about over--provided Verizon is your carrier of choice. Samsung's flagship smartphone hit Verizon shelfs on July 12, and they've updated their site to indicate as much.
If you're an AT&T customer, the S III is already available. Of course, Verizon has a broader 4G (LTE) network, giving them the advantage in that arena:
For those of you who don't want to wait until July 12 to spend your money, Verizon's Galaxy S III is now available via pre-order at the official site. The Galaxy S III has a starting price of $199.99 from both Verizon and AT&T, provided you sign up for the two-year commitment. If you have ideas of buying the S III without the contract, at $549.99, you'd be better off buying a laptop because you'll get more for your money.
While the "iPhone killer" talk is in very overblown, the Galaxy S III does represent an alternate choice for those who don't want to be apart of Apple's family; a perfectly reasonable point of view. With that in mind, there's a great comparison video from PhoneArena, and it takes an honest look at both the S III and the iPhone 4S. It points out the positives and negatives of both devices before rendering a well thought out, honest verdict. Bonus, the verdict almost goes out of its way to not be biased towards either device. The result is a solid review that inform the viewer quite well: