5/22/2012 12:26:32 PM
Galaxy S III is Carphone's fastest selling pre-order of 2012
Carphone Warehouse received 'thousands' of pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III within 24 hours of the handset being announced, the retailer said.
The highly anticipated device goes on sale on 30 May with more than 800 Carphone branches stocking the handset. On 29 May, the Galaxy S III will be available from 7pm for pre-order customers at selected Carphone stores. The retailer is selling the device for free on monthly tariffs from £28 per month.
Carphone Warehouse CCO Graham Stapleton said: 'Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy S III has surpassed expectations since the handset was first unveiled two weeks ago. The first 24 hours alone saw thousands placing their pre-order at Carphone Warehouse.
'The Galaxy S III is without a doubt the fastest selling pre-order of 2012 so far. We're gearing up for an exceptionally busy launch day at the end of the month as the handset lands on shelves at our stores across the UK.'
Editor: Graeme Neill