Samsung snafu grounds blue Galaxy S III
CAD file mismatch mayhem
Samsung confirmed the Galaxy S III Pebble Blue version has been delayed as it has to meet the "highest internal quality standards", although factory-line sources claim a company blunder is to blame.
While the Samsung Galaxy S III launched today across the globe, only the white version of the handset will be available, with the company assuring customers "a short supply of the Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks."
Samsung was rather vague on specific reasons for the delay, simply reiterating that it "comes with a newly invented blue colour and special hyperglaze material" and that the limited supply was due to meeting quality standards.
However, sources close to the manufacturing process told Reg Hardware that Samsung had sent the team incorrect computer-aided design (CAD) files at the last minute, prompting the production of "millions of dollars worth" of cases with incorrect measurements.
Well done, Sammy. Designed for humans, inspired by nature… built for different dimensions. Oopsy daisy. ®
So how long....
... before Apple sue for this blatant copying?
After all they pioneered being able to announce a phone in more than one colour and then failing to deliver all but one of them...
you simply ordered one......
Yet another metric / imperial mismatch
Screen size specified in cm, case build in inches. It just shows how fast phone sizes are increasing that nobody at the factory considered a 12" phone unusual.
Re: newly invented colour?
It's a hooloovoo, and clearly it took exception to it's new surroundings and made a mess of it.
But.. Just 2 colours?
OK, I'll not be leaving my Note any time soon but I would have to forgo what looks like an awesome phone because they don't offer it in black/dark grey.
I don't believe any phone/techy gadget should ever be white. it's a terrible colour that should be confined to fridges and washing machines.