Apr 18th, 2013

Verizon has removed at least some of the mystery surrounding the release date for its version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The company took to Twitter to confirm that the Galaxy S4 wouldn’t be arriving on its store shelves until May. Players like Sprint and T-Mobile have committed to late April for their respective launches, while AT&T’s original shipping day of April 30th for the device is still on as far as we know. That would leave Verizon, US Cellular, C-Spire and Cricket Wireless as the lone folks who we don’t yet have a concrete date for.

Verizon’s version of the phone was originally rumored to land May 30th, something that we could definitely see happening considering the timing of Samsung’s last two flagship handsets on the carrier’s network. The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 arrived notably later than it did on rival networks, so it wouldn’t be the first time Verizon customers would have to wait a bit longer than others.

We won’t jump to conclusions about the actual date, though, so we’ll let those details slide through the grater as Verizon is ready. In news that may or may not be related, the company scheduled a May 22nd press event to make a “special announcement” at CTIA. We’re going to be on-hand for that shindig so stay tuned for what sounds like an exciting month for Big Red.

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