Preorder shipping updates have gone out, and they're full of good news
If you preordered your Samsung Galaxy S4 from AT&T, keep an eye on your inbox. AT&T has sent out updates to at least a few people stating the following:
Thank you for ordering the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 from AT&T. We are excited to announce that we are able to ship devices earlier than originally expected. Customers who preordered their smartphone early can begin receiving it as soon as April 25th.
They go on to say that shipping notices will be sent as soon as devices leave the shelves, and of course thanking folks for their order.
The actual release date for the phone is
a bit of a mystery. We've heard dates from April 23 to May 1, and nothing seems to stick -- today AT&T says shipping April 30 on their own site, which matches up with what we saw originally.
Update: AT&T has now slated a release in-stores of April 27 via their Twitter account.
What we do know is that official communication from AT&T says April 25, for at least some folks. If you preordered yours, did you get the same message? Shout out in the comments!