The rare-as-hen’s-teeth blue version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has finally landed on Three, as the stock shortages that have blighted the handset’s release finally begin to ease.
The carrier is offering the Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered S3 in the so-called 'pebble blue' colourway for free on contracts from £34 per month over two years.
That outlay gets you 2,000 any-time, any-network minutes, 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes and 5,000 texts per month, as well as all-you-can-eat data.
Until recently, the blue version of Sammy's flagship kit for 2012 was in short supply, after unspecificited manufacturing problems – thought to be related to the handset’s hyperglaze coating - saw Samsung scrap some 600,000 backplates.
Billed as the first ever smartphone to be “inspired by nature”, the S3 aims to introduce a more intuitive and, erm more natural, user interface to Android, not least with the inclusion of the S-Voice voice-commands app and the SmartStay intelligent sleep-mode function.
A 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen is also on board, as is an eight-megapixel camera, a 1.9-megapixel secondary snapper for video calls and a sinewy 1.4GHz quad-core processor.
Find out more about the Galaxy S3 here: Samsung Galaxy S3